5 Haldeman Road

Schwenksville, PA 19473


This turn-of-the-20th-century Colonial Revival mansion of former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker is in a landscape-architect-designed 170 acre rural setting with a surrounding farm. The site’s unusually well documented and original collection includes Pennypacker family furnishings in a late Victorian interior as well as artifacts reflecting Gov. Pennypacker’s interests in PA history, Native Americans, Civil War, and early immigrant and religious groups. Pennypacker Mills was also a Revolutionary War encampment site. Groups can schedule hands-on history adventures in the 1900s History Center with a General Store, Post Office, Child Labor/Coal activities and Then & Now activities, as well as laundry, period games, crafts, Victorian Kitchen & garden activities.  Special events, Exhibit galleries, nature trails, picnic area, creeks, a wildflower meadow, and small museum shop are also available. Fee for hands-on activities $5/day per participant. Free admission for guided house tours.

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. Last tour starts at 3:00 pm. Closed on major holidays.

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