Springton Manor Farm
860 Springton Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343
(610) 942-2450
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In agricultural use since the early 1700's, Springton Manor's 300-acre Farm was once part of a 10,000-acre parcel set aside by William Penn in the late 1600's.

Today this demonstration farm offers a wide range of entertaining and educational activities for the general public and for groups. A number of old buildings can be explored, and all the elements of a working farm are here to be enjoyed by young and old alike. It really is a fascinating place.

The Great Barn is a late 19th-century German bankbarn. The sloping bank up to the second floor provides easy access to the upper level through sliding doors. Here, five separate bays are used for storage of hay, straw, feed, and farming equipment. The animals live in the lower level, where the new-borns are also cared for and the cows are milked.

Cows produce milk for seven to ten months after they freshen, or give birth. Heifers, cows that have not yet given birth, are bred to freshen for the first time at about two years of age, and then every year after that.

The Pig Barn houses, of course, pigs, as well as livestock. The pigs here are bred using artificial insemination, a common, economical solution for a small farm.

A variety of equipment can be seen in the Implement Shed. And the Vegetable Garden supplies fresh produce for the farm family that lives here. The Poultry House, contains, yes, hens. In the old days farmers kept a few to provide eggs for the family. Surplus was sold at the market. Today's poultry operations own 50,000 - 100,000 hens, each laying one egg per day. Kids and adults love the Petting Area with a variety of domestic animals.

There is so much to learn about farming -- so much that we all take for granted. It can all be experienced first hand at Springton Manor, on a family outing that will be hard to beat. Much of the Self-Guided Tour compares old farming techniques to modern ones, revealing what has evolved into what is really a living assembly line.

The Manor House dates to 1833, with each room furnished accordingly. A Victorian Garden, gazebo, and tiled terrace compliment the house. And a Museum traces the development of farming in Chester County from 1800 - 1850. There are even Nature Trails with bird blinds for seeing wildlife up close. Good photo opportunities. The trees on Maple Lane are tapped for syrup in late winter.

A variety of special events are held throughout the year. Call for a calendar. From May through October, groups of 20 people can enjoy 30-minute long Hayrides.

School Groups can enjoy a number of educational programs here in a variety of topics, including farming and the environment. Call for a schedule.

Hours: Open daily, 9am - 4pm. Barn and Museum open daily, 10am - 2:30pm. Closed on Christmas. Call to confirm.
FREE. Call to confirm.
Groups of 10 or more:
Farm Tour $3.00 per person ($30 minimum). School Programs about $2.00 - $4.00 per student.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic areas available.
Handicapped Access: Partial. Call.
Directions: Rt. 30 West to Downingtown to Rt. 282 North about 10 miles to Glenmoore. Turn left onto Springton Rd. Manor is near intersection. 60 - 90 minutes northwest of Philadelphia.

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