Colonial architectural gem

Overlooking the Schuylkill River from a hilltop in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant built in the 1760s by Scottish sea captain John McPherson. Describes as “the most elegant Seat in Pennsylvania” by John Adams, it is one of the most beautiful colonial houses in the USA.

The Georgian style Mount Pleasant’s architecture reflects balance and symmetry and features a pavilion on each side of the main house. The building’s carved woodwork interiors are among the most exquisite preserved examples of Philadelphia architectural carving.

Mount Pleasant
3800 MT. Pleasant Drive, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Phone: +12157638100


Open Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Categories: Tours and Sightseeing, Parks/Gardens, Historic site, Architectural building, Historic house

Price: Cost money

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