Programs & Events Schedule

Programs & Events at Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473
610-287-9349
www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills

2017



Saturday, August 5th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
In the Good Old Summertime
Visit Pennypacker Mills for an old-fashioned summer day filled with exciting activities including Victorian lawn games, try on vintage clothing for a unique photo opportunity, visit the General Store where children can “purchase foods” for a recipe, tour through interactive exhibits in the History Center, tour the air conditioned mansion and enjoy a vintage car show with the Delaware Valley Classic MG Car Club. Food vendor available.
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.  

Saturday, August 12th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fun in the 1900s History Center!
Come to the Mills for an exciting day of interactive fun for kids! Visit the 1900’s History Center where you’ll discover what it was like to be a child working in the coal mines of Pennsylvania coal country. View our exhibit, and then become a Breaker Boy and sort coal and shale. Learn how different sizes were used for different purposes. The air conditioned mansion will be open for guided tours too.
All ages; free

Saturday, August 19th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fun in the 1900s History Center!
Come to the Mills for an exciting day of interactive fun for kids! Visit the 1900’s History and discover the options for transportation in the early 1900’s from horse-drawn carriages, Model T Ford cars, trains or just walking! See an antique horse-drawn carriage, ride our carriage too! The air conditioned mansion will be open for guided tours too.
All ages; free

Saturday, September 16th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Craft Marketplace
The Friends of Pennypacker Mills are hosting their annual event where unique handmade items and one-of-a-kind gifts are for sale by talented crafters. You’ll find everything from jewelry to vintage items, artwork to handmade wooden toys and birdhouses!  There is something for every occasion! The Pennypacker Mills mansion will be open for guided tours. Food vendor available.
All ages; free admission & parking.

Sunday, October 1st at 1:00 pm
Revolutionary War Encampment Walk
Come for a special program and hear the story of the encampment of General George Washington and his 9,000 Continentals in the fall of 1777. Take a guided walk on the grounds noting where soldiers camped and seeing the grave sites where soldiers are buried.  
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.  

Saturday, October 21st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival
Fun for the whole family! Enjoy a tractor-pulled hayride through the meadow, kids can choose a pumpkin and paint it, make four fall themed crafts, try your hand at shucking corn, shred and press apples using an old-fashioned apple press, play bean bag toss, and jump in the hay!
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.  

Tuesday, November 21st to Sunday, January 8th, 2018 during regular museum hours
Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills
From the hand- blown glass ornaments dangling from branches to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, the Christmas tree exude an old fashioned Christmas holiday. See stockings hung from the mantle, evergreen boughs gracing every mantle, windowsill and staircase with shiny woven ribbon and gilded pinecones throughout.  Hear the story of how Christmas cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and why every child wanted a piece in their stocking! Hear how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gift items, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation.
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.  

Saturday, December 9th from 2:00 to 8:00 pm
Victorian Christmas Open House
The wonder of the Christmas holiday can be seen in the eyes of children who visit our Victorian Santa Claus, get inspired by the melodic music of the bell choir, and the warm, inviting experience they have as they enter the mansion for a Victorian wonderland of decorations, living history, and clear toy candy demonstrations. Many families make this event a multi-generational trip to see the beautiful decorations, visit Santa, and have an enchanted experience.
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.