Deep Rivers

How African Americans Waded through the Waters of Oppression to Achieve Greatness.

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to announce that our new interpretive docent-led tour Deep Rivers, is now live and in person at the Mansion. Our docents take you through the museum highlighting the lives, stories, and achievements of 19th-century Black entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and artisans with soundscapes and images. Sample a ginger cookie made from a recipe from  Fisher’s cookbook. Highlighted 19th-century heroes include Francis Johnson, John Trower, Eliza Grier, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Julian Abele, Octavius Catto, Elizabeth Keckley, and more. Tickets are available until 10:00 am on the day of the tour.

Cost: $10 Cost for neighbors with 19144 zip code: FREE

Deep Rivers tour is offered at 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM on the following Sundays:

  • October 24
  • November 7
  • January 22
  • February 6
  • March 13
  • April 3
  • May 15

Call 215-438-1861 for reservations or BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Read how DEEP RIVERS influenced an early reading curriculum in Philadelphia. (paragraph 8)