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Open House Tours & Events

Tours of Evans-Mumbower Mill are typically given from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month in the spring, summer and fall. Guides will take you for a fascinating tour to see the mill in operation and give you a history of milling on the Wissahickon Creek.  After the tour you can browse in the museum and see artifacts from the Mill’s archaeological dig.

To arrange for group tours of Evans-Mumbower Mill contact the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association at 215-646-8866.

The Mill is located on the Wissahickon Creek at Swedesford & Township Line Roads in North Wales, PA.

2018 Open House Schedule

All Open House events are 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, April 15

Season Opener - Connecting with Nature
Start the 2018 season and feel the excitement of rumbling stones, hear the splash of water over the wheel, and witness the cornmeal as it spills down a chute and into a barrel below. There will be presentations to celebrate Earth Day.

Sunday, May 20

Bird Walk
A bird walk will begin at the mill at 2:00 pm and last at least 1 hour. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring binoculars if you have them. 

Sunday, June 24

Antique Cars

Sunday, August 19

Dog Days of Summer: Ice Cream Social
Take a break from the heat and join us for a cool treat and a tour of the water-powered gristmill. **Update 8/16/18 - The mill will be open but it won't be operating, it is undergoing repairs. The blacksmith shop will be open and operational.**

Sunday, September 16

Fall Mill Festival & Encampment
Celebrate traditions from times past at the Fall Mill Festival.  Take a tour of Montgomery County's only water-powered gristmill and experience many hands-on, family-friendly demonstrations including tin smithing, corn husk dolls, Lenni-Lenape story teller, blacksmith shop as well as an encampment with Revolutionary War Reenators!

Saturday, October 27, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Ghost of Henry Mumbower & Pumpkin Painting
Don’t miss this slightly spooky but fun evening when old Henry Mumbower and his family revisit his Mill to see how it is operating today. Relax and roast marshmallows and enjoy some seasonal cider. Come early to paint your own pumpkin from 5-6pm.

  • Nominal charge for pumpkins
     

Sunday, November 18

Open House & Trail Walk
After touring the Mill, take a walk along the former millrace that fed the mill, to locate the remnants of the dam in the Upper Wissahickon. The walk will begin at 2:00 pm and last approximately an hour. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots!

Sunday, December 9

Holiday Traditions at the Mill