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Springton Manor Farm
Sheep And Wool Day
860 Springton Road, Glenmoore, PA 19343 * 610-942-2450
Located 5 miles west of Dowingtown off Route 322

Sheep & Wool Day
Saturday, April 26
Springton Manor Farm

Come on out and enjoy the new life at Springton – the peepers are peeping, little flowers are poking their way up through the soil, and all of the animals are busy soaking up the sunshine.

What's Happening at Springton?
March lambs

The farm welcomed twin lambs on March 14th. The sisters look just like their momma, and are busy exploring the rocks in Springton’s pastures with their new friends. The lambs are intrigued by Brownie the Goat's little kid, Midnight, born on the first day of Spring. Three little piggies arrived recently, and are entertaining everyone with their playful antics down in the Great Barn. Finally, the long-awaited arrival of the last set of baby goats happened on April 8th, and Midnight is very excited to have playmates that look almost just like him!

Upcoming Programs

  • May 4 - Beginner Nature Photography
  • May 12 - Wild Animals Up Close
  • May 18 - Intermediate Nature Photography
  • Junior Safari and Farm Camp

See complete program listing for what's happening in all the Chester County Parks!

Springton Manor is
Springton Fence Line

A Park,
managed and maintained to enhance quality of life by experiencing a pastoral landscape and farm as it existed from the Victorian Era to the mid-20th century.

A Farm, managed and maintained for educational and heritage purposes. Visitors can meet and greet animals and tour the historic barn.

An Educational Facility, offering an agricultural museum and a variety of programs and resources for all ages.

Within Springton’s historic landscape of fenced fields, stone walls and misty morning vistas is a preserved patchwork of colonial plantation, Industrial Revolution era scientific farm, Victorian tenant farm, and gentleman’s country estate. Its demonstration farming activity highlights best management practices, while staff interpret Chester County’s rich agricultural heritage with guided tours of the early 20th century dairy farm and the Agricultural Museum.

What will we see?
Goat at Springton

Initially part of a William Penn Manor, Springton has been in agricultural use since the early 1700’s. On this 300 acre demonstration farm, you will see farm animals, Penn Oaks, a demonstration barn & agricultural museum, a small pond, trails, heritage murals, scenic views and more. 

The barn complex consists of the Great Barn, sheep shed, goat shed, a roost and equipment shed. You may see horses, a miniature donkey, rabbits, calves, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and peacocks. Guided tours of the Great Barn are available for groups of 10 or more.

When the Great Barn is closed, in the pastures you may see Scottish Highlander and Belted Galloway cattle, sheep and goats. In the morning, the animals return to the pastures as barn maintenance is completed for our visitors. 

In 2009, along with Hibernia Mansion, Springton joined the Rural History Confederation. The Agricultural Museum, located within the Great Barn, contains seasonal tools and apparatus used on Chester County farms from the 1700’s to the 1900’s.
The Manor House overlooks 300 acres of centuries-old sugar maples, open pastures and stately Penn Oaks, which grace the lower pond. A Victorian garden, gazebo and tiled terrace enhance the ambiance of this historic Chester County home. The Manor House is not open to the general public.

Fees & Hours
Great Barn

There is no fee to visit. Your visit may include a walk through the Great Barn and Family Farm Museum (located within the barn) at no charge. You do not need to be part of a group to visit and tour the park.

The park is open daily, except December 25, 8:00 AM - dusk. The park office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Occasionally we may be out assisting visitors and apologize if this causes an inconvenience.

The barn and museum are open daily, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM.


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