Architectural Walking Tour
October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$20
Join Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s Board of Trustee members, DuRay Montague and Concetta Martone Dragoni, Ph.D., for a walking tour of the Tulpehocken Station Historic District. The tour focuses on the Resilience of Germantown. The tour begins at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, moving west on Tulpehocken Street; south of Wayne; east on Walnut Lane; north on McCallum; east on Tulpehocken Street. The tour ends at the Mansion for apple cider and ginger snaps.
The Tulpehocken Station Historic District was Philadelphia’s first, and possibly the nation’s first, suburb. Residential suburban development began as early as 1850 with the growing industrialization of America. With the opening of the new railroad lines, the district became an idyllic rural enclave within an easy commute to downtown. Architectural styles featured in this Victorian neighborhood include Jacobian Tudor, Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, Italianate, and Second French Empire.