John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove


Built in 1762 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mill Grove was the first American home of renowned artist, author, and naturalist John James Audubon. Between 1803 and 1806, Mill Grove and its surrounding fields and woodlands first inspired young Audubon's passion for painting and drawing birds. 

Today, the 175-acre estate remains largely as Audubon found it. It serves as an educational center of the National Audubon Society, dedicated to connecting people with nature. A haven for birds and wildlife, the property boasts more than seven miles of trails and stunning views of the Perkiomen Creek. The historic, three-story, stone farmhouse contains a museum displaying original Audubon prints, oil paintings, and memorabilia.

Free guided tours are available at each site year-round. Plan your trip so that you allow at least 45 minutes for this personalized view into the past. Reservations should be made with each site prior to visiting.  Masks are required. 

Tour Hours - last tours start at 3:00 pm

  • Tuesday - Saturday
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays and Holidays 

  Photo gallery 

Museum Admission

  • $14.00 Adult
  • $12.00 Seniors & Military (ages 65+)
  • $10.00 Youth (ages 6-17)
  • Free: Children 5 and under
Please call for group reservations.

The Audubon Loop

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 Pawlings Road and connections to the Perkiomen Trail and Schuylkill River Trail.

More Information

For more information about the Pennsylvania Audubon State Office, contact the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.