Summer Living in Mansions along the Delaware
From the time of William Penn through the turn of the 20th Century, many of Philadelphia’s first families built their country estates on the banks of the Delaware River. They came to escape the heat of summers in the city and it was here that they entertained some of the foremost figures in the history of our nation. First is a guided tour of Andalusia, begun in 1797 by two of America’s most acclaimed architects – Benjamin H. Larobe and Thomas U. Water, owned by Nicholas Biddle, and the finest example of Greek Revival domestic architecture in the United States. Grundy Mansion offers a rare glimpse of domestic life during the 19th century when Bristol Borough was a thriving river town and the location of the country’s most popular health spa. Lunch will be at King George II Inn built in 1681 (lunch included in price) followed by a visit to Pennsbury Manor, originally built in 1683. Pennsbury was the country estate of William Penn, founder and first governor of Pennsylvania.
|Dates:||July 11, 2019 Check for other dates|
|Meets:||7:45 AM to 6:30 PM|
|Location:||Radnor Financial Center|
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|Notes:||IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP-PLEASE KEEP THIS CONFIRMATION FOR REFERENCE The trip will take place rain or shine. Be sure to dress accordingly and wear comrfortable walking shoes. Should you have a request for special needs, please contact MLSN upon registering for this trip. There will be no credit for cancellations after 6/20. DEPARTURE INFORMATION: This trip will depart from the Radnor Financial Center, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Radnor 19087 at 8:00 am. Please be there by 7:45 am to ensure a prompt departure. Directions: Using Lancaster Avenue from Villanova, pass the entrance to the Blue Route and turn right on Radnor Chester Road. Turn left at the light (about a block) between the Radnor Hotel sign and TD Bank into the Financial Center. From Wayne, pass the TJ Maxx complex and turn left onto Radnor Chester Road, then left at the next light into the Financial Center. IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT PARKING: When you enter the Financial Center, drive straight ahead until you reach the Radnor Financial Building. Turn right and go to the end of the building. Take your first right into the parking area and park in the row of parking spots adjacent to the white multi-level parking structure. NOTE: We have received special permission for designated parking in this area and parking elsewhere in the RFC lot, bank lots or restaurant lots may result in ticketing or towing. If you find that you are unable to attend this trip, or need additional information,please call Main Line School Night at 610-687-0460 Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm or Friday from 9 am to 2 pm. You can also reach Bonni Shinfeld, Director of Travel on her cell phone at 215-327-8907 the morning of the trip.|
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