Left: English Delft Charger, c. 1750. Woodford has an extensive collection of Delftware.

Above: Front Elevation, Woodford. Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) drawing, 1932.


In 1756-58 William Coleman, a Philadelphia merchant and close friend of Benjamin Franklin, built this elegant country home. Woodford is one of the most elegant survivors of the early “summer retreats” that were built along the Schuylkill River during the eighteenth and early nineteenth century by Philadelphia’s well-to-do.

Today, Woodford — a National Historic Landmark — is owned by the Fairmount Park Commission and operated by the Naomi Wood Trust. The house is furnished with an extraordinary collection of eighteenth and early nineteenth century antiques begun by Naomi Wood, a Philadelphia-born collector.

Woodford is open to the public year round. Expert guides offer tours Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $8 for an adult, $5 for Senior Citizens (65+) and students with a valid id and youths (13-17). Free for children 12 and under. Free parking is available in a parking area behind the house, as well as along the street.

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3400 West Dauphin Street, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19132
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