NeighborhoodSpotlightThingsToSeeAndDo January 30, 2024

Neighborhood Spotlight: Penns Park, PA

Penns Parks was founded in the early 18th century (although it didn’t get the name Penns Park until 1862). It is the oldest village in Wrightstown Township. The Crossroads Village rests a short drive away from Trenton, NJ, and Newton, PA. In 1716 it was Logtown, changing to Pennsville in the early 19th century. A single-log home in the area is said to be the oldest house in Bucks County. There are also two places listed on the National Register of Historic Places — Penns Park Historic District and Penn’s Park General Store Complex. 


The Vibe 

When you step into Penns Park, you get the vibe of a small town in the 18th century with its traditional layout and architecture. The historic district features over 30 buildings, and you’ll find a mix of old and new things to do. A short trip to nearby larger towns makes this the perfect spot for relishing in small-town comfort while getting to enjoy city life.  


Where to Eat and Drink 

Grab a bite to eat at one of these eateries in and around Penns Park. 

Vince’s Pizzeria and TaproomMany people regard Vince’s original pizza recipe (dating back to 1946) as one of the best in Philadelphia. This pizzeria loves to use locally sourced ingredients and showcase beers and wines from local breweries and vineyards.  

The Tavern at Penns ParkEnjoy delicious burgers, wings, soups, bar bites, and more at this casual tavern. The friendly staff adds to the laid-back and fun atmosphere, and you can kick back and listen to live bands on special nights. 

The Fancy Fig Cafe and Catering – Dig into a delightful breakfast or lunch at the Fancy Fig. Whether you’re craving pancakes, freshly made salads, or their specialty, the Fancy Pig sandwich, you’ll leave with a full stomach and satisfied appetite. 

Where to Shop 

If the urge to shop hits you while you’re in Penns Park, check out one of these establishments. 

Echo Valley FiberAre you an avid knitter or love to crochet? Maybe you’re ready to learn and need a guiding hand to help you get the right supplies. Pick up what you need or schedule a help session at Echo Valley Fiber.  

Marazzo’s Manor Lane FloristThe Marazzo family greenhouse business got its start in 1947, long before they set up their storefront in Newton in 2022. This florist knows the industry inside and out, with a friendly staff that’s ready to help you find the perfect arrangement or put together an extra-special gift for someone. 


AR Workshop NewtownDo you adore everything and anything DIY? Looking for a place to sharpen your skills? Ready to find or create some special treasures for your home? Check out the various wood workshops and other events at AR Workshop, whether learning solo or setting up a DIY party with friends. 


Three Things You Shouldn’t Miss 

Make the most of your time in Penns Park, PA with a visit to one of these main attractions and things to do. 

Middletown Grange Fairgrounds During the fall, check out the family-friendly fair at the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds. You’ll find amusement park rides, crafts, shows, and activities. Watch a tractor parade, fill up on classic fair food, enter the chainsaw carving contest, or simply enjoy spending time with family and friends. 

Pennsylvania School of the Performing ArtsIf you want to expand your artistic abilities, take a closer look at this award-winning performing arts school. Classes include various specialties in jazz, voice acting, ballet, hip-hop, and musical theatre. Lessons are available to all ages. 

Sew Much Fun StudiosLearn to sew, hone your skills, or host a sewing party at this fun and friendly studio. They feature after-school classes, kids classes, and adult-only lessons, or can help you plan a sewing-centered party. Students can plan to take home a handmade project after almost every lesson. 

Learn more about Wrightstown Township to get a closer look at Penns Park and the surrounding area. Happy exploring!