Hibernia County Park consists of over 900 acres of trails, woodlands, meadows, open fields, play areas, pavilions, camping and picnic areas. Popular fishing sites include the Brandywine Creek’s west branch, Birch Run & a children’s pond. Chambers Lake is a great spot for boating and fishing.
Walking tours explore the legacy of the iron masters and country gentlemen who owned the estate.The walking tour focuses on mansion builders Charles Brooks and Colonel Swayne.
From Hibernia Mansion, the tour explores ruins, structures and landscape features located on Forest Hill and Forge Trails and Lion’s Head Drive that tell the story of Hibernia’s past. Brochures explaining these features are available at the park office.
Hibernia Mansion, home of 19th century Ironmasters, graces Hibernia’s hillside. It is open for public tours on Sunday afternoons, Memorial Day to Labor Day. In December, the Mansion offers Candlelight Tours.
Hibernia is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Pennsylvania Inventory of Historic Places. It is also part of the Hatfield-Hibernia National Register Historic District. In 2009, Hibernia Mansion joined the Rural History Confederation.
Boy Scout Troop 48 recently helped clean up the West Branch of the Brandywine Creek between Cedar Knoll and Wagontown Roads.