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“Traditions of the Season” at the Historic Houses in Fairmount Park

Join us as the historic houses revive their colonial-era heritage and bring history to life! Reenactors and first-person interpreters will be present throughout the day at six Historic Houses in Fairmount Park.

Participating houses include Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion, Historic Strawberry Mansion, Mount Pleasant Mansion, and Woodford Mansion.

Experience 18th and 19th century life through costumed interpreters presenting narratives, hands-on activities, and demonstrations of traditional trades, crafts, and domestic duties. Historical interpretation by Once Upon A Nation History Makers portraying real people from the past. Presented in collaboration with Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Free admission for children 12 and under. 


Saturday, December 7, 2019


10:00am - 5:00pm



Philadelphia, PA

Proceeds from this event support the ongoing stewardship, maintenance, and promotion of these treasures.

Visit www.holidaysinthepark.com for further information including house addresses, transportation options, and the day’s performance schedule. Limited free parking is available at each location.