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Woodford Mansion
33rd Street & Dauphin Drive
Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Cross Street: 33rd Street
215.229.6115
Hours Of Operation
Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun: 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Woodford is a Blue Star Museum. Active military and their families receive free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed on major holidays.

Woodford is an authentic 18th c summer home located near the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's E. Fairmount Park. This elegant retreat displays the Naomi Wood Collection of fine antiques from the period. Guided tours. Children's community orchard.Built on 12 acres on the riverside of what was then know as the Wissahickon Road, Woodford Mansion InteriorWoodford was originally a 1-1/2 story Georgian home with a servant's house and stable. The small size of the property indicated that Judge William Coleman had no intention to farm, but to merely use Woodford as his"gentleman's retirement" or country home. The house and two outbuildings were carefully placed by Coleman to align visually with a "Palladian" style formal site plan and landscaping design. Woodford, along with Mt. Pleasant, Cliveden, and Powel House in center city, represents the best domestic examples of the middle Georgian style in the Philadelphia area.

The handsome formal center entry hall is distinguished by its Doric order frieze and unusual coved ceiling. The parlor is on the south side. Two bed chambers were located on the north, with a kitchen in the basement below. A finely carved overmantle in the parlor has been called one of the finest in America.

  • Admission: Guided tours only. Admission for a guided tour is $5.00 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, and $2 for children (ages 6-12). To schedule a special customized group tour contact us by phone.
  • Orchards: Today’s orchard recalls the historic use of the property but is not a recreation. The orchard, designed by POP, is an “eco-orchard” that is low-maintenance, sustainable, organic and has a diversity of hearty semi-dwarf trees, bushes and perennial herbs and flowers. Children from nearby Mander Recreation Center, who attend the EPRA’s after school program and summer camp, will tend the orchard and take their harvest home to share with their family, friends and neighbors.
    The children will harvest rhubarb in the Spring; strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and asparagus in early Summer; gooseberries, elderberries, currants, cherries and plums in mid-Summer; and finally peaches, apples, quinces, and Asian pears in late Summer to early Fall.
  • Vollenteer: If you would like to become a Woodford volunteer please call Woodford 215. 229.6115
  • Donate: If you would like to make a donation to the Naomi Wood Trust to assist us with our efforts to operate, educate, and preserve Woodford please write to: Lawrence Berger, Trustee, The Naomi Wood Trust, Woodford, East Fairmount Park, 33rd & Dauphin Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19132.

  • Plants:Yarrow Achillea millefolium
    Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculum
    Chives Allium schoenoprasum
    Garlic Chives Allium tuberosum
    Wild Indigo Baptisia australis
    Tickseed Coreopsis verticillata
    Strawberry Fragaria vesca
    Lovage Levisticum officinale
    Beebalm Monarda didyma
    Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis
    French Sorrel Rumex acetosa
    Rhubarb Rheum x cultorum
    Sweet Goldenrod Solidago odora
    Russian Comfrey Symphytum x uplandicum
    White Clover Trifolium repens
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