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John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

Admission Fee

Adult: $14; Seniors (ages 65+) & Military: $12; Youth (ages 6-17): $10; Children 5 and under: free. Free admission Sunday mornings, 10am-12pm


  1. Boating
  2. Educational facilities
  3. Gift Shop
  4. Guided tours
  5. Indoor rentable space
  6. Regional trail access
  7. Restroom
  8. Site specific trails
  9. Wildlife observation

John James CenterAbout the Center

A National Historic Landmark, Mill Grove was built in 1762 and was the first American home of artist and naturalist John James Audubon. Between 1803 and 1806, Mill Grove and its surrounding fields and woodlands inspired young Audubon’s passion for painting and drawing birds. 

Today, the 175-acre estate is under the daily management of the National Audubon Society. A haven for birds and wildlife, the property boasts more than seven miles of trails and stunning views of the Perkiomen Creek. Exhibits in the Visitors Center explore the life and art of John James Audubon, as well as the sounds, traits, and habitats of birds. The historic, three-story, stone farmhouse contains a museum exploring the history of Mill Grove and its residents, including John James Audubon and the Wetherill family, who owned the site from 1813-1951.


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 Pawling’s road and connections to the Perkiomen Trail and Schuylkill River Trail.

Looking to hold an event on the Audubon Loop? Please click here for information on obtaining a special use permit. 


For more information about  Audubon Mid-Atlantic, contact the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.