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Succop Conservancy

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Succop Conservancy

Location Details

PHONE: 724-586-2591
ADDRESS: 185 W. Airport Rd.
Butler Twp, PA 16002
HOURS: Call Ahead for Events, Trails open dawn-dusk

Description

While the building and grounds of the Succop Conservancy are over 170 years old, the Conservancy itself started in 2001 when Tom and Jo Ann Succop donated their family’s estate to Butler County Community College.

Irish immigrant John Maharg, who had settled in the area in 1804, built the main house in 1830 and added the bank barn, summer kitchen, and washhouse in the 1850s. In the late 19th century, the Maharg family sold the property to T.W. Phillips, Jr., whose father had founded T.W. Phillips Gas & Oil Company. The estate then went to Phillips’s daughter and son-in-law Margaret and A. Craig Succop, who used it as a working farm until they passed away and left it to Tom and Jo Ann Succop.

The 50-acre Succop Conservancy now has walking trails, ponds, and gardens open to the public year-round, and hosts public and private events such as the Extreme Croquet course, Tea & Take Part tours, and the Memorial Butterfly Release. The Conservancy’s Heritage School features field trips for children and adult folk art classes such as Native American beading with Kinorea “Two Feather” Tigri and open forging with blacksmith Ryan Stauffer.

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