Peter Wentz Farmstead


Peter and Rosanna Wentz settled here in 1744 and by 1758 had built their English Georgian style house with many features reflecting their German heritage.  The American Revolution moved into the area during the autumn of 1777 and the Wentz home became temporary headquarters for General George Washington and his staff.  After the war Peter Wentz sold the farm to Devault Beiber and in 1794 Schwenkfelder Reverend Melchior Schultz and his family bought it.  

Generations of the Schultz family continued to live and farm here until 1969, when the County of Montgomery purchased the property.  The County restored the house to the era when it served as Washington’s headquarters.  The farm buildings, livestock, and kitchen garden represent early Pennsylvania German farming culture and practices in the region.

Suggested donation: $2 per person.

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Activities & Opportunities  

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH FROM 3-9PM
CANDLELIGHT TOURS
The soft glow of candles will guide you throughout the Farmstead for tours showcasing colonial music, seasonal entertaining, and a visit from Belsnickel, a Pennsylvania German St. Nicholas in furs. (Last tour begins at 8:30pm).
All ages; $2 per person suggested donation.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH AT 10AM  OR  1PM
CHILD'S PLAY SERIES- HOLIDAYS
Preschoolers will learn about historic holiday traditions and make a craft to take home.  
Ages: 3 and up & accompanied by an adult. Fee: $5 per child; Pre-registration required.


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