Your woolly welcome will be a warm one as the Plantation sheds its winter coat (check out their Sheep Shearing weekend below!) and replaces it with green grass, planted fields and all types of farm animal fun.

This historic gem is a living history salute to the early American farmer families who brought the land to life while epic political challenges swirled around them. The food grown at these early plantations fed the birthing of a new nation...and seeing how they lived will make the 1760-90 period come alive for you and your family!

APRIL EVENTS:
April 8th - Murder Mystery (Mansion Ballroom) 
My dad loved history...in books,on film, and was a heck of a storyteller himself ;)  And he would have loved joining Ben Franklin, Molly Pitcher, Sam Adams and others to find a Revolutionary spy before something dastardly happens!  Starts at 7:30. Tickets $35.
Click here to purchase ticket for the Murder Mystery Night
For more details, check out the event flyer below:

Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th - Historic Timeline (Farm Site) 
You won't need a time machine to travel through 300 years of American History.  come and interact with some 17th Century settlers, then experience the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War 1 and World War II, with Professional reenactors recreating these memorable times.
DETAILS: 
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Admission is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children ages 4 to 12.
Children under age 4 are free.

April 15th- Easter Egg Hunt (11:00 am)
The name says it all.
Children and Adults, $8
Children under 4 are free.

April 22nd - All Things Sheep
Cut, cuddly...and a crucial part of life on the Plantation.  Learn all types of interesting things about them at this day devoted to Ewes (mommy sheep), lambs (baby sheep) and rams (big-daddy sheep).

April 29th - Sheep Shearing.
Mmmmmm.  This may not sound like the sheep's favorite day, but I've been reassured that the hand shearing process is similar to a soothing massage.  And when those heavy winter coats come off, they feel pretty great.  If you've never witnessed sheep shearing, you'll be amazed -- and the only device your children will be looking at is the one in the farmer's hands :)
HINT: Be sure not to miss watching the flock's reaction to its newly sheared members...

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park
351 Gradyville Rd., Newtown Square.
610-566-1725
Click here for the Colonial Plantation Website