Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion in Philadelphia, PA.

 

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Historic Houses and Museums in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

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Fairmount Park
Events, history and culture of Fairmount Park. The Fairmount Park Commission, a branch of the Philadelphia government, maintains this website.

Fairmount Park Council For Historic Sites
A non-profit organization that helps promote historic houses and sites in Fairmount Park and elsewhere in the city of Philadelphia.

Fairmount Park Walking Tour
Walking tour of Fairmount Park sponsored by Independence Hall Association.

EAST FAIRMOUNT PARK

Delaware Valley Opera Company
The Delaware Valley Opera Company performs in the Fairmount Park area of Philadelphia.

Fairmount Water Works and Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
Recently renovated historic landmark and museum along the Schuylkill River.

Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery
Take a journey into the history of the region’s leaders and wealthy industrialists.

Laurel Hill Mansion
Women For A Greater Philadelphia manages this historic house in east Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA.

Lemon Hill
Henry Pratt, a successful merchant, built Lemon Hill mansion in 1800 as a summer retreat. Lemon Hill is another example of Federal style architecture.

Historic Rittenhouse Town
William Rittenhouse established the first paper mill in British North America on this historic site. Today the site is dedicated to educating people about industry in the colonial era.

Historic Strawberry Mansion
In the late eighteenth century Judge William Lewis, an anti-slavery activist, built Strawberry Mansion in the Federal style of architecture.

Woodford Mansion
Philadelphia merchant William Coleman built this elegant house between 1756 and 1758. The house is furnished with 18th and early 19th-century antiques. Administered by The Naomi Wood Trust.

WEST FAIRMOUNT PARK

Centennial Cafe at The Ohio House
Coffee House at The Ohio House, one of the few remaining buildings from the 1876 Centennial Exhibition.

Chamounix Mansion
Philadelphia International Youth Hostel and Community Center in Fairmount Park.

Pine Breeze Villa
The Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park.

Sweetbriar Mansion
Samuel Breck built Sweetbriar in 1797. Breck knew many famous people of his time including Marquis de Lafayette and Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon.







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Color photo of old fashioned outdoor light affixed to yellow brick wall of Belmont Mansion.
Outdoor light brightens the porch of Belmont Mansion.

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