Moonstone Manor

Gentlemen Smith’s Quarters

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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"A giant thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did to make Sarah and Dave's wedding the occasion we have all been dreaming about. The Manor is just an exquisite venue, from the beautiful grounds to the incredible Manor house - it could not have been better. Being able to hold the rehearsal and dinner there, as well as stay at the Manor, was so convenient since we are from out of town. Sarah and Dave wanted an outdoor wedding in a special setting - this was it!"

—Jane and Charles M., Sarah and Dave