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Boulton Historic Site Museums Now Open

When did you last visit the Boulton Historic Site? Don't miss our opening day celebration this Saturday, May 5!

The summer museum season is here!

On Saturday, May 5, the will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No admission will be charged, though donations are always welcome.

There is plenty to do and see, including:

  • Visit the 1832 John Joseph Henry House to see objects owned by five generations of the Henry family, early American entrepreneurs.
  • Learn the role of the longrifle in American history and the national influence of the Boulton Gun Works at the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum.
  • Watch a gunsmith make a longrifle in the period Nicholas Hawk Gun Shop and ask questions about your own period firearm. Bring your longrifle and our experts will tell you what they know about it.
  • Sample early American open-hearth cooking in the summer kitchen.

There will be kids games and activities on the lawn of the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum, on the north side of Henry Road.

Park in the pastures behind the John Joseph Henry House.

Love plants? Help support the Boulton gardens and grounds by shopping at our annual plant sale, which will open at 9 a.m. The sale will take place on the side lawn of the John Joseph Henry House, along Schoeneck Avenue.  

Love wine? Listen to Damian Siekonic explain the process he used to explore "Early American Wine-making" and have him sign a copy of the book he wrote about that journey.  

For more information, call (610) 759-9029. 

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