Office Hours: 10AM - 2PM

Phone: (610) 566-1725

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August 23rd and 24th- House Tours, Blacksmith (Sunday only), Garden Tours and Farm Tours

See our horses, cow, geese, pigs, chickens, ducks, guinea hens, turkeys and sheep! We also have a 9 week old calf.

September 6 - Paranormal investigation reservation info - click here!


Since 1974 the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation has given visitors a glimpse of 18th century Pennsylvania farm life through group programming, weekend activities and outreach opportunities. Attention to detail and authenticity are the hallmarks of Plantation programs from formal tours and hands-on workshops to the “living history” approach seen by weekend visitors. Visiting the Plantation is an educational experience that is unique and unforgettable.

The Plantation is open to the general public on weekends and to groups by prior arrangements. Because the Plantation is a working farm with authentically restored unheated buildings, it is open from April into early December. No pets are allowed. Outreach programs are available year round. To plan your visit or outreach and discover more about the Plantation, use the links to the left of this page.


Plantation News

Job Posting: Historic Educators Needed


Animals - Three lambs born this year. Guinea Fowl have returned. Baby chicks (Dominque and Silver Dorking), baby turkeys (Narragansett and Red Bourbon) and ducks (Swedish) are doing well. Delilah gave birth in June to Sable who is a 1/4 milking shorthorn, 1/4 holstein and 1/2 jersey calf.

Video of Spring Lamb

Field Crops - Click here for video of wheat harvest. We also have demonstration-sized patches of flax, tobacco, buckwheat, and broom corn that are growing in the crop field. The upper part of the crop field was plowed this week with help from the people at Howell Farm. We have been "making hay" with a scythe in the west pasture.

Haymaking Article - learn about the history of haymaking in Colonial Pennsylvania.

Tobacco at the Plantation

Kitchen Garden - Onions and lettuce are growing, radishes are being harvested, hops climbing, salsify, peppers and potatoes are in the ground. Peas are ready for harvest. First harvest of broccoli has been cut. The demonstration plot of rye was harvested on July 7th.

Orchard - We lost two apple trees over the winter. They were most likely killed by girdling (mice/voles). The other trees have all leafed out and have set a small amount of fruit.

Textile - Barn loom is set to make linsey woolsey. Linsey woolsey has a linen warp and a woolen weft. Wool from our sheep has been spun and plyed.

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