HISTORIC HOLIDAY TOURS

VALLEY FORGE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY

The holidays have always been a special time in America, but it was especially so around the time of the American Revolution. As Christmas approaches, Montgomery County's historic attractions break out the traditional decorations and festivities. Here are a few ways to celebrate the season along Patriot Trails. 

SPECIAL EVENTS
 

Haunted Montco - GRAEME PARK

A CONTINENTAL CHRISTMAS

November 26
Graeme Park

More than 2,000 soldiers made winter camp at what is now Graeme Park between December 1777 and January 1778. This free living history program brings that time to life with reenactments and special programming.

Peter Wentz Farmstead Candlelight Tours

CANDLELIGHT TOURS

December 3
Peter Wentz Farmstead

Soft candlelight greets visitors as they enjoy Colonial music, seasonal decorations farm animals and a visit from a Pennsylvania-German version of St. Nicholas, all in fur.

Holidays at Hope Lodge

HOLIDAYS AT HOPE LODGE

December 3

Hope Lodge opens its doors for a one-day holiday celebration each December. The home will be decorated for the holidays with special entertainment and events throughout the day.

Mill Grove Holiday Open House

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

December 4
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

It's a celebration of John James Audubon's love of nature during the annual Holiday open house. Audubon's former home is decorated for the holidays, inside and out. Come see it in all its splendor, enjoy refreshements, games and crafts, and meet the Mill Grove owls.

MORGAN LOG HOUSE

CANDLELIGHT TOURS

December 10-11
Morgan Log House

Built in the early 1700s, the Morgan Log House is one of the oldest surviving homes in Montgomery County. Visitors have a unique opportunity to explore the home by candlelight on December 10 and 11 while the home is decorated in its finest 18th Century holiday greenery.

Pennypacker Mills

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

December 12
Pennypacker Mills

The home that once served as General George Washington's Headquarters was slowly transformed into a beautiful Victorian home. During the Victorian Christmas Open House, visitors are treated to bell choir performances, living history interpreters, clear toy candy demonstrations and a visit from a Victorian Santa Claus.

Pottsgrove Manor

POTTSGROVE MANOR BY CANDLELIGHT

December 13
Pottsgrove Manor

In Colonial America, Twelfth Night was one of the largest celebrations in the calendar year. During the candlelight tours at the historic Pottsgrove Manor, the holiday comes back to life through costumed interpreters. Open-hearth cooking demonstrations and kids' crafts will also be featured.

March In of the Continental Army at Valley Forge National Historical Park

MARCH IN OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY

December 19
Valley Forge National Historical Park

On December 19, 1777, the Continental Army marched in to Valley Forge for what would become a six-month encampment. The anniversary of that first night in camp is celebrated each year with an encampment at the Muhlenberg Brigade huts.

ON-GOING EVENTS
 

Pennypacker Mills Holiday Tours

HOLIDAY TOURS

November 24 through January 10
Pennypacker Mills

Experience Pennypacker Mills in full holiday spirit. Through January 10, the historic home is decorated in Victorian splendor, with glass ornaments, mantle greens and red ribbons.

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TWELFTH NIGHT TOURS

Through January 10

Pottsgrove Manor celebrates Twelfth Night every day through January 10. Greens and holly decorate the historic Potts family home as visitors learn the difference between Twelfth Night and modern-day Christmas celebrations. 

Revolutionary History in Montgomery County

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