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
Although a small town with a
population of fewer 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 via 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 or
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. Concerto 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
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.