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Pennypacker Mills
Mansion from West

The serene country estate was landscaped by Thomas Meehan and Sons to 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. Pennypacker Mills is an unusually well documented historic site with an original collection, 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. Scope of CollectionsKitchen

Come see the newly restored Servant Area!

Visitors are now able to see the "modern," i.e. 1900s, kitchen, indoor laundry, Cook's bedroom and Work Room and see how technology changed the lives of everyone who lived and worked here 100 years ago.

                                                                                      Restored Kitchen    

Activities throughout the year include 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.
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Pennypacker Mills Site Map                                                          
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Pennypacker Mills is open for free guided tours Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 1 to 4 pm.  Tours take about one hour.  Last tour starts at 3 pm.  The site is closed all Mondays and Holidays, including Dec. 24th, 25th & 31st, and Jan. 1st. 

Activities & Opportunities

Ella M. Aderman
Historic Site Supervisor

5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Driving Directions

Ph: 610-287-9349
Fx: 610-287-9657

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Last tour starts at 3:00 pm


Pennypacker Mills 2014 Calendar of Events

PTHS July to December 2014 Calendar of Events 

December 2014 Region Bulletin