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
  • Aug 6
    Teen Splash Party at HHSC **Me...

    Teen Splash Party at HHSC **Members Only**

    Thursday, Aug 6  /  8PM to 11PM

    Looking for a night out with your friends? Teens 12 and up are welcome to our Teen Splash Party from 8pm to 11pm at HHSC.  Music, games and friends are all of the ingredients needed for a great night!  Think we’re kidding?  Ask around, this is one the of the best Splash Parties of the season!

  • Aug 7
    Cooking with Judi

    Cooking with Judi

    Friday, Aug 7  /  5:30PM to 6:30PM

    Judi will be cooking up some good vittles with all the fresh bounty from the farm.  This month, Judi will be highlighting Tomatoes & Peaches.  Free of charge.  Call 610 876-7116 to register

  • Aug 8
    Miss Marcia's Gardening with C...

    Miss Marcia's Gardening with Children

    Saturday, Aug 8  /  10AM to 11AM

    August is the month for the best tomatoes.  Miss Marcia will show you many different tomato varieties and tasting is encouraged!  You will learn the ins and outs of growing your own tomato gardens.  As always, there will be a related activity.  Free of charge.  Call 610 876-7116 to register

  • Aug 8
    Peach Festival

    Peach Festival

    Saturday, Aug 8  /  9AM to 5PM

    Sweet, juicy peaches, peach treats and fun for the whole family!

  • Aug 8
    Growing Hope with City Team

    Growing Hope with City Team

    Saturday, Aug 8  /  8AM to 7PM

    Linvilla Orchards and City Team are joining forces to collect as much donated  fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. This program can only be successful with the help from you our amazing friends- YOU!  Starting July 18th, we will be setting up a table out front of the Farm Market every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 7pm.