John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

The John James Audubon Center will close to the public on Monday, November 27, 2017 and reopen on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. During this period the buildings, parking and roadway will be closed to the public; however, the Audubon Loop (part of the Montgomery County Multi-Use Trail Network) will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists weather permitting. This temporary closure is intended to keep the public safe during a period of heavy construction on a new 18,000 square foot visitor center. The single story building, which will house the County’s world-class collection of John James Audubon art along with interactive exhibits celebrating birds, is scheduled to open in April 2019. Trail users should park at the Pawlings’ Road Parking Lot or Lower Perkiomen Valley Park during this closure.

The following events are canceled due to the temporary closing of the site:
Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 to 10:30 am Bird Meet & Greet
Saturday, December 23rd from 7:00 to 9:00 am Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 23rd from 11:00 to 11:30 am Storytime



Built in 1762 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mill Grove was the first American home of renowned artist, author, and naturalist John James Audubon. Between 1803 and 1806, Mill Grove and its surrounding fields and woodlands first inspired young Audubon's passion for painting and drawing birds. 

Today, the 175-acre estate remains largely as Audubon found it. It serves as an educational center of the National Audubon Society, dedicated to connecting people with nature. A haven for birds and wildlife, the property boasts more than seven miles of trails and stunning views of the Perkiomen Creek. The historic, three-story, stone farmhouse contains a museum displaying original Audubon prints, oil paintings, and memorabilia.

Museum Admission

  • $5.00 Adult
  • $4.00 Seniors (ages 65+)
  • $3.00 Children (ages 6-17)
  • Free: Children 5 and under
Please call for group reservations.

The Audubon Loop

The Audubon Loop of the county trail system provides a five-mile loop around Lower Perkiomen Valley Park and the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove with parking access at Pawlings Road and connections to the Perkiomen Trail and Schuylkill River Trail.

More Information

For more information about the Pennsylvania Audubon State Office, contact the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.