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The Nicholas Stoltzfus House

The Nicholas Stoltzfus House has survived 200 years of flooding and encroachment from highway development. Since the completion of the Blue Marsh Dam in the late 1970's flooding is much less of a threat. The route 222 highway upgrade was completed and the house remained. The house is restored and a barn is being constructed thanks to The Nicholas Stoltzfus House Preservation Committee, The Pequea Bruderschaft Library, and many others.

Nicholas Stoltzfus House Drawing
Make it a day at historical Berks Parks!

Begin the day at the NSH, have lunch in the local pavilion, then see the Gruber Wagon Works, the Canal Museum, The Red Bridge, and take to the trails or
canoe on the Tulpehocken.

Select to view photos of the House, Barn, Auction,
Music Festival, and Barn Raising

Saving The Stoltzfus House (lancasteronline.com)

Download The 2012
House Restoration Progress Brochure

Read the Article by Tom Infield in
The Philly Inquirer on 9/5/2011

Read the Schlegel Letter

Modern History

1989 occupied by the Schlegels.


Gene C. Stoltzfus in photo.



2001the highway came thru and the state took over.

2002 Mother Nature took over.

2002 Interior fireplace.

2003 Saved!

Exterior improvements
May 2003

Exterior improvements
May 2003

Exterior improvements
May 2003

Exterior improvements
May 2003

Interior Improvments May 2006

Interior Improvments May 2006

Front Yard May 2006

Side Yard May 2006

The Turtle 2006. Tulpehocken is an Indian word meaning "Land where the turtle sang and wooed".

Tulpehocken flooding June 2006. The house escaped with minor seepage in the basement.

Flooding June 2006. The real thing.

Proposed Barnaige May 2007.

Proposed Barnaige May 2007.

Shutters added May 2009.