Historic Homes

Pottsgrove Manor (Pottstown)
Pottsgrove ManorThere is an historic site within minutes of your home, each representing a unique aspect of Montgomery County history. We invite you to walk the grounds, enjoy the period gardens, or appreciate the landscape as you experience a step back to another time period. Different time periods and themes are presented at the historic sites through a wide variety of exhibits, special events, and programs.

Pennypacker Mills (Schwenksville)
Pennypacker Mills is an unusually well documented historic site with an orignial collection, fully furnished with antiques collected and documented by former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker reflecting his interests in early Pennsylvania history, German and Dutch settlers, native Americans, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

Hopewell Furnance
Hopewell Furnace showcases an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation. Operating from 1771-1883, Hopewell and other "iron plantations" laid the foundation for the transformation of the United States into an industrial giant. The park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of our growing nation.

Johanna Furnace/Hay Creek Valley Hist. Assoc. (Morgantown)
Nestled in an area rich with iron ore, abundant woodland for charcoal, limestone, and waterways to provide power, lies Joanna Furnace - a historic remnant of Berks County's thriving early iron industry.

Canal Lock #60 (Phoenixville)
Canal Lock #60Lock 60 of the Schuylkill Canal is one of only two sections of the Schuylkill Navigation System that are still watered, and the only operating lock remaining on the Schuylkill River. The Canal provides great canoe and kayaking opportunities, and you can learn about canal history by visiting the Locktender's House.

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove (Audubon)
The first home in America of artist and naturalist, John James Audubon.  Come visit this beautiful 175 acre sanctuary today located at 1201 Pawlings Road in Audubon Pennsylvania!

Oley, Pennsylvania
Oley Township, settled in 1712, is located in beautiful Berks County, Pennsylvania. Oley Township is home to the Oley Valley Community Fair held in mid-September at the Oley Fairgrounds. In addition to games, food and fun, the fair also holds competitions for a wide variety of farm and home products.

Valley Forge National Historic Site (Valley Forge)
Valley Forge National Historic SiteValley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.