Pottsgrove Manor

Pottsgrove Manor exemplifies the restrained elegance of early Georgian architecture popular with wealthy English gentry during the mid-18th century. Built in 1752 for John Potts, ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, the mansion was situated on a nearly 1,000 acre plantation, which by 1762 included the town of "Pottsgrove."

As a successful ironmaster and merchant, John Potts, was appointed Justice of the Peace and Judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. He was elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly from both Berks and Philadelphia Counties.

Although only four acres of original property remain today, Pottsgrove Manor has lost none of its original charm and architectural beauty. The sandstone exterior, elegant interior and fine furnishings reflect the eminence that the Potts family had attained before selling the property in 1783. The mansion has been restored to recreate the lifestyle and times of the Potts family. Pottsgrove Manor is open year-round for guided tours, as well as public programs, school tours, lectures, and workshops. A museum shop on site offers a fine selection of 18th century reproduction items, books, toys, and more.

Suggested Donation:

$2 per person.

Activities & Opportunities


Saturday, July 22nd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Living History: "Jack of all Trades"
Tradesmen and specialized artisans formed a large part of the colonial world, a world where nearly everything was handmade or built by a worker highly specialized in their craft.  "Smiths" working with iron, tin, or other metals, as well as many other craftsman, provided practical and luxury goods to colonial buyers.  Come see what's being made! 
All ages; suggested $2 donation per person.

Sundays, August 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Living History Sundays
Pottsgrove Manor's staff and living history volunteers will demonstrate 18th-century trades, crafts, and pastimes.  You may even get to join in!  Activities will vary from week to week; check back as we update the activities for each week.  All ages; suggested donation of $2 per person.

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