Fodor's Expert Review Mt. Pleasant

Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Fairmount House/Mansion/Villa

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.


Quick Facts

3800 Mt. Pleasant Dr.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19121, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $5 (included in 2-day Philadelphia Museum of Art pass), The house is only accessible through guided tours via the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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