Wentz Events

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Free guided tours are available year-round. Plan your trip so that you allow at least 45 minutes for this personalized view into the past. Tours are available on the hour and MUST be reserved in advance. For large groups, additional educational programming is available. Click here for more details. Staff and visitors are subject to current Montgomery County COVID policy. Suggested donation: $2 per person.

To register, call 610-584-5104
or email: LeAnne.Sykes@montgomerycountypa.gov   

Visitors with limited mobility should note that the first floor of the Historic House is mostly handicap accessible, but the second floor is not.

Tour Hours 

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed Mondays and Holidays

Last tours start at 3:00 pm

Montgomery County’s Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites hours of operation during inclement weather events will vary based on regional geographic areas and micro climate conditions. To verify if a site is open, please call the site directly or check the facility’s social media page. When freezing temperatures, rain, and ice are in the forecast, the public is urged to be extra cautious on trails, roads, sidewalks, and parking lots. Visitors are encouraged to sign up for ReadyMontco text and email alerts to receive real-time alerts on closures, alerts, and other warnings.  

Clara in a Time of War – Book Talk with Author C.J. McGroarty

Sunday, March 26th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Wentz’s United Church of Christ
Clara in a Time of War – Book Talk with Author C.J. McGroarty

 It’s 1777, and Clara is struggling to keep her family together while her husband is off fighting in the American Revolution.  Her life is thrown for a loop when a wounded and mysterious man shows up at her Chester County home.  Join us at Wentz’s United Church of Christ to meet local author C.J. McGroarty and hear the story behind her new novel, Clara in a Time of War.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase to be signed by the author.

 This event will be held at Wentz’s United Church of Christ (3246 Skippack Pike, Lansdale, PA).   

 Adults only; free.

Man in 18th century clothing shearing a sheep

Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Sheep Shearing Day

Experience springtime on a colonial farm!  Watch our farmers shear our sheep to get them ready for the warm weather.  Then, watch living historians demonstrate their crafts to follow the process of turning that wool into clothing.  Learn about all the various activities that went into running a farm in the 18th century.  Highlights include open-hearth cooking, farm tours, spinning, weaving, and many other historical crafts.

All ages; free


For programs below, please email Rebecca at rebecca.blacketter@montgomerycountypa.gov for registration or questions. Meeting location provided once you register.

A group of people with binoculars, watching for birds.

Tuesday, March 28th at 9:00 am
Bird Walk at Peter Wentz 

As we are in the peak season for warblers and other songbird’s migration, this will be a walk you won’t want to miss! Many of these species are passing through as they finish their migration.  Join park staff to observe these amazing birds that are only stopping by. Bring binoculars or borrow ours! Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. 
Limited space available, registration required. Meet at pavilion adjacent to parking lot.

 All ages; Free

Carton of eggs and cups of natural dye

Saturday, April 1st at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Natural Egg Dyeing

Easter is right around the corner! Did you know that you can dye items with natural objects and not just purchased dye? Join us to try and dye Easter eggs only using natural items.

Bring your own hardboiled eggs, we will supply the dye!

Limited space, email rblacketter@montcopa.org to register.

 Ages 8 – Adult; $5


Monday, July 10th through Friday, July 14th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Have you ever dreamed of traveling into the past?  Well, we may not have a time machine, but we’ve got the next best thing.  Join us this summer for the Peter Wentz Farmstead’s Colonial Camp, where you can step back into the eighteenth century and live like a colonial farmer for a week!

This year’s Colonial Camp will run from July 10th to July 14th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Each day, our living historians will lead campers through hands-on demonstrations of historical crafts, like quill-and-ink calligraphy, ceramics, woodworking, and more.  You don’t have to be a history buff to have a good time!  We’ll be covering a wide range of topics like art, nature, agriculture, and technology.  

Colonial Camp is for kids going into 4th-6th grade.  The cost for the week is $150 per child.  Registration is limited and ends June 2nd, so sign up today!

Looking to schedule a Field Trip or Outreach Program? Visit our Hands On Activity tab for more information.