About Linvilla

Be a part of our ongoing history

Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education. A trip to Linvilla creates family memories that last a lifetime and generations of Delaware Valley families have returned year after year to experience all of the things that make Linvilla Orchards special.

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Linvilla History

In 1914, Arthur Linvill and his mother Lydia purchased a dairy farm with an eighty-foot tall octagonal barn. The Linvills shipped fresh milk and cream to Swarthmore, but Arthur wanted to grow peaches. Orchards were planted and they sold the fruit from a horse-drawn wagon. With the increased use of automobiles people began to come to the farm where the Linvill family sold their produce from the front porch of the farm house. As the produce became more abundant, the farm became more popular and the Farm Market opened in the Octagonal Barn. Over the years a bakery and gift shop were added which complemented the operation. Neighbors from all over the Delaware Valley have been coming back ever since.

 

In 2002, the picturesque barn was destroyed in a fire, but the Linvill family hopes to rebuild the landmark on its original site some day. Arthur's son Paul, his wife Peg, their children and grandchildren continue to operate Linvilla Orchards, faithful to the tradition that has made it such a great place to visit for a century. They hope you'll be part of the next great era in Linvilla history.

 

Things to do at Linvilla

Linvilla Orchards is fun for the whole family! Each season brings more things to see and do at Linvilla. Take a hayride through our fields and orchards; climb aboard our passenger train; experience a ride on a real pony; get your face painted like a princess or pirate; visit with the farm animals in the Barnyard, catch a big fish in Orchard Lake and play in our Playland Playground.

Seasonal Displays

Seasonal Displays

You’ll love our larger than life displays in Pumpkinland and Christmasland!

Mazes

Mazes

Don’t get lost in our Ultimate Recycled Maze in the winter or our Straw Bale and Corn Field Mazes in the fall!

Festivals

Festivals

Our entertaining and educational festivals focus on our most popular crops. See our calendar of events for our complete schedule.

Hayrides

Hayrides

Extra special hayrides for children of all ages include our Hayrides to Bunnyland, Autumn Moon Hayrides, Hayrides to the Witches’ House and Winter Solstice Hayride.

Groups

Groups

We offer a variety of programs for groups: School and Camp Tours, Evening Hayrides with Campfires and Birthday Parties.

Swim Clubs

Swim Clubs

Linvilla Orchards also operates two private swim clubs: Knowlton and Hidden Hollow. Memberships are available.

2014 Calendar Companion

As part of Linvilla Orchards 100th anniversary celebration we sorted through thousands of old photos to share with you. We created our 2014 Wall Calendar featuring many of these photos and have posted them in this slide show with captions to tell you more about our 100 year history of  farming in the Delaware Valley.  

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
  • Apr 26
    Meet Linvilla's Barnyard Frien...

    Meet Linvilla's Barnyard Friends

    Saturday, Apr 26  /  1PM to 2PM

    Spring has sprung in Linvilla’s Barnyard. Come meet our new baby calves and chicks. Doreen, Linvilla’s Gaucho, will introduce you to our barnyard friends explain how they help around the farm. Meet Doreen in front of the farm market at the calf pen. No charge.  Call ahead to register.  (610) 876-7116

  • Apr 26
    Planting Your Fruit Trees

    Planting Your Fruit Trees

    Saturday, Apr 26  /  11AM to 11:30AM

    A large variety of fruit trees are now available at Linvilla Orchards Garden Center. Farmer Norm will share his secrets for success when planting your own trees and how to get the best harvest. Approximately 30 minutes.  Call ahead to register. Free of Charge (610) 876-7116

     

  • Apr 29
    Story Time & Craft

    Story Time & Craft

    Tuesday, Apr 29  /  10AM to 10:30AM

    Join us every Tuesday as a member of our staff reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals and nature! Children can also create a special craft each week! Meet in our Garden Center. Especially for preschoolers but your entire family is welcome to join us. No charge.Rain or Shine. No Registration required.

  • May 2
    Cooking with Judi

    Cooking with Judi

    Friday, May 2  /  5PM to 6PM

    Let’s talk spring in the kitchen! Warm sun and cool weather sprouts some tasty, healthy vegetables: cabbage, asparagus, Swiss chard, and peas. Judi will prepare some of her favorite recipes with this spring’s bounty. This class fills quickly. No charge. Please call 610-876-7116 to register today. 

  • May 3
    Planting Potatoes in a bag!

    Planting Potatoes in a bag!

    Saturday, May 3  /  11AM to 12PM

    Ever wish you had more space for gardening? Let our Garden Center staff show you how to reap the rewards of planting potatoes in a bag.  No charge, registration not required for this class.