PENNYPACKER MILLS
Patriot Trails 

History

Pennypacker Mills FactsIn September 1777, with the Continental Army struggling to gain the upper hand in the fight against the British, George Washington led his troops into rural Montgomery County. For three days, the Army encamped on the grounds surrounding a local mill owned by Samuel Pennypacker. 

Washington marched his troops out on September 29 as they prepared to once again engage the enemy. Days later the two armies would clash near Germantown. The result was a disheartening defeat for the Americans, and the Continental Army once again retreated back to Montgomery County, setting up camp once again at Pennypacker Mills from October 4 through 8 before heading east once again. 

During the Army's stay, George Washington is said to have used the mansion house as his headquarters. Though the house underwent an expansion and enlargement in 1901, the room where George Washington slept remains and is a highlight of house tours. 

Today the mansion houses the personal collection of former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker, who served as Pennsylvania's chief executive from 1903 to 1907. Pennypacker was an avid collector of American historical artifacts, including some dating back to the Revolution. 

Guided tours are available Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Tours take approximately one hour with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m.

Admission is free though a donation of $2 per person is suggested.

Annual Events

Pennypacker Mills Civil War DaysCIVIL WAR EVENT
June 4 & 5, 2016

The Civil War comes to life each year during the annual two-day Civil War Reunion at Pennypacker Mills. Weekend events include artillery demonstrations, daily battle reenactments, the Meet the Union Generals program, demonstrations of everyday life in the 1860s, exhibits and mansion tours. Kids can also participate in the Be a Soldier program. You can also hear stories and songs of the Civil War all weekend.

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Craft Marketplace at Pennypacker MillsTHE CRAFT MARKETPLACE AT PENNYPACKER MILLS
September 17, 2016

Pennypacker Mills celebrates the artistry and handiwork of local crafters each year during the Craft Marketplace. Unique handmade items and one-of-a-kind gifts are available for purchase from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features free admission and free parking. Food vendors will also be on site for the event. 

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Restaurants Near Pennypacker Mills

P.F. Chang's

P.F. CHANG'S
10 Town Center Dr
Collegeville, PA 19426
Distance: 7 Miles
610.489.0110

P.F. Chang's is committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience every time you visit. Each dish on our menu is prepared to order using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Sun-Thurs. 11-10; Fri-Sat 11-11.

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Hotels Near Pennypacker Mills

Woodside Lodge Exterior

WOODSIDE LODGE AT SPRING MOUNTAIN
150 E. Park Ave
Schwenksville, PA 19473
Distance: 1 Mile
484.552.8457

Woodside Lodge is a newly restored restaurant, banquet facility and B&B located in Schwenksville, Pa. near Spring Mountain Ski Area. 

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Staybridge Suites Exterior

STAYBRIDGE SUITES - PHILADELPHIA VALLEY FORGE
88 Anchor Pkwy
Royersford, PA 19468
Distance: 6 Miles
610.792.9300

Brand new all-suite hotel with full kitchens, complimentary breakfast buffet and "sundowner evening reception," fitness center, free high-speed Internet. Minutes from King of Prussia Mall and Philadelphia Premium Outlets.

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Hampton Inn Logo

HAMPTON INN LIMERICK
430 Limerick Trappe Rd
Limerick, PA 19468
Distance: 7 Miles
610.495.6999

The newly-built Hampton Inn Limerick is just off Route 422 and 35 minutes from downtown Philadelphia. It's convenient to the Greater Philadelphia Exposition Center, Philadelphia Premium Outlets, and several companies including Yarde Metals and Pfizer. 

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Courtyard Collegeville Exterior

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT - PHILADELPHIA VALLEY FORGE/COLLEGEVILLE
600 Campus Dr
Collegeville, PA 19426
Distance: 8 Miles
484.974.2600

132 rooms. Marriott rewards, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center on-site, restaurant, free high-speed Internet, five spacious meeting rooms. Great weekend rates!

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Courtyard Logo

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT PHILADELPHIA LANSDALE 
1737 Sumnetown Pk
Lansdale, PA 19446
Distance: 9 Miles
215.412.8686

The new Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Lansdale Hotel offers 125 guestrooms and 10 suites with complimentary Internet access, fitness center and indoor pool. Enjoy The Bistro for breakfast and serving Starbucks coffee. In the evening relax at The Porch restaurant for a delicious meal and beverage. Catering services available for up to 150 guests. 

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Holiday Inn Lansdale

HOLIDAY INN LANSDALE
1750 Sumneytown Pk
Kulpsville, PA 19443
Distance: 9 Miles
215.368.3800

Located off Exit 31, of the Northeast Extension, this newly-renovated 182-room property with high-speed wireless Internet, microwave, and refrigerator offers 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, as well as upscale dining, bar/lounge, outdoor pool, and fitness center. 

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