Discover hidden gems in East Fairmount Park on a walking tour
May 16, 2021
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Boxers’ Trail Gateway
3336 W. Dauphin Drive
Discover hidden gems in East Fairmount Park on a walking tour led by John Sigmund, caretaker at Woodford Mansion and Public Programs Coordinator at Fairmount Park Conservancy. John will lead you on a 3.5 mile tour sharing his knowledge about the Boxers’ Trail, Woodford Mansion, Dell Music Center, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Historic Strawberry Mansion and many interesting things in between.
TICKET PRICES: Pay what you can – $15, $20, or $25
ATTENDEE INSTRUCTIONS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
-Appropriate for Adults and families with children ages 12 & up. Minors must be registered and accompanied by an adult.
-Please wear comfortable shoes
-Please dress according to weather conditions.
-Please bring your own water and snacks (drinking water is not available in the park)
-Dogs on leash are welcome
-There are nearby bathrooms available before or after the tour (if absolutely necessary)
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols:
This event will be capped at 10 people. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP.
All participants must wear a mask for the duration of the event
Participants must maintain 6 feet of distance from one another during the event
If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home.
POSTPONEMENT / CANCELLATION POLICY: Light rain or shine. Rescheduled in the case of severe weather
PRESENTER(S) BIO: John Sigmund is the Public Programs Coordinator with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, drawing upon his experience as a community organizer, teaching artist, history lover, and urban park enthusiast. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he spent a decade living in Austin, San Antonio, and New York City, but made a happy homecoming to go back to school at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. John has the proud distinction of actually living in Fairmount Park– he and his partner are resident caretakers and tour guides at Woodford Mansion, a National Historic Landmark (built 1756). It has been a truly life-changing opportunity that combines his passion for city history, gardening, community service, and the arts and antiques. The historic house world has also offered him a nearly impossible opportunity for his age– John is the Chair of the “Young Friends of Woodford.” Although Woodford Mansion is his home base, John is an enthusiastic advocate for all of the historic houses in the park system.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: If Philadelphia’s parks make a difference in your life – consider becoming a member of Fairmount Park Conservancy and help ensure that Philadelphia’s parks are enhanced for generations to come. PLUS members register first for events and enjoy discounts on park experiences including Treetop Quest, Shofuso and more!