Pottsgrove Manor

History

Pottsgrove Manor FactsPottsgrove Manor was built in 1752 by John Potts, one of the most successful ironmasters in the American colonies. Potts' land eventually became a community known as Pottsgrove, later renamed Pottstown.

In September, 1777, the Continental Army made camp in the village of Fagleysville, just a few miles north of the Manor, but Pottsgrove's ties to the war effort were much closer.

The Potts family owned several iron forges in the region, including Mount Joy Forge, located along Valley Creek about 20 miles east of Pottsgrove. Locally, Mount Joy Forge was known as Valley Forge, which the area is known by today. John's son Isaiah was in charge of Valley Forge at the time of the American Revolution and was known to have provided ammunition to the Continental Army. 

Pottsgrove Manor has been restored to reflect the lifestyle of the Potts family during the 18th Century, offering guided tours and special programs throughout the year. 

Admission to Pottsgrove Manor is free, though a $2 donation is suggested.

Annual Events

Pennypacker Mills Civil War DaysColonial May Fair
May 2, 2015

Pottsgrove Manor presents a celebration of spring in the colonial style with its annual May Fair. Highlights of the event include dancing around the May Pole, early American craft demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, a craft marketplace and more family friendly activities.

Pottsgrove Manor Twelfth NightTwelfth Night Tours
November 27, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Experience the joy of the holidays at Pottsgrove Manor, as they were celebrated more than 200 years ago. The Manor house is fully decorated in greens and holly for the season as historical interpreters explain the traditional English celebrations of Twelfth Night and how they differed from modern Christmas celebrations.


Restaurants Near Pottsgrove Manor

Sly Fox BrewerySly Fox Brewing Company
331 Circle of Progress Dr
Pottstown, PA 19464
Distance: 2 Miles
484.524.8210

Sly Fox Brewing Company is a state-of-the-art regional craft production brewery with an adjoining tasting room in Pottstown, PA. Opened in 2012, this location complements their 18 year-old brewpub in Phoenixville, PA.

Sunnybrook Ballroom ExteriorSunnybrook Ballroom
50 Sunnybrook Rd
Pottstown, PA 19464
Distance: 3 Miles
484.624.5186

Sunnybrook is a full service entertainment facility located just outside of Philadelphia. The world famous Grand Ballroom provides a premier location to host weddings, proms, corporate functions, concerts, plays and shows. A full restaurant is also available.

Copperfield Inn Dining RoomCopperfield Inn at Lakeside
594 West Ridge Pk
Royersford, PA 19468
Distance: 8 Miles
484.938.7082

Whether it is a casual dinner for two or an elegant affair for 200, our families and the staff of the Copperfield Inn strive to ensure that all of our guests have a great experience.


Hotels Near Pottsgrove Manor

Quality Inn PottstownQuality Inn - Pottstown
61 W. King St
Pottstown, PA 19464
Distance: .2 Miles
610.326.6700

The Quality Inn Pottstown offers guests a convenient location, an outdoor seasonal pool and an attached lounge. Its meeting space comfortably seats up to 150 people for corporate meetings and social functions. 

Comfort Inn PottstownComfort Inn & Suites - Pottstown
99 Robinson St
Pottstown, PA 19464
Distance: .6 Miles
610.326.5000

Voted Pottstown's Favorite Hotel! Completely renovated, featuring tastefully appointed guestrooms with plush beds and 32" HDTV's and modern surroundings. Complimentary deluxe breakfast, business center, fitness center, outdoor pool and HSIA. 

Hampton Inn LogoHampton Inn Limerick
430 Limerick Trappe Rd
Limerick, PA 19468
Distance: 9 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. 

Staybridge Suites ExteriorStaybridge Suites - Philadelphia Valley Forge
88 Anchor Pkwy
Royersford, PA 19468
Distance: 10 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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