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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 215-235-7469. A nonrefundable service charge for each space reserved is added to all phone orders (members $2.50, nonmembers $3.50). There is no service charge for reservations made in the Museum.

Trolley Tour: A Festive Tradition—Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, and Woodford
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Paid tickets required
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, and Woodford—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
  • Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

December Historic House Drop-In Pass
Paid tickets required
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
  • Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Trolley Tour: A Festive Tradition—Cedar Grove, Ormiston Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Paid tickets required
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Cedar Grove, Ormiston Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
  • Friday, December 15, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Trolley Tour: Peale and Washington’s World
Sunday, February 18, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Paid tickets required
$40 (32 member)
Cost includes transportation and admission to the Museum, Cedar Grove, and Woodford.

Explore the gallery installation The Art of the Peales with ​Carol Soltis, Project Associate Curator, and learn the Peale family’s close connection to George Washington. Then hop on the trolley to Cedar Grove and Woodford Mansion and see the homes of their political friends and foes.


 

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

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