Looking for an interesting place to visit that’s close to home? Pennypacker Mills is the answer! This historic site is open year-round for free guided tours of the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker and his family. Known for its collection of 18th and 19th century decorative arts, furnishings, personal and official documents, the story of this famous Pennsylvania family reflects the lives of those who lived here in the early 1900’s in Montgomery County.
The exhibit, “Greetings from Schwenksville” is included on all tours and will run until January 30th, 2022. It features images from the collection of Pennypacker Mills, showing Schwenksville and the surrounding area at the turn-of-the-twentieth century. Some of these images were featured on postcards, stereographs and even plates. This was the heyday of the Perkiomen Railroad which boasted at one time four trips a day to bring both people and freight to the area. One of the major attractions was the Perkiomen Creek.
To book a guided tour of Pennypacker Mills, call 610-287-9349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. All tours must be confirmed by a staff member. Please wear a mask and social distance. Group tours are limited to 10 people maximum. The exhibit is located in the two second floor galleries.
Hours: Tuesdays thru Saturdays: 10 am to 4 pm. Sundays: 1 to 4 pm. Closed on Mondays and County holidays. Tours take approximately 1 hour and are free, with a suggested donation of $2/person.
Pennypacker Mills offers hands-on learning experiences including A Visit to the General Store, Life in a Coal Mine: Children at Work, What Artifacts Can Tell Me, This is the Way We Wash the Clothes, and Victorian Kitchen Gadgets. Fee: $5/child.
Pennypacker Mills is located off Route 73 (Skippack Pike) at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA.
Tuesday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm