Calendar of Events
Special Events-Open Saturdays & Sundays
In an effort to keep the Plantation a safe place to visit, please review our mask policy: Masks that cover your face and mouth are required when indoors regardless if you are vaccinated or unvaccinated.
September 25th and 26th-Civil War Battle & Camp The South is invading Pennsylvania again. The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation will be hosting a Federal and Confederate battle and camp on Saturday, September 25th and Sunday, September 26th. Witness firearm demonstrations, drills, and camp life. Watch the North try to defend the farm against the invading forces from Old Dixie. Battles on Saturday will be 12:00 and 2:30.There will be a discussion of Black Troops in the War on Saturday only at 12:45. Music, camp life, farm activities, herbs in the garden, and weapons demos will be ongoing through the day. Sunday's battle will be at 1:30. To register as a reenactor, Click here
To purchase tickets for Saturday CLICK HERE
To purchase tickets for Sunday CLICK HERE
October 2nd-Plow Day
In a lot of ways plowing for winter grain crops is the restarting of the farming year. In the 18th c. all of this plowing was done by horses and oxen. Come join us on October 2nd and see Rust, our shorthorn ox, plow the field for winter wheat. Plowing is currently planned for 12:00.
Other activities will include a discussion on the history and parts of the walking plow and a harrowing demonstration. We are open from 11-4 with last entry at 3:00. Tickets may be purchased on site.
October 9th and October 10th-Medieval Days On Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 10th come see what life was really like during the Middle Ages in Europe. From the Romans to the age of Columbus, various encampments will portray aspects of Medieval Life. See how five hundred years of European culture thrived and changed. Romans, Saxons, Normans, and Vikings, and will portray life of this heroic era of Western Civilization.
To register as a reenactor, Click here To purchase tickets CLICK HERE
October 16th-Grain Day
October 16th (rain date October 23) we will be sowing our Red May wheat, an 18th century variety of winter wheat, and our winter barley. Winter grain crops start growing in the fall and then go dormant over the winter, giving them a head start when spring comes. We will be showing some of the steps used to process grains and will be baking bread from our grains. Additionally, grain crops produced more than just flour for bread and we will be showing some of the different uses of grains and straw (a byproduct of grain production) in the 18th century including how to use straw as a roofing material, called thatching. Tickets may be purchased on site.
October 16th and October 23rd
Lantern Ghost Tours - Tickets on sale now
The Colonial Plantation, one of the most haunted properties in Delaware County, invites you to an evening of strange sounds, squeaky doors, and ghostly stories. Relive 300 years of the area's most mysterious, scary and true tales of terror. Start by following the torch lit path and discover the strange and inexplicable ways that colonists treated their dead.
Our stories are researched by our staff, are local on the Delaware County area, and are absolutely spine-chilling! Due to the graphic nature of some stories, we will not allow anyone under the age of ten to participate, and we recommend ages 12 and up. CLICK HERE
October 30th-Fairytale Day Fairy Tales are very old stories, some of them going back hundreds or even thousands of years. These stories have seen small changes over the centuries but have remained surprisingly consistent. And while they contain many fanciful and unrealistic story elements, there are bits and pieces in the stories that can give us little windows into life in the past.
Come visit us on Saturday, October 30th to learn about the skills of daily life in the past that we can find in fairy tales. Kids (and kids at heart) are encouraged to come in costumes, particularly if they want to dress up as a character from their favorite fairy tale! There will be readings of fairy tales throughout the day. There will also be stations for each fairy tale with skills demonstrations and trick-or-treat kinds of prizes for the children to collect, so bring a bag or other container. CLICK HERE
November 6th-Slavery & Servitude in Colonial Pennsylvania
Come to the Plantation and see how work was accomplished on our farm. This will be a day for children and adults alike. There will be hands on activities such as candle making and planting in the garden. Ned Hector will address slavery in the colony with his “Imaginary discussion with George Washington”. This 1:00 presentation is designed for grades 3 and up.
As well as a discussion on slavery, our volunteers will portray indentured servants, redemptioners, cottagers and poor free laborers. The blacksmith, rumored to have been a convict in his youth, will make and repairs items for the farm. Women will spin and knit to make some extra funds for their Quaker households. The farmers will take part in demonstrating a working ox and horse. It promises to be an educational enjoyable experience.