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Pennsbury Manor hosts escape rooms inspired by real events

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Pennsbury Manor, the former estate of Pennsylvania’s founder William Penn in Morrisville, combines escape room and theater when it hosts two inspired-by-true-historical-events themed escape rooms on Sept. 27 and Oct. 4.

An advanced-level escape room, “Witches in the Woods” - Margaret Mattson Witchcraft, takes participants back in time to witness the fear and power of witches in the 17th century.

Inspired by an actual witch trial, Witches in the Woods will test visitors detective skills and creativity in finding clues to help or condemn the witch.

The event is organized into three sessions (6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.) that each last one hour and 10 minutes and are limited to 10 participants.

A beginner-level escape room, “Cottage in the Woods” - Judith Roe Murders, takes participants back in time to solve a murder that was hailed even in the late 1600s as “notorious and barbarous.”

Based on a true trial, Cottage in the Woods will test visitors detective skills and creativity in finding evidence of this murder.

The event is organized into three sessions (6:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.) that each last one hour and 10 minutes and are limited to 10 participants.

Both escape room searches take place by candlelight. Visit pennsburymanor.org for details.


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