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Charter Day 2023

Mar. 12, 2023

Each year the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission celebrates Charter Day, the day when King Charles II granted a charter to William Penn (pictured) in 1681. Save-the-date for Charter Day 2023, which will be held on Sunday, March 12.

As part of the celebration, several state museums and historical sites, like the Cornwall Iron Furnace, will open their doors to the public free of charge. In conjunction with the Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Manor’s historic Buckingham Mansion, the former Ironmaster’s home, will also be open for tours.

Please check back closer to the event date for times of tours.