Some towns are just brimming with history, and Morrisville, PA
is one of them. Located across the Delaware River from New Jersey,
the town was the site of George Washington's famous river crossing
during the Revolutionary War. Today, people living in Morrisville
are able to enjoy the town's history while taking advantage of
modern day conveniences.
Although a small town with a population of less than 9,000
people, the town is located in a convenient spot, just across the
river from Trenton and relatively close to the city of
Philadelphia. That means that you have a number of options when it
comes to getting around when renting in Morrisville. The town is
served by the 127 bus route, operated by the Southeastern
Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). The route runs
between the Trenton Transit Center and the Oxford Valley Mall in
Other public transit opportunities may be accessed vie the
Trenton Transit Center, which is located across
the river from the town and provides easy access to New York City
on the NJ Transit train or Amtrak, as well as access to
Philadelphia on a SEPTA regional train.
Situated close to Interstate 95, transportation via a personal
vehicle is easy as well.
Several attractions and sites in the town are historically
significant. For example, Summerseat, which is located in town, was the
headquarters for George Washington and his troops in the winter of
1776. The mansion was owned by Thomas Barclay at the time
Washington was using it. Barclay arranged one of the United States’
first international treaties, with Morocco. Today, the mansion is
open to the public for tours on the first Saturday of the month.
Tours are also available by appointment.
Another historical highlight of the town is Pennsbury
Manor, the mansion home of William Penn, the founder of
Pennsylvania, back in the 17th century. Along with being
Penn's home, the manor also functioned as the headquarters of
the early government. Today, the manor is open to the public six
days a week, from March through December. The price of admission
ranges from $3 to $9, depending on whether you want a guided tour
There are more things to do in Morrisville than enjoy the
town's history. There are also a number of cultural
activities available throughout the year. The ActorsNET of Bucks
County has been producing plays at the Heritage Center for
nearly 20 years. Every season, the theater puts on one show per
month. It offers a great selection of plays, from classics such as
Shakespeare, to newer or less well known shows.
Although it's a small town, there is a wide selection of menus
and cuisine to choose from. People rave about the all-American ribs
and barbecue sauce available at Winckler's Ribs, for example.
Fusion Cuisine, on the other hand, features menu options from
around the world, including Thailand, India and China. The
restaurant also serves sushi and has been described as a great
place to go for sushi beginners.
If you are looking to live somewhere that has a strong connection to history, but is firmly planted in the present, Morrisville is ideal for you. With its small town vibe and easy access to several major cities, this neighborhood provides the best of both worlds.