Open for Tours on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Afternoons

Tours offered at

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


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!


Our Visitors Say it Best!

Chocolate Jelly

Americans have long valued the ease created by new technology, and innovation in the kitchen is no exception. Cooking advances were particularly ubiquitous during the nineteenth century, with the inventions of the icebox and cook stove, newfangled ingredients like baking soda, and food processing advances such as canned goods. Powdered gelatin was one of these…

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