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Events and Activities

You may register for programs that take place at Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove in person at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Visitor Services desks. Or to register by phone, call (215) 235-SHOW (7469). A nonrefundable service charge for each space reserved is added to all phone orders (Members $2.50, Nonmembers $3.00). There is no service charge for reservations made in the Museum.

Healing in Historic Gardens
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Starts at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Cedar Grove
Paid tickets required
$20 ($16 members)

Elizabeth Coates Paschall, the original owner of Cedar Grove 250 years ago, practiced herbal medicine and kept a book of recipes that relied on homemade ingredients. In this tour and workshop, participants will explore these eighteenth-century recipes and the herb garden that supported them as well as learn how to compound simple herbal home remedies.

Trolley Tour - East Meets West over Tea
Sunday, April 27, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required
$55 ($44 members)

This tour includes a private tea ceremony at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, as well as a tour of Cedar Grove (a Quaker country house built in 1748 and enlarged in 1799).

Spring Festival at Mount Pleasant Plantation
Sunday, May 18, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Mount Pleasant
Free

250 years ago, a plantation or working farm like Mount Pleasant was a busy place in the spring. Besides planting vegetables, grains, and grass, the farmworkers tended to a flock of one hundred sheep and a dozen cows. This spring festival will feature sheep-shearing demonstrations, while visitors of all ages can enjoy fiber-arts demonstrations and hands-on activities like wool-spinning and dyeing. Buses to Mount Pleasant in East Fairmount Park will depart from the Museum’s West Entrance every twenty minutes beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Trolley Tour - A Woman's Place
Sunday, May 18, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cedar Grove, Woodford, Laurel Hill
Paid tickets required
$38 ($30 members)

Hear the surprising stories of the early American women who led the households at Cedar Grove, Woodford (a Georgian-style home build in 1756), and Laurel Hill (completed by 1767).

The Morris Family of Brewers: A Taste and Tour
Sunday, June 8, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Cedar Grove, Morris Brewery

Many early Philadelphia families made a living brewing beer, including the Morris family at Cedar Grove. This tour will explore the connection between Cedar Grove, a family farm and retreat from the city, and the Morris Brewery at Dock and Pear Streets. Following the tour, participants will enjoy a “guided tasting,” learning more about the beer-making process, and tasting a selection of beer types. Tasting limited to persons 21 and older with proper ID.

Trolley Tour - Athens of America
Sunday, July 20, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Locations: Lemon Hill, Laurel Hill, Cedar Grove
Paid tickets required
$38 ($30 members)

Philadelphia in the early 1800s was known as a center of science, medicine, architecture, and engineering. Hear the stories of the people that built this reputation and examine their documents and tools at Lemon Hill (a neoclassical home built in 1800), Laurel Hill, and Cedar Grove.

Trolley Tour - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Sunday, August 17, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Locations: Lemon Hill, Woodford, Cedar Grove
Paid tickets required
$38 ($30 members)

Food and drink vignettes abound in kitchens and dining rooms at Lemon Hill, Woodford, and Cedar Grove. Explore these scenes with close consideration given to period tableware and houseware.

Trolley Tour - High Style along the Schuylkill River
Sunday, September 21, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Strawberry Mansion
Paid tickets required
$38 ($30 members)

Imagine the lifestyle of the stylish early American owners of Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, and Strawberry Mansion with this look at architecture and furnishings.

Trolley Tour - Caring for Old Homes
Sunday, October 19, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Locations: Cedar Grove, Mount Pleasant, Strawberry Mansion
Paid tickets required
$38 ($30 members)

Learn about the issues that confront centuries-old homes and the recent projects that have stabilized and restored Cedar Grove, Mount Pleasant, and Strawberry Mansion.


 

For more information, please contact Visitor Services by phone at (215) 763-8100 or by e-mail at .

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