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Tour the Mount Pleasant Mansion with Context Travel

Explore what was once called "the most elegant seat in Pennsylvania" with Context Travel

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Description

Tickets must be bought on the Context Travel Website. We recommend buying in advance.


In 1775, John Adams visited Mount Pleasant (1762-65) and declared it “the most elegant seat in Pennsylvania.” Indeed, its location high atop cliffs overlooking the Schuylkill River, the craftsmanship of its interiors, and the breath-taking beauty of the vistas within and throughout the site make Mount Pleasant a colonial architectural masterpiece. In addition to this excellence, however, is the extraordinary story of the owners – the Macphersons.


On this two-hour special visit to Mount Pleasant Mansion in the company of an historian, we'll learn about the story of Captain John Macpherson and his first wife Margaret, how they commissioned the house from master builder Thomas Nevell in the early 1760s, and how their circumstances – both personal and economic – take dramatic turns for the worse by the end of the decade. We'll explore this beautiful site nestled off the beaten path in Fairmount Park, and hear the remarkable tale of the privateer Macpherson and his family drama.


Tickets must be bought on the Context Travel Website. We recommend buying in advance.

Details

Time
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Attendance limit
10

Hosted by

Context Travel

Where

Specific meet-up instructions will provided on the purchased ticket
MOUNT PLEASANT MANSION
3800 Mount Pleasant Drive
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19121, USA

Special instructions

Specific meet-up instructions will provided on the purchased ticket.

Tour starts at 10am and the Tour is 2 hours long.

Tickets are $5 pp, plus an $8 pp entry ticket to the Mansion. Tickets must be bought at Context Travels Site:

http://www.contexttravel.com/city/philadelphia/walking-tour-details/obscura-day-mount-pleasant-mansion-home-of-captain-john-macpherson

The tours has only 10 available tickets so buy early

Get Tickets

Specific meet-up instructions will provided on the purchased ticket. 
Tour starts at 10am and the Tour is 2 hours long.
Tickets are $5 pp, plus an $8 pp entry ticket to the Mansion.

Tickets must be bought at Context Travels Site.