3rd Saturday-Fall Into History Tour 2014

“Fall into Berks History” House Tour
Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Fall into Berks History (formerly the Mouns Jones Country Fair) is an annual event held by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County celebrating Morlatton Village and the early settlers of Berks County.

This year, on Saturday, September 28, 2013, the Trust is inviting the public to visit all seven of its historic 18th century properties, located in Maxatawny, Amity, Pike, and Oley Townships. Between 10 am and 4 pm, visitors can purchase tickets at any site for $10 per person (cash only; children 12 and under FREE) and enjoy access to:

White Horse Inn

George Douglass Mansion

Mouns Jones House

Michael Fulp House (formerly Bridge Keeper’s House)

Hottenstein House

Johan DeTurk House

Jacob Keim Farmstead

The event promises to give a rare look at these local treasures while showcasing the Trust’s recent and current work to preserve them. The mid 19th-century porch was removed from the manor house at the Keim Farmstead, and reconstruction of the the pent roof and second story balcony is underway. Carpenters are currently stabilizing the floor joists on the ground level of the George Douglass House. Additional restoration work includes replacing original millwork (chair rails, moulding, etc.) found in the attic. Click here to download a flier for the event.

Keim House after removing 19th-century porch

You may begin your tour at any property.  Please click here for directions and more information.

PLEASE NOTE: the railroad bridge on River Bridge Road is closed. Alternate routes for reaching River Bridge Road and/or Old Philadelphia Pike and the White Horse/Old Morlatton Village are Route 724 or Squirrel Hollow Road, respectively.

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call 610-385-4762 or email info@historicpreservationtrust.org if you need further information.

Fall into Berks History serves as one of the primary fundraisers for the HPTBC.

This event will be held rain or shine.