Historic Sites

Peter Wentz Farmstead

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. 

TOURS
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.
  • Sunday
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays and county holidays 

Educational Programming


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.

Research


Collections are available for research for those looking for detailed information on family genealogy, antiques, architecture, or social history. Call to schedule an appointment.

Museum Shops


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


Volunteer Opportunities
Historic Resource Fees
Guidelines and Application for Special Use Permit

Additional Resources

Historical Society of Montgomery County 
Rural History Confederation 
National Audubon Society
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board 
  

  1. Photo of a George Washington reenactor at the Peter Wentz Farmstead.

    “Washington in Worcester” Exhibit Now Open at Peter Wentz Farmstead

    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.
  2. Hay Ride Pennypacker Mills

    Pennypacker Mills Announces All Hallows’ Eve Fall Festival

    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.
  3. Green Lane Park Bird and Wildlife Festival

    Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival Returns to Green Lane Park

    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.
  4. Mansion from the Meadow

    Pennypacker Mills to Host Edgar Allen Poe Porch Performance

    Visitors are invited to Pennypacker Mills on October 1, 2022 for this year’s final Porch Performance, Edgar Allen Poe: Readings from Virginia Poe.
  5. Civil War reenactment at Peter Wentz Farmstead

    Peter Wentz Farmstead Announces Upcoming Civil War Themed Weekend

    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.
  6.  butterfly at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Upper Schuylkill Valley Park Announces Butterfly Celebration

    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!
  7. Living History Interpreter Powder Horns

    Visitors Invited to Learn About the Past this Summer at Pottsgrove Manor

    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.
  8. boy playing bean bad toss

    Pennypacker Mills Announces Summer Happenings

    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.
  9. Peter Wentz Farmstead&#39s Colonial Camp 2022

    Peter Wentz Farmstead Now Accepting Registrations for Kids Colonial Camp July 11-15, 2022

    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.
  10. front of Pottsgrove Manor

    Pottsgrove Manor Invites Community to Two Juneteenth Programs

    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.
  11. amphitheater

    Green Lane Park Summer Concert Series Sponsored by PECO Starts This Weekend

    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.
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    Pennypacker Mills Announces June Events

    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.
  13. Green Ribbon Trail Wissahickon

    7th Annual Montco Trail Challenge Returns

    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.
  14. Mayfair

    Pottsgrove Manor to Welcome Spring at Annual Colonial Mayfair

    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...
  15. Lower Perkiomen Valley park creek

    Lower Perkiomen Valley Park Announces Upcoming Spring Events

    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...
  16. Man in 18th century clothing shearing a sheep

    Peter Wentz Farmstead Announces Return of their Annual Sheep Shearing Day

    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...
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    Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to March 29, 2022

    A “Code Blue” is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter. Read on...
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    Green Lane Park Announces April Events

    Green Lane Park has announced its upcoming events for April. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events. Read on...
  19. Fly tying small

    Norristown Farm Park Announces March Events

    Montgomery County's Norristown Farm Park has released their upcoming educational and family-friendly events scheduled for March. Read on...
  20. CodeBlue277X276 Image

    Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to February 26, 2022

    A “Code Blue” is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter. Read on...
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