There is an historic site within minutes of your home, each representing a unique aspect of Montgomery County history. We invite you to walk the grounds, enjoy the period gardens, or appreciate the landscape as you experience a step back to another time period. Different time periods and themes are presented at the historic sites through a wide variety of exhibits, special events, and programs. These may be found on the web pages for each site.
Free guided tours are available at each site year-round. Plan your trip so that you allow at least 45 minutes for this personalized view into the past.
Tour Hours - last tours start at 3:00 pm
- Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Closed Mondays and county holidays
Both student and adult groups can arrange specialized tours and hands-on activities that correspond to each site’s unique historical perspective and resources. Fees may apply for some programs. Call each historic site for more information.
Events & Exhibits
Special events are scheduled throughout the year that will add to your experience of history. A variety of exhibits, large and small, provide a detailed look at themes related to the lifestyle of particular time periods. View our calendar for up-to-date listings.
Collections are available for research for those looking for detailed information on family genealogy, antiques, architecture, or social history. Call to schedule an appointment.
Each site has special items available in their museum shops to add a period touch to your holidays, reading, crafts, toys, or gifts. Pick up something for yourself, too.
ALL COUNTY PARKS, TRAILS & HISTORIC SITES ARE SMOKE FREE. NO SMOKING (INCLUDING VAPORIZERS) OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED.
Activities & Opportunities
Historic Resource Fees
Guidelines and Application for Special Use Permit
Additional ResourcesHistorical Society of Montgomery County
Rural History Confederation
National Audubon Society
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host three educational programs in November.
Iron researcher and author, Dan Graham, presents on the historic origins of the Pennsylvania iron industry, through the story of Thomas Rutter this Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 1 p.m., at Pottsgrove Manor.
Green Lane Park will host a “Fall Foliage Ramble” on Saturday, October 29, 2022, beginning at 1 p.m. Join us for a stroll on the beautiful Blue Trail as we investigate the wonders of fall leaves and their seasonal transformation.
The Peter Wentz Farmstead is pleased to announce the opening of its brand-new exhibit, “From Home to Headquarters: Washington in Worcester” running September 30 through November 29.
Join the fun on Saturday, October 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. as Pennypacker Mills celebrates Halloween with hayrides around the meadow, kid-crafts, pumpkin painting, hay pile jumping, a bean bag toss game, and seasonal refreshments.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host the 11th Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival on Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visitors are invited to Pennypacker Mills on October 1, 2022 for this year’s final Porch Performance, Edgar Allen Poe: Readings from Virginia Poe.
The Civil War is coming to the Peter Wentz Farmstead on September 17 and 18, 2022! Visitors are invited to experience how the War affected society from both a military and civilian perspective.
The public is invited to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to Noon celebrate a beautiful little insect, the butterfly!
Visitors of all ages are invited to take part in the games and amusements of colonial Pennsylvania and learn more about the museum with events at Pottsgrove Manor throughout the summer.
The public is invited to Pennypacker Mills, the historic mansion home of former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker to attend upcoming summer programs at the historic site.
This year’s Colonial Camp will run from July 11-15, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Lansdale. Each day, living historians will lead campers through hands-on demonstrations of historical crafts, like calligraphy, ceramics, woodworking, and more.
The public is invited to join Pottsgrove Manor for a Juneteenth Book Club and lecture on Saturday, June 18, 2022 to honor the history of the black experience in America.
Green Lane Park announced it will kick off its 2022 Summer Concert Series this weekend. Visitors are invited to attend these live open-air performances on Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m.
Looking for new and exciting events for the whole family to enjoy? Pennypacker Mills is the place! Check out the upcoming events being held in June.
Montgomery County announced the return of the Montco Trail Challenge for its seventh year. This annual family-friendly program encourages participants to track their visits to select County trails to earn awards.
The public is invited to visit Pottsgrove Manor for their special event, the Annual Colonial Mayfair, to celebrate the arrival of warm, spring days! Read on...
Back by popular demand is Orienteering for Beginners and our Digital Scavenger Hunt. Each event will guarantee a great family outing to enjoy the park, nearby trails and the wonderful warmer weather. Read on...
Join the Peter Wentz Farmstead for the return of their annual Sheep Shearing Day on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Read on...