In 1863, twenty-year old Samuel Pennypacker boarded a train for Harrisburg to support the urgent request of Governor Curtin for men to volunteer in an emergency militia. Thus began a six week life-changing experience for young Pennypacker that would color his view about honoring military units years later when he became Governor of Pennsylvania. Come to the Mills and relive those challenging days when so many men fought for our country. Watch a daily battle scenario, see an artillery demonstration, visit the Civilian Street and see living history demonstrations, kids can enlist in the Be a Soldier Kid Enlistment program and learn to march & drill, and take an exciting tour of the Pennypacker mansion and discover how both men and women helped in the war effort. Food vendor.
All ages welcome.
Event hours: Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm.
Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Civil War Event at Historic Pennypacker Mills
- 5 Haldeman Rd
- Schwenksville, PA 19473
- Pennypacker Mills
- FREE, suggested donation $2 per person
- Recurring daily