Woodford’s 258th Anniversary

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Woodford Mansion, a National Historic Landmark located in East Fairmount Park, tells the story of the 18th- and 19th-century resident who called the Colonial estate home. Celebrate the 258th anniversary of Woodford’s founding with a visit to this magnificent treasure filled with significant history, antiques, and architecture. William Coleman built his one and one-half story Georgian-style summer home, servants’ house and stable between 1756 and 1758. The 12-acre plot was attractive to Coleman due to its close proximity to the Schuylkill River and its relatively comfortable commute from Philadelphia. The summer estate may have earned its name from the surrounding woods and nearby ford in the river, hence Woodford. The Mansion’s original design, with its symmetrical layout, was meant to create a Palladian look, a style that came into fashion during the Enlightenment in both Europe and North America. The small size of the property indicates that Coleman had no intention to farm, but rather to use the Mansion as his “gentleman’s retirement” or summer home. Guided tours only. Admission for a guided tour is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for senior citizens, and $2 for children (ages 6-12).

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WHEN
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Recurring: DAILY

TIME & PRICE
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2-5

WHERE
Woodford Mansion , 2300 N. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
Daily from 07/19/2014 to 07/20/2014. .

FOR MORE INFO
www.woodfordmansion.org

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