Pottsgrove Manor
Rt. 100 & West King St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-4014
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Construction of this stately Georgian mansion began in 1752 and upon completion attracted visitors from as far as 40 miles (a long haul in those days) who were amazed at its size and architectural beauty.

This was the home of John Potts, his wife and 13 children. Potts, founder of Pottstown, was a wealthy ironmaster. His son, Thomas, inherited the house in 1768. He went on to become a prominent figure in the American Revolution, serving with the State Constitutional Convention in 1776 and as a colonel in the War. He was also a member of Benjamin Franklin's American Philosophical Society.

Another son, Jonathan, served as Deputy Director General of hospitals for the northern department of the Continental Army, and Isaac Potts' home at Valley Forge became Washington's Headquarters for the winter of 1777-78.

Today Pottsgrove Manor is maintained by Montgomery County. It has been carefully restored and furnished with appropriate period pieces according to John Potts' 1768 probate inventory.

A tour features the Mansion and its beautiful Colonial Revival Garden.

Group Tours are welcome, too, and School Groups from Kindergarten through Grade 12 can participate in an interactive tour focusing on John Potts and his family, 18th century life, Potts family business, slavery and indentured servitude, Colonial Pottstown, architecture, and other interesting topics. The Program takes about an hour and can accommodate up to about 70 students.

Hours: Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 1 - 4.
Suggested donation $2/person
Call for Group Tour info.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic area in adjacent park.
Handicapped Access: Call with your needs.
Directions: I-76 West to Rt. 202 South to Rt. 422 West. Take Rt. 100 North (toward Allentown) into Pottstown to Rt. 663 (King St.) Turn right and go a 100 yards. Manor is on right, across from Ramada Inn. 30 - 60 minutes northwest of Philadelphia.

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