Outdoor Scavenger Hunt at Historic Pennypacker Mills | Kids Out and About Philadelphia

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt at Historic Pennypacker Mills

Looking for a fun, outdoor experience for the whole family? Why not pick up an Outdoor Treasure Hunt brochure in the parking lot kiosk and discover the history of this site! It's FREE and fun for the whole family! Look for informational signs that will reveal the story of PA Governor Pennypacker and his family, who was the landscape architect here, all about the Revolutionary War encampment that occurred here in the fall of 1777 and why not take note of the birds, wildflowers, and animals that inhabit the meadow. You never know when you might see a red tailed hawk, deer, or groundhog! Dress for the weather as you'll be outdoors.

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You are welcome to take a guided tour of the Pennypacker mansion, by pre-registering. Call 610-287-9349 or email PennypackerMills@montcopa.org Tours must be confirmed by a staff member. Wear a mask & social distance. Tours take 1 hour, last tour at 3 pm. 

Hours: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm. Closed Mondays and County Holidays.

About Pennypacker Mills – Known for its collection of 18th and 19th century decorative arts, furnishings, personal correspondence, and official documents of Samuel Pennypacker’s term as Governor of Pennsylvania. The site offers guided tours, exhibitions, engaging education programs, and seasonal events. The Pennypacker mansion offers visitors a glimpse of life in the early 1900’s when the Pennypacker family lived here.

Where: Pennypacker Mills is located off Route 73 (Skippack Pike) at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA.

Fee: Both the Outdoor Treasure Hunt and Guided Tours are Free! For tours, there is a suggested $2/person donation.

Operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails & Historic Sites.

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Pennypacker Mills


5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA, 19473
United States


Contact name: 
Linda Callegari
Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm


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