Join us for a self guided investigation (if experienced) (with us if this is your first time) and explore this amazing farm where you will find 3 separate buildings, the ruins (the remains of the old barn), and a limestone quarry. Step back in time with us!
Playwicki Farm’s association with ancient settlements can be traced back thousands of years. Evidence found on the site by amateur and professional archaeologists include arrowheads, tools, and pottery suggesting that the area was inhabited by Native Americans and may have been the site of the Lenape Village of Playwicki. William Penn referred to Playwicki on early deeds of the property. Whether or not the village actually exists on the Playwicki Farm has been a mystery that archaeologists, including Bucks County’s own Henry Mercer, have tried to solve for many years.
To date there have been three archaeological investigations at Playwicki Farm. The first conducted by Henry Mercer in 1893. In 1925, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission placed a marker at the Playwicki Farm designating it as the site of the Native American Village. The second dig was done by The Heritage Conservancy then called the Bucks County Conservancy. They commissioned a survey of the property by Sam Landis and Colleen Lazenby who found evidence of Native Americans. The archaeological evidence however was not conclusive to determine that the farm is the site of Playwicki. The third archaeological investigation was conducted by Temple University beginning in 1993. This work involved the review of a variety of previous efforts to locate a late 17th century Indian town referred to as Playwicki. The settlement that they found appears to date to the early 18th century.
This event occurs rain or shine. No refunds. A portion of the proceeds goes to the preservation of this historic site.
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Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:00pm – 12am – $40.00 per person
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