1736 Henry Antes House



   Designed and built by Henry Antes in 1736, the Antes House is an excellent example of early German colonial construction and design.

The 1726 Henry Antes House, The Goschenhoppen Historians, Perkiomenville PA

   The house was the site of frequent evangelical and political meetings held to promote understanding among colonists of different religions, cultures and races. The Moravian school established here is recognized as one of the first interracial nonsectarian schools in the state of Pennsylvania.


   At the annual Folk Festival, women prepare traditional Pennsylvania German foods in the massive fireplace of the home.  Bread is baked, and apples are dried, in the restored bake oven which is between the house and the large Pennsylvania German garden.