The Borough of Schwenksville is located in the scenic Perkiomen Valley of Western Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. This area was originally settled in the late 17th century. The Borough was originally part of Perkiomen Township and home to the first copper mine in Pennsylvania. Ice harvesting was a major industry in the area. Being situated along the Perkiomen Creek made the Borough a great summer resort community during its early existence. Today the Borough is a residential community with 1,385 residents according to the 2010 census. Commercial and industrial businesses are located along the Main Street corridor. An elementary school, library, post office, and a 6.47 acre park along the Perkiomen Creek inhabit the Borough. It is a gateway to the Perkiomen Trail, providing a wonderful recreation activity for the area.
Schwenksville Borough is serviced by the Perkiomen Valley School District. It is one of the area’s premier school districts, serving nearly 5,900 students in the communities of Collegeville, Lower Frederick, Perkiomen, Schwenksville, Skippack, and Trappe. PVSD has a total of seven schools: high school (grades 9-12), two middle schools (grades 6-8); and four elementary schools (grades K-5).
Schwenksville is well known for the annual Philadelphia Folk Festival held on the third weekend in August.
Schwenksville is also home to the Pennypacker Mills mansion and Spring Mount Ski Lodge and Otts Mountain.