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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Pennypacker Mills Announces Holiday Tours

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – The public is invited to schedule a visit to Pennypacker Mills to celebrate the best in vintage Christmas décor and history. Holiday tours will run Tuesday, November 23 through Sunday, January 9, 2022. 

Recalling a time when electricity was not available, visitors enter a family home resplendent in shine with sparkling glass ornaments and gold and silver Dresden foil ornaments. Simply wrapped presents, a Pennsylvania German putz, kerosene lamps, vintage Christmas cards, children’s toys, and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree are all part of the holiday season. Visitors can experience the holiday traditions of the Pennypacker family, find new and exciting ways to decorate their own home, and marvel at both the formality of the first floor entertainment venues and the family quarters found on the second floor.

Visitors can also stop by the museum shop to find glass ornaments and icicles, felt ornaments, Dresdens, toys, Victorian Scrap images to decorate presents and much more for sale. The exhibit, “Greetings from Schwenksville” is also included on all visits to the Mills.

Reservations are required. Please call (610) 287-9349 or email to schedule a holiday tour. Groups are limited to 10 people or less. Masks must be worn indoors and social distancing is encouraged. Holiday tours are free with a suggested donation of $2 per person.

About Pennypacker Mills
Looking for an interesting place to visit that’s close to home? Pennypacker Mills is the answer! This historic site is open year-round for free guided tours of the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker and his family. Known for its collection of 18th and 19th century decorative arts, furnishings, personal and official documents, the story of this famous Pennsylvania family reflects the lives of those who lived in Montgomery County in the early 1900’s.

Pennypacker Mills is open Tuesdays thru Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: 1 to 4 p.m., with the last tour at 3 p.m. each day. Pennypacker Mills is closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Tours take approximately one hour and are free, with a suggested donation of $2 per person.  

Pennypacker Mills is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites. Pennypacker Mills is located off Route 73 (Skippack Pike) at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473. 

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco,

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