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…
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!
The Mansion will be closed on Saturday, April 22, 2017 for the Annual Meeting for Members.
Our Visitors Say it Best!
“Fantastic show Saturday night! We look forward to more productions. Please pass along my feedback to the cast.”
“The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is the place to go for theater. It doesn’t get much better than watching a Victorian era production in the intimacy of this Victorian Mansion’s thirty five seat theater. I always feel like I am experiencing the drama with the actors who are so close I could touch them. These productions have a whole different feel than a run of the mill theater. Count me in for the next show.”
“Seeing Josh Hitchens perform Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is a total immersion experience – a Victorian author in an intimate and authentic Victorian setting – as well as a marvelous holiday tradition. Hitchens’ one-man show is brilliant. The audience is easily convinced that the actor has transformed himself into a young Charles Dickens, who then effortlessly takes on the persona of one character after another in a timeless tale that’s universally appealing to all ages. A simply wonderful evening!”
Cordelia F. B.
Love the Sherlock Holmes events! Great acting and a great setting
A unique museum house with intriguing programs!
Intro by J.M Duffin and Mark Lloyd The diaries of Philadelphia banker and Germantown resident Cornelius Nolan Weygandt provide an valuable insight into life in Philadelphia at the final decades of the nineteenth century. With details ranging from the food he ate, to the daily cash positions of his bank, to brief and sometimes pointed…