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Historic Fallsington

A 300 year-old Quaker village

A cabin at Historic Fallsington

A cabin at Historic Fallsington Credit: B. Krist for GPTMC

Description

The Experience

This pre-Revolutionary War village has captured time and made it stand still. The whole town, including its 17th, 18th and 19th century houses and taverns has survived and the almost perfectly-preserved architecture traces three centuries of its evolution. All that’s missing is a horse and carriage.

Guided tours feature the 17th century Moon-Williamson log cabin, the 1799 Stagecoach Tavern and the 1809 Burgess Lippincott mansion. Then wander the village on your own where you’ll find 90 historic buildings, all located within 3 blocks. They’re privately owned, so you’ll have to settle for a sidewalk peek, but the community maintains the architectural diversity and quality that have earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

History

While other colonies limited their residents’ religious practices, William Penn’s colony was the only one promising complete freedom of worship. Historic Fallsington grew up around a 1690 Quaker meetinghouse frequented by William Penn, who lived nearby. Centrally located near several major thoroughfares, the town later became a thriving stopover for farmers and merchants traveling to Philadelphia to sell their wares.

Other Information

Open Tue – Sat, May – Oct;
Open weekdays, Apr – Nov

Insider Tip

Dr. Lippincott’s grandmother was confined to the attic, standard treatment for mental illness. Today townspeople swear they still hear her crying.

Kids’ Stuff

Throughout the year there are several special events featuring hayrides, puppet shows, music, 18th century crafts and visits from characters from history.

Details

4 Yardley Avenue Fallsington, PA 19054
(215) 295-6567
Website

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