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Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

3900 N. Sandy Flash Drive, Ridley Creek State Park, Newtown Square, PA
+1 610-566-1725
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After reading the website and the reviews, I thought this would be another small and typical... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
tandhgoraj
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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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Colonial Plantation

Wow! Wonderful four grandchildren From age 8 to age 3 absolutely loved it, hands on kids played saw... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
B2739ATmarkb
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is a living history museum whose purpose is to enhance understanding of 18th century farm life in southeastern Pennsylvania by providing a high quality, research-based experience to the public. The Plantation was established and funded in 1975 as part of our nation’s Bicentennial celebration. Financial support for the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation came from both the public and private sectors. With this support, stabilization of the buildings and actual restoration began. Thirty acres of land were cleared, livestock was procured and extensive archaeological, research and educational programs went into operation. The Plantation is located on 112 acres in Ridley Creek State Park and operates under a lease arrangement with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The formal structured education program which had been steadily growing since its inception in 1974 took on a more significant role in the mission of the Plantation. Each year, the Plantation’s On-site Education Program hosts about 10,000 teachers and school students from throughout the Delaware Valley as well as an occasional tour for seniors and other non-school groups.Also, thousands of tourists and local residents come to the Plantation each year to participate in regular and special weekend events. Guides in colonial are always available to interact with visitors, provide information, interpret colonial life and answer their questions.
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3900 N. Sandy Flash Drive, Ridley Creek State Park, Newtown Square, PA
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

After reading the website and the reviews, I thought this would be another small and typical restored Colonial plantation. Instead, once you walk through the gift store, where you pay admission, you feel like you are taking a step back in time. This property is...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Wow! Wonderful four grandchildren From age 8 to age 3 absolutely loved it, hands on kids played saw animals picked up horseshoes the attendants were knowledgeable, personable and fun too, So pleased we went.....the kids ran through the house....it’s not a museum no one to...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

As a historical museum we were not impressed with this place. They are trying to imitate something like Williamsburg, VA but on a small scale. Now days it's a popular thing to dress the guide in the historical costume and perform a little spectacle about...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

I found this place online while searching for historical sites to visit that were within 2 hours of my home. Very glad I was able to make the trip here as it is rare to find a stone house and land so old but barely...More

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Suzanne G, Front Office Manager at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so proud of what we do here. Many schools bring their students during the week and return every year to tour the colonial house, visit our animals, make candles, do some farm chores and generally...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lots of great activities and a truly educational experience. The 'characters' are very engaging and fun, whether you enjoy singing, crafts, or history- this is it!

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Located in Ridley Creek State Park, it is a true living history site. It reflects what Colonial farm life was like in the 1760 to 90 period. The guides provide both back ground and knowledge of what everyday life was like. It is only open...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

It's a beautiful warm Saturday afternoon and the last place on our list to visit is the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation. Set back of the main road and a small drive, tucked in the fields is a living breathing working 18th century working plantation. This is...More

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Suzanne G, Front Office Manager at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We have a wonderful staff of Volunteers and Employees who dedicate much of their time perfecting the 18th century feel of the Plantation so that our visitors experience what life was like in southeaster Pennsylvania during that time. We...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great place for old and young! Bring a picnic and relax by the babbling brook. Great history lesson.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

A beautiful park to visit, walk around and spend some time. The re-enactments they do on teh grounds are wonderful - educational, interesting and fun (a great combination)More

Thank Stephen M
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Suzanne G, Front Office Manager at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Colonial PA Plantation. It is always our goal to allow our guests to have a wonderful time while witnessing what farm life was like in southeastern Pennsylvania in the 18th century. Our re-enactments are...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

As a family that has owned an historic 1700's home and loves off grid homesteading (we have an early 1800's farm) who homeschooled our children we really enjoy living history sites. We loved our visit to CPP. There is such a renewed interest in self-sufficiency,...More

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