Glen Foerd on the Delaware

5001 Grant Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19114- Map It
(215) 632-5330

AAA Editor Notes

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave., is accessed through the gates at Grant Avenue and Milnor Street. This 18-acre estate dates back to the 1850s and is the only remaining Delaware riverfront estate open to the public in the city. Designated as a Philadelphia park, the grounds include a 30,000-square-foot Italianate and Classical Revival-style mansion and numerous outbuildings. Guided tours of the mansion take visitors through seven rooms, including an art gallery, and explain the history of the owners, servants and workers who lived on the estate. Guided tours are available.
Grounds free. Mansion tours $10; $9 (senior citizens and students with ID); $3 (ages 6-13).
Hours: Grounds open daily, dawn-dusk. Mansion tours offered Fri.-Sun. at 11 and 12:30, Apr.-Dec.; by appointment rest of year. Mansion may close for private events; phone ahead to confirm schedule.