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Upcoming tours – Thursdays & Fridays at 2:00 pm (beginning on October 15)

Saturdays, October 17 & November 7 at 2:00 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!


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Graham Gems

Graham Gems Gems are little muffin-like cakes that were extremely popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although they were most often made using graham flour, some recipes called for cornmeal, oatmeal, rice, bran, rye or buckwheat (or a combination). Most gem recipes had very few ingredients – some just required graham flour, water…

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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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