Welcome to the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

Historic Home Currently Closed for Renovations - Opening 2017. Please visit to walk the grounds and participate in our events.

Our Mission

The mission of the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove is to educate and inspire people to cherish and protect the natural world, by preserving Audubon’s artistic, scientific, and historic legacy and celebrating the conservation movement he inspired while serving the mission of the National Audubon Society (NAS), “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.”


The live video feed above shows Conrad our non-releasable Blue Jay in his outdoor enclosure.
He was taken from his nest illegally two years ago and imprinted, which is why he has come to live at Mill Grove. 
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What's Happening at JJAC

Getting Married at Mill Grove
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Getting Married at Mill Grove

Email Shannon Mullane: audubon@jamcater.com . Book an appointment, tour the facility, all information!

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2016 Valley Forge Audubon Chapter Calendar of Events
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2016 Valley Forge Audubon Chapter Calendar of Events

Fun for the whole family. Bird walks in the Audubon area.

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Volunteer at Mill Grove
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Volunteer at Mill Grove

Help Audubon and Mill Grove by becoming a volunteer! 

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Trails at Mill Grove
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Trails at Mill Grove

Over 9 miles of trails to walk or hike at Mill Grove.

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Where We Are

Where We Are

1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon Intersection of Audubon Road and Pawlings Road

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John James Audubon

John James Audubon

A closer look at the man for which the National Audubon Society is named. 

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Professional Photography Permit Required
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Professional Photography Permit Required

A permit is required to use the property for professional photos.

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Become a Member Today!

Become a Member Today!

Free admission to the museum and special invitations to our events!

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When DNA Becomes a Tool for Triaging Endangered Species
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When DNA Becomes a Tool for Triaging Endangered Species

Inbred birds lead short, troubled lives, but new research reveals a way for scientists to help.

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Four Astonishing Ways Birds Are Coping With Our Energy Demands
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Four Astonishing Ways Birds Are Coping With Our Energy Demands

From Pennsylvania to Canada, birds are finding ways to dodge power structures and development.

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Bird Brains: They're More Complicated Than You Think
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Bird Brains: They're More Complicated Than You Think

A new book tells the surprising—and often wondrous—stories of brilliant birds.

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Why Do Parrots Talk?
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Why Do Parrots Talk?

And do they know what they’re saying?

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How Did the Ancestors of Birds Survive the Apocalypse?
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How Did the Ancestors of Birds Survive the Apocalypse?

Some avian dinosaurs were able to find food after the asteroid hit, thanks to one key adaptation.

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Like Birds, Dinosaurs Danced to Woo
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Like Birds, Dinosaurs Danced to Woo

New fossil prints show that even big predators weren't above getting groovy to get lucky.

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Cracking the Code on Egg Coloration
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Cracking the Code on Egg Coloration

Just two pigments account for the remarkable spectrum of bird eggshell hue and patterns.

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How to Use Radar to Track Birds
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How to Use Radar to Track Birds

Radars may be designed to track storms, but flocks of can birds show up too. Learn to use that to your advantage.

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Are Early Blooms Putting Hummingbirds at Risk?
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Are Early Blooms Putting Hummingbirds at Risk?

Audubon’s chief scientist talks migration, climate change, and what you can do to help.

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