Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion in Philadelphia, PA.

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Learn about American History from the house that Lived it.

EXPERIENCE 18th and 19th century history through the events and lives of people associated with Belmont Mansion in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA. Our house museum is dedicated to colonial history and the 19th century network of people and places known as the "underground railroad."

Built in the early eighteenth century, the Mansion is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in the United States. The Belmont Mansion property became part of Fairmount Park in 1869, and is now an underground railroad museum open to the public for tours.




Belmont Mansion Addition
Two year project is finally complete at Belmont Mansion with the building of the state-of-the-art Cornelia Wells Conference Center in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.

Reenactors Available for Your Event The Belmont Mansion reenactors are now available to appear at your event. Contact Belmont Mansion to find out more >

Histories Learn about Cornelia Wells, and her life as a freed slave at Belmont Mansion.

Press Releases

President of American Women's Heritage Society To Receive Drum Major Award

Belmont Mansion To Be Featured On WHYY Channel 12 In Philadelphia

Belmont Mansion Awarded Major Preservation Resource

Newsletters And Flyers

Summer 2012 Newsletter (PDF file)

Quilt Share And Workshop (PDF file)

Fall 2008 Newsletter (PDF file)

Winter 2008 Newsletter (PDF file)

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Front of Belmont Mansion, an historic house with three floors, large windows and pale yellow stucco exterior walls.
Front exterior of Belmont Mansion.

Want to take a tour? We welcome tourists, history buffs, teachers, students and groups of all sizes.