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Lemon Hill


Meet us at the mansion on top of Lemon Hill this week!

HOURS:

WED +  THURS 5 - 10PM | FRIDAY 4 - 11PM | SATURDAY 1 - 11PM | SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

Lemon Hill is a historic mansion with views of both the center city skyline and the Schuylkill River located off Lemon Hill Drive. Lemon Hill mansion was built in 1800 as a summer retreat by Henry Pratt, a prosperous Philadelphia merchant. He named it “Lemon Hill” after the lemon trees in the greenhouse. After Henry Pratt’s death in 1838, Lemon Hill became the first park land formally acquired by the City for the creation of Fairmount Park. Since then, Lemon Hill has seen a variety of uses, including a German beer garden with feasting, a site for concerts and a restaurant. Today, Lemon Hill is open for visitors between April and mid-December, hours vary. 

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • Wed 8/15: Happy Hour from 5-7 PM with the Lemon Hill Neighbors. 50% of the proceeds will go to support Lemon Hill Park.
  • Thur 8/16: Join Roots2Rise  from 6-7PM for free yoga in the park! Donations are encouraged and those who donate will receive a free drink ticket to use at Parks on Tap that day.

WALKING AND BIKING

For easy and convenient directions, check out Lemon Hill on GoPhillyGo HERE. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA Bus Routes 7 and 48 at 29th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, is a 5-minute walk to Lemon Hill.

PARKING:

Street parking along Sedgley Drive and Lemon Hill Drive

FACEBOOK: LEMON HILL MANSION

WEBSITE: HTTP://LEMONHILL.ORG/

Earlier Event: August 8
Dickinson Square
Later Event: August 22
Penn Treaty Park