Experience 18th and 19th century history through the events and lives of people associated with Belmont Mansion in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA. Our house museum is dedicated to colonial history and the 19th century network of people and places known as the "underground railroad."
Built in the early eighteenth century, the Mansion is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in the United States. The Belmont Mansion property became part of Fairmount Park in 1869, and is now an underground railroad museum open to the public for tours.
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Mark your calendars! Exciting and fun upcoming activities!
CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
FOR OUR COMMUNITY CHILDREN
Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
We want to help to make Christmas really special for our local children! Please join our efforts and bring a toy to the mansion during our TOY DRIVE! We will make sure it gets to a deserving family for the holiday.
AWHS QUILT EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2pm – 5pm at the Historic Belmont Mansion
This extraordinary quilt exhibition will feature Philadelphia’s Finest Quilters. Learn about the quilts of the Underground Railroad, visit our market place filled with one of a kind Hand Crafter Items, take a tour of the Underground Railroad Museum, and enjoy dazzling holiday lights. $7.00 per person.
AWHS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AND OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, 2pm - 6pm
We look forward to seeing you! Please come visit the mansion, take a tour of the Underground Railroad Museum, and enjoy holiday cheer at the Historic Belmont Mansion and Underground Railroad Museum.
BELMONT MANSION/UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HOLIDAY TOURS & QUILT EXHIBITION download detailed flyer
Sunday, Dec. 8 – Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
Open Tuesdays - Fridays: 11am - 5pm and Saturdays - Sundays: 12 Noon - 5pm by appointment (Closed on Mondays)
During the Holiday season, the Belmont Mansion comes alive and is filled with the spirit of the holiday. Visit during this season and experience the Belmont Mansion more breathtaking than ever. Enjoy the mansion decorations and take a tour of the Underground Railroad Museum.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
The exhibition will open and there will be a "Come Meet the Artists" reception. Admission: $7.
Belmont Mansion Addition
Two year project is finally complete at Belmont Mansion with the building of the state-of-the-art Cornelia Wells Conference Center in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.
Reenactors Available for Your Event The Belmont Mansion reenactors are now available to appear at your event. Contact Belmont Mansion to find out more >
Histories Learn about Cornelia Wells, and her life as a freed slave at Belmont Mansion.
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