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Belmont Mansion

Black Legacy Is Understanding The Past To Prepare For A Better Future: Belmont Mansion Tour

This community appreciation event is open to ALL! Please join us as we tour the historic Belmont Mansion, one of the many historic jewels in our city.

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Black Legacy Is Understanding The Past To Prepare For A Better Future: Belmont Mansion Tour
Black Legacy Is Understanding The Past To Prepare For A Better Future: Belmont Mansion Tour

Time & Location

Feb 09, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Belmont Mansion, 200 Belmont Mansion Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

About the event

"Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us." - Susan L. Taylor

We invite you to join us for this community appreciation event! We have arranged for community members to tour the historic Belmont Mansion. Come and learn about the role this historic jewel has played in establishing its place in history and fostering freedom.

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.

Your ticket affords you entry to the mansion and light refreshments.  This event is open to ALL! Share with your friends and family members.  *Registration is required! We will be onsite the entire time of the event to provide support. The museum is only open for tours during the week (Tuesday - Thursday 11-4, with the last tour starting at 3pm.) 

A little history about the mansion restoration below:

The American Women's Heritage Society was founded in November 1986 to maintain and restore Belmont Mansion, an eighteenth-century house in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA. The Society is the first organization to operate Belmont Mansion primarily as an historic site. And the Society is the only African-American Women's organization to administer an historic mansion in Fairmount Park. The Society has drawn attention to the importance of Belmont Mansion. In the 1987 Assessment of Ten Historic Structures in Fairmount Park considered to be at risk, Belmont Mansion was singled out as the most significant structure studied, and among the most important in Fairmount Park. This work was followed by a complete historical study and architectural analysis published as The Belmont Mansion Historical Structures Report. On this basis, the restoration of Belmont Mansion became the first major project of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust in 1994.

Tickets

  • Belmont Mansion Tour Pass

    This ticket affords you free entry/tour through the historic Belmont Mansion.

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