Free Museum Days: Historic Strawberry Mansion

The largest of Fairmount Park’s historic villas, Historic Strawberry Mansion boasts an extensive collection of period furniture, art, and dolls. Exemplifying both Federal and Greek Revival architecture, the mansion was built for abolitionist Judge William Lewis and converted to a museum by the Women’s Committee of the 1926 Sesquicentennial. Visitors can expect a fascinating look into Philadelphia’s history of abolitionism, women’s civic organizing, and decorative arts excellence.

Historic Strawberry Mansion and the Committee of 1926 are pleased to announce a new special exhibit, opening April 20. “Framing Strawberry Mansion: A Philadelphia Landmark Through Artists’ Eyes, 1842-2024” aims to compile an overview of artistic depictions of the mansion featuring both new works and pieces pulled from the HSM archives. These depictions provide a lens through which to explore the evolution of aesthetic trends over the last two centuries of the mansion’s existence; the visible changes to the mansion itself; and the overlap between women’s artistic production and social organizing in Philadelphia history.

On view from April 20 until June 23. Access to this exhibit is included with standard admission to the mansion.

Welcome America guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the exhibit on its closing weekend.

Hourly tours 10 AM to 4 PM. First tour begins at 10 AM last tour begins at 3 PM.

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