Around the Village

This past weekend Historic RittenhouseTown hosted not one but two events. On Saturday we welcomed runners from around the region to our 26th Annual Paper Mill Run 5K Race. Participants ran our 5K race along Fairmount Park’s Forbidden Drive. Winners earned a limited edition medal and a chance to win our raffle basket. All runners […]

Recently, longtime supporter and friend of Historic RittenhouseTown, Monica Letzring, passed away. Monica was a tireless volunteer who spent hours weeding and tending to the gardens in the village. She was also a Board member who chaired our History Committee for many years and served as editor of our Journal of History, an occasional publication […]

Today started with a group of 17 homeschoolers who made paper in our barn studio and then prepared buckwheat pancakes with Deb Peterson our cook/interpreter in the ca. 1725 Bake House. Both of these classes are part of our thriving education program that welcomes nearly 2000 school age children to the village each year. Students […]

This past week our friends and supporters joined us at the Philadelphia Cricket Club to raise critical funds for the operation of our National Historic Landmark District, our Education Program and to continue our efforts to restore and maintain six irreplaceable Rittenhouse structures. Our guest for the evening was Philadelphia native, Chris Matthews, who treated […]

A limited number of tickets are still available for the May 13 Historic RittenhouseTown benefit dinner “Celebrating 325 Years.” Special guest Chris Matthews will be sharing remembrances of growing up in post WWII Philadelphia. Tickets available online at

Public Weekend Tours Summer Hours: Weekends, June-September 12PM-4PM Historic RittenhouseTown is open for public guided tours on most weekends throughout the summer. This is the best time for individuals to visit RittenhouseTown. Appointments are not necessary. All tours begin at the Visitor Center. Historic RittenhouseTown is NOT OPEN FOR PUBLIC TOURS ON SEPTEMBER 7th as […]