Parks on Tap will be traveling to Mt. Pleasant Mansion, September 16th-September 18th
FRIDAY + SATURDAY: 1 – 11 PM
SUNDAY + MONDAY: 12 – 10 PM`
About the Park:
Built as a grand country estate in the mid 1760’s, Mount Pleasant Mansion is located on a hilltop overlooking the Schuylkill River. With Symmetrical outbuildings, classical details, unusual brick quoins, and intricate interior woodwork, Mount Pleasant made a bold architectural statement in the years leading up to the American Revolution. Prior to its restoration by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1962, Mount Pleasant served various public purposes, functioning once a beer garden and later as a dairy farm providing milk and ice cream to local residents. The breath-taking beauty of the house’s interiors and vistas, the elegance of the lifestyle of colonial elites, and the curiosities of Captain Macpherson’s life are all on display at Mount Pleasant, though the house is currently closed for maintenance.