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It works. Side by side. Spider and snake. Mahogany and graining. #woodfordmansion #fairmontpark #eighteenthcenturystyle #philadelphiastyle #todaysamerican #americanstylenow

If I didn’t already have an upstairs hall, this older one would do quite fine, thank you. The slip covers had me at hello. #woodford #fairmountpark #woodfordmansion #georgianarchitecture #summerslipcovers @reggiedarling #venetianblinds #venetianwindow

Monique. “Twelve years ago around this time, I saw a small stray dog huddled on a porch in my neighborhood. The dog was outside every day, in rain or shine or cold.
I informed friends and family that I was going to rescue him. A friend said, "that would be a wonderful idea"; but my sister said "How can you care for a dog? You can barely walk." She was right, at the time I could barely walk. As the result of pneumonia, I suffered neuropathy and impaired speech and gait. Due to my extraordinary resilience, I overcame the challenges, and I knew that dog was going to be in my life. To gain the dog's trust, I provided food, water, and conversation whenever I saw him. I read multiple books on pet care and discovered that I had both the knowledge and compassion to care for this creature whose eyes spoke to my soul.

I assembled a group of volunteers who agreed to drive me to the shelter so that I could rescue this little dog. After four weeks of watching this little guy darting down alleys and running from feral kids, I rescued him. The animal shelter declared him adoptable, then vaccinated and neutered him. After becoming his official owner, I named him Endo after my sister's profession, Endodontist. Two months after I adopted Endo, I fractured my ankle in nine places. I knew I wanted to be able to walk with Endo, so I overcame that challenge, too. Now I take him on bus rides, and I walk him daily in Fairmount Park, following his lead to historical mansions, on trails, and to watch regatta races. Walking with Endo every day has improved my gait and my life. Endo and I, we give each other strength."

It's finally starting to feel like spring! Soon enough, the mansion's grounds will look like it, too.

Along with its owners, the mansion's appearance has changed over the years. This watercolor painting shows Woodford in the late 19th century when its red brick exterior was painted a light ochre.

Fairmount Park is snow beautiful today! ❄️🛷🌲🌳☃️#myphillypark #lemonhill #woodfordmansion #sleddinghill #snowday #historichouses #firstdayofspring

When the snow stops, come by tomorrow through Sunday for our special “The Women of Woodford” tours! Learn about the historic home’s former female residents, as well as Naomi Wood, the founder of the museum’s Colonial-era antiques collection.

Happy #FirstDayOfSpring! We hope to see you this season at Woodford Mansion!

If this wall doesn't catch your eye, you’ll just need to go to the Woodford Mansion and see it in person! 💚
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Woodford Mansion, a historic house museum in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
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Stop by Woodford Mansion from March 21-25 for a special tour celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth! We’re sharing stories of the prominent women who've shaped this historic home since it was built more than 250 years ago.

Love cozying up with a good book? Woodford’s original owner, William Coleman, would certainly approve. Along with friend Benjamin Franklin, he was a founding member of the Junto, a “club for mutual improvement” that encouraged sharing books and knowledge. You'll see quite the assortment of 18th and early 19th century books in our Front Parlor.

Super bowl! Successful trades and navigation were indeed key to victory.
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Philly won! Here is another Philadelphia winner.

Built in 1756, Woodford Mansion is a National Historic Landmark that is just a short drive or bike ride (Indego Bike Station across the street) from center city in Fairmount Park. Definitely worth checking out!
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Let’s go birds! #FlyEaglesFly

Looking back at 2017: In October I visited @woodfordmansion in #Philadelphia, #Pennsylvania. The home was built William Coleman, a wealthy merchant and justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The original section was built circa 1756, with subsequent additions of a second story and kitchen wing in 1772 and a later addition in the 1920s. The mansion opened to the public as a house museum in 1930. The home has been elegantly restored and furnished to reflect the summer home of a wealthy Philadelphian. The home is open regularly for tours.

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A huge thank you for our holiday decorations goes out to @theGardenWorkers, the Gardeners, Philadelphia University's Students for Historic Preservation Club, @ManderPlayground’s after school program, and OutwardBoundPHL.

That’s Rebecca Franks looking out over our skinnny trees. She was one of Woodford’s most interesting residents with her Loyalist sympathies and rapier wit.

The #WoodfordMansion looks like the perfect place to spend the holidays ❄ #visitphilly #philly #igers_philly #snow #december #chess #sonya7rii #christmas #fairmountpark

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Such a good time visiting the Woodford and Strawberry Mansions over the weekend. I had never been to either and totally didn’t realize how beautiful and festive they get for the holidays. Totally worth a visit any time of the year, but especially now to get you in that jolly spirit!! | #visitphilly #woodfordmansion #strawberrymansion

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