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East Fairmount Park

Historic Sites & Landmarks

East Park Canoe House

Built in 1914 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places featuring a Spanish Mission Revival style of architecture. Restoration of this historic canoe house was completed in 2017 and now houses Temple University's crew teams.

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Strawberry Mansion Music Pavilion

Designed in 1905 by Horace Trumbauer, the Strawberry Mansion Music Pavilion was constructed on the site of a simple band platform. The Park’s elaborate trolley system and the opening of the Strawberry Mansion Bridge in 1897 boosted the popularity of many park sites—including this former Music Pavilion.

East Park Reservoir

3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

This 37 acre artificial lake once provided the city with drinking water and was decommissioned in the 1950s. By the early 90s all but one basin, which is still in use today, were left to be reclaimed by nature.

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Trolley Car Café

Trolley Car Cafe, South Ferry Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

BYOB cafe serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & ice cream inside & on a patio with river views.

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John B. Kelly (1965) by Harry Rosin

A bronze monument to Olympic champion John B. Kelly Sr. sits on Kelly Drive near Growing Grandstand. He won the single and double sculls in 1920 and the doubles in 1924.

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Smith Memorial Playground

3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park Phila, PA 19121

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse offers a free, safe place to play for children 10 and younger. The 6 1/2 acre Playground includes the Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide and more than 50 pieces of unique, pieces of play equipment.

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Fairmount Water Works

640 Water Works Drive Philadelphia, Pa 19130

The Fairmount Water Works was designed and constructed to provide safe, clean drinking water to a city on the cusp of great growth. Its doors opened in 1815 and today the space is the region’s premier urban watershed education destination.

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Laurel Hill Mansion

Laurel Hill Mansion, Philadelphia, PA, United States

On a high bluff overlooking the Schuylkill River, the view from Laurel Hill's back porch is not to be missed. Open for tours. Please check website for details.

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Mount Pleasant

1810 Mt Pleasant Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

Built in the 1760's by Thomas Nevell, Mount Pleasant was sold to the City of Philadelphia in the early 1800s. Prior to its restoration in 1926 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mount Pleasant once functioned as a beer garden and later as a dairy farm providing milk and ice cream to local residents.

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Woodford Mansion

Woodford Mansion, North 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Woodford is furnished with an extraordinary collection of eighteenth and early nineteenth century antiques begun by Naomi Wood, a Philadelphia-born collector. Woodford is open to the public year round.

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