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Harriton Annual Events

Come visit Harriton House! To sign up for any of our clases or for any questions call us at (610) 525-0201.

Daily visits and tours through the historic Harriton House:

Tours are available Wednesday through Saturday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The last tour of the day starts at 3:00 p.m. Admission to the house is $10.00 per adult, senior citizens $8.00, students with i.d. or children 18 and under admitted free.  Group visits of more than 5 persons should make their reservations at least a week in advance.  We highly recommend that you call ahead to schedule your tour.  Please note that tours last approximately forty minutes and require climbing stairs to reach the upper floors of the house.  The first floor of Harriton House is accessible. 

School Field Trips are available Tuesday - Friday throughtough the academic year.  We can create a program for your trip to Harriton based on your curriculum requirements including STEM and STEAM activities.  To schedule a field trip, please contact the Harriton staff at 610-525-0201 or by email to:  Please note that there is a fee of $10 per student for fieldtrips which helps offset the costs association with our education program.  Teachers, parents, and other chaperones are admitted for free when accompanying a fieldtrip.  

The grounds of the park are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk everyday. Come stroll along the grounds which feature perennial gardens, a children's play house, shade trees, a stream, and paths through the Harriton Preserve.  No visit to Harriton House would be complete without a stop by the barn to greet the animals.  Bring a picnic but be sure to leave behind only your footprints. 

School Groups and visits:




We invite teachers and students to utilize Harriton as an educational resource, and we will work with teachers to tailor a program to specific interests or curriculum needs.  Field trips are our specialty with opportunities for learning and recreation.  We especially enjoy working with homeschooled individuals and groups.  Please call us to discuss your needs or requests. 

Click on one of the red links here to see a specific program or just scroll through the page below.


You can also learn more about our events on Eventbrite-


Father's Day Ice Cream Social

The Harriton Association celebrates Fathers and Ice Cream with an event harkening back to Harriton's early 20th century history as a dairy farm,  

From 1909 until almost 1930, Harriton was known as the Harriton Guernsey Dairy. This farm, which provided rich milk and cream to the neighborhood, was an active and important participant in a flourishing dairy industry in southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth and quality of Pennsylvania's modern dairy industry is directly related to food purity and safety concerns for milk at the turn of the 20th century, and the Harriton Guernsey Dairy was part of that evolution.

Tickets for the event include "all you can eat" Golden Guernsey Ice Cream produced with milk and cream from cows who are direct descendants from the cows which were once a part of the Harriton herd, yard games, and other surprises. We won't know what flavors are available until closer to the event but chocolate and vanilla are guaranteed. Specialty flavors may include coffee, rocky road, strawberry, and butter pecan. There will also be sugar-free and no sugar added choices as well.



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Harriton Historic Skills Series

In 2022 the Harriton Association established a series of programs focusing on Historic Skills.  The inagural series included workshops on tape-loom weaving, paper making, and pennmanship.  We will be continuing this series in the years to come with workshops on subjects as diverse as food preservation, hand-spinning, papermarbling, and basket weaving.

If you are interested in learning more about these programs as they become available, please email to: to add your name to our mailing list. 

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Autumn Apple Tasting

In late October every year, Harriton House celebrates the apple at an heirloom variety tasting event.  Charles Thomson who lived and wrote on his experiences farming here at Harriton was a nurseryman growing apples and other fruits.   

Apples are a fruit to love. Come and  sample heirloom varieties of America's favorite fruit - tart, sweet, crunchy, soft-fleshed, yellow, pink, and green.  Some of our apple varieties are over 300 years old, others are more modern..  Apples were extremely important in colonial America.  They were eaten "out of hand";  they were baked into pies or baked by themselves; they were cut and dried into "schnitz" for use all winter long; or, they were converted to cider (hard and soft) and vinegar.  

You can learn more about this event on the Harriton Association's Eventbrite page. 

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Pandora's Garden - A Parent and Child Nature Class

This special program for members of the Harriton Association is a toddler nature class designed to stimulate and expand young inquisitive minds. Activities are directed towards children of eighteen months to three years, although babies and children of all ages are welcome and will benefit from play and discovery in the beautiful surroundings of Harriton House. The private cottage in the grounds of Harriton House provides the perfect setting for children and caregivers to explore the wonders of nature together. Children will plant flowers and vegetables in their own private garden. On warm sunny days we will hold teddy-bear picnics, read stories and sing songs in the open air. Creative activities such as painting are also held outside weather permitting. Babies under 6 months are always free. Sessions are seasonal, being held in the spring and in the fall. 


  • Classes are offered Monday through Friday 10am to 11:30am and Tuesdays 12:30pm to 2pm


For further information or to register online please visit

Please make your payment out to the Harriton Association. Thank you!



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Classes held through Main Line School Night & Chester County Night School

 Looking for additoional dates? Check out courses offered through both Main Line School Night and Chester County School night at the links below.

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The Harriton Association's Annual Meeting and Lecture

The Annual Meeting and Reception of the Harriton Association is traditional held on the 4th Sunday in April  in the Educational Building of Harriton House.

During a brief business meeting the Membership will elect new Directors of the Harriton Association and will recieve the most recent audited financial report. Several brief reports on current activities will also be presented.

A brief reception will follow a presentation of educational value, featuring Lancaster County artisanal cheeses, and a few other small delicacies. This free event is open to members in good standing of the Harriton Association by invitation. 

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The Annual Harriton Farmstead Fair

The annual Harriton Farmstead Fair is our most beloved program!  Held on the last Saturday of September, the fair is a day of good old-fashioned fun for the whole family.  Featuing children's games, crafts vendors, living history demonstrations, our famous Attic Treasures Sale, the Farmstaed Fair truly has something for everyone.  If you would like to participate in the Farmstead Fair as a volunteer, vendor, presntor, or make a donation to the Attic Treasures Sale, please contact Harriton House by phone or email.  

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