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Peter Wentz Farmstead : The Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester, PA was established in 1744 when Peter Wentz inherited 300 acres from his father, an early German immigrant. By 1758 Peter and his wife completed their home, a wonderful Georgian-style house that reflected their German heritage.

This wonderful farmstead would have remained in obscurity had it not been for one very famous house guest who stayed here in the fall of 1777: George Washington. Washington used the Wentz farmstead as his headquarters prior to the Battle of Germantown and once again after the battle.

In 1794 the farmstead was purchased by Melchior Schulz and it remained in his family until 1969 when it was purchased by the County of Montgomery. The children of the last generation of Schulzes who lived here were forbidden to play in the bedroom in which George Washington had slept. Between 1969 and 1976 the farmstead was restored to its 18th century appearance and opened to the public in 1976.

Peter Wentz Farmstead

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The Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester, PA was established in 1744 whe ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2006 7:38pm PST