Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion Philadelphia's only Authentically Restored Victorian House Museum & Garden. The mansion and its
surrounding gardens now operate as a museum.
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In 1859, cloth merchant Ebenezer Maxwell (1827–1870)
moved to the suburbs and built this mansion for $10,000. Located in Germantown's Tulpehocken Station Historic District of
Philadelphia, PA, the mansion tells the fascinating tale
of the emerging middle class from 1850 to 1880. A contributing property of the Tulpehocken Station
Historic District, the mansion was added to the National
Register of Historic Places in 1971.

Gilded Age Cookbook Available for Holidays -
12/04/2023

Gilded Age Cookbook Available for Holidays -

Copies of Becky Diamond's fabulous new cookbook are available through Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, inscribed, just in time for Christmas. Diamond's book includes beautiful new color photography of the Maxwell Mansion, showcasing foods that our nineteenth-century families would have loved in rooms they....

12/01/2023

Tweet Email The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications for a limited term microgrant entitled Empowered History. The application deadline is January 31, 2024. Funding for this initiative is provided through a National Historical Publications & Records Commis...

On this day in 1900, Oscar Wilde died, aged 46. Perhaps no author better grasped the Victorian era, with its manners, st...
11/30/2023

On this day in 1900, Oscar Wilde died, aged 46. Perhaps no author better grasped the Victorian era, with its manners, style, and wit. His life was cut short by its prejudices.

Today’s adventure as an executive director: I learned to use a hot glue gun!
11/30/2023

Today’s adventure as an executive director: I learned to use a hot glue gun!

Happy Giving Tuesday! Your contribution allows us to continue decades of historic preservation and interpretation. Pleas...
11/28/2023

Happy Giving Tuesday! Your contribution allows us to continue decades of historic preservation and interpretation. Please give today!

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Support The Mansion: Donate to or become a member of Philadelphia’s only authentically restored Victorian house museum! (215) 438-1861

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11/28/2023

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It's hard to imagine, but sixty years ago some people looked at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion and saw a worthless old house.  Plans were underway to raze it, and build a gas station at the corner of Tulpehocken and Greene.  A few committed neighbors stopped the bulldozers, bought the site, and crea...

Dickens Christmas Party December 2 -
11/25/2023

Dickens Christmas Party December 2 -

Tickets are now on sale for Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion's Dickens Christmas Party on Saturday, December 2 from 2-5 p.m. This year's highlights will include Josh Hitchens' one-man A Christmas Carol, authentic holiday food, beverages, and Victorian Christmas decorations throughout the mansion. Seating is...

11/23/2023
11/22/2023

1 Bed, 1 Bath from $1325/month

11/18/2023

Tuesday, November 28th!

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11/16/2023

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Join us in the Mansion’s beautiful parlor for a one-man performance of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Actor and adaptor Josh Hitchens brings this classic tale to life before your eyes by playing all your favorite characters – Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, the Ghosts of C...

We have a busy holiday season and exciting 2024 coming soon. Join our mailing list!
11/10/2023

We have a busy holiday season and exciting 2024 coming soon. Join our mailing list!

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11/10/2023

TOMORROW visit the Ben Franklin Museum for FREE. The museum is located in Franklin Court (which you can enter either from Market or Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets). They are open from 9-5pm.

As always, we are open and free to the public Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Come make a day of it and visit us both!

[Image of the Ben Franklin Museum below is credited to the National Park Service.]

Get ready for Giving Tuesday! We need your continued support on November 28, 2023!
11/07/2023

Get ready for Giving Tuesday! We need your continued support on November 28, 2023!

11/07/2023

Events & Info You Don't Want to Miss!   The Colored Girls Museum   Historic Germantown   November 2023 The Colored Girls Museum Joins the Historic Germantown Consortium! We are pleased to announce th

Plan ahead! Remember that Giving Tuesday is November 28.  The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion depends on your generosity to con...
11/07/2023

Plan ahead! Remember that Giving Tuesday is November 28. The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion depends on your generosity to continue to preserve and interpret Philadelphia's nineteenth-century history.

Added event! Hounds of the Baskervilles Nov 12 3:30 p.m. -
11/03/2023

Added event! Hounds of the Baskervilles Nov 12 3:30 p.m. -

Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale has proved to be very popular! By popular demand, we are adding an additional gathering to discuss Sir Arthur's mystery masterpiece.  "Elementary," one might say. To allow more of our friends the opportunity to discuss Holmes and Watson, we have added an additio...

Tickets still available!
11/03/2023

Tickets still available!

Victorian Americans loved good food, and author Becky Diamond takes us on a tour of their kitchens and dining rooms in her gorgeous new book.

Happy Halloween from “the scary house on Tulpehocken”!
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from “the scary house on Tulpehocken”!

Gilded "Age Cookbook launch November 4 -
10/28/2023

Gilded "Age Cookbook launch November 4 -

For any of us who love studying the history of Gilded Age America, or who are anxiously awaiting the next episode of the HBO series, one thing is evident: Americans in  that era loved good food.  They cooked exquisite dishes themselves or hired cooks and chefs to do so, they loosened their corsets...

Maxwell Mansion Halloween! -
10/26/2023

Maxwell Mansion Halloween! -

Visitors often tell us that Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is called "the spooky house on Tulpehocken Street." Perhaps its memories of the Addams Family, perhaps its the popular image of gothic architecture.  Now's your chance to scare us back! EMM volunteers will be distributing Halloween candy startin...

Profound congratulations to Josh Hitchens on presenting four sold out shows of ‘Stoker’s Dracula’ this past weekend! He ...
10/26/2023

Profound congratulations to Josh Hitchens on presenting four sold out shows of ‘Stoker’s Dracula’ this past weekend! He enthralled - and terrified - a mansion full of fans!

A beautiful fall Sunday in Historic Germantown.
10/22/2023

A beautiful fall Sunday in Historic Germantown.

A gorgeous fall afternoon in our Victorian gardens!
10/20/2023

A gorgeous fall afternoon in our Victorian gardens!

10/19/2023

I’ve just ordered a figgy pudding mold.

10/13/2023
10/13/2023

By popular demand, we've added a performance of our sold-out show, Stoker's Dracula! Come let Josh Hitchens prepare you for the Halloween season!
Tickets are going fast;

Gilded Age Cookbook launch with Link -
10/12/2023

Gilded Age Cookbook launch with Link -

10/02/2023

Leading up to the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, join us next Thursday, October 5th at Stenton for a Lunch & Learn program, "Prisoners of Congress: Philadelphia’s Quakers in Exile, 1777-78" with author Norman E. Donoghue II. Books will be available at a discounted rate. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/717198248267?aff=oddtdtcreator

Then, visit Cliveden on Saturday, October 7th for the Revolutionary Germantown Festival! Visit https://cliveden.org/revolutionary-germantown-festival/ for a complete schedule of events.

A gorgeous autumn afternoon in the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion gardens! Visit us before snowfall.
09/30/2023

A gorgeous autumn afternoon in the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion gardens! Visit us before snowfall.

DEEP RIVERS   tour today for   and   through  So much fun!
08/18/2023

DEEP RIVERS tour today for and through So much fun!

Can you find the hummingbird in  Frank Scott   ? Hummingbirds love the nectar from the   flowers. Stop by  to see our   ...
08/05/2023

Can you find the hummingbird in Frank Scott ? Hummingbirds love the nectar from the flowers. Stop by to see our ribbon garden!

We were pleased to host members of the Philly chapter of .everywhere for our Deep Rivers tour on Sunday. Thank you Steph...
07/18/2023

We were pleased to host members of the Philly chapter of .everywhere for our Deep Rivers tour on Sunday. Thank you Stephanye for arranging this!

Kinley and her grandparents visited the Mansion! Bring your   this   Kinley learned about   times and
07/11/2023

Kinley and her grandparents visited the Mansion! Bring your this Kinley learned about times and

06/21/2023

TICKET CONTEST!
You can win 2 FREE TICKETS to "Black Music's American Journey" at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion on Friday, June 23 at 7PM.

How? Just drop your contact info into an email to [email protected] with the subject line "TICKETS!"
A name will be randomly drawn from a hat tomorrow afternoon at 3PM. [$80 value]

Black Music’s American Journey; Curated by Guthrie Ramsey
An enlightening presentation on Black music history in America! A journey from the classical compositions of Francis Johnson, to modern day HipHop.

Open for tours today! Our first guest has a private tour with our docent in costume. So much
11/19/2022

Open for tours today! Our first guest has a private tour with our docent in costume. So much

 Open for tours on today and Saturday. Kat is tomorrow’s docent. To see her in her costume and enjoy a tour of our 19th-...
11/18/2022

Open for tours on today and Saturday. Kat is tomorrow’s docent. To see her in her costume and enjoy a tour of our 19th-century museum, click the link in our profile for reservations.

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200 W Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA
19144

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Philly’s Only Victorian House Museum

In 1859, cloth merchant Ebenezer Maxwell (1827–1870) moved to the suburbs and built this Mansion for $10,000. Located in Germantown's Tulpehocken Station Historic District of Philadelphia, PA, the Mansion tells the fascinating tale of the emerging middle class from 1850 to 1880. The Mansion brings 19th century history to life through live site-specific theatre performance, hands-on workshops, lectures, musical evenings - all inspired by life in Victorian Philadelphia.


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