Situated across the Delaware River from Trenton, New Jersey, Morrisville is easily accessible through various modes of public transportation. Being within 30 miles of one airport and 5 Amtrak stations, Morrisville’s commuters can gain access to Philadelphia and Trenton through SEPTA’s West Trenton Line. On the Regional Rail, Zone 4, Morrisville is a short drive from the Yardley Station.
Morrisville is home to Graystones, the site marking the location of William Penn’s first land purchase from the Lenni Lenape Indians. It was the earliest known settlement in Pennsylvania, and was located on the Delaware River.
Its accessibility made it a high-traffic area in terms of transportation, and of the first ferries to cross the Delaware River was established there. Once developed, the area became known as Colvin’s Ferry.
It wasn’t until 1804 when it became incorporated into a borough and adopted the name, Morrisville, after Robert Morris. Morris was a wealthy businessman, whose nickname was, “The Financier of the American Revolution.” Along with Alexander Hamilton and Albert Gallatin, Morris founded the financial system of the United States of America.
In the same year that the area became the Borough of Morrisville, the first bridge was built across the Delaware River, connecting Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey.
Things to Do
Pennsbury Manor – Built in 1683, this is the site of William Penn’s country home, along the Delaware River. Spend a day on the 43-acre spread, take a guided tour, watch demonstrations from colonial crafters, and get a sense of what life was like 300 years ago.
Trenton Farmers Market – Directly across the river from Morristown, Trenton, New Jersey is home to this exquisite market, where you can purchase such treasures as poultry, meats, vegetables, fruits, plants, decorations, and jewelry. A treat for the senses, this location is an excellent site to see, and one where you can also pick up a little bit of history.
Grounds for Sculpture – A delightfully extraordinary experience awaits at this outdoor facility where art and nature meet. At the heart of this venue are 270 sculptures from multiple artists, surrounded by beautifully manicured landscapes, exotic trees, and flowers. Special events are held here, as well, so be sure to check out the website for more information.
Arm and Hammer Park – Home of the Trenton Thunder, a double-A minor league baseball team, this stadium offers a variety of fun activities for sports fans.
The Actors’ Net of Bucks County – Established in 1996, this non-profit theatre company was designed by actors for non-union acting talent. Highly praised, this theatre offers a wide selection of shows, from modern classics and musicals, to Shakespearean works and plays from new artists.
We at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are proud to serve the Morrisville, Pennsylvania area. If you have been injured at the expense of someone else’s negligence, and are in need of stellar, dedicated legal representation, contact us through our website or call us at (215) 569-4488.
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