Places to Visit

Find local family fun in our attractions guide. Search by type of place, location, recommended ages and more.

More ideas for things to do as a family from MetroKids:

Family Fun Calendar >> Weekend Planner >>  

← Return to search

Places to Visit

Charms of Fairmount Park, The

MapFairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA
    Categories:
  • History Museums & Sites
  • Holiday

Description:

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, visitorservices@philamuseum.org
Laurel Hill: 215-235-1776
Lemon Hill: 215-232-4337
Strawberry Mansion: 215-228-8364, strawberrymansion@me.com
Sweet Briar: 215-222-1333, info@sweetbriarmansion.org
Woodford: 215-229-6115

Cost Cutter

Woodford Mansion: FREE admission for active-duty military personnel and up to five guests as part of the Blue Star Museums program.

Additional Information:

E-mail Address: info@parkcharms.com
County: PA - Philadelphia
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Parents
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Offers Field Trips?: yes
Grades for Field Trips: 0 Early Ed / Preschool
0 Kindergarten
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Parties: no
Free/Discounted Museum Days: Art-Reach Access Program
Blue Star Museums

Is this your company? Update or enhance your listings »

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

September 2020

Today

  • Sun
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
30 31 01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 01 02 03
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags