Address: 4601 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Neighborhood: Germantown


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Contact: 215-329-7312

Description: Stenton is one of the earliest, best-preserved, and most authentic historic houses in Philadelphia. Completed in 1730 as a country-seat, plantation house for James Logan - Secretary to William Penn; merchant, politician, justice, scientist, and scholar – Stenton was home to six generations of the Logan family, as well as a diverse community of servants and enslaved Africans, including Dinah, who lived and worked at Stenton for over 60 years. Furnished with 18th- and 19th-century Logan family objects, and remaining in little-altered condition, a visit to Stenton offers an unparalleled experience of early Pennsylvania.

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Information for Visitors

  • Tours
    • April 1 - December 22: Tues - Sat: 1pm - 4pm
    • Tours begin on the hour
  • Admission
    • $8 for adults
    • $6 for students, children, and seniors
    • Free admission for residents of zip codes 19140 and 19144


  • First in the nation – Philadelphia’s “firsts”
  • Celebrating diversity – African American, women, and minority stories
  • Architecture and design – iconic, famous, or representative
  • Nature in the city – gardens, parks, cemeteries
  • Faith and ideals – religion, philosophy,  political ideology
  • Military history – Revolution and beyond

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