A National Historic Landmark, Mill Grove was built in 1762 and was the first American home of artist and naturalist John James Audubon. Between 1803 and 1806, Mill Grove and its surrounding fields and woodlands inspired young Audubon’s passion for painting and drawing birds.
Today, the 175-acre estate is under the daily management of the National Audubon Society. A haven for birds and wildlife, the property boasts more than seven miles of trails and stunning views of the Perkiomen Creek. Exhibits in the Visitors Center explore the life and art of John James Audubon, as well as the sounds, traits, and habitats of birds. The historic, three-story, stone farmhouse contains a museum exploring the history of Mill Grove and its residents, including John James Audubon and the Wetherill family, who owned the site from 1813-1951.
Visitors Center is open Wednesday- Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Historic House is open for docent-led tours at 1 pm, Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.