Pottsgrove Manor

TRAFFIC NOTICE: King street is currently closed at the intersection of King and Manatawny Streets.  Access to Pottsgrove Manor from downtown Pottstown is restricted at this time.  In order to access the parking lot of Pottsgrove Manor, guests will need to turn onto King Street from Route 100.  

                     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*

18th Century Cooking Live-stream

Saturday, October 17th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Watch the cooks of Pottsgrove Manor from anywhere in the world!  Log in throughout the day and discover how to create a sophisticated 18th century 3 course meal.  Post questions for the cooks to answer as they prepare mouthwatering main dishes, scrumptious sides, and fantastic sweets.

 

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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