Initially part of a William Penn Manor, Springton Manor has been in agricultural use since the early 1700’s. On this demonstration farm, you can meet the animals and learn about Chester County’s farming history.
The barn complex consists of the Great Barn, sheep shed, goat shed, a roost and equipment shed. You may see horses, donkeys, rabbits, calves, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and peacocks. The Great Barn closes daily at 2:30 pm, but many of the animals are outdoors and available to visit until the park closes.
Springton Manor is
A Park managed and maintained to enhance quality of life by experiencing a pastoral landscape and farm as it existed from the Victorian Era to the mid-20th century.
managed and maintained for educational and heritage purposes. Visitors can meet and greet animals and tour the historic barn
where the Manor House provides a lovely and setting for weddings and your next memorable event.
Fees & Hours
There is no fee to visit. Your visit may include a walk through the Great Barn and Family Farm Museum (located within the barn) at no charge. You do not need to be part of a group to visit and tour the park.
The park is open daily, except December 25, 8:00 AM - dusk. The park office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
The barn and museum are open daily, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
Among Springton’s 300 acres are the fantastic Penn Oaks, family farm museum, a small pond, trails, scenic views, vegetable gardens and more.
Within Springton’s historic landscape of fenced fields, stone walls and misty morning vistas is a preserved patchwork of colonial plantation, Industrial Revolution era scientific farm, Victorian tenant farm, and gentleman’s country estate.
In 2009, along with Hibernia Mansion, Springton joined the Rural History Confederation. The Family Farm Museum, located within the Great Barn, contains seasonal tools and apparatus used on Chester County farms from the 1700’s to the 1900’s.
The Manor House and Carriage House overlook 300 acres of centuries-old sugar maples, open pastures and stately Penn Oaks, which grace the lower pond. A Victorian garden, gazebo and tiled terrace enhance the ambiance of this historic Chester County home. The Manor House is not open to the general public.