Attractions - Historic Homes and Buildings

Fairmount Park


Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park contains some of the greatest treasures of the colonial period, including seven eighteenth – and early nineteenth- century houses that were once the county homes of the city’s most eminent citizens. Two of these impeccable restored homes are administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art – Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. These extraordinary homes provide the visitor with a unique glimpse into Philadelphia’s rich cultural history.

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 3.82 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 2.80 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 3.34 miles


Facility Amenities

  • Bus Parking


Facility Amenities

  • Free Admission

As the nation’s largest urban park, Fairmount Park serves as the scenic surroundings to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, home to America’s first zoo, and picnic grounds for an entire city. Exploring the lawns and winding streets of this immense park will lead you to a handful of spectacular house museums, statues, and a Japanese teahouse.

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