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  • Lemon Hill Mansion
    Director Joyce Jones at 215 232 4337 and leave a message Be sure to leave your name and contact information Please visit our Contact page for up to date phone numbers We look forward to seeing you soon Welcome to Lemon Hill Visit Lemon Hill located in the heart of East Fairmount Park and escape from the modern concrete and glass city into the idyllic villa life enjoyed by Philadelphia s early nineteenth century gentry Lemon Hill mansion was built in 1800 as a summer retreat by Henry Pratt a prosperous Philadelphia merchant Surrounded by extensive gardens the mansion was one of more than a dozen similar summer homes in the Philadelphia area Experience Lemon Hill s classical elegance in the Federal style with its unusual stack of three oval rooms richly detailed woodwork Chinese Chippendale railings and grand curving staircase In 1855 Lemon Hill became part of the new Fairmount Park and over time served as a beer garden a restaurant and the home of Fiske Kimball the first director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Today Lemon Hill is owned by the City of Philadelphia managed by the Fairmount Park Commission and operated as an historic house museum

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  • Lemon Hill Mansion
    Director Joyce Jones at 215 232 4337 and leave a message Be sure to leave your name and contact information Please visit our Contact page for up to date phone numbers We look forward to seeing you soon Welcome to Lemon Hill Visit Lemon Hill located in the heart of East Fairmount Park and escape from the modern concrete and glass city into the idyllic villa life enjoyed by Philadelphia s early nineteenth century gentry Lemon Hill mansion was built in 1800 as a summer retreat by Henry Pratt a prosperous Philadelphia merchant Surrounded by extensive gardens the mansion was one of more than a dozen similar summer homes in the Philadelphia area Experience Lemon Hill s classical elegance in the Federal style with its unusual stack of three oval rooms richly detailed woodwork Chinese Chippendale railings and grand curving staircase In 1855 Lemon Hill became part of the new Fairmount Park and over time served as a beer garden a restaurant and the home of Fiske Kimball the first director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Today Lemon Hill is owned by the City of Philadelphia managed by the Fairmount Park Commission and operated as an historic house museum

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  • Lemon Hill Mansion
    PA 19130 General Inquiries Joyce Jones Phone 215 232 4337 Friends of Lemon Hill Membership Ellie Penniman epenniman149 gmail com Rental Inquiries Tours School and Educational Programs Joyce Jones Phone 215 232 4337 Colonial Dames of America Chapter II Joyce

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  • Lemon Hill Mansion
    Thursday through Sunday 10 a m 4 p m January March by appointment only Closed on all legal holidays Also closed Mother s Day for the Dad Vail Regatta May the Head of Schuylkill Regatta October and when Kelly Drive is completely closed to traffic Click here for the 2012 CLOSING SCHEDULE Always call before coming Group and school tours are available year round Please call 215 232 4337 for more information Return to top Directions to Lemon Hill From the Schuylkill Expressway I 76 exit at Spring Garden St eastbound toward the Philadelphia Museum of Art Go around the front of the Museum turn left north on Kelly Drive and go to the second light to the seated statue of Lincoln opposite the Waterworks Turn right on Sedgeley Drive and make a sharp left to Lemon Hill The mansion is at the top of the hill View Larger Map Return to top House Tours Education Director Joyce Jones assisted by trained volunteer docents conduct tours of the mansion Living History Lessons for schoolchildren are supervised by Mrs Jones Please call her at 215 232 4337 for an appointment or more information Return to top Group Tours Park House Guides

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  • Lemon Hill Mansion
    who was appointed house director and chief guide in 1976 by Lemon Hill s administrators the Colonial Dames of America Chapter II CDA Mrs Jones lived in the home s first floor apartment early in her tenure Many of the tours include informational tidbits she researched to capture the attention of 3rd through 8th graders from the local Strawberry Mansion community as well as other communities throughout Greater Philadelphia School tours Lemon Hill warmly welcomes school groups to visit during the year in the spring and fall to enjoy Lemon Hill s Living History Lessons Lemon Hill provides bus transportation for inner city schools and waives the fee for those who cannot afford it The tours have a tremendous effect on the children Jones said The students are able to touch history They love the house and the stories that we tell especially those dealing with early American children their age who did not have any form of modern technology Students express surprise at Lemon Hill s lack of modern bathrooms and that early 19th century children did not have video games or television for entertainment Lemon Hill s education program gives students a hands on experience of life in early 19th century Philadelphia and aims to ignite an interest and excitement about American history in general After touring the house in small groups with a guide students return with activity sheets and information that cannot be gleaned from any textbook Tours also include lunch on the porch and free play in the garden Future plans include hands on activities like playing with replicas of toys crafts and games of the 1800s In 2006 Lemon Hill began to offer tours jointly with Laurel Hill another historic house in Fairmount Park Students spend the morning touring both houses and enjoying lunch

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  • Lemon Hill Mansion
    refundable deposit 50 00 per hour Supervisor s fee Prices are subject to change To confirm current rental fees please call 215 232 4337 Outdoor Rental Lemon Hill has been the scene of many successful outdoor parties Picture your guests under a festive tent set up in front of the graceful twin staircases that lead up to the elegant mansion s front door The south side of the mansion overlooking the Schuylkill River can accomodate a tent for up to 250 people Outdoor rental costs are as follows 2 500 00 Maximum 450 guests 500 00 Non refundable deposit 50 00 per hour Supervisor s fee Prices are subject to change To confirm current rental fees please call 215 232 4337 For Gazebo rentals please call the Fairmournt Park Commission at 215 685 0060 or see their picnic permit application pdf Please note that Fairmount Park has its own rules regarding the gazebo For outdoor rentals all types of food and wine are permitted Renters must provide tents port a potties tables chairs etc Please note A supervisor is required on the premises for all rentals Two staff members are required for large events and at the discretion of the

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  • Lemon Hill Mansion
    tent up to 150 500 00 Non refundable deposit 50 00 per hour Supervisor s fee Prices are subject to change To confirm current rental fees please call 215 232 4337 Outdoor Rental Lemon Hill has been the scene of many successful outdoor parties Picture your guests under a festive tent set up in front of the graceful twin staircases that lead up to the elegant mansion s front door The south side of the mansion overlooking the Schuylkill River can accomodate a tent for up to 250 people Rental of the grounds does not include access to the building Outdoor rental costs are as follows 2 500 00 Maximum 450 guests 500 00 Non refundable deposit 50 00 per hour Supervisor s fee Prices are subject to change To confirm current rental fees please call 215 232 4337 All types of food and wine are permitted outdoors Please note A supervisor is required on the premises for all rentals Two staff members are required for large events and at the discretion of the Lemon Hill management Room Dimensions The rooms at Lemon Hill are modest in size Their dimensions are as follows Oval Room 20 x 30 Foyer 15

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  • Lemon Hill Mansion
    the 2005 Lemon Hill Interpretation Study prepared by Emily Cooperman and Sandra Mackenzie Lloyd Based on themes such as Yellow Fever or Private Gardens Public Park these tours will integrate history and artifacts stories and biographies to help visitors imagine life in the early 1800s The themes are Lemon Hill A Modern Villa For Summer Entertainments Life and Death in the Early 19th Century Risky Business Creating and Losing Fortunes in America A Little Paradise Private Garden Public Park Museum docents will show how each room s artifacts and furnishings relate to the overall theme Guides will also describe Lemon Hill s inhabitants in their historical context providing a social history of the time In each of the mansion s rooms or outdoor spaces guides will examine these themes telling stories about the material culture that supports the theme the people who used that room or space and the historical context For example visitors to the Entrance Hall may hear why successful businessmen built modern villas what we might call McMansions in what was then the country Another theme will explain how fortunes were made and lost in the early 1800s Henry Pratt s portrait on the wall might spark conversation about the Pratts who occupied Lemon Hill until 1836 and their visitors Another thread will follow our new nation and Philadelphia s role in it as well as the economics and politics of the time A guide might also mention the nearby Water Works in operation by 1822 and how it changed the appearance and use of the Schuylkill River which was part of the beautiful view from Lemon Hill Finally docents might mention the purchase of the property by the City of Philadelphia in 1844 shortly after Pratt s death and its subsequent use as a city park

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