Charter Day in Pennsylvania

Post by Wendy RoyalMarch 05, 2018

On Sunday, March 11th, join the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in celebrating the commonwealth's 337th birthday on Charter Day. Enjoy free admission to many historic sites and museums. The  State Museum of Pennsylvania will have on display the original charter granted by King Charles II to William Penn as well as four original deeds showing the sale of lands by American Indians to William Penn and his successors between 1683 and 1789. In all, there are 33 deeds in the archives' collection. When King Charles II granted William Penn the land, Penn received legal title to the land, but the founder insisted on paying the Indians for their land. 


Participating historic sites and museums include:


Brandywine Battlefield Park
photo by Delaware County Historical Society

Brandywine Battlefield Park
1491 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317



photo by PMHC Trails of History

Conrad Weiser Homestead
28 Weiser Lane
Womelsdorf, PA 19567


Cornwall Iron Furnace

Cornwall Iron Furnace
Rexmont at Boyd Street
P.O. Box 251 Cornwall, PA 17016


Daniel Boone Homestead

photo by the Daniel Boone Homestead

Daniel Boone Homestead
400 Daniel Boone Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508


Drake Well Museum

photo by the Oil Region Alliance

Drake Well Museum
202 Museum Lane
Titusville, PA 16354


photo by the PHMC

Eckley Miners' Village
2 Eckley Main Street
Weatherly, PA 18255


photo by Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata Cloister
632 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522


USS Niagara, Erie Maritime Museum

photo by the John Baker

Erie Maritime Museum & Flagship Niagara
150 East Front Street
Erie, Pa 16507


Fort Pitt Museum

photo by the Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Museum
101 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


photo by the Valley Forge & Montgomery County, PA

Graeme Park
859 County Line Road
Horsham, PA 19044


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Wendy Royal | Editor

Wendy Royal

Wendy Royal is the editor of Where & When, Pennsylvania's Travel Guide. Though she enjoys bragging about all that Pennsylvania has to offer, she is a life-long Lancaster County resident, who lives in Lititz with her husband.