Steeped in history, Philadelphia is one of the nation's top destinations for taking in iconic and beloved historical sites such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center and the Betsy Ross House. Though the masses may flock to the city to explore these national landmarks, what many might not realize is the abundance of historical sites that can be found in and around the Conshohocken area. Here are a few historical landmarks to visit:
Valley Forge National Historical Park
As the site of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army led by General George Washington, Valley Forge is rich in history. To commemorate this integral piece of American history, Valley Forge National Historical Park received the honor of a national historic park on July 4, 1776. Visitors to this 3,500-acre park have the opportunity to explore both original and restored buildings and monuments and peruse numerous authentic artifacts from the American Revolution.
For those looking for a peek into the life of those living in Colonial America,Pottsgrove Mansion offers visitors an opportunity to explore an authentic 18th century home. This large Georgian-style sandstone building was built in 1752 and is located in the Old Pottstown Historic District. Found on the National Register of Historic Places, this landmark served as the home of the town's founder and local ironmaster, John Potts, throughout much of the 1700's.
Another great residence to explore is the 18th-century landmark Pennypacker Mills in nearby Schwenksville. This picturesque rural estate is a Colonial Revival mansion built in 1720. Here, visitors can take guided tours of the home and also enjoy hands-on experiences such as exploring the General Store and using authentic items from the past.
When you call the Courts at Spring Mill home, this area and all of its storied history are ready to be explored. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a tour.