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 now in place! Maxwell Mansion offers tours Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. For times and reservations click here.

Concert of Nineteenth-Century Music Russian-born pianist Artem Tenkeli will perform an afternoon of music on our nineteenth-century piano in the Maxwell parlor.  Let the music transport you to another time and era!  Reservations required. Purchase tickets online.

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!

Deep Rivers for Juneteenth – Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m. – Maxwell Mansion’s signature program of African American history, tracing the lives of talented individuals who rose from the era of slavery into prominence in the arts, business, and other fields. Reception to follow. Tickets required.

Wawa Welcome American at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion – Friday, June 28, 12-4 p.m. Maxwell Mansion joins other sites around Philadelphia to welcome America to its birthplace! Free tours all afternoon. Reservations not required. For a full schedule.

An Old Fashioned Picnic – Saturday, June 29, 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.

Victorian Book Club – Sunday, June 30, 3 p.m. Join us in a discussion of Charles Dickens’ The Old Curiosity Shop, a story so popular Victorian Americans rioted to read it!


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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