John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

ABOUT THE CENTER


Built in 1762 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mill Grove was the first American home of renowned artist, author, and naturalist John James Audubon. Between 1803 and 1806, Mill Grove and its surrounding fields and woodlands first inspired young Audubon's passion for painting and drawing birds. 

Today, the 175-acre estate remains largely as Audubon found it. It serves as an educational center of the National Audubon Society, dedicated to connecting people with nature. A haven for birds and wildlife, the property boasts more than seven miles of trails and stunning views of the Perkiomen Creek. Exhibits in the visitors center explore the life and art of John James Audubon, as well as the sounds, traits, and habitats of birds. The historic, three-story, stone farmhouse contains a museum exploring the history of Mill Grove, including John James Audubon and the Wetherill family, who owned the site from 1813-1951.

Visitors Center is open Wednesday- Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Historic House is open for docent-led tours at 1 pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays,Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

  Photo gallery 

Museum Admission

  • $14.00 Adult
  • $12.00 Seniors & Military (ages 65+)
  • $10.00 Youth (ages 6-17)
  • Free: Children 5 and under
Please call for group reservations.

The Audubon Loop


The Audubon Loop of the county trail system provides a five-mile loop around Lower Perkiomen Valley Park and the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove with parking access at Pawlings Road and connections to the Perkiomen Trail and Schuylkill River Trail.

More Information


For more information about the Pennsylvania Audubon State Office, contact the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.