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Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant 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.

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  • Address: 3800 Mt. Pleasant Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, 19121 | Map It
  • Phone: 215/763–2719
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–5
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  • Location: Fairmount Park
Updated: 05-19-2011

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