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The Love Stories of Woodford Mansion

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The Love Stories of Woodford Mansion

Time: February 14, 2017 at 10am to February 19, 2017 at 4pm
Location: Woodford Mansion
Street: 33rd & Dauphin Streets, East Fairmount Park
City/Town: Philadelphia
Website or Map: http://www.woodfordmansion.or…
Phone: (215) 229-6115
Event Type: tour
Organized By: En Route Marketing
Latest Activity: Feb 5, 2017

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From 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, This Valentine's week, the history of Woodford Mansion comes to life in the stories of the prominent families who lived there during the tumultuous period surrounding the American Revolutionary War. One can imagine a story​ worthy of Downton Abbey, when Loyalist, Jewish merchant David Franks fell in love with Philadelphia Quaker Margaret Evans. Their youngest daughter, Rebecca Franks was known for her wit and beauty, and married British​ Colonel Henry Johnson. Hear the story of Comptroller for the Crown ​Alexander Barclay and ​Ann Hickman Barclay, whose portraits hang in the front hall of Woodford Mansion. From Valentine's Day, February 14th through Sunday, February 19th, visit Woodford Mansion to learn more about these tales of life and love during the American Revolution.

Admission is $8 for an adult, $5 for Senior Citizens (65+) and students with a valid id and youths (13-17). Children under 12 are free. Free parking is available in a parking area behind the house, as well as along the street.

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