Conrad Weiser Homestead - Womelsdorf, PA
Updated: Sep 7, 2022
The Conrad Weiser Homestead is a historic site in Womelsdorf, Berks County, PA. The homestead allows you to see the life of Conrad Weiser.
Weiser was an 18th century German immigrant who is, perhaps, the most complex and misunderstood individual in the history of colonial Pennsylvania. He is as known to the Iroquois as Tarachiawagon or "Holder of the Heavens," and addressed as "Honest Conrad" by the family of founder William Penn.
He played a major role in the history of colonial Pennsylvania and was known to keep the peace with the Iroquois Confederacy.
Conrad was a farmer, and interpreter of Native American languages, a diplomat, a soldier, a magistrate, a lay religious leader, an entrepreneur, and a loyal and highly rewarded associate of the Proprietary government.
The homestead sits on 26 acres of land. 7 total buildings exist on the property. 2 large monuments, a gazebo, the Weiser Family Cemetery, picnic areas, and a pond are on the property.
A nice place to spend the day with family or catch up with an old friend.