Wheat & Sheep Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Roll up your sleeves and experience life on a colonial-era farmstead!


Wheat & Sheep Day is set for Saturday, April 27 at noon at the Thompson-Neely Farmstead and Grist Mill, which is part of Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA).


Watch as the Thompson-Neely sheep are shorn using period-accurate hand shears. Their fleece will become yarn available for purchase in the Visitor Center gift shop and on Etsy.


Other Wheat & Sheep Day activities include:

  • Learning to make colonial-style pancakes
  • Turning the sheep’s fleece into textiles
  • Watching a cooper create barrels
  • Touring the Thompson-Neely House, once used as a field hospital for the Continental Army
  • Watching a miller turn corn and wheat into flour at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

This event is at the Thompson-Neely Farmstead, located at 1638 River Road, New Hope, PA.