The Peter Wentz Farmstead is a historical German American Farm located in the Worcester Township, within Montgomery County near Lansdale. This piece of land has been continuously farmed since 1744, when Peter and Rosanna Wentz first showed interest in the area and then soon after built their own home here in 1758, a 9.9 acre total acreage plot of land when complete. The Georgian Architecture of this home contains features that reflect both German heritage and local social status and attract plenty of visitors to admire it up close and personal every year for just this reason. Before the property was sold to a minister of Schwenkfelder faith, and then to the county, the Wentz family played host to General George Washington, this being his headquarters during 1777 army activity. This is the point in time in which Washington planned the battle of Germantown and also the evacuation of British troops from Philadelphia.
Inside the farmstead home your group will see an interior restored and furnished meticulously to reflect the appearance of the home at the time of the American Revolution. Get all the facts about this house, its owners, and its historical influence on colonial America. There are often special events and exhibits representing Pennsylvanian and German culture as well as early American farm life, so be sure to check the weekend of your visit beforehand to plan more time, often the events being truly fun history themed festivals in the land surrounding the gorgeous and influential Peter Wentz Farmstead.