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The Highlands Mansion and Gardens

7001 Sheaff Lane

Fort Washington, PA 19034

~ Welcome to The Highlands Mansion ~

The mansion is currently closed for renovations.

Gardens and grounds remain open daily for you to enjoy, free of charge. Photography permits are still being offered.

 

Rental tours continue to be provided by appointment only.
Please call 215-641-2687

The Highlands Mansion and Gardens is a 59-acre historic site with a late 18th-century Georgian mansion and a two-acre formal garden.

 

Surrounded by massive stone walls, the gardens offer a beautiful example of early 20th-century estate gardening with an unusual blend of horticulture and architecture.

 

The site features nine outbuildings, including a bank barn, springhouse, greenhouse, smokehouse, and Gothic Revival gardener's cottage.

 

The Highlands Historical Society began to restore the 2-acre formal garden to its appearance c.1925 - 1935 in October 2001, with a project at the screening wall on the east side of the garden. 

Welcome to the Highlands,

Dana Dorsey, Executive Director

ddorsey@highlandshistorical.org

215-641-2687

 

Enjoy our gardens and grounds from dawn to dusk daily.

Historic tours of the mansion are available by appointment only. 

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WEDDINGS AT THE MANSION

The Highlands offers a unique setting for your special day. Completed in 1796, the mansion features fifteen foot ceilings and bright spacious rooms in addition to a 2 acre formal garden and the ambiance of the surrounding estate.

VISITING THE GROUNDS

The gardens are  free to walk from dawn to dusk every day. All professional photography requires a permit and fee prior to your visit. Please see the Visiting The Highlands page for further detail.

The Highlands Mansion is available for historic tours Monday through Thursday by appointment.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Enchanted Garden Party
    Enchanted Garden Party
    Sun, May 19
    Fort Washington
    May 19, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Fort Washington, 7001 Sheaff Ln, Fort Washington, PA 19034, USA
    Fairies, Pirates and Mermaids, oh my! We will be holding our 6th annual fantastical children's festival that will of course include Bianca the unicorn, Sabrina the mermaid, Flyleaf the Book and Bubble Fairy and so much more! Dressing up is highly recommended. $15 per child to join in on the fun. Mor
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  • Gala in the Gardens
    Gala in the Gardens
    Sat, Jun 15
    Fort Washington
    Jun 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Fort Washington, 7001 Sheaff Ln, Fort Washington, PA 19034, USA
    This year, our 2nd Annual Gala in the Gardens promises an evening of elegance and charm, inspired by the timeless beauty of lavender. In homage to Caroline Sinkler, fondly known as the Lavender Lady of Philadelphia, whose visionary designs grace our formal gardens, we invite you to immerse yourself
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  • 2nd Annual Gala in the Gardens
    2nd Annual Gala in the Gardens
    Sat, Jun 15
    Fort Washington
    Jun 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Fort Washington, 7001 Sheaff Ln, Fort Washington, PA 19034, USA
    Our Gala in the Gardens fundraiser event is returning for the second year. We were thrilled with all the support received last year and look forward to another incredible night celebrating together in the gardens. The theme this year is lavender! Contact us for more information.
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  • A TRIP THROUGH TIME
    A TRIP THROUGH TIME
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    Fort Washington
    Contact Us for Details
    Fort Washington, 7001 Sheaff Ln, Fort Washington, PA 19034, USA
    As students tour The Highlands, they literally take a trip through time. Since the history of the house spans almost three centuries, students learn to identify change over time, to use different sources of historical evidence, to establish chronological order. Students evaluate and interpret how t
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  • Springfield Township High School’s Transition Pathways
    Springfield Township High School’s Transition Pathways
    Time is TBD
    Fort Washington
    Time is TBD
    Fort Washington, 7001 Sheaff Ln, Fort Washington, PA 19034, USA
    Springfield Township High School’s Transition Pathways (18-21 year old Program) STHS's Transition Pathways students participate in work based learning that aligns to their individual transition plans. Students work to foster soft-skill development in the areas of post-secondary education, employment
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  • A TRIP THROUGH TIME
    A TRIP THROUGH TIME
    Contact Us for Details
    Fort Washington
    Contact Us for Details
    Fort Washington, 7001 Sheaff Ln, Fort Washington, PA 19034, USA
    As students tour The Highlands, they literally take a trip through time. Since the history of the house spans almost three centuries, students learn to identify change over time, to use different sources of historical evidence, to establish chronological order. Students evaluate and interpret how t
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  • BARNYARD SESSIONS
    BARNYARD SESSIONS
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    Fort Washington
    Contact Us for Details
    Fort Washington, 7001 Sheaff Ln, Fort Washington, PA 19034, USA
    This hands-on interactive program, students of all ages will learn about farm life, have time engaging with goats and have the opportunity to feed them as well.
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