Peter Wentz Farmstead

History

Peter Wentz Farmstead FactsPeter Wentz Farmstead was established in 1744 by Peter and Rosanna Wentz. Thirty-three years later, George Washington became the home's most famous resident. 

In October of 1777, the Continental Army was marching toward Philadelphia. Washington and his troops stopped and made camp at the Wentz farm, with Washington using the stately farmhouse as his headquarters. During this time, plans were laid out for an attack on British forces outside of the city, now known as the Battle of Germantown. 

While the fighting in Germantown started well for the colonists, the battle ended in defeat, leaving Washington and his men to withdraw and return to the Wentz farm for a second encampment. The Army did not stay long, and two months later, it would make a more permanent encampment at Valley Forge. 

The site continued to operate as a farm until 1969 when it was purchased by Montgomery County. The farmhouse was restored and furnished to its appearance during the Revolution and is now dedicated to telling the history of early American farmlife, offering tours and special programming throughout the year. 

Admission is free, though a $2 donation is suggested. 

Annual Events

Peter Wentz Farmstead Sheep ShearingSheep Shearing Day
April 11, 2015

Part of the Peter Wentz Farmstead's Laerenswaert Series ("Worth Learning" programs). Sheep shearing is just one of the traditional farm activities that will be recreated during the annual event. Other highlights include open-hearth cooking demonstrations, farm tours, yarn spinning, colonial music performances and weaving. Children's activities include colonial toys and games, scarecrow building and a puppet show. 

Peter Wentz FarmsteadFall Harvest
October, 2015

Peter Wentz Farmstead celebrates the annual fall harvest as part of its Laerenswaert Series. Fall harvest programs include demonstrations of farm chores including shelling corn and pressing apples. Demonstrations also include open-hearth cooking and food preservation in the summer kitchen. 


Restaurants Near Peter Wentz Farmstead

1750 Bistro Exterior1750 Bistro at the Holiday Inn Lansdale
1750 Sumneytown Pk
Kulpsville, PA 19443
Distance: 5 Miles
800.277.3615

Indulge your culinary taste buds at the 1750 Bistro located at the Holiday Inn, Lansdale. The restaurant offers comfort food with a twist, featuring dishes like lobster crab cakes and short rib tortellini.

Farmer's DaughterThe Farmer's Daughter Restaurant and Bar
1401 Morris Rd
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Distance: 5 Miles
215.616.8300

Normandy Farm Hotel's hip, tongue-in-chic restaurant features modern farm-to-table cuisine. An airy 2,100 sq. ft. bar offers club chairs, fireplace and extensive list of fresh, creative cocktails.  

The Porch Dining RoomThe Porch
1737 Sumneytown Pike
Lansdale, PA 19446
Distance: 5 Miles
215.412.8686

The Porch restaurant offers guests delicious food and fun spirits in a unique indoor and outdoor setting. Relax by the outdoor fireplace or watch the game with friends on one of our 9 televisions. Located inside the Courtyard by Marriott Lansdale Hotel.


Hotels Near Peter Wentz Farmstead

Courtyard Lansdale LobbyCourtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Lansdale
1737 Sumnetown Pk
Lansdale, PA 19446
Distance: 5 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. 

Holiday Inn Lansdale ExteriorHoliday Inn Lansdale
1750 Sumneytown Pk
Kulpsville, PA 19443
Distance: 5 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. 

Normandy FarmNormandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center
1401 Morris Rd
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Distance: 5 Miles
215.616.8500

Historic property features 141 luxurious hotel rooms and suites, 17 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, two ballrooms, casual restaurant, championship golf and other recreational facilities.
 

Hyatt House Plymouth MeetingHyatt House Philadelphia/Plymouth Meeting
501 E Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
Distance: 6 Miles
610.313.9990

Conveniently located 2 miles from the Pennsylvania Turnpike the HYATT HouseTM offers hotel accommodations with a residential atmosphere in all of our 131 guest suites. Book your next reservation and enjoy complimentary breakfast & Wi-Fi. 

Homewood SuitesHomewood Suites - Valley Forge
681 Shannondell Blvd
Audubon, PA 19403
Distance: 7 Miles
610.539.7300

123 studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom suites. Our guests enjoy all the conveniences of home while on the road. We offer a complimentary hot breakfast each morning and an evening social Monday through Thursday nights.

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