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Spring Open House: Historic Houses of Fairmount Park

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

| Free

Everyone is invited to visit all of the Park Charms in Fairmount Park for FREE as part of the Love Your Park Week celebrations! Participating historic houses include:

Cedar Grove
1 Cedar Grove Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 763-8100

Laurel Hill
7201 N Randolph Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 235-1776

Lemon Hill
Sedgeley Drive & Lemon Hill Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Woodford
2300 N 33rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 229-6115

Mount Pleasant is currently closed for general maintenance.

Discover the engaging stories that echo within the walls of these six historic sites throughout Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Each house has its own personality and offers a glimpse into the intriguing public and private lives of prominent Philadelphians during an important time in American history — just prior to and after the American Revolution.

Within the lovely grounds of Fairmount Park, these six “Charms” – the houses maintained as historic house museums – served as the rural summer villas for well-to-do families during the eighteenth- and early-nineteenth century. They are considered among the most significant architectural examples of this time period in the United States. Their styles, furnishings, history and stories illustrate the culture and domestic lives of the time. Today, these houses are preserved as treasured jewels of our collective past.

The Charms member houses are informative individually, but experienced as a whole, you can truly imagine life in the past.

Some of our nation’s most important and well-known Founding Fathers, such as Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, visited these homes and their inhabitants… and you should too!

Details

Date:
May 19
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://parkcharms.com/love/2019/5/19/spring-open-house

Organizer

Fairmount Park Conservancy
Phone:
(215) 988-9334
Email:
info@myphillypark.org
Website:
www.myphillypark.org

Venue

Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, United States
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