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Springton Manor Farm, Glenmoore

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Springton Manor Farm is a historic farm and national historic district located in Wallace Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The farm has 14 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 5 contributing structures. They include the main house, a cistern (c. 1870), tool shed (c. 1850), privy (c. 1840), spring and milk house (c. 1836), carriage house (c. 1840, 1887), small barn (c. 1845), corn crib (c. 1845), bank barn (c. 1750), stone lean-to (c. 1711, 1745), the ruins of a stone spring house (c. 1735), and hydraulic dams (c. 1870). The main house is in three sections; the earliest dates about 1836, with additions and modifications made in 1887 and 1912. It is a 2 1/2-story, seven bay by two bay, stuccoed stone dwelling with Georgian and Queen Anne style design details. Originally built by Joseph Muckleduff in the early 1700s. Upon Joseph's death 9 Sep 1750, Springton Manor was left to his brother Samuel Muckleduff. [Chester Co PA Wills & Mention in Wills 1713 - 1825]. It was the home of Congressman Abraham Robinson McIlvaine (1804-1863). The property is administered as a park and agricultural history museum by Chester County.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
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  • Beautiful scenery, lots of animals and lush gardens, and friendly barn cats. We didn't stay long as we only had about an hour, but you could easily spend a few hours here for a picnic or take a...  more »
  • Farm is clean, large area to run and play, staff friendly , animals clean. Easy parking, picnic tables and rocks to climb  more »
  • Beautiful place! Farm animals were great to see, trails were great. It was a bit muddy in a few places and I think I got lost for a little while, possibly just followed the wrong path in the woods. But it was an excellent place! Love that it has a fishing pond, my bf and I really enjoyed watching the fish and I'm sure we will be back to fish at some point.
  • I ran a XC race on their course and it was tough. There is a big 1200meter hill but once you get to the top there is beautiful view of the farm down below. I ran a 20:43 5k on the course. On a normal course I would run around 18:10. So those of you who understand that will see how hard the course is based off of my times.

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