Mill Building
The Mill at Anselma

Nestled along the Pickering Creek in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, The Mill at Anselma is an extraordinary artifact of 250 years of Chester County’s industrial heritage.  Built in 1747 as a custom gristmill, the Mill retains its original Colonial-Era power train, as well as multiple layers of industrial equipment ranging from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s.  The first of eight grist mills established in the Township of Pikeland, the Mill at Anselma was never the largest nor the most valuable. However, it provided a vital local flour milling service for early settlers living in Philadelphia's backcountry against the backdrop of a flourishing American grain economy in the late 18th century.

The Mill at Anselma that demonstrates through sensory experiences, the evolution of technology and the impact of change in commerce, free enterprise and transportation on American life over three centuries for schoolchildren, families, scholars, visitors and local residents.


History of the Iron Industry in Northern Chester County
6:30 to 7:00 PM - Wine & Cheese Reception
7:00 to 8:00 PM - Speaker

$5 Per Person | Members Free 

The speaker, Neil Hobbins, is the Historic site manager for Pottsgrove Manor in Montgomery County, previously Executive Director at the Mill at Anselma. 

Location: Bell Hall - Montgomery School, 1141 Kimberton Rd. (Rte. 113), Chester Springs, PA 19425

Colonial Children's Day and Mill Demonstration
10 am to 4 pm | $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children 4 to 14 years, Children under 4 Free                                          

Join us at the Mill for a day of Colonial activities.  In addition to watching the millstones grind corn, there will be a puppet show by Penn's Woods Puppet Theatre, cheese making, a blacksmith demonstration, colonial children's games and ice cream making!