In its annual celebration of Pennsylvania’s birthday, Pennsbury Manor is inviting everyone to a free day of fun. Enthusiasts can turn out Sunday, Mar. 10 to the historic site from 1 to 4 p.m. for a slew of unique activities.

A William Penn reenactor greets students. Photo courtesy Pennsbury Manor.

Held on the second Sunday of March, Charter Day is a time to appreciate Pennsylvania’s history. This year marks PA’s 338th birthday since┬áKing Charles II granted the charter to William Penn in 1681.

Entering the Manor’s grounds Sunday will transport guests back to the 17th century. A standard tour of the Manor House is just one option available to anyone.

People can also engage in a variety of demonstrations including blacksmithing, joinery, and beer brewing are just some highlights. Specialty cooks will, with dishes from the 17th-century abound, help explain open hearth cooking to people familiar with ovens and microwaves.

While the day is completely free, Pennsbury Manor does ask attendees to bring a non-perishable food item. The drive will help supply the Bucks County Housing Group’s Penndel Food Pantry.

Plus, anyone who brings one such item will get a 10% discount at the Museum store for the day. If someone feeling extra charitable brings 5 pounds of non-perishables, they will receive the same discount and a special, limited time gift.