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Pennypacker Mills is a well documented historic site of what life was like in the early 1900s. With a unique original collection, the mansion is fully furnished with antiques collected and documented by former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker reflecting his interests in early Pennsylvania history, German and Dutch settlers, Native Americans, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. The collection also includes Governor Pennypacker’s political (1903 - 1907), genealogical and personal papers. Research by appointment.
The serene country estate was landscaped by Thomas Meehan and Sonsto highlight the Colonial Revival mansion and surrounding farmland of 170 acres. Originally constructed about 1720, the mansion was redesigned and enlarged by architect Arthur Brockie in 1901 to enhance a country gentleman’s lifestyle.
Activities throughout the year include guided tours, exhibits, nature walks, workshops, and special events. Picnic facilities are available. Large group and school tours are requested to call in advance to schedule visits. Part of the first floor of the mansion and the restrooms are handicap accessible.
Free guided tours are available year-round. Plan your trip so that you allow 45 minutes to one hour for this personalized view into the past.
Tour Hours - last tours start at 3:00 pm
- Tuesday - Saturday
10 am - 4 pm
1 pm - 4 pm
- Closed Mondays and holidays
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ALL COUNTY PARKS, TRAILS & HISTORIC SITES ARE NOW SMOKE FREE. NO SMOKING (INCLUDING VAPORIZERS) OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED.
September/October 2022 Pennypacker Express Newsletter
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Pennypacker Mills is a unique location for special occasions. If you would like to rent the Classroom building for your event, please click on the link below to make your reservation, check availability, and pricing.
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