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Centre Furnace Mansion Gardens

Inspiration for the Centre Furnace Mansion gardens reflects the styles that began in the 19th century when Ironmaster Moses Thompson and his family lived in the Mansion.  The property is tucked into a hillside, secluded by large spruce, maple, walnut and sycamore trees.  But it is a 250-year-old sycamore tree that dominates the landscape graced with gardens and expanses of lawn, as would have been common in the Victorian Era.  Plantings have been chosen to suggest what would have been available to 19th century gardeners, with some exceptions, if period offerings were not available.

The gardens and grounds are open to visitors from dawn to dusk.

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Tel: 814-234-4779

Email: info@centrecountyhistory.org

1001 E College Ave  |  State College, PA 16801

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Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

Research by appointment.

This website is being made possible in part through a grant provided by the Centre County Board of Commissioners and Happy Valley Adventure Bureau.

Funding for the Centre County Historical Society is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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