Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion


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Divided to reflect two distinct time periods—1860 & 1880—17-room Victorian mansion offers glimpses into 19th century America

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Promotional value expires Feb 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid 2/25/12, 4/21/12, 5/12/12, 6/9/12, or 12/8/12. Tours available only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and be able to recite the past presidents of the county’s homeowners association. Step into a history buff with today’s Groupon to Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion. Choose between the following options:

  • For $6, you get one guided tour for two adults (a $12 value).
  • For $11, you get one guided tour for four adults (a $24 value).<p>

A 17-room Victorian mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion transports visitors to the 19th century with tours of the site’s Gothic architecture and authentic furnished interiors. Led by knowledgeable guides, groups of up to 10 traipse about the house’s two floors and twin gardens. Split to reflect two distinct time periods—circa 1860, when the Maxwell family inhabited the manor, and circa 1880, during Philadelphia’s centennial celebration—the museum is filled with remnants of each decade, from the parlor’s Civil War–era furniture to the upstairs hallway’s wall-length mural of James Garfield’s beard. Tours occur every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Step foot onto the lush landscaped grounds of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, and you're instantly transported to the Victorian era—a time when ladies toted lacy parasols, gentlemen sported tall silk hats, and children played with coal-powered Game Boys. Beyond the stately mansion's immaculately manicured lawns and brick façade lie 17 restored rooms, replete with lavish Rococo and Renaissance revival furnishings, elaborate ceiling designs, and Victorian-era appliances such as cast-iron stoves and gas-lit chandeliers.

This museum of Victorian architecture and culture hosts weekly tours, as well as a monthly Upstairs Downstairs tour that explores the lives and challenges of women in Victorian-era Philadelphia. The mansion also stages theater performances throughout the year, featuring the works of Victorian-era greats including Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, and Louisa May Alcott.

Customer Reviews

Excellent tour and experience. Thank you.
Zane P. · February 24, 2013
I had never heard of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion before seeing this Groupon. It was a lovely experience and we will definitely go back! Btw, Marian was our tour guide and she was fabulous!!!
Justine M. · February 20, 2013
This is a beautiful old house that has been responsibly and sensitively renovated. Great history, informed guide, enthusiastic administration. One of those hidden treasures in Germantown that deserves wider attention.
Marilyn M. · February 20, 2013
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    200 W Tulpehocken St.

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144


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