December 7th will be the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation’s annual Christmas at the farm event with puppet show, visit from Father Christmas, ornament making, and period treats including gingerbread, wassail, and colonial hot chocolate. The Plantation represents the real life operation of a working farm and Colonial family of the 18th century offering visitors the opportunity to experience the ingenuity and resourcefulness necessary to survive and prosper. The event will conclude at 4pm and with it the seasonal close until April.
Experience 18th century American ingenuity
The American Christmas season is spun with family traditions and colonial imagery. As technology increases in its role of our everyday lives, we might find ourselves yearning for a simpler time when crafting was more than a hobby. The Plantation seeks to go beyond a tribute to the original Pratt family, who lived at this farm between the years 1720-1820. Rather, local research and records have been studied to authenticate typical colonial residents of this part of southeastern Pennsylvania. Through the combined efforts of the Bishop’s Mill Historical Society, and the state of Pennsylvania which purchased the near 2500 acres of Ridley Creek State Park in the 1960s, this historic farm shares a treasure trove to inspire and educate visitors. Located astride Ridley Creek State Park, the Colonial Plantation maintains 112 acres of a farm that has remained operation for more than 250 years.
The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation’s Christmas at the Farm event is open 11-4pm on Saturday, December 7th , and held at the decorated farmhouse. Experience colonial holiday spirit and the holiday aromas we recognize as part of real American tradition. This last chance opportunity for 2013 has demonstrations and entertainment for young and old.