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Pennypacker Mills
West entrance
Pennypacker Mills is an unusually well documented historic site where you can see what it was like to live in the early 1900s.  With a unique original collection, the mansion is fully furnished with antiques collected and documented by former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker reflecting his interests in early Pennsylvania history, German and Dutch settlers, native Americans, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. The collection also includes Governor Pennypacker’s political (1903 - 1907), genealogical and personal papers. Research by appointment. 1900s kitchen 

The serene country estate was landscaped by Thomas Meehan and Sons to highlight the Colonial Revival mansion and surrounding farmland of 170 acres. Originally constructed about 1720, the mansion was redesigned and enlarged by architect Arthur Brockie in 1901 to enhance a country gentleman’s lifestyle.

Come see the newly restored Servant Area!
Visitors are now able to see the "modern," i.e. 1900s, kitchen, indoor laundry, Cook's bedroom and Work Room and see how technology changed the lives of everyone who lived and worked here 100 years ago.  
Activities throughout the year include guided tours, exhibits, nature walks, workshops, and special events. Picnic facilities are available. Large group and school tours are requested to call in advance to schedule visits. Part of the first floor of the mansion and the restrooms are handicap accessible. Take a virtual tour.                                                        

Pennypacker Mills Site Map                                  
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Pennypacker Mills is open for free guided tours Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 1 to 4 pm.  Last tour starts at 3 pm.  Christmas candyTours take about one hour. The site is closed all Mondays and county holidays - including Thanksgiving November 26th, December 24, 25, 31 & January 1st.

Victorian Christmas Holiday tours during regular hours now through January 10th.

Activities & Opportunities

Looking to Hold an Event? 
Pennypacker Mills is a unique location for special occasions.  If you would like to use the grounds or rent the Classroom building for your event, please contact the site to check availability, and click on the links below for additional information and forms.                    

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Ella M. Aderman
Historic Site Supervisor

5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Driving Directions

Ph: 610-287-9349
Fx: 610-287-9657

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Last tour starts at 3:00 pm

Pennypacker Mills 2015 Calendar of Events

Region 2 November 2015 Bulletin

PTHS July to December 2015 Calendar of Events