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Presidents Day — Fun Fact!

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Did you know Historic Strawberry Mansion has two dining room chairs that belonged to George and Martha Washington when they lived in the President’s House in Philadelphia? These chairs were part of a set of 14, of which only five are accounted for...

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African American History Month

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Historic Strawberry Mansion celebrates African American History Month by illuminating the work of its founder, Judge William Lewis, an early American abolitionist and a pivotal figure to the end of slavery in Philadelphia. Learn about Lewis’ life during a Saturday tour of the Mansion, and visit our exhibit “A Freedom to Go Forth” to look at...

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Flavors of the Season Day: Dec. 9

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Bring your appetite and culinary curiosity to the historic houses as we celebrate some of Philadelphia’s best tastes for the holidays. At Historic Strawberry Mansion, enjoy the storybook holiday decor while tasting a sampling of seasonal treats from Birchtree Catering. Participating houses include Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion,...

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Neighbor’s Day: Dec. 8

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Enjoy a day of entertainment as the historic houses showcase the many talents of the neighbors that live near and around Fairmount Park. From 11 am – 3 pm, The Underwoods will play holiday classics, Christmas carols and a little bit of R&B and soul at Historic Strawberry Mansion. Featuring Donald Underwood, Amadeus Underwood, Sadia Underwood,...

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“A Very Storied Christmas”: Nov. 28 – Dec. 23

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This year, Fairmount Park’s largest historic mansion is dressed in classic holiday décor portraying “A Very Storied Christmas”. Designed by Our Garden Club of Philadelphia and Vicinity and The Porch Club of Riverton, the theme celebrates the long history of the Free Library of Philadelphia and its 130 years of promoting literacy for all Philadelphia...

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