There 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. These may be found on the web pages for each site.
Free guided tours are available at each site year-round. Plan your trip so that you allow at least 45 minutes for this personalized view into the past.
Tour Hours - last tours start at 3:00 pm
- Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Closed Mondays and county holidays
Both student and adult groups can arrange specialized tours and hands-on activities that correspond to each site’s unique historical perspective and resources. Fees may apply for some programs. Call each historic site for more information.
Events & Exhibits
Special events are scheduled throughout the year that will add to your experience of history. A variety of exhibits, large and small, provide a detailed look at themes related to the lifestyle of particular time periods. View our calendar for up-to-date listings.
Collections are available for research for those looking for detailed information on family genealogy, antiques, architecture, or social history. Call to schedule an appointment.
Each site has special items available in their museum shops to add a period touch to your holidays, reading, crafts, toys, or gifts. Pick up something for yourself, too.
ALL COUNTY PARKS, TRAILS & HISTORIC SITES ARE SMOKE FREE. NO SMOKING (INCLUDING VAPORIZERS) OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED.
Activities & Opportunities
Historic Resource Fees
Guidelines and Application for Special Use Permit
Additional ResourcesHistorical Society of Montgomery County
Rural History Confederation
National Audubon Society
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
Visitors are invited to Pennypacker Mills to on December 11 to experience the beauty of an early 20th century Christmas. Read on...
The event will be held on Jan. 22 in the Pennypacker Mills' classroom building. Attendance is limited. Call (610) 287-9349 to reserve your time slot to attend. Masks are required to attend this workshop. Read on...
Norristown Farm Park currently has a designated area under construction that will eventually house the PHS Green Resource Center at Farm Park, which includes a number of amenities and services to benefit our local community. Read on...
Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites announced today that Peter Wentz Farmstead has been officially recognized by the National Parks Service (NPS) as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program historic site. Read on...
Green Lane Park announced today two upcoming outdoor events in June. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events. Read on...
Craft Marketplace, where over 90 carefully selected artisans will sell unique handcrafted items, returns to historic Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, September 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read on...
Green Lane Park announced today its upcoming events in November and December. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events. Read on...
A “Code Blue” is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter. Read on...