Join us for a Busy Spring at Maxwell Mansion

As spring arrives, and our Victorian gardens spring to life with new blooms and many new visits, we welcome you to join us for numerous events and activities!

Expanded tour hours begin Thursday, April 4: Starting in April we will be offering tours at noon, one, and two p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. See our website for tickets and reservations!

Mark Lloyd presents annual Preservation Lecture Sunday, April 7.  Lloyd’s zoom lecture will detail how neighbors stepped in and stopped the bulldozers from razing 200 W. Tulpehocken in 1964.

Amy Cohen Book Launch at EMM Sunday April 14. Cohen’s new book, Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape explores a critical part of our city’s history.  A member of the EMM board of directors, her mansion presentation will focus on African Americans in the later nineteenth century.

Victorian Book Club April 28, 3 p.m. George Lippard’s novel The Quaker City was the naughty best seller of nineteenth century America.  Here is a chance to get to see another side of Victorian America (they weren’t all so prim and proper).

Victorian Plant Sale and Garden Party May 4! Prepare for your planting season by purchasing heirloom plants in our Victorian garden, and then stick around to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a historic signature cocktail in the garden.  Tickets go on sale April 1!

Victorian Germantown Walking Tour ending at Maxwell Mansion June 8 at 10 a.m.  In partnership with the Preservation Alliance, architectural historian Warren Williams will lead a tour of the Tulpehocken Historic District, including houses and churches, that ends with an architecture-themed tour of Maxwell Mansion. Tickets on sale now!

An Old Fashioned Picnic – Sunday, June 30, noon-4 p.m. Victorians celebrated Independence Day with hot dogs, cool beverages, ice cream (the cone was invented in Philadelphia!), and yard games. Come join the fun, in Victorian costume if possible. Tickets on sale in May. More details to follow.


Step into the World of

Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia

The Victorian era was a time of massive societal transformations, complex ideas, and bold decorative choices, and visitors to Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion explore them. In addition to house tours, you can enjoy live Victorian Theatre and participate in unique programs and workshops. Stroll our 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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