yourself back in time when the local artisans of a community supplied
the crocks, dry goods, wrought iron tools, and decorative elements of
the household. Just as well-wrought goods were handed down as heirlooms
in earlier times, you will find treasures and memories to keep for
yourself and others. The beautiful grounds and relaxed atmosphere bring
visitors back annually.
Today the Spruce Forest Artisan Village is home to ten professional artisans.
No paid actors or reproduced backdrops here.....only highly skilled,
articulate craftsmen in beautifully restored log cabins and other
restored buildings of historic note.
Established 35 years ago. Spruce Forest Artisan Village, an offspring of
Penn Alps, has been a seedbed for those wishing to learn and pursue the
traditional arts and crafts of our colonial roots. Early classes in
wood carving, pottery and weaving led to locating and saving historic
buildings that would allow the public to watch artisans at their craft
in fully functioning studios. The early efforts of teachers and
volunteers have produced a world champion bird carver and professionally
trained artisans who now share their knowledge with visitors and
Visiting is free. We welcome you as our guest.
Hours In-Season (May through October)
Monday through Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
staggered days off at the studios.
Special hours and visiting artisans for our "Summer Festival" event in July (entrance fee)
Special hours and decorations over the holidays, including our "Christmas in the Village" event.
Similar hours but subject to weather.