Trappe is a borough settled in 1717 and formally incorporated in 1896. located in the borough is the homestead of Frederick Muhlenberg, signer of the Bill of Rights and first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
The population was 3,509 at the 2010 census, 89.2% White, 3.2% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 4.5% Asian, and 2.0% were two or more races. 2.7% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry
Trappe falls within the boundaries of the Perkiomen Valley School District.
The Augustus Lutheran Church, the oldest unchanged Lutheran Church building in continuous use in the United States, is located in the Borough.Started in 1743 and was designed by Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg, a Lutheran minister who had immigrated to the colony in 1742