Victorian Christmas Open House


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Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania 19473
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Hours of operation: 2 pm to 8 pm

Discover one of Montgomery County’s most spectacular holiday destinations during this holiday season. Inside the mansion see living historians portray family and friends within the beautifully decorated rooms. At each room, meet an interpreter who will share how the Christmas holiday we celebrate today all started back in the early 1900’s. In the kitchen, see a demonstration of how clear toy candy is made in multiple shapes. From wrapped presents to the idea of sending Christmas cards, what a German putz represents, and what children wished for at Christmastime, you can see how our treasured traditions came to be. Holiday history not to be missed! The Museum Shop is stocked with decorations and gift items that you won’t find anywhere else. Buy some shiny glass icicles, Wilber buds, clear toy candy or Dresdens to liven up your décor! The Victorian Christmas Open House is FREE, with a suggested donation of $2/person. Visitors must wear a mask and social distance. Pennypacker Mills, known for its original collection of 18th through early 20th century decorative arts, furnishings, and official and personal documents of PA Governor Samuel Pennypacker, offers guided tours, changing exhibits, educational programs, seasonal events, and craft workshops during the year. Admission & parking are free. The Pennypacker mansion offers visitors a glimpse of life in the early 1900’s when the Pennypacker family lived here. Museum hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday; 1:00 pm to 4 pm, Sunday. Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve & Day and New Year's Eve & Day.

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