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John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

  • Educational
  • Exercise
  • Nature

** From Monday, November 27, 2017 through Tuesday, April 3, 2018, the John James Audubon Center will close. During this period the buildings, parking, and roadway will be closed to the public; however, the Audubon Loop (part of the Montgomery County Multi-Use Trail) will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists weather permitting.

Mill Grove is the home where John James Audubon (JJA) first lived in America. The home, a national historic landmark, is now a museum dedicated to Audubon. It is currently closed for renovations, but will be open in the Fall. JJA’s work helped to inspire the conservation of America’s wildlife. The museum showcases Audubon’s life and art, including his famous Birds of AmericaDouble Elephant Folio, along with many other displays of his work.

Situated on 175 acres and including forest, field, and creek habitats, there are hiking trails and so much more to explore! We have over 150 species birds observed on grounds and non-releasable owls that can be visited in their enclosures. Also available are a pavilion for lunch and plenty of resting areas to enjoy and observe the area.

You can take a guided canoe tour of the Perkiomen Creek with one of our educators! View birds as they feed along the creek, explore the world of macroinvertebrates, and hopefully catch a glimpse of an elusive muskrat! PFDs, canoes, and oars provided. All participants are required to wear a PFD. Cost is $15 per person and registration is required. For groups of 10 or more, private canoe tours can be booked for any time throughout the week. For more information, please contact the Education Department at jjac_education@audubon.org.

New Saturday Bird Walks! Join us Saturdays for free, guided bird walks at Mill Grove. Walks begin in the parking lot at 8:00 am and run to 10:00 am. We have extra binoculars, so don't worry if you forget or don't have them! No registration needed. Facebook will be updated by 7:00 am the day of the walk if we need to cancel due to inclement weather.

Visit our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MillGrove for up to date listings of programs and activities.

Valley Forge Audubon Society Event Calendar

Bike parking is available near the visitor center.