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Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd. Schwenksville, PA 19473
610-287-9349
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      Stitch to Learn, Learn to Stitch
    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • Needlework throughout history has been an art form associated with women. From young girls who made samplers to older women who embellished clothing, the exhibit will show a variety of samplers, redwork, embroidered table scarves and more. Included with all tours. Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs.
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      War Comes to the Mills
    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • In the fall of 1777, an encampment took place at the Mills during the Revolutionary War. From here, General Washington's troops marched into Philadelphia and fought the Battle of Germantown, then retreated back to their old camp. On display will be artifacts found on the property including an actual order from General Washington. Included on all tours. Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs. Pennypacker Mills provides handicapped accessible parking & restrooms. The mansion is partly handicapped accessible on the first floor, not the 2nd floor.
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      Historic Pennypacker Mills Tours
    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • Historic Pennypacker Mills was the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family from 1900 to 1916. Home to eight generations of Pennypackers, the mansion is completely furnished with family heirlooms and includes many personal and official documents from his term in office. Combined, the site offers a very complete story of the Governor's accomplishments as well as what life was like in the early 20th century. Set on 170 acres of farmland, the site represents a country-gentlemen's estate of the early 20th century. Tours of the Pennypacker mansion offer visitors a glimpse of the lives of this well-educated Pennsylvania family, the social and cultural times they lived in, and what servants life was like here. Visitors will tour through two floors of the mansion, including the Galleries where changing exhibits highlight life in the early 20th century. Check our website for the latest exhibit. Visitors will also see the Cook's bedroom and enter the Servant's area where they'll discover what it was like to cook on a coal stove and what modern conveniences were available to both the family and their servants. Tours are offered year-round & take approximately one hour. Last tour at 3 pm. Groups of 10 or more should contact the office in advance to arrange a tour.
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      Revolutionary War Encampment Walk
    • Sunday, October 1, 2017
    • Come hear the story of the encampment of Gen. Washington and his soldiers while walking the grounds noting where soldiers camped and seeing the gravesites where they were buried. Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs.
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      All Hallow's Eve Fall Festival
    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • Enjoy an afternoon of fall family fun at Pennypacker Mills, including tractor-pulled hayrides, pumpkin painting, crafts, corn shucking, apple pressing, bean bag tossing and more. Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs.
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      Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills
    • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    • Tours of the Pennypacker mansion during the holidays are a reflection of Christmases past when shimmering glass ornaments dangled from tree branches and shiny ribbons were woven through mantle greens and provided shine when families did not have electricity in their homes. Hear the story of how modern-day Christmas all began. All ages welcome. Tours take approximately 1 hour, last tour at 3 pm.
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