John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

About the Center

A National Historic Landmark, Mill Grove was built in 1762 and was the first American home of artist and naturalist John James Audubon. Between 1803 and 1806, Mill Grove and its surrounding fields and woodlands inspired young Audubon’s passion for painting and drawing birds. 

Today, the 175-acre estate is under the daily management of the National Audubon Society. A haven for birds and wildlife, the property boasts more than seven miles of trails and stunning views of the Perkiomen Creek. Exhibits in the Visitors Center explore the life and art of John James Audubon, as well as the sounds, traits, and habitats of birds. The historic, three-story, stone farmhouse contains a museum exploring the history of Mill Grove and its residents, including John James Audubon and the Wetherill family, who owned the site from 1813-1951.

Visitors Center is open Wednesday- Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Historic House is open for docent-led tours at 1 pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and all major holidays.

Photo Gallery

Museum admission

$14.00 adult
$12.00 seniors & military (ages 65+)
$10.00 youth (ages 6-17)
Free: children 5 and under 
Free admission Sunday mornings, 10am-12pm 
Please call for group reservations.

The Audubon Loop

The Audubon Loop of the county trail system provides a five-mile loop around Lower Perkiomen Valley Park and the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove with parking access at Pawling’s road and connections to the Perkiomen Trail and Schuylkill River Trail.

Looking to hold an event on the Audubon Loop? Please click here for information on obtaining a special use permit.  


For more information about  Audubon Mid-Atlantic, contact the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.