Mute Swan Photo: Sweeter Hodgins/Audubon Photography Awards
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 Visitor Center is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Trails and park are open every day during daylight hours.
Please enjoy Mill Grove!
A closer look at the man for which the National Audubon Society is named.
Learn more about the mines that once were a huge money maker for the Mill Grove owners.
What is the "Birds of America" double elephant folio book?
What is "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America"? Audubon's second monumental project.
The beautiful historic home of John James Audubon was built in 1762.
Your young nature-lover will get the perfect blend of personalized instruction and social interaction, at an affordable cost.