Royer Mansion

Royer Mansion Historic Royer Mansion, built in 1815, was the home of ironmaster Samuel Royer and his family. Tours available upon request.

Mission “It is the mission of the Blair County Historical Society to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Blair County, Pennsylvania." Company Overview The Blair County Historical Society (BCHS) was chartered on July 23, 1906 as a non-profit association open to all persons interested in preserving the history of Blair County. Since its inception, the society has taken an active role in preserving and interpreting this region's heritage, through marking sites of historical significance, publishing books and pamphlets on local history, and collecting and preserving artifacts relevant to the heritage of the area's people. Description Royer Mansion is located at 3909 Piney Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693, which is 5 miles south of Williamsburg on Route 866 between Williamsburg and Martinsburg. Royer Mansion was the home of Samuel Royer and his family. Samuel was another ironmaster, owning Springfield Furnace. The last descendant of the Royer family to live at Royer Mansion was Carrie Hartman, wife of Samuel Royer's grandson. After Carrie's death in 1965, the mansion and springhouse were sold to the Pennsylvania Fish Commission. The Society purchased it in 1984 for $1.00. Royer has two apartments (the second floor apartment is occupied by the Site Manager), a community space (which can be rented for meetings, parties, etc.), and has a picnic pavilion which is used by the senior citizen hubs of Blair County, and is also available for other groups to rent. Royer Mansion is situated on ample ground in a beautiful setting. Perfect for any event! Tours of the Royer Mansion are available by contacting the Historical Society and making previous arrangements. We are always seeking the aid of volunteers, educators, and contributors to help us keep history alive! General Information The Blair County Historical Society owns and operates for historic sites in beautiful central Pennsylvania including Baker Mansion in Altoona, Royer Mansion in Williamsburg, the Dick Schoolhouse in Morrison's Cove, and Etna Furnace in Catherine Township.

More porch sitting photos shared by Carrie Hartman's grandnieces who are shown here. These ladies shared memories of Roy...
06/05/2019

More porch sitting photos shared by Carrie Hartman's grandnieces who are shown here. These ladies shared memories of Royer that were remarkable.

Another photo shared with us by Royer descendants. This one shows Carrie Wagner Hartman and her husband Royer Hartman in...
06/03/2019

Another photo shared with us by Royer descendants. This one shows Carrie Wagner Hartman and her husband Royer Hartman in the backyard of the mansion. Carrie was the last family member to reside in the home. She was born in 1889 and passed in 1965. Royer died in 1948. We were told Carrie liked listening to her baseball games on the radio❤️ We feel blessed to be here.

Wonderful visit today with 3 of Carrie Hartman's grand nieces, they are the three ladies in the front row. The older pho...
06/02/2019

Wonderful visit today with 3 of Carrie Hartman's grand nieces, they are the three ladies in the front row. The older photo shows 2 of them as small girls dressed in their cowgirl outfits. They were thrilled with the restoration work. It's days like this it all seems worthwhile.

Royer Mansion's cover photo
05/31/2019

Royer Mansion's cover photo

In the gardens this morning.
05/30/2019

In the gardens this morning.

Boxwoods, yellow roses and Japanese Irises finally planted. Come tour the grounds and mansion Saturday June 15th during ...
05/29/2019

Boxwoods, yellow roses and Japanese Irises finally planted. Come tour the grounds and mansion Saturday June 15th during our 2nd Annual Wine in the Woods event from 4 pm to 9pm. Raining Blue performing, cheese and chocolate vendors, artisans, food vendors, Locher Candles, Birds of a Feather and more!

Good morning🌻
05/28/2019

Good morning🌻

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend🇺🇸
05/25/2019

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend🇺🇸

Royer Mansion's cover photo
05/25/2019

Royer Mansion's cover photo

Another beautiful morning in the back yard.
05/25/2019

Another beautiful morning in the back yard.

Extensive landscaping is going on in anticipation of our 2nd Annual Wine in The Woods Event🍷 Saturday June 15th from ...
05/22/2019

Extensive landscaping is going on in anticipation of our 2nd Annual Wine in The Woods Event🍷 Saturday June 15th from 4 to 9 pm. Tickets are available via Facebook or at our website www.royermansion.org. The mansion will be open for tours and porch sitting❤️ Music by Raining Blue and several vendors and artisans under the tent and on the lawn.

Visit our Events page and purchase tickets for WINE in the WOODS. Visit our website to watch a video and view pictures f...
05/19/2019
Royer Mansion

Visit our Events page and purchase tickets for WINE in the WOODS. Visit our website to watch a video and view pictures from last year!
www.royermansion.org

We offer a beautiful venue and restoration of the former home of Samuel Royer, built in 1815 in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania. Perfect for any occasion.

Allow us to grill for your next get together!
05/19/2019

Allow us to grill for your next get together!

History lives on at Royer Mansion.  From the ashes of a beloved ancestor around her memorial tree to shards of pottery a...
05/19/2019

History lives on at Royer Mansion. From the ashes of a beloved ancestor around her memorial tree to shards of pottery and jewelry found while gardening. We are proud to preserve this significant part of Williamsburg's history.

Quilt detail in a guest room. 1800 circa.
05/09/2019

Quilt detail in a guest room. 1800 circa.

Another wedding cake done by our in house baker at Birds Nest Cafe.
05/08/2019

Another wedding cake done by our in house baker at Birds Nest Cafe.

The trouble one can get into when taking 2 cars and a trailer to the flower auction.🙄
05/07/2019

The trouble one can get into when taking 2 cars and a trailer to the flower auction.🙄

Detail from a dated 1755 sampler in the Royer collection.
05/07/2019

Detail from a dated 1755 sampler in the Royer collection.

05/06/2019
Raining Blue

Raining Blue

UPCOMING GIGS:

May 18: Wooly's Neighborhood Celtic Pub, Johnstown, 8-11 PM
May 20:Veterans Home, Hollidaysburg, 2 PM
May 24: B & L Wine Cellars - Bon Air, 7 PM
May 30: Richland Woods, Richland, 2:30 PM
May 31: Amber Terrace, Altoona 2:30 PM
June 1: Woody Lodge Winery LLC., Ashville, 6:30 PM
June 15: Wine in the Woods, Royer Mansion, Williamsburg
June 17: Amber Terrace, Altoona 2:30 PM
June 21: Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 7 PM
July 4: Private Party. Bellwood
July 6: Joe's Place, Private Party, Lewistown
July 12: Mountain Lion Observatory, Fort Roberdeau
July 13: Kim's Place, Private Party, Hollidaysburg
July 15: Presbyterian Home, Hollidaysburg, 2 PM
July 20: Centre Crest, Bellefonte. 2 PM
July 22: Amber Terrace, Altoona 2:30 PM
July 28: Valley View Park Amphitheater, Altoona, 5 PM
August 24: Bellwood HS Reuniion, 8 PM
August 19: Amber Terrace, Altoona 2:30 PM
August 29: Richland Woods, Richland, 2:30 PM
August 30: Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville, 6:30 PM
August 31: Cesare Battisti Club, Altoona, 7 PM
September 21: Private Party, Johnstown
September 22: Pumpkinfest, Royer Mansion, Williamsburg
September 30: Amber Terrace, Altoona 2:30 PM
October 10: Graystone Court, Bellmeade, 6:30 PM
October 14: Amber Terrace, Altoona 2:30 PM
October 18: Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville, 6:30 PM
October 19: Martinsburg Community Library Fundraiser
October 21: Presbyterian Home, Hollidaysburg, 2 PM
October 24: Presbyterian Home, Hollidaysburg, 2 PM
October 28: Richland Woods, Richland, 2:30 PM
November 2: Centre Crest, Bellefonte. 2 PM
November 25: Amber Terrace, Altoona 2:30 PM
December 14: Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville, 6:30 PM
December 16: Amber Terrace, Altoona 2:30 PM
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January 25: Bellwood-Antis Public Library Fundraiser

The mansion smells like spring!
05/06/2019

The mansion smells like spring!

3rd year for the lilac tree.❤️
05/05/2019

3rd year for the lilac tree.❤️

Royer Mansion's cover photo
05/05/2019

Royer Mansion's cover photo

Good morning to you.
05/02/2019

Good morning to you.

We apologize if you have tried to purchase tickets for WINE in the WOODS and you were told tickets sales ended.  Please ...
05/02/2019
Royer Mansion

We apologize if you have tried to purchase tickets for WINE in the WOODS and you were told tickets sales ended. Please ignore that little glitch. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for bringing it to our attention. Tickets are available for sale on Eventbrite, www.royermansion.org, Bird's Nest Cafe and Bakery in Bedford PA, or call the mansion @ 814-931-0745 or 814-494-6478. We appreciate offering this venue to the community of Williamsburg PA.

We offer a beautiful venue and restoration of the former home of Samuel Royer, built in 1815 in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania. Perfect for any occasion.

In the garden.
04/30/2019

In the garden.

Rain drop at Royer.
04/29/2019

Rain drop at Royer.

In the coop.🐓🐓
04/28/2019

In the coop.🐓🐓

Rainy day at Royer🌧
04/26/2019

Rainy day at Royer🌧

Good morning🌷
04/25/2019

Good morning🌷

Spring cleaning the potting shed.
04/24/2019

Spring cleaning the potting shed.

04/22/2019
Happy Easter to all our friends and supporters!
04/21/2019

Happy Easter to all our friends and supporters!

Easter eve🐣🌷🐇
04/20/2019

Easter eve🐣🌷🐇

Good morning.
04/19/2019

Good morning.

Mid 19th century wooden butter bowl with its original green paint exterior with lettering spelling BUTTER and the faint ...
04/18/2019

Mid 19th century wooden butter bowl with its original green paint exterior with lettering spelling BUTTER and the faint image of a cow beneath. Found locally here in the Cove.

Great photo shoot yesterday at Royer.
04/17/2019

Great photo shoot yesterday at Royer.

Porch sitting.
04/16/2019

Porch sitting.

Red tulips on a windy day.
04/15/2019

Red tulips on a windy day.

Good morning.
04/15/2019

Good morning.

A big thank you to the fun group we hosted at Royer today. 🌷
04/15/2019

A big thank you to the fun group we hosted at Royer today. 🌷

One of the joys of living at Royer is the clip clop of horse and buggies on Sunday mornings.
04/14/2019

One of the joys of living at Royer is the clip clop of horse and buggies on Sunday mornings.

View from kitchen door.
04/13/2019

View from kitchen door.

Good afternoon.
04/13/2019

Good afternoon.

Glorious Spring Day here at Royer.
04/13/2019

Glorious Spring Day here at Royer.

04/12/2019

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3909 Piney Creek Rd
Williamsburg, PA
16693

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