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.

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
  • Jul 8
    Children's Solar Print Class

    Children's Solar Print Class

    Wednesday, Jul 8  /  10AM to 11AM

    We will be producing beautiful prints from Natural Products and the Sun! Miss Marcia will take you for a little nature walk where you will choose the items you would like for your prints. Children will use Solar Print paper to make their very own prints to take home.  This class will fill up quickly!  Call (610) 876-7116 to register.  Fee $10.00  (Rain Date: July 15, 2015) 

  • Jul 9
    Pre-Teen Splash Party at HHSC ...

    Pre-Teen Splash Party at HHSC **Members Only**

    Thursday, Jul 9  /  7PM to 10PM

    Members 12 & under come out and enjoy a night of festivities and music from 7 to 10pm.  This is one of our most popular parties!  Don’t be the one to miss out! 

  • Jul 9
    Linvilla's Own Garden Club

    Linvilla's Own Garden Club

    Thursday, Jul 9  /  10AM to 11AM

    The Gardening Club meets every Thursday at 10am.  Neither fees, nor homework... just friends coming together to dig deep into our common passion... The Garden!  Come and go as you please, there is No Membership Required!

     

    This week, we will be discussing Dragonfly Habitats in your own Garden!

  • Jul 11
    Jammin' with Judi

    Jammin' with Judi

    Saturday, Jul 11  /  11AM to 2PM

    Judi will be out front of the Farm Market showing you how to make Jam with those freshly picked blueberries! No Fee or Registration required.

  • Jul 11
    Blueberry Festival

    Blueberry Festival

    Saturday, Jul 11  /  9AM to 6PM

    Blueberries, bluebery treats & all of your festival favorites!