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
  • Feb 28
    Fore! the Planet Indoor Mini G...

    Fore! the Planet Indoor Mini Golf

    Saturday, Feb 28  /  12PM to 5PM

    Highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! 18 holes of serious fun!

  • Feb 28
    50% Off Vegetables

    50% Off Vegetables

    Saturday, Feb 28  /  12PM to 5PM

    All vegetables in the Farm Market are 50% off ALL WINTER LONG!!!!

  • Feb 28
    Ultimate Recycled Maze

    Ultimate Recycled Maze

    Saturday, Feb 28  /  12PM to 5PM

    Made up of unsold Christmas trees from area lots, this maze is great for all ages! Be prepared to get lost in all the fun!!!

  • Mar 3
    Story Time & Craft

    Story Time & Craft

    Tuesday, Mar 3  /  10AM to 11AM

    Join us every Tuesday as a member of our staff reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals and nature! Children can alsocreate a special craft each week! Meet in our Garden Center. Designed for preschoolers, but your entire family is welcome to join us.

  • Mar 5
    Gardening Club- Native Plants

    Gardening Club- Native Plants

    Thursday, Mar 5  /  10AM to 11AM

    We will be discussing why it is best to use plants native to our area!