Philadelphia Sights

Mt. Pleasant

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

Published 02/01/2016

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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


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

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Sight Details:

  • $5 (included in 2-day Philadelphia Museum of Art pass)
  • Apr.–Dec., Thurs.–Sun. guided tours at 1 and 2:30; 1st Sun. of each month, guided tours run 10–4
  • The house is only accessible through guided tours via the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Published 02/01/2016


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