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Events and Activities

You may register for programs that take place at Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove in person at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Visitor Services desks. Or to register by phone, call 215-235-7469. A nonrefundable service charge for each space reserved is added to all phone orders (members $2.50, nonmembers $3.50). There is no service charge for reservations made in the Museum.

Cedar Grove Open House
Saturday, August 5, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after admission
$8 public, Members free

Summertime means picnics and BBQs in the park. Visit our colonial country house for a casual food fair.​

A Glorious Enterprise
Sunday, August 20, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Paid tickets required
$40 ($32 members) Admission not included

Celebrate summer with a tour through Fairmount Park, with stops to look at buildings, vistas, and sculptures. A visit to Lemon Hill concludes the afternoon.

Parks on Tap: Mount Pleasant
Location: Mount Pleasant, Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

The city's traveling pop-up beer garden visits historic house Mount Pleasant. Enjoy lawn games, demonstrations, a beer history chat, and tours of a colonial masterpiece.​

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Stories of the Workers
Sunday, October 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meets in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Paid tickets required
$40 ($32 members) No admission included

Explore the lives of both free and enslaved people who toiled at Mount Pleasant, Cedar Grove, and Strawberry Mansion.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Ticket includes trolley transportation, admission to houses visited, and parking validation for the Museum garage at regular visitor rates. Does not include admission to Art Museum. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of program start time to check in.


For more information, please contact Visitor Services by phone at 215-763-8100 or by e-mail at .

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