About Us

Mute Swan Photo: Sweeter Hodgin/Audubon Photography Awards

With a century of conservation history, Audubon strives to conserve and restore the habitats we share with all wildlife, focusing on the needs of birds.

The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove is situated on a historic 18th-century site, the farm where 18-year-old John James Audubon lived when he first came to America from France in 1803. Here, he developed a technique for drawing birds "from life" that would allow him to become one of the world's best-known wildlife artist. The hundreds of life-size portraits of birds contained in his seminal work The Birds of America helped inspire the formation of the National Audubon Society. The site includes the original three-story farmhouse, built in 1762, miles of nature trails along the Perkiomen Creek, and a brand new building, featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits focused on birds, art, and conservation. The Center is open seven days a week, from 9:30am-4:30pm. Trails are open dawn until dusk everyday. Please enjoy Mill Grove!

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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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Mill Grove Property History
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Mill Grove Property History

The history of Mill Grove dates back to 1762!

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Mines at Mill Grove
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Mines at Mill Grove

Learn more about the mines that once were a huge money maker for the Mill Grove owners.

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What is "The Birds of America"?
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What is "The Birds of America"?

What is the "Birds of America" double elephant folio book?

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What is "The Viviparous Quadrupeds Of North America”
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What is "The Viviparous Quadrupeds Of North America”

What is "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America"?  Audubon's second monumental project.

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Newsletter and Notes
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Newsletter and Notes

Monthly Newsletters from Mill Grove

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Teacher Guides
Programs

Teacher Guides

Downloadable Material

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Pennsylvania Audubon Monthly Newsletters

Find out what has been happening in PA!

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The beautiful historic home of John James Audubon was built in 1762.