Visiting the Rachel Carson Homestead
Celebrate Rachel’s life and legacy by visiting her birthplace and early home: the place most significant environmentalist in her too-short life. This site is where she lived and discovered the outdoors, developed her own “sense of wonder,” drew water from a spring-house, read and dreamed of becoming a writer.
House Tours Available by Request and Reservation
We welcome visitors in small groups with tours by appointment. Regular open hours will be established as new docents join us. If you are passionate about Rachel Carson’s legacy and can spare some time, please consider applying to volunteer as a docent. Training will be provided. Please use our Contact form.
Please request your visit reservation in the following form. Note that we must review and reserve before your visit is confirmed. Thank you for understanding.
We sincerely appreciate your patronage. Tour fees and your gift shop purchases help to cover the costs of utilities, insurances, etc.
The wooded Sensory Walking Trail is open dawn-to-dusk. We try to remove poison ivy, but advise you to use your own judgment and caution.
NEW Virtual Tour of the grounds developed for a 2023 Girl Scout Gold Award. Photos were taken early Spring 2023.
You can email or phone 724-274-5459 for updates. Please allow time for us to return your call or email! We are all volunteers at this time.
We appreciate your interest and look forward to your visit!
Rachel Carson Homestead
for GPS directions:
613 Marion Ave
Springdale, PA 15144
Rachel Carson Homestead
PO Box 46
Springdale, PA 15144-0046
Hours & Tours of the Homestead
Please email your requests inquiry in advance to Info@RachelCarsonHomestead.org
Admission may be reduced for Members! For others, a minimum suggested donation of $20 is requested for each adult, $8 for children. Discounts may be available.
The Homestead has limited accessibility for mobility-impaired visitors, including parking access, restroom and first floor. The second floor is accessible by old, steep, narrow stairs – and through technology that brings the rooms and any guests visiting with you, to you! Please contact our Accessibility Coordinator or leave a message at 724-274-5459 for more information and to plan your visit.
Our calendar includes virtual events.
Outreach programs are included on our calendar. You may request a presentation to your group, club, or class for a suggested minimum donation of $125. Requests for discount will be considered.