Saturday, January 7, 2012

Peter Wentz Farmstead, Worcester, PA

Here in Pennsylvania we are enjoying  
unseasonably warm weather. 
And I am liking it! 

Although today was designated as a recovery day 
from all the the holiday festivities we had, 
I had to get outside and do something!  

So...hubby and I took a ride north 
to the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester. 

And guess what we learned...
George Washington slept here!  
No kidding, he really did. 


Fortunately, the farmstead was previously owned 
by people who appreciated that historical fact. 
Thus, many details of the period were maintained.

Today it is owned by Montgomery County, PA 
and is restored to reflect its residents earlier lifestyles. 

The Farmstead is an example of 18 century Pennsylvania German history. 

My heart pitter-patters over 18th century US history. 
Really, it does...just ask my husband. 

Interestingly, I just learned about these German stove designs
at Fonthill Castle in Doylestown!
They were used to inspire tile designs by Henry Mercer.

The details of this place exude history! 

OK, the food isn't real,
but we can pretend it is. 


Check out this original lock!!
This is a piece of art in itself.

That's hubby and our guide Erin...
he is a mechanical engineer.
Enough said.

The summer kitchen was used...

... to bake bread for George Washington!
Right there, in that bread oven!

You can find all of my photos in this gallery.

Visit this gem
on Shearer Road in
Worcester, PA.
Long/Lat 40.200805, -75.338187
Or find them on Facebook

Peter Wentz Farmstead
Hours of Operation:

Click on map for larger view.
Tues.- Sat.
10:00 - 4:00 PM
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Last Tour
3:30 PM
Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Reservations are required for group tours.
Admission: FREE!

All they suggest is a small donation of $2.
Now that's a bargain!


Jientje said...

I loved this series, Becky. Unfortunately, it is a bit far from my home, but it made me long for Spring when I can visit Bokrijk again. Always loads of good photo opportunities there!

I hope 2012 brings you lots of happiness and loads of good photo opportunities. I'm always enjoying your photography! I'm doing a project 366 this year, so I'm hoping I'll get inspired by your photography!

Kathy said...

Looks like a great day trip. I'm always thrilled to find a place that lets you in for just a couple of bucks!

Anonymous said...

I used to drive by it frequently and never stopped, I just put it on my 'photography' list, thanks!

I can see why your husband likes the lock, it's very intriguing to us engineer types.

Chrissy Brand said...

What a fascinating visit and wonderful photos too- it made for a great read over an afternoon cup of tea - thanks!

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deb duty said...

Your photography is beautiful. I really enjoyed your tour of the farm!

Unknown said...

I love details which show the spirit of a place.
These are great!
Wonderful photos.

Katherines Corner said...

Wonderful post , thank you so much for sharing your happy memory making.Thank you for participating in the Thursday Favorite Things hop too. xo