Join us as the historic houses revive their colonial-era heritage and bring history to life! Reenactors and first-person interpreters will be present throughout the day at the six Park Charms houses. Experience 18th and 19th century life through costumed interpreters presenting narratives, hands-on activities, and demonstrations of traditional trades, crafts, and domestic duties. Historical interpretation by Once Upon A Nation History Makers portraying real people from the past. Presented in collaboration with Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
Schedule and details here.
New for 2019! On “Traditions of the Season” and other Special Event Days, PHLASH buses will stop at Ridgeland Mansion for a Holiday Lunch & Open House. The Holiday Lunch, provided by Joshua’s Catering from 11am – 3pm, includes: hot coffee or tea, soup of your choice*, sandwich of your choice*, and cookies - all for only $10! (* menu includes vegan and child-friendly options. View menu here). We recommend purchasing the Holiday Lunch Combo in advance on this site, however limited quantities of walk-up purchases will be available.
And while you're there, visit the Holiday Open House at The Suzanne Morgan Center to see inside beautiful Ridgeland Mansion, built circa 1752. Free entry, but donations are welcome and benefit the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia.
- Discounted All-House Pass: $35 — includes entry to all 6 participating houses (+ Ridgeland Mansion) as well as house to house transportation via the Holiday Houses Loop powered by PHLASH
- Single entry: $8
- Holiday Lunch Combo: $10
- Children 12 and under admitted free!
- Fairmount Park neighbors receive a generous discount! Enter your zip code as the discount code in the Ticketleap checkout (eligible zip codes: 19130, 19121, 19132, 19129, 19131, and 19104).
Visit www.holidaysinthepark.com for further information including house addresses, transportation options, and the day's performance schedule. Limited free parking is available at each location.
ABOUT THE HISTORIC HOUSES OF FAIRMOUNT PARK
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 Department, Fairmount Park Conservancy and various stewardship groups. Proceeds from this event support the ongoing stewardship, maintenance, and promotion of these treasures.