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Step Back in Time into one of Philadelphia's Historic Homes

Step Back in Time into one of Philadelphia's Historic Homes

Do you enjoy learning about a time gone by?

If so, spend a fun-filled day exploring Philadelphia's historic properties.

It's a fun way to learn about the people who once called them home, and highlights include:

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

As Philadelphia's only authentically restored Victorian house museum, the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion offers live theatrical events, fascinating programs, and interesting tours. The home's first occupants, Ebenezer and Anna Maxwell, lived here for three years before selling it to William and Rosalie Hunter.

The first floor represents the 1860s, while the second story interprets the 1880 time period after the city's centennial celebration. On the outside, visitors can explore well-manicured gardens that represent two time periods during the Victorian era.

Woodford Mansion

Built between 1756 and 1758 in the one-half story Georgian style, the Woodford Mansion is one of the most elegant of the surviving homes constructed along the Schuylkill River outside of colonial Philadelphia.

It was originally owned by William Coleman and his wife Hannah, and it's where they raised their nephew, George Clymer. George went on to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Today, the home is a National Historic Landmark, and it exhibits the Naomi Wood antiques collection. After Naomi's death in 1927, one of her close friends chose Woodford as a suitable home for her display of colonial household items.

Guided tours of the property are offered Wednesday through Sunday.

Betsy Ross House

Built more than 250 years ago, the Betsy Ross House was also home to dozens of other artisans and shopkeepers before opening as a museum in 1898.

It's believed that Betsy lived here between 1776 and 1779, and it is where she made the first American flag.

The first-floor front room acted as a workshop and showroom for a number of the shopkeepers, while the rest of the house was used as the living quarters.

Today visitors can enjoy a tour of the property and learn more about Betsy's fascinating life.

These are just a few of the historic sites near our apartments in Conshohocken, PA. If you are looking for a place to call home, please contact us to schedule a tour.

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