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, August 25th – Saturday, August, 29th
Woodford, A Summer Home: Visit 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 its summer months. Through a magnificent collection of historical items, portraits, and antiques, you’ll find out how people lived during the warmest months of the year. Don’t miss your opportunity to tour Woodford Mansion. When it comes to history you couldn’t get much hotter, but don’t worry Woodford is fully air-conditioned.
Saturday, September 5th – Sunday, September 6th
Woodford Mansion Back to School Tours: School is back, so book your tour today to learn about Woodford Mansion, a key piece of Philadelphia history. Our extensive collection of antiques and historic items tell the stories of Woodford’s famous residents, including a man who inspired Benjamin Franklin, a signatory of both the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, and a British Loyalist.
Saturday, September 12th
4th Annual Boxers' Trail 5K Run/Walk
The Boxers' Trail, named "2015 Best City Running Trail" by Philly Magazine, winds its way through East Fairmount Park past Woodford and other historic and scenic sites. Starting time is 9:30 am at Mander Recreation Center at 33rd & Diamond Streets.
Registration fees are $20 for runners and $15 for walkers. Participants can register online at marathonguide.com/register/boxertrail5K or by calling 215-988-9334
Friday, September 25th through
Monday, September 28th
Woodford will be closed because of the Papal visit.
Saturday, October 17th
7th Annual Apple Festival at the Woodford Orchard. Volunteer in the orchard from 10-12. Festival begins noon and ends at 2:00. Free refreshments, games, tours of the mansion and orchard, blacksmith demonstration, and other fun activities. Sponsored by the East Park Revitalization Alliance, Philadelphia Orchard Project, and Naomi Wood Trust. Rain date Sunday, October 18th.
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.
Holiday House Tours: Theme TBD
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.