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.
We welcome visitors! We are open EVERY SATURDAY with tours scheduled at 11 am, 12 noon, and 1 pm – AND our volunteer docents attempt to accommodate all requests for other times. Do not hesitate to contact us – email or phone 724-274-5459. Please allow time for us to return your call or email!
We are open for visitors every Saturday at 11, 12, and 1 pm but also by request for those who need a different date. We ask for a group of at least four, if possible, for special tours.
Please call or email for confirmation only because we may be closed if the weather does not permit safe access.
If you are at the house during “regular” open hours but the house is not open, please call the “emergency number” and someone will meet you promptly!
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
Docent led tours of the Rachel Carson Homestead are available every Saturday and upon request. We are all volunteer and attempt to accommodate all visitors.
Tours begin at 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 1 p.m. Please register in advance to ensure your preferred time is available. Allow 45 minutes.
Please email for special requests Info@RachelCarsonHomestead.org
Admission is free for Members! For others, a minimum donation of $10 is requested for each adult, $5 for children. Discounts available.
The Homestead is accessible 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, Judy Ujcic, or leave a message at 724-274-5459 for more information and to plan your visit.
Our calendar includes programs that may require registration.
Outreach programs are included one our calendar. You may request a presentation to your group, club, or class for a fee of $150. Requests for discount will be considered.