Historic Strawberry Mansion, the largest of the Fairmount Park Historic Houses, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Judge William Lewis’s (d. August 16, 1819) legacy with reduced admission, storytelling, and fruit picking.
Held over two days, the fête will give visitors an opportunity to explore Lewis’s legal work on behalf of freedom-seeking African Americans, his contributions towards the 1780 “Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery,” and Philadelphia’s role as a liberating place for freedom seekers.
When: Friday, August 16 & Saturday, August 17
Where: Historic Strawberry Mansion (2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr.)
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Reduced $2 admission, representing 200 years
• Meet and greet with a storyteller from Historic Philadelphia who will tell the story of Judge William Lewis on Saturday, 8/17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Stroll through the award-winning gardens and pick your own peaches, pears, raspberries, and blackberries both days
• Take a Historic House tour led by a knowledgeable guide at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days