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Historic Homes in Philadelphia

Explore these beautiful historic houses in Philadelphia. When you use our list of historic homes in Philadelphia to find places to visit you will see just how much history you can discover among the former homes of famous Philadelphia residents.


6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphi, PA 19144

Cliveden Historic Homes in Philadelphia

See Historic Furnishings and Decorations from the 18th Century!

One of the most sumptuous historic homes Philadelphia can offer, Cliveden dates back to the mid 1700s and is a great example of Georgian Colonial architecture. Stop by the carriage house first where you can watch an orientation video, see an exhibition about the history of the house and join an interpretive tour.


Tours through the house are available with experienced guides sharing fascinating information about the house's history and that of the people who lived there. Cliveden has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. Open Thursday through Sunday from 12 to 4pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children and students.


6026 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Wyck Historic House Philadelphia

Historic Philadelphia House with Beautiful Gardens!

One of Philadelphia's oldest houses, the Wyck house was originally built in 1690 by a German Quaker family. Though the original log house no longer exists, on its site is a house that  was built in 1736 and was gradually added onto over the years. The house and property had been handed down through nine generations of the family until 1973.


When you visit you will be able to view the house, gardens and grounds and experience two hundred years of accumulated furniture and belongings which are on display inside the buildings. Open April to December on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - admission is $5.



532 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Edgar Allan Poe Philadelphia Historic House

Historic Philadelphia Home of "The Raven" Author!

Edgar Allan Poe spent six years of his life living in Philadelphia - during that time he composed such famous works as "The Tell-Tale Heart,"  "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "Murder in the Rue Morgue." When you visit the onetime home of one of America's most famed authors, you can take a tour of the house and see Poe's bedroom, reading room, the creepy basement of the house and more. Learn about the author in a short audio-vidual presentation on his life and writings. 


Be sure to sign the guest book and add your name to the countless others who have visited this historic site. The Poe Historic Site is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free.


701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Declaration House Philadelphia Historic House

Walk Where Benjamin Franklin Walked!

Visit the house where Benjamin Franklin first drafted the famous Declaration of Independence in 1776. Originally built in 1775, the second floor rooms were rented out by Franklin the following year as a quiet place in which to draft the declaration.


When you visit this historic Philadelphia home you can see the second floor rooms decorated in period style, much as they would have looked when Franklin himself was there. The first floor of the house includes exhibits about the drafting of the declaration. Open year round, admission to the Declaration House is free.


239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Betsy Ross Historic Homes in Philadelphia

Visit this 250 Year Old Home!

Visit the home of the most famous flag maker in America - Betsy Ross. Take a tour of this famous woman's home and see what it would have looked like while she was alive while you also learn about the American flag and its history.  Special exhibits teach visitors about the work of an upholsterer, the job of a flag bearer and much more.


Admission to this historic house in Philadelphia is $5 for adults and $4 for children. Audio tours are available for $1 extra per person. The house is open Tuesday through Sunday December to February and 7 days a week from March to November.








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