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Discover the engaging stories that echo within the walls of these seven historic sites throughout Fairmount Park. Each house has its own personality & offers a glimpse into the intriguing public & private lives of prominent Philadelphians during an important time in American history - just prior to & after the American Revolution.
Within the lovely grounds of Fairmount Park, these seven “Charms” – the houses maintained as historic house museums – served as the rural summer villas for well-to-do families during the eighteenth- & early-nineteenth century. They are considered among the most significant architectural examples of this time period in the United States. Their styles, furnishings, history & stories illustrate the culture & domestic lives of the time. Today, these houses are preserved as treasured jewels of our collective past.
KIDBIT: End your day at Smith Playground -- a free 16,000-square-foot playhouse and an all-abilities, 6½-acre playground.
Cedar Grove & Mount Pleasant: 215-684-7926, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurel Hill: 215-235-1776
Lemon Hill: 215-232-4337
Strawberry Mansion: 215-228-8364, email@example.com
Sweet Briar: 215-222-1333, firstname.lastname@example.org
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