The Staff at Pennypacker Mills is excited to announce our first ever Revolutionary War Reenactment! Watch history come alive at this free, family-friendly event.
Included in our programming will be military and civilian reenactors, artillery demonstrations, guest speakers, hands-on activities for kids, exhibitions, guided walking tours of the property, mansion tours, and so much more!
Keep checking back on the website. As we get closer to the event, we'll post the schedule and map here.
George Washington and his army were encamped at Pennypacker Mills and the surrounding property on September 26-29 and on October 5-8, 1777. Washington's army came from Pottsgrove to Pennypacker Mills headed to Germantown via the Skippack Pike. On their arrival in the Schwenksville area, they learned of Burgoyne's defeat at the Battle of Saratoga. To celebrate, Washington issued a 13 gun salute and a gill of rum to each soldier. After the Battle at Germantown on October 4, 1777, Washington's defeated army retreated to Pennypacker Mills and then went on to Towamencin before the winter spent at Valley Forge. They brought wounded soldiers to Pennypacker Mills- some of which died on the property. There are three known grave sites on the property from Washington's encampment in 1777.