In 1739 Samuel Smith, a local miller and Indian trader, received a grant of land from the William Penn family, the founders of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To this day, 20 acres remain of the original 305 acre tract located along the Conewago Creek. The original deed, written on sheepskin with pen and ink, is preserved and on display in our dining room.
The Smith family settled into the long time project of clearing the land and building the homestead that they named the Conewago Manor Farm. The location of the house was carefully considered and then perfectly placed along the creek, an oasis in the middle of what was wilderness at the time. It is now an oasis of a different nature, but still a welcome sight at the end of a long day. We hope that you are as intrigued by the Manor and the thriving grounds as were its original owners.
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"On behalf of both of our families, I just wanted to take a moment to thank your entire staff for the great job you all did for our wedding on Saturday!! It couldn't have gone any better in my opinion!! I felt like I was living a Fairy Tale that day . . . it just seemed too good to be true!! I felt like royalty! You deserve an extra special thank you for giving us the unbelievable opportunity to have our wedding at your beautiful Moonstone Manor and for coordinating things to make sure everything ran smoothly!! I have no doubt that it was a lot of work for all of you. Because of your generosity we had a wedding that was so much better than anything I ever could have imagined . . . your grounds and mansion are amazing and beautiful . . . every course of the meal was impeccable . . . the service provided by your staff was superb . . . we had so much fun from the time we arrived Friday evening until the time we rolled out of there on Saturday afternoon . . . I will never forget your kindness and generosity Penny!! By far, absolutely the best and happiest day of my life!! I hope the kindness you bestowed upon us comes back to you many times over!! Again, thank you so very much for everything!!!!"