Geocaching Handicap Accessible Kid Friendly Activities Morlatton Village

Operating Hours/Cost
The buildings are open during special events or by reservation.

August 19, 2017
Weaving in Eighteenth Century Pennsylvania
11 a.m. Trust volunteer Diane Kiefer will discuss the types of people who were weavers, flax and wool, spinning and knitting, and weaving and finishing. She will also talk about how wool was marketed and changes to industrialization in the early nineteenth century. There will be a weaving demonstration on a tape loom as well as hands-on weaving opportunities for the audience. $2 donation suggested.

Morlatton Village is Berks County's first settlement site along the Schuylkill River at Douglassville. The site includes the Mouns Jones House, built by Swedish settlers in 1716, is the oldest in Berks County. Other buildings include the White Horse Tavern, c. 1750-1762, the George Douglass Mansion, c. 1763, and the Covered-Bridge Keeper's House, c. 1780.

Morlatton Village is along the Thun Trail section of the Schuylkill River Trail. Nearest trailheads are Grosstown Road in Montgomery County and Birdsboro in Berks County.

Contact Information
31 Old Philadelphia Pike
Douglassville, PA 19518

phone: (610) 385-4762

website: Visit Official Web Site
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pdf: Schuylkill River Trail trailheads
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Take 422 East to Douglassville. Past Douglassville Hotel take right onto Bridge Road. Before crossing river make right onto Old Philadelphia Pike. Continue down road to the village.


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