Special Architecture Walking Tour

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Sunday January 23

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11:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

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**Special Tour** Glen Foerd Mansion

This Italianate style mansion was first built for Charles Macalester, a Philadelphia businessman and broker, as a summer home in the early 1850s, originally known as Glengarry. In 1893, Robert and Caroline Foerderer, owners of a successful leather goods manufacturing business with over 5000 workers, purchased the property and expanded it into a 25 room mansion now known as Glen Foerd Mansion. The property was eventually awarded in trust to the Fairmount Park Commission in 1985 and is now run as a historic house museum.

Join us for a private tour of Glen Foerd, a public park and museum located along a scenic stretch of the Delaware River in Philadelphia. We'll go behind the scenes to explore the c.1850 mansion on this 1.5 hour tour. In addition to learning about the home's architecture and history, we'll also explore contemporary site-specific works of art produced as part of Glen Foerd's popular artist in residence program. The full tour will cover four floors of the mansion.

Meet at the front porch of the Glen Foerd mansion at the crossroads of Grant Avenue and Milnor Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19114. Follow signs to the Estate.

**Know before you go**
 
    • Parking is available on site.
    • Guests should be comfortable climbing stairs (railings are available on all staircases). For information about accessibility of the site, please visit this page.
    • This tour will be primarily indoors. Masks are required.
    • Due to the rise in Covid cases, proof of vaccination is now required

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

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