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.
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.
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.
Don’t get lost in our Straw Bale and Corn Field Mazes in the fall!
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.
Linvilla Orchards also operates two private swim clubs: Knowlton and Hidden Hollow. Memberships are available.
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.
Jack-o-lanterns created by our staff are lit every night at dusk.
Enjoy a crisp fall evening star gazing while on a hayride through our orchards. This hayride ends with a bonfire where you can roast some marshmallows and enjoy a sample of our cider.
Take a hayride to visit the friend witches house! She will tell you a story and jokes and gives all of the kids a treat! The hayride ends at a campfire where you can roast some marshmallows and enjoy a sample of our cider.
Larger than life figures & scarecrows illustrate the legens and lore of the harvest season, local history & some of the many stories of pumpkins & apples. Over 100 tons of pumpkins on display!
Join us everyTuesday at 2pmas a member of our staff reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals and nature! Children can also create a special craft each week! Primarily for preschoolers, but your entire family are welcome to join us. No charge. Rain or Shine. No Registration required.