Laurel Hill Mansion

Laurel Hill Mansion Philadelphia Park House Laurel Hill Mansion, built in 1767 is open to the public for tours & events to 4:00 p.m. with guided tours available.

Historic Laurel Hill Mansion is nestled along the scenic Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has a prominent location on a high bluff overlooking the river. One of the most visible houses that ring the river, the view of the river from the back porch is not to be missed and should be included in any tour of Philadelphia. The original house built by Rebecca Rawle in

1764 consisted of a two-story Georgian brick structure with a symmetrically placed entry and a gallery of windows on the first and second floors. In the late 18th/early 19th century, a small single story wing was added to the south-side of the home. The unique two-story octagonal wing was added to the north side soon thereafter. The house is open to the public from mid-April to mid-December Thursday – Sunday from 10:00 a.m. It is recommended that you call in advance (215) 235-1776. There are also special events though out the year including a symposium during Women’s history month, a Spring Tea that raises funds for the maintenance of the house, a well-regarded Summer Series of Chamber Music Concerts that take place in the octagonal music room among others. For a complete list of events please visit. http://www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/events.html

More photos of the amazing work done by the Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region.  We thank them for th...
08/16/2023

More photos of the amazing work done by the Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region. We thank them for their sponsorship and for painting historic Laurel Hill Mansions fence!! Your work helping us maintain this historic property is greatly appreciated!
More information about FTI. www.fti.edu

On Sunday August 20th we are hosting a live performance by Classical Guitarist Allen Krantz in the octagonal music room ...
08/15/2023

On Sunday August 20th we are hosting a live performance by Classical Guitarist Allen Krantz in the octagonal music room at Laurel Hill Mansion. Allen has received acclaim as a solo guitarist, chamber musician and composer. His performances throughout the United States have included appearances at Carnegie Hall, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington, with his diverse programs often featuring original compositions. The concert begins at 2:00 P.M. and will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the artist on the back porch. Tickets are $30.00

The 2023 summer concert season at historic Laurel hill mansion will feature performances by the Wister Quartet, Daniel Adam Maltz and Allen Krantz. Chamber music is featured at Laurel Hill Mansion in the summer music series Concerts by Candlelight.

A very special thank you to the Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region for their sponsorship and for pain...
08/10/2023

A very special thank you to the Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region for their sponsorship and for painting historic Laurel Hill Mansions fence!! Your work helping us maintain this historic property is greatly appreciated!
More information about FTI. www.fti.edu

Tickets are available for the 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 30, 2023 performance by the Wister Quartet in Laurel Hill Mansion's...
07/25/2023

Tickets are available for the 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 30, 2023 performance by the Wister Quartet in Laurel Hill Mansion's historic octagonal music room. There will be refreshments served on the back porch which overlooks the Schuylkill River and an opportunity to meet the musicians. Convenient to Center City Philadelphia with Plentiful Free Parking. Tickets can be purchased at www.lhmpp.org


Bring a chess set, bring a friend, bring your lunch too and join us on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 10:30 to 3:30 for ou...
07/18/2023

Bring a chess set, bring a friend, bring your lunch too and join us on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 10:30 to 3:30 for outdoor chess at historic Laurel Hill Mansion. Located at 3487 Edgley Drive, Philadelphia PA 19121 in East Fairmount Park. 215 235-1776
Free event, open to the public with plenty of free parking. Register and find more information at https://laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/chess.html

Laurel Hill Mansion will be closed on June 23rd, 24th and 25th 2023 due to unforeseen circumstances.  We will reopen on ...
06/23/2023

Laurel Hill Mansion will be closed on June 23rd, 24th and 25th 2023 due to unforeseen circumstances. We will reopen on for public tours on Thursday, June 29th at 10:00 A. M.
The Chess day scheduled for June 24th has been rescheduled for July 1st 10:30 to 3:30 www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/chess.html
The Plein Air Day scheduled for June 25th has been rescheduled for July 2nd also 10:30 to 3:30. www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/plein_air.html

Artists and other creatives are invited to pack their supplies and and on June 15, 2023 spend the day painting, sketchin...
06/14/2023

Artists and other creatives are invited to pack their supplies and and on June 15, 2023 spend the day painting, sketching, making on the grounds of historic Laurel Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park Philadelphia PA. This free event is from 10:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
3487 Edgley Drive
East Fairmount Park
Philadelphia PA 19121
215 235-1776

Thank you to the Dolce Suono Ensemble for a wonderful, sold out, performance this past Sunday, July 7th!The Candlelight ...
07/09/2019

Thank you to the Dolce Suono Ensemble for a wonderful, sold out, performance this past Sunday, July 7th!
The Candlelight Concert Series continue July 14th with crowd favorites, Lance Wiseman, on the fortepiano, and Michael Shingo Crawford, playing the violin. For tickets call 215-643-7923 or www.laurelhillmansion.org

Laurel Hill Mansion a Philadelphia Pennsylvania historic site nestled along the scenic Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park is open to the public for tours and there are public events such as the summer music series Concerts by Candlelight. The mansion may also be rented for private events. Laurel Hil...

Tickets for the July 7th The Dolce Suono Ensemble concert at Laurel Hill Mansion are Sold Out.  Tickets are available fo...
07/05/2019

Tickets for the July 7th The Dolce Suono Ensemble concert at Laurel Hill Mansion are Sold Out. Tickets are available for July 14th with Lance Wiseman on Piano & Michael Shingo Crawford on Violin,
The July 28th The Wister Quartet concert and the August 18th concert of Allen Krantz playing Classical Guitar. Tickets are available at www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/concerts.html

Women in the Arts & Humanities March 10, 2019 from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Champaign Brunch at the Kennedy HouseWomen’s ...
02/26/2019

Women in the Arts & Humanities
March 10, 2019 from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Champaign Brunch at the Kennedy House
Women’s History Month event. Free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP visit
http://www.womenforgreaterphiladelphia.org/pages/member_page.html

Women For Greater Philadelphia is a service organization that acts as stewards of historic Laurel Hill Mansion and promotes historical, philosophical, educational and cultural life of Greater Philadelphia

The 2018 Season of Concerts by CandlelightAt Laurel Hill Mansion featuresSunday, June 24 - The Philadelphia Flute Quarte...
05/23/2018

The 2018 Season of Concerts by Candlelight
At Laurel Hill Mansion features

Sunday, June 24 - The Philadelphia Flute Quartet
Sunday, July 8 - K. Scheide and C. Cunningham –
harp and forte piano
Sunday, July 29- The Wister String Quartet
Sunday, August 5 – Allen Krantz – classical guitar
Sunday, August 19 – The Franklin String Quartet
All concerts begin at 6:30 PM. A reception will follow each concert with light refreshments. Tickets are available at www.laurelhillmansion.org

This week Women of Greater Philadelphia are highlighting our five 2018 Women's History Month Honorees. Please join us at...
03/24/2018

This week Women of Greater Philadelphia are highlighting our five 2018 Women's History Month Honorees. Please join us at Laurel Hill Mansion for this free event on Sunday March 25th at 2:00 PM.

Philadelphia hat designer Dawn Wilson founded Dust to Dawn Fashions Inc. in 1993. Dawn has provided the finest millinery and fashion accessories for over twenty four years to private clientele and boutique owners.
An artist skilled in textile and pattern design in 1993 Dawn received ; First Place for Men's Wear and First Place for Coats, Suits and Ensembles in the National Association Of Fashion And Accessory Designer's (NAFAD) National Awards and Fashion Show Competition. In 1995 she was named Hall of Fame, Designer of Tomorrow and in 2012 Dawn Wilson awarded Best of Philadelphia Fashion Designer for her Diva Hats. You can View more of Dawns creations at www.hatsbydawnshop.com

Register at for this free event honoring Dawn and our other honorees at www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/womans_history_month.html

This week Women of Greater Philadelphia are highlighting our five 2018 Women's History Month Honorees. Please join us at...
03/22/2018

This week Women of Greater Philadelphia are highlighting our five 2018 Women's History Month Honorees. Please join us at Laurel Hill Mansion for this free event on Sunday March 25th at 2:00 PM.

Mimi Stillman is one of the most celebrated and innovative flutists of her generation, critically acclaimed for her dazzling artistry and communicative powers. She has been hailed by The New York Times as "a consummate and charismatic performer" and called "the coolest flute player" by Philadelphia Magazine. She has performed as soloist with orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, and Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan, and as recitalist and chamber musician at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Verbier Festival, Kingston Chamber Music Festival, and Kol HaMusica. She is the Artistic Director of Dolce Suono Ensemble who has often appeared in Concerts by Candlelight, the chamber music concert series hosted at Laurel Hill Mansion. You can learn more about Mimi at www.mimistillman.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MimiStillmanFlute/ and www.facebook.com/dolcesuonoensemble

Register at for this free event honoring Mimi and our other honorees at www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/womans_history_month.html

This week Women of Greater Philadelphia are highlighting our five 2018 Women's History Month Honorees. Please join us at...
03/21/2018

This week Women of Greater Philadelphia are highlighting our five 2018 Women's History Month Honorees. Please join us at Laurel Hill Mansion for this free event on Sunday March 25th at 2:00 PM.

Nina “Lyrispect” Ball is a unique, powerful force giving voice to the beauty, challenges and creativity in our community. Her lyrical prose provides a smart, honest, searing commentary on our past and present reality.”
— -Sara Lomax-Reese, President/CEO WURD Radio

For more than 20 years, Lyricist,educator, curator and activist Nina “Lyrispect” Ball has fused multiple art forms to create live events, performances and curricula that challenge convention, celebrate culture and inspire us to find our own voice while tapping into our power, light and personal truth.

Nina is the author of The PreCursor, the first of seven installments of Spectrum of a Supernova, a multimedia series. You can learn more about Nina at www.lyrispect.com

Register at for this free event honoring Nina and our other esteemed honorees at www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/womans_history_month.html

Award-winning Lyricist, Author, Voice-Over, Educator & Creative for Social Change. Spectrum of a Supernova. Mantras for the Modern-day Mentalist. The PreCursor, book, available now. Nina “Lyrispect” Ball.

This week Women of Greater Philadelphia are highlighting our five 2018 Women's History Month Honorees. Please join us at...
03/20/2018

This week Women of Greater Philadelphia are highlighting our five 2018 Women's History Month Honorees. Please join us at Laurel Hill Mansion for this free event on Sunday March 25th at 2:00 PM.

Jeri Lynne Johnson is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. She founded Black Pearl in 2008 and in its brief time, the BPCO has garnered critical acclaim and prestigious awards from the Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Maestro Johnson has led orchestras around the world and has been featured in numerous media including NBC's Today show and NPR's Tavis Smiley show. In 2005 she made history as the first Black woman to win an international conducting prize when she was awarded the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship. You and read more about Jeri and listen to Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Jeri Lynne Johnson conducting. at www.jerilynnejohnson.com

Register at for this free event honoring Jeri and our other honorees at www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/womans_history_month.html

Black female conductor and founder of world-class orchestra who consults on innovative leadership development and diversity, equity and inclusion

03/20/2018

This week Women of Greater Philadelphia are highlighting our five 2018 Women's History Month Honorees. Please join us at Laurel Hill Mansion for this free event on Sunday March 25th at 2:00 PM.
First up is Kathleen Vissar, Co-founder and owner of Wells Vissar. Kathy’s artistic vision, master skills and years of experimentation have led Wells Vissar to redefine the possibilities of scagliola and fancy plaster with architectural elements that can be bold, ethereal and class...

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This week Women of Greater Philadelphia are highlighting our five 2018 Women's History Month Honorees.  Please join us a...
03/18/2018

This week Women of Greater Philadelphia are highlighting our five 2018 Women's History Month Honorees. Please join us at Laurel Hill Mansion for this free event on Sunday March 25th at 2:00 PM.
First up is Kathleen Vissar, Cofounder and owner of Wells Vissar. Kathy’s artistic vision, master skills and years of experimentation have led Wells Vissar to redefine the possibilities of scagliola and fancy plaster with architectural elements that can be bold, ethereal and classical or whimsically contemporary. With her team of artisans she turns her clients design wishes in to reality. Above are works that Kathy and her team created for Tavern on the Green in New York's Central Park. You can see more of Kathy's work at www.scagliola.com.

Register at for this free event honoring Kathy and our other honorees at www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/womans_history_month.html

Girls Day In!   October 15, 2017 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Girls Day In at Luarel Hill MansionThe Women for Greater Philade...
10/08/2017

Girls Day In!


October 15, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Girls Day In at Luarel Hill Mansion

The Women for Greater Philadelphia invite you to a lovely afternoon of shopping and refreshments at the annual GIRLS' DAY IN. Girls of all ages are invited to shop for a cause featuring:

*LOVE YOU GIRL FOUNDATION- Purses both practical and elegant
*Lipsense- Lipcolor that lasts until YOU take it off
*Tupperware- Real solutions for organization and storage
*Hats By Dawn- Bespoke hats designed & made on site
*Bonnie Bangle and Beads- Chic, edgy, and modern jewelry

All proceeds will be used for the upkeep and preservation of the mansion. Free admission.
COME AND SHOP TILL YOU DROP!

RSVP to [email protected].

Girls Day In!   October 15, 2017 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Girls Day In at Laurel Hill MansionThe Women for Greater Philade...
10/08/2017

Girls Day In!


October 15, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Girls Day In at Laurel Hill Mansion

The Women for Greater Philadelphia invite you to a lovely afternoon of shopping and refreshments at the annual GIRLS' DAY IN. Girls of all ages are invited to shop for a cause featuring:

*LOVE YOU GIRL FOUNDATION- Purses both practical and elegant
*Lipsense- Lipcolor that lasts until YOU take it off
*Tupperware- Real solutions for organization and storage
*Hats By Dawn- Bespoke hats designed & made on site
*Bonnie Bangle and Beads- Chic, edgy, and modern jewelry

All proceeds will be used for the upkeep and preservation of the mansion. Free admission.
COME AND SHOP TILL YOU DROP!

RSVP to [email protected].

In the hands of the 18th century’s finest musical minds, the string quartet came to life in an outpouring of expression ...
08/11/2017

In the hands of the 18th century’s finest musical minds, the string quartet came to life in an outpouring of expression at once dazzling and dramatic, beguiling and bold. Experience Mozart, Haydn, and Boccherini at their creative peaks in this unique program, performed on period instruments by the Franklin Quartet. The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. on August 20th in the 18th century music room of Laurel Hill Mansion located in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Tickets are available at www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/concerts.html

On July 23, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. The WISTER QUARTET will present a program featuring Joseph Haydn’s eloquently serious “Qui...
07/14/2017

On July 23, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. The WISTER QUARTET will present a program featuring Joseph Haydn’s eloquently serious “Quinten” String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2; a rhythmically and harmonically intriguing work by Romanian composer Marcel Farago, his Duo for violin and cello, Op. 52; and Johannes Brahms’ lyrically heartfelt String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2.at Laurel Hill Mansion. For tickets, the press release or more information visit www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/concerts.html or e-mail [email protected]

The PRINCIPALLY HARPS Sunday, July 9th concert at Laurel Hill Mansion has sold out. There are still tickets available fo...
07/08/2017

The PRINCIPALLY HARPS Sunday, July 9th concert at Laurel Hill Mansion has sold out. There are still tickets available for the July 23rd, August 6th and August 20th at www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/concerts.html

06/09/2017
Two of our holiday visitors were married at Laurel Hill Mansion in 1982 in front of the same fireplace they are pictured...
12/16/2016

Two of our holiday visitors were married at Laurel Hill Mansion in 1982 in front of the same fireplace they are pictured with here!

12/05/2016

Events this week at Laurel Hill Mansion
December 8th
Tea will be served by costumed volunteers 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
December 9th
Tea will be served by costumed volunteers 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
December 10th NEIGHBOR'S DAY
10:30-11:30am
Scott Shaffner (piano) and Jean Lenke (vocals)
12:30pm-1:30pm
Scott Shaffner (piano), Karen Smith (percussion) and Justin Sekelewski (bass)
2:30pm-3:30pm
Scott Shaffner (piano), Karen Smith (percussion) and Justin Sekelewski (bass)
December 11th FLAVORS OF THE SEASON
10:00-4:00pm
HOLIDAY MARSHMALLOW HEAVEN with JOHN AND KIRA'S CHOCOLATES
11:00am-12:00pm
Lance Wiseman - forte piano and Alexander Spivak-violin
12:45-1:30pm
Ezgi Yargici -cello

You can support Women for Greater Philadelphia, the organization that maintains Laurel Hill Mansion by shoping Amazon Sm...
11/23/2016

You can support Women for Greater Philadelphia, the organization that maintains Laurel Hill Mansion by shoping Amazon Smile and choosing us as your charity.

Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1949002 and Amazon donates to Women for Greater Philadelphia Inc.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Women for Greater Philadelphia Inc. Support us every time you shop.

You can support Women for Greater Philadelphia, the organization that maintains Laurel Hill Mansion by shoping Amazon Sm...
11/23/2016

You can support Women for Greater Philadelphia, the organization that maintains Laurel Hill Mansion by shoping Amazon Smile and choosing us as your charity.
Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1949002 and Amazon donates to Women for Greater Philadelphia Inc.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Women for Greater Philadelphia Inc. Support us every time you shop.

Printable June 26 2016 concert poster
06/21/2016

Printable June 26 2016 concert poster

On June 26th at 6:30 Lance Wiseman will perform selections by Beethoven, Scarlatti & Bach among others on th.e 1810 Broa...
06/21/2016

On June 26th at 6:30 Lance Wiseman will perform selections by Beethoven, Scarlatti & Bach among others on th.e 1810 Broadwood Forte Piano at Laurel Hill Mansion. For tickets visit http://www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/concerts.html. After the concert there will be refreshments and a chance to meet Mr. Wiseman.
Laurel Hill Mansion's photo.

Holiday tours begin at Laurel Hill Mansion on December 3rd every Thursday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM until Decemb...
11/21/2015

Holiday tours begin at Laurel Hill Mansion on December 3rd every Thursday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM until December 20th. This years theme for the Park House decorations is The Twelve Days of Christmas

Join us at Laurel Hill Mansion November 1st 2pm for an intimate conversation with Beth Kephart,   author of “Flow: The L...
10/27/2015

Join us at Laurel Hill Mansion November 1st 2pm for an intimate conversation with Beth Kephart, author of “Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River” and “Love: A Philadelphia Affair.” Beth Kephart is is an American author of non-fiction, poetry and young adult fiction for adults and teens. She lives in Philadelphia and occasionally teaches and lectures at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tickets are $10 for members of Women For Greater Philadelphia and $15 for non members. To purchase tickets online go to www.laurelhillmansion.org or call 215-535-2441 to reserve your seat. Light refreshments will be provided.

Laurel Hill Mansion a Philadelphia Pennsylvania historic site nestled along the scenic Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park is open to the public for tours and there are public events such as the summer music series Concerts by Candlelight. The mansion may also be rented for private events.

Masquerade party at Historic Laurel Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park this Saturday October 24, 2015.  There will be p...
10/21/2015

Masquerade party at Historic Laurel Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park this Saturday October 24, 2015. There will be prizes, mysteries, refreshments and mask revels.

Ticket information
$20 members $25 for nonmembers Online at http://www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/events.html All proceeds go to the upkeep of Laurel Hill Mansion.
Mansion located at Randolph Drive, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Pa 19121

09/09/2015

Boxers’ Trail 5k Run/Walk & Strawberry Mansion Day

Saturday, September 14, registration starts at 8:30am, Run begins at 9:30am. Mander Recreation Center, N 33rd St. and Diamond St. The Boxers Trail 5k is back for the second year through the wooded trails of East Fairmount Park where Joe Frazier himself trained. Proceeds from the benefit 5k will go to the nearby Mander Recreation Center. Following the run, stick around for Strawberry Mansion Day (10am - 7pm), which will include the annual Strawberry Mansion Idol contest. Registration costs $20 for runners, $15 for walkers and is free for Strawberry Mansion residents. Register in advance online or call (215) 988-9334.
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La Fiocco “The Intimate Baroque-Music for a Summer Evening”, music from the early 17th century to mid19th century, at La...
08/07/2015

La Fiocco “The Intimate Baroque-Music for a Summer Evening”, music from the early 17th century to mid19th century, at Laurel Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 PM. is sold out but there are still tickets available to hear the amazing classical guitarist Allen Krantz on the 23rd of August. http://www.laurelhillmansion.org/Pages/concert%20program.html

Programs and performer biographies for the Chamber music series Concerts by Candlelight sponsored by Women for Greater Philadelphia and held each summer at Laurel Hill Mansion, one of Philadelphia's historic Fairmount Park Houses.

Address

3487 Edgley Drive
Philadelphia, PA
19121

Opening Hours

Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

+12152351776

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