History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
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- $8.50 for one guided tour for two people ($14 value)
- $16 for one guided tour for four people ($28 value)
Tours are offered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. Museum will be closed Saturday, March 19, Thursday, April 14, Saturday, April 30, and Saturday, June 11. See Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s website for hours of operation.
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.