Calendar of Events
The Plantation is open most Saturdays and Sundays, April through November for public tours. A regular day might include a house tour, animal tour, and other activities. About once or twice a month, though, we have extra special events that visitors can enjoy. Those events are listed below. Admission is $10.00 ($6.00 for children ages 4-12) unless otherwise noted.
We will be closed to the public on Easter Sunday.
These are just our highlight events--"Friend" us on Facebook to see last-minute additions and seasonal activities!
July 19, 2019
SOARING AT SUNSET*
Soaring at Sunset is a new fundraising event for 2019 celebrating America's first hot air balloonist, Peter Carnes, who launched an untethered balloon from the Walnut Street Prison in Philadelphia in 1784. The evening will feature bluegrass buskers The Cheddar Boys playing live, tethered hot air balloon rides by Air Ventures, food trucks, wine and beer vendors, historic tours and exhibits. Guests are free to bring chairs and blankets, but please no outside food or pets. Event runs 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Soaring at Sunset is made possible by WSFS and RetroFitness of Edgmont.
General Admission tickets include concert, demonstrations and tours and are $10 for adults, $6 for ages 4-12, and $8 for members. Tickets to fly in the tethered balloon will be $20 and can be purchased on site. The balloon flights are weather dependent. Since this is a fundraiser, no special passes, discounts, library memberships, or comp tickets will be accepted.
Click Here to Purchase Tickets!
Sunday, September 1, 2019
BACK TO SCHOOL SCIENCE DAY*
"Back to School" doesn't mean the fun has to end! Try your hand at experiments like dyeing cloth, churning butter, mixing soap and making candles, decide what it takes to breed "the perfect sheep," and discover the everyday science we take for granted!
September 21-22, 2019
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT*
The South is invading Pennsylvania again. Witness firearm demonstrations, drills, a burial squad, use of herbs in the 1860s and camp life. There will be a period fashions and displays of civilian life. Battles will take place on Saturday at 12pm and 4pm. Sunday's battle will be at 2. Watch the North try to defend the farm against the invading forces from old Dixie. No visitors are permitted to enter after battle has begun and until it is finished. Admission for this event is $12.00 for adults, $8.00 for children ages 4-12.
A registration form for reenactors and reenactment groups is available at the link below. Please read and fill out the forms and mail back to us along with a check for your payment.
Reenactors Click Here To Register
October 4, 2019
SPIRITS AT SUNSET*
During this very special, adults-only event, guests can enjoy a haunted happy hour with specialty themed cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres while learning the history of our c. 1720 farmhouse and property. After the cocktail hour, guests will be split into smaller groups to conduct a ghost investigation in four of our historic buildings. All images and evidence of haunting will be uploaded to a website accessible to those who participate. Ages 21+ only. Tickets are $35.00 per person ($30.00 for members.) Cocktail hour begins at 6:30pm; hunt will commence at 7:30pm.
October 19th & 26th, 2019
LANTERN GHOST TOURS*
Our sold-out event returns for its fifth season with new true tales of terror! Ghost tours run 6:00pm-9:00pm in timed slots. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets for the are $13.00 each ($10.00 for members.) Due to the graphic nature of some material, only ages 10 and up permitted.
Tickets for Ghost Tours will go on sale August 1st for members, and August 12 for non-members.
November 9, 2019
Winter is coming to the farm. See how a colonial farm family preserved their food and crafted the whiskey, hard cider, beer and wine that they drank throughout the year. Take part in the smoking, pickling, drying and salting of foods.
November 29, 2019 BLACK FRIDAY -- OPEN 11:00am - 4:00pm
Due popular interest, the Plantation will be open all of Thanksgiving weekend, including Black Friday. We will be decorated for the holidays; visitors will get to experience house tours, farm animal tours, candle dipping, colonial holiday traditions, and more.
December 1, 2019 CLOSING DAY
*No passes, coupons, deals, library memberships, or reciprocal memberships will be accepted on Special Event Days.