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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

PMA members have free admission.

Additional Information:

E-mail Address: info@parkcharms.com
County: PA - Philadelphia
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
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Toddlers & Preschoolers
Offers Field Trips?: yes
Grades for Field Trips: 0 Early Ed / Preschool
0 Kindergarten
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