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.

EVENTS

Woodford Mansion Holiday Event Schedule

Thursday, December 1st, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fourth Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour
On the fourth annual Candlelight Tour, guests will visit Laurel Hill Mansion, Woodford Mansion and Historic Strawberry Mansion. For this exclusive tour, the mansions are lit softly by candlelight, evoking the past in a unique and lovely way. The tour concludes with assorted hors d'oeuvres and desserts at Historic Strawberry Mansion. Transportation to each house is included on a private trolley car.

Last year this tour sold out early, so this year we will be holding two candlelight tours, December 1st and 8th, 2016! Reserve your tickets now.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2 pm
Sounds of the Season with Opera Philadelphia
Join us as the historic houses host “Sounds of the Season”, sponsored by WRTI, celebrating the musical diversity of the city. Opera Philadelphia will visit Woodford Mansion to perform at 2 pm. Click here to reserve tickets for Sounds of the Season at Woodford Mansion. You can find all the details about this year's “Christmas in Fairmount Park” program at holidaysinthepark.com.

Sunday, December 4th, 10 am to 4 pm
Family Day with the Franklin Institute and the Phillie Phanatic
Woodford Mansion and the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park celebrate Family Day with a full day of entertainment and activities for children and their parents. Enjoy an appearance from the one-and-only Phillie Phanatic at 10:30 am. At 1 pm, learn how to MAKE SNOW! with a scientific demonstration from the Franklin Institute. Get transported back to the 18th century with real blacksmithing demonstrations all day long. Click here to reserve tickets for Family Day at Woodford Mansion. You can find all the details about this year's “Christmas in Fairmount Park” program at holidaysinthepark.com.

Thursday, December 8th, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fourth Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour
On the fourth annual Candlelight Tour, guests will visit Laurel Hill Mansion, Woodford Mansion and Historic Strawberry Mansion. For this exclusive tour, the mansions are lit softly by candlelight, evoking the past in a unique and lovely way. The tour concludes with assorted hors d'oeuvres and desserts at Historic Strawberry Mansion. Transportation to each house is included on a private trolley car.

Last year this tour sold out early, so this year we will be holding two candlelight tours, December 1st and 8th, 2016! Reserve your tickets now.

Saturday, December 10th, 10 am to 4 pm
Neighbors Day
Spend the day at Woodford while we showcase the many talents of the neighbors that live near and around Fairmount Park. Enjoy treats made by students in the Strawberry Mansion High School Culinary Arts Program. Click here to reserve tickets for Neighbors Day at Woodford Mansion. You can find all the details about this year's “Christmas in Fairmount Park” program at holidaysinthepark.com.

Sunday, December 11th, 10 am to 4 pm
Flavors of the Season with Sweetzels Bakery and Cosmic Cafe
Enjoy Flavors of the Season with ginger snaps and other delicious cookies from Sweetzels Bakery, and hot cider from Cosmic Café. Click here to reserve tickets for Flavors of the Season at Woodford Mansion. You can find all the details about this year's “Christmas in Fairmount Park” program at holidaysinthepark.com.

New Acquisitions:
Rare Colonial Scientific Instruments

In early October, the Naomi Wood Collection at Woodford will acquire a number of 18th-century mathematical instruments, including a theodolite and compass, and a set of drafting instruments in a shagreen case. The term "mathematical instruments" was used at the time to include precision instruments used for surveying, for the design and construction of buildings, and for scientific studies. These unique items are being added to the Collection based on historical records confirming that the first owner of Woodford Mansion, William Coleman, owned and used mathematical instruments of this kind.

Call Woodford for more information about the special tours and events. (215) 229-6115

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OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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33rd & Dauphin Streets, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 229-6115 | www.woodfordmansion.org