Woodford's front door during the annual Christmas tours. Woodford gets specially decorated for the holidays by local garden clubs, florists, and children from the Clymer Elementary School.
Clymer Elementary School children after decorating Woodford's Christmas tree. These children have a special connection to Woodford. Their school was named after George Clymer, the nephew William Coleman raised. George Clymer signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Tuesday, June 28th through Sunday, July 3rd
Colonial Politics: Patriot & Loyalist Tours
Tour Woodford Mansion and learn about how the summer homes on the outer edges of the city functioned during the American Revolution. Stories are told through an expansive collection of historic items and antiques. Come learn about how the former residents of Woodford Mansion fell on both sides of the war between the British and the American patriots. Donít miss this jewel of Philadelphia history, and discover how it helped shaped a city and a nation.
Tuesday, July 19th
Founder's Day Celebration Tours
Celebrate Woodford Mansionís 260th Anniversary with FREE admission on Founderís Day, July 19th. Built by William Coleman in 1756, this National Historic Landmark is central to Philadelphiaís history. Home to a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, a famous loyalist merchant and his Tory-belle daughter, and some of the cityís most famous patrons, Woodford Mansion has stood the test of time.
Visit us and learn about 260 years of history through an unrivaled collection of historic pieces and antiques. Come experience this hidden gem on the banks of the Schuylkill River.
Tuesday, August 9th through Sunday, August 14th
Woodford Mansion, Staying Cool in the Colonies
Visit Woodford Mansion and learn about the 18th century summer homes that dotted the edges of Philadelphia. This National Historic Landmark served as escape from a crowded Philadelphia during the summer months. Through a magnificent collection of historical items, portraits, and antiques, youíll find out how people lived during the warmest months of the year. Donít miss your opportunity to tour Woodford Mansion. When it comes to history you couldnít get much hotter, but donít worry, Woodford is fully air-conditioned.
Call Woodford for more information about the special tours and events. (215) 229-6115
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Volunteering: If you would like to become a Woodford volunteer please call Woodford (215) 229-6115.
Donations: If you would like to make a donation to the Naomi Wood Trust to assist us with our efforts to operate, educate, and preserve Woodford please write to: Lawrence Berger, Trustee, The Naomi Wood Trust, Woodford, East Fairmount Park, 33rd & Dauphin Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19132.