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, November 10th – Sunday, November 15th
Celebrating in Colonial Philadelphia: Take in the magnificence of Woodford Mansion and learn how its residents celebrated special events and holidays! Stories of splendor and merriment are told through an unrivaled collection of antiques and historical items such as our air twist glasses, tea sets, enameled coconut cups, and a drinking puzzle jug.
Sunday, November 1, 2-4 pm, FREE
Book Signing at Woodford: "The Philadelphia Country House:
Architecture and Landscape in Colonial America": “Philadelphia possessed and extraordinary collection of country
houses and landscapes…Taken together, these estates make up one of
the most significant groups of homes in colonial America, and their
creation, form, and meaning deserve to be better known.” --- from
Here is a unique opportunity to meet the authors in one of the
country houses featured in this magnificently illustrated volume.
This is the book fans of historic architecture, landscape, and
colonial Philadelphia history have been waiting for.
Mark Reinberger, the first scholar awarded a Peterson Fellowship in
1988, is now professor of architecture at the University of Georgia.
Elizabeth McLean, long known for her research on historical landscape
and gardens, is a research associate in botany at the Academy of
Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Books will be available for purchase. Cash or check only.
Holiday House Tours
Special Open Houses: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd through December 13th
Woodford, Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, and Strawberry Mansion will once again be decorated in their holiday finest for the beloved annual Holiday Tours. The theme this year is "The 12 Days of Christmas". The colonial homes will all be open to the public throughout the month to visitors, including special events and programming.
NOTE: Woodford will be closed Mondays and December 25th and 26th.
Holly Trolley Day is scheduled for December 5th and will feature a free trolley to take guests to the Fairmount Park historic houses .
Visit parkcharms.com for hours and details of each hous e and Holley Trolley Day.
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.