Open for Tours on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Afternoons

Tours offered at

12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:15 pm

The Mansion will not be open on Saturday, September 16, 2017 but join us for the Magnificent Maxwell Affair

Philadelphia’s Only Authentically-Restored Victorian House Museum

Enjoy live Victorian Theatre events, unique programs and workshops, or a tour of the 17-room Victorian house and gardens for a unique glimpse into our past. Our mission is to showcase Victorian-era Philadelphia through the architecture, grounds/gardens, and collections; and to educate, entertain and inspire the public through onsite educational programming, tours, theatre productions and lectures. Plan to visit the museum soon!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 Magnificent Maxwell Affair. The house will not be open for tours that afternoon. 

Our Visitors Say it Best!

Cream Puffs

by Becky Diamond “If a list had to be made of the articles of pastry held highest in popular esteem, cream puffs would be found somewhere near the beginning.” ~ The American Pastry Book by Jessup Whitehead, 1894   Recreating historic recipes is by no means an exact science, particularly for baked goods. Today’s ingredients and utensils…

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Chocolate Cake | Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Chocolate Cake

Valuable “windows to the past,” diaries provide fascinating comparisons to life today, offering a slice of someone’s thoughts, activities and other memories from a particular period in time. Since cooking has been an important part of everyday life, recipes (or receipts as they were often called years ago) frequently worked their way into women’s diaries…

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Historic Germantown | Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission | Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion