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Historic Growdon Mansion in Bensalem Pa

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The Historic Growdon Mansion is Bensalem Pa is believed by many people to be where Ben Franklin first flew his kite . It is a place where many in the spring  fly their kites in the Spring to celebrate this although many are now saying he did fly it closer to his home .

 

Galloway was good friends with William Franklin, Benjamin Franklin's son. Franklin often visited him at his many estates, traveling 25 miles to Trevose from Philadelphia on horseback or by carriage. While a local legend maintains that Franklin performed his famous kite-flying experiment at Growdon Mansion to prove that lightning was the same as static electricity, the broader consensus is that Franklin flew his kite closer to his home in Philadelphia. www,helpfulhannah growdon mansion

 

Other significant historical figures such as George Washington and John Adams have also stayed at the mansion.

 

A very interesting fact was back in 1681 woman were not allowed to own property . So the property went  from Grace Growdon  to her Husband Joseph Galloway who was a Tory .  Grace whose father had purchased the land from William Penn was a socialite . Her husband left her and returned to England when the British lost the war . Her reputation was ruined . Her daughter inherited the property and sold it in 1848 . 

 

The Growdon property developed over time and was considered to be one of the strongest and most unusual manors of its day. The home is now operated as a museum by the Historical Society of Bensalem Township. It includes an outbuilding called "The Vault" where the early deeds and county records used to be stored, and the main house still has bullet holes from the Revolution pockmarking its walls.

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My daughter was friends many years ago with a young girl who lived in this house . There are many old houses in Bensalem to visit .

Benedict Arnold  was known to visit a house in Bensalem 

 

 

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