Pennypacker Mills is an unusually well documented historic site where you can see what it was like to live in the early 1900s. With a unique original collection, the mansion is 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.
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.
Come see the 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 120 years ago.
Activities throughout the year include guided tours, 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. Take a brand new 360 Virtual Tour and virtually walk through the mansion!
Free guided tours are available year-round. Plan your trip so that you allow 45 minutes to one hour for this personalized view into the past.
Tour Hours - last tours start at 3:00 pm
- Tuesday - Saturday
10 am - 4 pm
1 pm - 4 pm
- Closed Mondays and holidays, including Sunday, July 4th
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ALL COUNTY PARKS, TRAILS & HISTORIC SITES ARE NOW SMOKE FREE. NO SMOKING (INCLUDING VAPORIZERS) OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED.
Activities & Opportunities
- On-site Treasure Hunt: Pennypacker Mills On-Site Treasure Hunt
- July to August 2021 Pennypacker Express newsletter
Join the Friends of Pennypacker Mills
Looking to Hold an Event?
Pennypacker Mills is a unique location for special occasions. If you would like to use the grounds or rent the Classroom building for your event, please contact the site to check availability, and click on the links below for additional information and forms.
- Renting the Classroom at Pennypacker Mills for Your Event
- Guidelines and application for Special Use Permit
- Professional Photography at Pennypacker Mills
- Historic Resource Fees