"December Drop Ins" at the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park

By A Very Philly Christmas in Fairmount Park (other events)

16 Dates Through Dec 31, 2017

Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season at the historic houses in Philadelphia's lovely Fairmount Park. Simply "drop-in" this December and enjoy the decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” and learn interesting facts about each house at a comfortable and relaxed pace. 16 dates throughout December including 12/26-12/31.

Participating historic houses include Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion, Historic Strawberry Mansion and Woodford Mansion. All houses are located within East and West Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Visit and scroll down for an interactive Google map to get directions to each of the houses. Limited free parking available at each house. House to house transportation available via the Holiday Houses Loop powered by PHLASH with pick ups and drop offs at each historic house.

Admission is $8 per person per house. Children 12 and under admitted free. Simply present your ticket or pass at any one of the 5 participating houses listed above for entry.

$30 "December Drop In" passes available and include entry to all five houses. No further discounts are available. 

Visit for further information including house addresses, transportation options, and the day's performance schedule. Limited free parking is available at each location. 


The Historic Houses of Fairmount Park are some of the best-preserved examples of 18th and 19th-century early American architecture, all located in one of the country’s most beautiful urban parks. Promotion and programming for the historic houses are supported through a partnership between the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation DepartmentFairmount Park Conservancy and various stewardship groups. Proceeds from this event support the ongoing stewardship, maintenance, and promotion of these treasures.

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Passes are valid for December Drop In dates only. Passes are not valid for special events days Sounds of the Season (12/2/17), Family Day (12/3/17), Neighbor's Day (12/9/17), or Flavors of the Season (12/10/17). No further discounts are available. Children 12 and under admitted free to the historic houses. Photos are encouraged!

A Very Philly Christmas in Fairmount Park