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November 28, 2012

Fairmount Park’s Holiday Historic House Tours Return December 1-9

Discover the engaging stories that echo within the walls of the historic mansions in Fairmount Park.
(Photos courtesy Charms of Fairmount Park)

Fairmount Park’s historic mansions will be dressed up again this year for the holiday season.

From December 1-9, prepare to be impressed by the yuletide decorations and spirit of the “Charms of Farimount Park” holiday tours.

Five of the Fairmount mansions — Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Ormiston and Woodford — will be seasonally decorated, each in their own way.

Each house will have its own theme; for example, Lemon Hill’s theme will be “Toys & Games” while Laurel Hill’s will be “Holiday Music.”

Attendees will receive an exclusive recipe card unique to each mansion on the tour, which are only given out during the holiday house tours.

This year, there’s another bonus. For the first time, guided trolley tours will leave the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for your convenience. The tours will leave the museum at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Sundays, and visit all five of the mansions, priced at $40 for non-Philadelphia Museum of Art members and $32 for members.

For a fun twist on the annual Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours, head over to Liberty Place to view the mansions in gingerbread form. They’ll be on display, each crafted by a local chef or baker, through December 9.

Some of our nation’s most important and well-known founders, like Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, visited these homes and their inhabitants… you should too!

Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours
When: December 1-9
Where: Fairmount Park Mansions
Cost: $5 per person per house, children under 12 free
More info: www.parkcharms.com

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