Peter Wentz Farmstead

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The Peter Wentz Farmstead is a restored 18th-century historic site and working farm, first settled by Peter and Rosanna Wentz in 1744.  The house, built in 1758, is a remarkably unique example of colonial Pennsylvania German architecture and design.  It is furnished throughout with period-accurate objects representing the types of items the Wentz family may have owned.  Visitors to the Farmstead will see the house as it would have appeared in 1777, when General George Washington and his staff used the property as a temporary headquarters. After the Wentz family sold the farm to Devault Bieber, it was then purchased in 1794 by Schwenkfelder reverend Melchior Schultz.   Generations of the Schultz family continued to live and farm here until 1969, when Montgomery County purchased the property.  The farm buildings, livestock, and kitchen garden represent early Pennsylvania German farming culture and practices typical to this region.  

The Farmstead offers plenty of fun, educational events and programming throughout the year, including living history demonstrations, workshops, nature programs, and much more.  The historic house is open for guided tours year-round.  

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TOURS


Free tours are available year-round.  Tours begin on the hour from 10:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 3:00pm on Sundays.  Plan your trip so that you allow at least 45 minutes for this personalized view into the past.  Reservations are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.  Planning to visit? Suggested donation is $2 per person.

Let us know when you're coming! Call 610-584-5104
or email: peterwentzfarmstead@montgomerycountypa.gov

Visitors with limited mobility should note that the first floor of the Historic House is mostly handicap accessible, but the second floor is not.


Tour Hours 


Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed Mondays and Holidays

Last tours start at 3:00 pm

Take a Virtual Tour.

Montgomery County’s Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites hours of operation during inclement weather events will vary based on regional geographic areas and micro climate conditions. To verify if a site is open, please call the site directly or check the facility’s social media page. When freezing temperatures, rain, and ice are in the forecast, the public is urged to be extra cautious on trails, roads, sidewalks, and parking lots. Visitors are encouraged to sign up for ReadyMontco text and email alerts to receive real-time alerts on closures, alerts, and other warnings.  


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