P.O. Box 240

2030 Shearer Road

Lansdale, PA 19446





Public hours: Tues – Sat, 10am – 4pm; Sunday 1 – 4pm


The Peter Wentz Farmstead is a restored 18th-century historic site and working farm, settled by Peter and Rosanna Wentz in 1744. The house, built in 1758, is a remarkable example of colonial Pennsylvania German architecture.  It is furnished throughout with objects representing items the Wentz family owned.  

Visitors to the Farmstead will see the house as it would have appeared in 1777, when General George Washington and his staff used the property as a temporary headquarters. In 1784, the Wentz family sold the farm to Devault Bieber, who sold it to Schwenkfelder Reverend Melchior Schultz in 1794.  Five generations of the Schultz family lived and farmed here until 1969, when they sold the property to Montgomery County. The farm buildings, livestock, and kitchen garden represent early Pennsylvania German farming culture and practices typical to this region.  

The Farmstead offers a variety of fun, educational events and programs throughout the year, including living history and open hearth cooking demonstrations, animal husbandry programs, workshops, nature programs, and much more.  

The historic house is open for guided tours year-round.  Tours are available on the hour, and reservations are recommended. For groups larger than 8, reservations are required, and additional educational programming is available.


For more information, directions to the main parking lot, or a calendar of events, please visit us at: www.montcopa.org/peterwentzfarmstead