"Sounds of the Season" at the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park

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

Saturday, December 2 2017 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Join us as the historic houses kick off this year's A Very Philly Christmas with some of the best-regarded music organizations in Philadelphia including Opera Philadelphia, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and the Performing Arts, PlayOnPhilly!, and Choral Arts Philadelphia. Each of the 5 houses will host one of these premier Philadelphia music organizations as well as some of the most talented Philadelphia area student musicians. Enjoy all these wondrous sounds while taking in the beauty of the houses decorated for the holidays. 

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. 

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.

$35 "Sounds of the Season" passes available and include entry to all five houses as well as house to house transportation via PHLASH's Holiday Houses Loop. 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.


Passes are valid for 12/2/17 only. 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