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.
These are just our highlight events--"Friend" us on Facebook to see last-minute additions and seasonal activities!
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 5, 2019
SPIRITS AT SUNSET*
During this very special, adults-only event, guests can enjoy a haunted happy hour with specialty themed cocktails and light bites while learning the history of our c. 1720 farmhouse and property. You will be able to chat with our ghost hunters, examine their equipment, and hear the evidence found by them thus far. 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 $40.00 per person ($35.00 for members) and event is rain or shine; tickets are non-refundable unless canceled by the Plantation. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30pm; hunt will commence at 7:30pm.
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
October 19th & 26th, 2019
LANTERN GHOST TOURS*
Scared yet? You will be.
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--thoroughly researched, local, and spine-chilling. Start by following the torchlit path and discover the strange and inexplicable ways that colonists memorialized the dead. Tour the wagon barn and c. 1720 farmhouse to hear a story in each room that will tell of bizarre events from times long past.
For past participants of Ghost Tours, please note that we change our stories every year, so you'll have a new experience every time!
Admission: Admission is $10.00 for members of the Plantation, and $13.00 for non-members. Due to the graphic nature of some stories, we allow only ages 10 and up. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours and start every 30 minutes. Ghost Tours are rain or shine; tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Plantation. This is a walking tour, and it will be dark; please contact us with any mobility concerns. Plan to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring a flashlight.
When you click the link below, you will be able to select the date and time you prefer. Once you do that, it will show you how many tickets remain for that time slot. Popular time slots are 7:30-8:30 and may sell out quickly.
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
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 24, 2019 CLOSING DAY (to the general public--we are still open for group tours)
*No passes, coupons, deals, library memberships, or reciprocal memberships will be accepted on Special Event Days.