Woodford's front door during the annual Christmas tours. Woodford gets specially decorated for the holidays by local garden clubs, florists, and children from the Clymer Elementary School.

Clymer Elementary School children after decorating Woodford's Christmas tree. These children have a special connection to Woodford. Their school was named after George Clymer, the nephew William Coleman raised. George Clymer signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

EVENTS

Revolutionary Weekends at Woodford Mansion: Patriot & Loyalist Tours
Fridays through Sundays, June 30 to July 30
One home, one revolution, two sides! Step back into the 1700s and hear the tales of those who lived in Woodford Mansion, a historic summer home in East Fairmount Park. Discover the story of the Patriot George Clymer, a signatory of both the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, and learn about the Franks Family, who sided with the British during the British occupation of Philadelphia.

Visit this National Historic Landmark from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Fridays through Sundays in July for these special Patriot & Loyalist Tours. Experience how people lived during the American Revolution through the Naomi Wood Collection of period antiques and art which adorns every room of Woodford Mansion.

Don't miss this jewel of Philadelphia history, and discover how it helped shaped a city and a nation.

Jewish Heritage Month Tours:
“Woodford and the David Franks Family”

Wednesday, May 24th through
Sunday, May 28th

The story of Woodford Mansion’s Jewish heritage begins with a London-born New Yorker, Bilah Abigail Levy Franks, whose letters to England paint a vivid portrait of Jewish life in 18th-century America. Out of this respected and successful Jewish merchant family, her son, David Franks married a Philadelphia Christian, Margaret Evans, and in 1771 purchased Woodford Mansion. While David was deeply entrenched in Colonial trade and enterprise, his daughter, Rebecca, was a Loyalist socialite who favored the British forces occupying Philadelphia. Visit Woodford Mansion between Wednesday, May 24th and Sunday, May 28th to hear about the Franks family, their influence on Woodford, and about Jewish life in 18th-century Philadelphia, on these special tours that will commemorate Jewish Heritage Month.

Call Woodford for more information about special tours and events. (215) 229-6115

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OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering: If you would like to become a Woodford volunteer please call Woodford (215) 229-6115.

Donations: 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, 3400 West Dauphin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132.

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3400 West Dauphin Street, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 229-6115 | www.woodfordmansion.org