Pottsgrove Manor


Guided Tours and Event information

              Pottsgrove Manor is open for guided tours.  Tours of Pottsgrove Manor will be offered:
Tuesday through Saturday at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm
Sunday at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm.
   *ALL TOURS MUST BE RESERVED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE THROUGH OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE BELOW*

18th Century Science Day

Saturday, September 26th from 11:00-3:00 PM
Science literacy was considered a critical skill for the well-educated 18th century person.  Expand your knowledge of colonial science and take part in some famous colonial scientific experiments.  Appreciate how science shaped everyday colonial life from the thoughts of gentlemen scientists, Ben Franklin and his experiments, and how fizzy lemonade was made.
All Ages; Suggested $2.00 donation

Montgomery County COVID-19 Green Phase Event and Program Guidelines:  The event or program capacity will be limited to 250 individuals.  Participant are required to adhere to CDC Guidelines and Governor Wolf's orders during the Green Phase, such as practicing social distancing by remaining at least six (6) feet apart from those individuals outside of your household; wearing a mask indoors (required), or outdoors where social distancing is not possible, and washing/sanitizing hands frequently.  The County has the right to postpone or cancel an event/program at any time for community health safety measures.
 

About the Site

Pottsgrove Manor exemplifies the restrained elegance of early Georgian architecture popular with wealthy English gentry during the mid-18th century. Built in 1752 for John Potts, ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, the mansion was situated on a nearly 1,000 acre plantation, which by 1762 included the town of "Pottsgrove."

As a successful ironmaster and merchant, John Potts, was appointed Justice of the Peace and Judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. He was elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly from both Berks and Philadelphia Counties.

Although only four acres of original property remain today, Pottsgrove Manor has lost none of its original charm and architectural beauty. The sandstone exterior, elegant interior and fine furnishings reflect the eminence that the Potts family had attained before selling the property in 1783. The mansion has been restored to recreate the lifestyle and times of the Potts family. Pottsgrove Manor is open year-round for guided tours, as well as public programs, school tours, lectures, and workshops. A museum shop on site offers a fine selection of 18th century reproduction items, books, toys, and more.

Suggested Donation:

$2 per person.
 

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