Springton Manor Farm, Glenmoore

#126 of 180 in Outdoors in Pennsylvania
Springton Manor Farm is a historic farm and national historic district located in Wallace Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The farm has 14 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 5 contributing structures. They include the main house, a cistern (c. 1870), tool shed (c. 1850), privy (c. 1840), spring and milk house (c. 1836), carriage house (c. 1840, 1887), small barn (c. 1845), corn crib (c. 1845), bank barn (c. 1750), stone lean-to (c. 1711, 1745), the ruins of a stone spring house (c. 1735), and hydraulic dams (c. 1870). The main house is in three sections; the earliest dates about 1836, with additions and modifications made in 1887 and 1912. It is a 2 1/2-story, seven bay by two bay, stuccoed stone dwelling with Georgian and Queen Anne style design details. Originally built by Joseph Muckleduff in the early 1700s. Upon Joseph's death 9 Sep 1750, Springton Manor was left to his brother Samuel Muckleduff.. It was the home of Congressman Abraham Robinson McIlvaine (1804-1863). The property is administered as a park and agricultural history museum by Chester County.It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
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  • Springton Manor Farm has really nice walking trails and is really involved with animals, plants, farming and nature. We live close by so it's within walking distance from our house. In the spring they...  more »
  • This is a Wonderful farm preserved as a park and open to the public. Walking trails through prairie and woods with a river through the property and a pond for catch and release fishing. A very peacefu...  more »
  • Great place to hike with the family; has it all trails, a stream, farm animals, history museum; spring events  more »
  • Took American friends to see it. A nice stroll with some activity engagements. A daughter of the owners joined us for a time. She is the future of that business.
  • Very nice park with plenty of trails to walk around on and animals to see. We saw a horse, a donkey, many goats, two sleeping pigs, some cows in pasture, and some beautiful chickens. The grounds can be a little hilly so that keeps it interesting and the grass is well cut and springy. A nice lady who works there gave us some treats to feed to the goat.
  • Wonderful park and working farm. Lots to see and enjoy. Trails for walking, riding, and just walking your dog.
  • Great place for a picnic or a hike to clear your mind. Beautiful flowers all around. Barnyard animals as well.
  • Great farm to bring your kids to. My kids love getting the stamps in the barn and going down to the lake. Most of the time, the goats and sheep's are right there for them to pet!

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