Caleb Pusey House
Built in 1683 and occupied by Caleb Pusey, this is the only building still standing which can claim documented association with the Proprietor, William Penn, and which he is known to have visited on several occasions. This unique English Vernacular house stands beside Race Street, the small road once paralleling the millrace that brought water from Chester Creek to power the mills.
“Landing Ford” was the name Pusey gave to the 100 – acre plantation adjoining the mill site which Penn had deeded to him and which he cultivated to raise food for his large family.
Pusey had come to Pennsylvania in 1682 to serve Penn as manager and agent for the Chester Mills, the first official Proprietary saw and grist mill to be established by Penn in the colony.
Open to the Public:
May through October,
Saturdays and Sundays
From 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Other visits and group tours by appointment
Children and Students, $0.75
For additional Information, write or phone 610-874-5665
The Friends of the Caleb Pusey House, Inc. was organized in 1960 to undertake restoration of the house and property which by then had deteriorated to the point of imminent collapse. The group secured the support of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in the project and matching funds from the Commonwealth.
Today this organization continues to maintain the House, which is authentically furnished with pieces from the early colonial period and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The organization also offers frequent programs and activities of historic interest, which are open to the public and operates a museum and gift shop for visitors to the site.
You are invited to join The Friends of the Caleb Pusey House, Inc. in helping to preserve and support this important historic place and to participate in its activities.
Directions: From I-95 North – Use exit #5 (Kerlin Street exit), turning left on to Kerlin Street, Continue to the next traffic light (a “T” intersection at Upland Avenue) turn left and follow Upland Avenue to 6th Street to the next traffic light at Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street, it will narrow and bend to the right. Follow it to the end and it will lead into Race Street and to the Caleb Pusey House 1/4 mile on the right.
Directions: From I-476 or I-95 South – Use I-95 south exit #6 (Widener University exit). Follow signs to Crozer-Chester Medical Center on Upland Avenue. Follow Upland Avenue to 6th Street. Look for the Pusey Plantation signs, as above.
Pusey Property Camera Tour
Step #1 – Click the camera photo to the left. Please note that you must use Internet Explorer.
Step #2 – For initial viewing: A prompt will appear to download “WebACS”. Click “Allow” to install and follow the installation instructions.
Step #3 – When the install is complete – it will go to the VMax Web Viewer.
Step #4 – Enter the user id: public in the box. Please note that there is no password needed. Click ‘Connect’ located in the upper left side of the screen. The four camera views will be displayed. You can see an enlarged view of an individual camera by double clicking the camera view. To return to the multi-camera view, double click again.
Step #5 – To exit – Click Logout.