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Pennsbury Manor, other historic sites to reopen April 30

Visitors, volunteers and staff must wear a face mask and social distance


The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission announced it will begin welcoming visitors to state-owned historic sites and museums, including Pennsbury Manor, on Friday, April 30, with reduced hours of operation and limited capacity.

Operations have been adjusted to provide a safer environment for staff, volunteers and visitors and to prevent or mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

All visitors, volunteers and staff must wear a face mask when entering and while visiting sites, or when near others on the grounds. Anyone not willing to wear a mask will not be admitted. All must practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet away from anyone not in their household. Wearing a face mask is not a substitute for social distancing.

Visitors must wash or sanitize their hands with hand sanitizer as they begin their visit at the site’s visitor center and/or house museum. They should do so again before leaving. Hand sanitizer will be available at all facilities.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, chills, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of taste) should refrain from visiting until they are symptom-free.

High-touch surfaces such as door handles, push plates, railings, switches, countertops and benches will be disinfected frequently throughout the day. Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected several times throughout the day depending on visitation levels.

No events or gatherings, including exhibit openings, special events and facility rentals, are scheduled at this time in order to give staff the opportunity to reacclimate to regular operations before holding events. PHMC will provide an update when they can resume scheduling.

School groups, including groups of homeschoolers, will resume in the fall.

Visit pennsburymanor.org/ for more information.

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