Glen Foerd on the Delaware

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Historic picture of Glen Foerd on the Delaware.

Welcome to Glen Foerd, Philadelphia's last remaining Delaware River estate open to the public!

Explore Philadelphia's grand river front estate! The Glen Foerd estate is a Philadelphia oasis. The public is welcome to enjoy the grounds and spectacular river views. They are free for the public and open every day from dawn to dusk. Tours of the mansion are also available.

Many of Philadelphia's first families built their country estates on the banks of the Delaware River. They came by ferry, carriage, and later train, to escape the heat of summers in the city. It was at these grand estates they entertained some of the most prominent figures in the history of our nation. Glen Foerd is the only Delaware River estate located in Philadelphia, which is open to the public. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's Explore Glen Foerd page and its The History of Glen Foerd page.

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