Pottsgrove Manor


Guided Tours and Event information

Pottsgrove Manor is open for guided tours.  Tours of Pottsgrove Manor will be offered:
Tuesday through Saturday at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm
Sunday at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm.
*ALL TOURS MUST BE RESERVED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE THROUGH OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE BELOW*

Living History Sundays


Click Here for a Reservation for Living History Sunday

*Special Note: House Tours will not be offered on Living History Sundays*
All Ages; Suggested $2.00 donation; Weather Dependent

August 2nd: Candy Making
August 9th- Life in the Continental Army
August 16th- Floor Cloth Painting
August 23rd- Baking a Pie in the Bake Oven
August 30th- Baking Pretzels in the Bake Oven

Montgomery County COVID-19 Green Phase Event and Program Guidelines:  The event or program capacity will be limited to 250 individuals.  Participant are required to adhere to CDC Guidelines and Governor Wolf's orders during the Green Phase, such as practicing social distancing by remaining at least six (6) feet apart from those individuals outside of your household; wearing a mask indoors (required), or outdoors where social distancing is not possible, and washing/sanitizing hands frequently.  The County has the right to postpone or cancel an event/program at any time for community health safety measures.
 

Digital Programming at Pottsgrove Manor

Click on the links below to explore the many digital programs Pottsgrove Manor has to offer.  Please visit our Facebook page by clicking here to see more videos.

2020 "Digital Exhibit"


Meals of the Day in the 18th Century




2020 Digital Mayfair

We might not be able to join together this year, but the staff, volunteers, and living historians would like to still spread the cheer and welcome spring to our community.

About the Site

Pottsgrove Manor exemplifies the restrained elegance of early Georgian architecture popular with wealthy English gentry during the mid-18th century. Built in 1752 for John Potts, ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, the mansion was situated on a nearly 1,000 acre plantation, which by 1762 included the town of "Pottsgrove."

As a successful ironmaster and merchant, John Potts, was appointed Justice of the Peace and Judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. He was elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly from both Berks and Philadelphia Counties.

Although only four acres of original property remain today, Pottsgrove Manor has lost none of its original charm and architectural beauty. The sandstone exterior, elegant interior and fine furnishings reflect the eminence that the Potts family had attained before selling the property in 1783. The mansion has been restored to recreate the lifestyle and times of the Potts family. Pottsgrove Manor is open year-round for guided tours, as well as public programs, school tours, lectures, and workshops. A museum shop on site offers a fine selection of 18th century reproduction items, books, toys, and more.

Suggested Donation:

$2 per person.
 

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