Mount Pleasant Mansion

Address: 3800 Mt Pleasant Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Neighborhood: Fairmount Park


Contact: 215-763-2719

Description: Completed in 1762, this is one of the finest examples of late-Georgian domestic architecture in the Middle Colonies and the most opulent of the villas that once surrounded Philadelphia. Built of stone, stuccoed, with brick trim, Mount Pleasant consists of a large central block flanked by identical pavilions—a familiar Palladian arrangement. Sea captain and privateer John MacPherson built the house, which is now a historic house museum furnished primarily with fine Philadelphia pieces.

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Information for Visitors

  • Hours
    • April - December: Thursday - Sunday, 10AM to 4PM
    • January - March: Group tours by appointment only
  • Admission
    • Mount Pleasant is included in the general admission ticket to the Philadelphia Museum of Art


  • Architecture and design – iconic, famous, or representative
  • Arts through the ages – music, art, theater

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