Pennsylvania

Peter Wentz Farmstead

Visit the preserved 18th-century Pennsylvania German farmstead, recently restored to reflect its appearance at the time of the American Revolution. Groups will have the opportunity to see the recently reconstructed barn, as well as animals, gardens, orchards, and fields, all of which are cultivated as they would have been at the time. Learn about the German heritage of the house, and how the Wentz Farm served as headquarters for George Washington in 1777. Groups will get the chance to play colonial games, make paper lanterns to take home, and more.
 
Contact Info
Address: 2030 Shearer Road, Worcester, PA 19446. Montgomery County. Tel: 610-584-5104. Email: peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org. Website: www.peterwentzfarmsteadsociety.orgHrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 1-4PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue