Sights & Attractions in Philadelphia


Things to Do in Fairmount Park

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
Belmont Plateau
Belmont Plateau has a view from 243 feet above river level, which...
Viewpoints Fairmount Park
Boathouse Row
These architecturally varied 19th-century buildingsā€”in Victorian...
Architectural Sites Fairmount Park
Cedar Grove
Five styles of furnitureā€”Jacobean, William and Mary, Queen Anne...
Houses / Mansions Fairmount Park
Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden
Bronze and granite sculptures by 16 artists stand in a series...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Fairmount Park
Faire Mount
This is now the site of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 1812...
Viewpoints Fairmount Park
Fairmount Waterworks
Designed by Frederick Graff, this National Historic Engineering...
Architectural Sites Fairmount Park
Horticulture Center
On the Horticulture Center's 27 wooded acres are a butterfly...
Gardens / Arboretums Fairmount Park
Japanese House
This reconstructed 16th-century guest house was reassembled here...
Architectural Sites Fairmount Park
Laurel Hill
Built around 1767, this Georgian house on a laurel-covered hill...
Houses / Mansions Fairmount Park
Laurel Hill Cemetery
John Notman, architect of the Athenaeum and many other noted...
Cemeteries Fairmount Park
Lemon Hill
An impressive example of a Federal-style country house, Lemon...
Houses / Mansions Fairmount Park
Mt. Pleasant
Built in 1761 by John Macpherson, a Scottish sea captain, Mt...
Houses / Mansions Fairmount Park
Philadelphia Zoo
Opened in 1874, America's first zoo is home to more than 2,000...
Zoos / Aquariums Fairmount Park
Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia's children's museum occupies one of the city's most...
Museums / Galleries Fairmount Park
Smith Civil War Memorial
Built between 1897 and 1912 with funds donated by wealthy foundry...
Memorials / Monuments Fairmount Park
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
Founded in 1899, this beloved facility has been completely refurbished...
Parks Fairmount Park
Strawberry Mansion
The largest of the Fairmount Park Historic Mansions is scheduled...
Houses / Mansions Fairmount Park
This three-story Federal mansion dating from 1797 was the first...
Houses / Mansions Fairmount Park
The Wissahickon
Of the Philadelphia areas that William Penn encountered, the...
Parks Fairmount Park
The Naomi Wood collection of antique household goods, including...
Houses / Mansions Fairmount Park
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