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Philadelphia Sights

Mt. Pleasant

  • 3800 Mt. Pleasant Dr. Map It
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

Built in 1761 by John Macpherson, a Scottish sea captain, Mt. Pleasant is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the country. The historically accurate furnishings are culled from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's collection of Philadelphia Chippendale furniture. According to legend, Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold purchased this house as an engagement gift for Peggy Shippen, but he was banished before the deal was signed.

Sight Information

Address:

3800 Mt. Pleasant Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19121, USA

Map It

Phone:

215-763–2719

Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Updated 05/19/2011

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