Springton Manor Farm Guided Group Tours
Walk the Great Barn complex with park staff for a personal tour filled with fun facts and stories about the Springton Manor Farm animals.
Initially part of a William Penn Manor, Springton Manor Farm has been in agricultural use since the early 1700’s. On this 300-acre demonstration farm is the Barn Complex that consists of the Great Barn, sheep shed, goat shed, a roost and equipment shed. You may see horses, miniature donkeys, rabbits, calves, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and peacocks.
Journey through 250 years of Chester County farming in the Family Farm Museum located within the Great Barn. See seasonal tools and apparatus used on Chester County farms from the 1700’s to the 1900’s.
Guided Group Tours 2018
- Tour Season: March 27 - May 31
- Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
- Times: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM
- Length: 45 - 60 minutes
- Minimum Tour Size: 10
- Maximum Tour Size: 25 (includes ALL adults & children)
- Price: $3 per person (chaperones, parents, siblings, etc). Only teachers are free. ($30 minimum)
To Schedule a Guided Group Tour:
- Check 2018 available dates
- Submit REQUEST FORM at least 6 weeks prior to desired tour date. Be prepared to provide information regarding:
Contact Name, Phone, Email
Number of Children, Adults & Teachers
Grade/ Age of Students (if applicable)
Preferred Date(s) & Time(s)
- Staff will respond to your request within a few days. If you do not hear back after 5 business days, please give us a call at 610-942-2450.
- Once all information is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with information regarding payment, tour expectations, park amenities, weather cancellations, etc.
- Signed confirmation form and payment shall be submitted atleast 2 weeks prior to scheduled tour date.
Planning a Self-Guided Tour?
If you have a group planning to visit without going on a staff-guided tour, we ask that you please call the park office at 610-942-2450 to let us know. As visitation to the farm increases in the spring, this will help avoid conflicts with other programs that may be scheduled.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What forms of payment do you accept?
Checks made payable to Treasurer of Chester County. Cash is accepted in the Park Office. Please do not mail cash. Payments may not be made over the phone.
- Is there a charge for teachers/ chaperones for farm tours?
Fees are charged for students, chaperones, parents, siblings & other guests touring with your group. Teachers are free.
- What if my group is larger than 25 guests?
We only schedule one group per day; therefore, depending on staffing and your group size, we may be able to divide your group into different starting locations (i.e. one in the barn while the other is in the field). Or we can start a tour with one group while the other(s) are having lunch or enjoying the park. We also have Springton Manor Farm activity sheets available.
- May we bring food for the animals?
Our animals are on controlled diets, so please do not feed them without staff permission. Guests are welcome to bring treats like carrots or apples, but please check first to make sure it is ok.
- What if it rains on the day of my tour?
Tours are held mostly in sheltered areas, so light rain will not affect them. Heavy rain or thunderstorms may cancel a tour. Park staff will make all attempts to arrange for your group to tour our facility.
- Are there playgrounds, places to eat, and restrooms at the park?
There are no playgrounds. There are a few picnic tables near the lower parking lot and across from the pond. The park does not have vending machines. There are public restrooms available behind the Great Barn.
- What else is there to do at Springton?
While visiting the park, you may also hike the trails, explore the pond, have a picnic, or print out activities to bring with you: