Wentz Events

Wentz Events

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TOURS

Free guided tours are available year-round. Plan your trip so that you allow at least 45 minutes for this personalized view into the past. Tours are available on the hour and MUST be reserved in advance. For large groups, additional educational programming is available. Click here for more details. Staff and visitors are subject to current Montgomery County COVID policy. Suggested donation: $2 per person.

To register, call 610-584-5104
or email: LeAnne.Sykes@montgomerycountypa.gov   

Visitors with limited mobility should note that the first floor of the Historic House is mostly handicap accessible, but the second floor is not.


Tour Hours 


Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed Mondays and Holidays

Last tours start at 3:00 pm


Montgomery County’s Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites hours of operation during inclement weather events will vary based on regional geographic areas and micro climate conditions. To verify if a site is open, please call the site directly or check the facility’s social media page. When freezing temperatures, rain, and ice are in the forecast, the public is urged to be extra cautious on trails, roads, sidewalks, and parking lots. Visitors are encouraged to sign up for ReadyMontco text and email alerts to receive real-time alerts on closures, alerts, and other warnings.  

Saturday, February 4th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Holy Smokehouse!

Winters were harsh in the 18th century, and the Wentz family prepared with plenty of provisions.  Without refrigeration, colonial families found other ways to preserve food.  Visit our Smokehouse to learn how meats were flavored, cured, and preserved at an 18th century farm. 

Then check out our Summer Kitchen to see how those provisions were used.  Our cooks will be demonstrating open-hearth cooking and baking in our beehive bake oven.  Find out what types of food a family like the Wentzes ate this time of year as you enjoy the sights and smells of good home cooking!

 All ages; free

A view of the smokehouse in winter, covered in snow.

A man tapping into a maple tree for maple sugaring.Saturday, February 25th and 
Saturday, March 4th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Maple Sugaring

 Join our farmers as they create maple sugar from trees right here at the Farmstead! Watch as they tap the trees, collect the sap, and create the syrup. Learn about the Indigenous origins of maple sugaring and how the process has continued through to today. Once your mouth starts watering, stop by Philly Waffle Cabin's food truck and enjoy one of their delicious Belgian waffles!

Philly Waffle Cabin will be on site from 10:00-3:30 on February 25th, and from 10:00-2:00 on March 4th.

This program is weather dependent, if the temperature isn’t just right the sap may not flow! 

All ages; free

NATURE PROGRAMS

For programs below, please email Rebecca at rblacketter@montcopa.org for registration or questions. Meeting location provided once you register.


A group of people with binoculars, watching for birds.



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FIELDTRIPS

We hope to be able to offer onsite field-trips again soon! To book an appointment (subject to cancellation), discuss COVID requirements, and other details please contact peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org to inquire.


OUTREACH

Are you interested in a fieldtrip or event for your class, venue, or meeting? In-person outreach is currently on hold due to COVID regulations, but virtual outreach is possible via Zoom. Please contact us at peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org to inquire.


DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

Please check our Facebook page, our Instagram page, and this website for social media posts, virtual field-trips, and craft videos. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram