Story Time Tuesdays

January 28, 2020

We are excited to announce Story Time Tuesdays. Each week at 10:30 am, you are welcome to bring children of any age for outdoor story time on our garden terrace. If it rains, we will move inside the mansion. We had such a wonderful turn out for story time during the summer that we will be continuing year round. We are happy to promote the importance of reading to children in our community and will gear the fall session towards children under five years of age. We will also incorporate some singing and play time following the reading. Follow us on Instagram for up to date details @thehighlandsmansion

We will not be holding story time on December 10th or 24th. On December 3rd and 17th, we will be collecting new and gently used books to donate to Children's Hospital!  On December 31st, we will be having a Special Edition story time at 11:30 to celebrate Noon Years Eve with a balloon drop at 12:00pm!! Just $5 per child

Tea and Symphony I Sunday, March 1, 2020 I 2:00 - 4:00 pm

March 01, 2020

The Tea & Symphony Chamber Music program will showcase the Copeland String Quartet, which was formed in 2003.  Inspired by the dazzling and vast repertoire for small string ensemble, the musicians work in the intimate format of the string quartet.  The Highlands center hall, where the performance takes place, is precisely the type of setting that chamber music was written for, and is an excellent venue for the discipline and artistry of the music.  Teas, sweets, and savories are served during the intermission.  

This year's program will include Lullaby by Gershwin, The Joke Quartet by Haydn and American Quartet by Dvorak.

Seating for this very popular event is limited and advance reservations are recommended.  Tickets will not be issued. A reservation list will be checked at the door.  Cost is $30.00 per seat for members of The Highlands Historical Society and $35.00 per seat for non-members.  The Highlands is handicapped accessible, and on-site parking is free.  Doors will open at 1:30. For more information, or to make reservations, please call 215-641-2687 or email Dana at

The Highlands History of Weddings

May 01, 2020

Did you celebrate your wedding day at The Highlands? Did a family member or friend get married on the estate? be a part of a new project we are working on - The Highlands History of Weddings! Email a photo of the happy couple on their wedding day in our gardens or mansion. The photo with oldest wedding date I receive will be given a free anniversary photo shoot with a professional photographer! Contribute a ceremony program or photo to help us build the physical archives of wedding history at The Highlands so the memories can live on in the place the memory was made! Email Dana at

Thank you!

Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny

April 05, 2020

Join us for an Egg Hunt in a beautiful setting! We are hosting our 2nd annual Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, April 5th at 2:00. The hunt is for children under 10 years old and will begin promptly at 2:15. The Easter Bunny will be here until 3;30 for awesome photos with your children of any age. Bring your iphone or camera to capture adorable pictures of your kids dressed to impress. The hunt and visit with the bunny will take place in our gardens and there will be designated areas for different age groups to make it enjoyable for all children participating. We will also have craft and coloring stations set up. Space is limited for this popular event so please call for reservations at 215-641-2687 or email Dana at The cost is $10 per child and can be paid by check before the event or you can pay in cash at the door. Please find us on Facebook at HighlandsMansionandGardens or follow us on Instagram @thehighlandsmansion

Fantasy Festival

May 30, 2020

For what would be our 5th Annual Fairy Festival, we are making a couple fantastic changes. Fairies, Pirates and Mermaids, oh my!! We will be holding a Fantasy Festival on Saturday May 30th. Time TBD.

Families will be enchanted by the fairy-themed garden walk, music, craft projects, dancing, Mermaid fountain and Pirate activities.  Dressing up is highly recommended! Children will be able to construct fairy gardens of their own, discover buried treasure and visit with a bubble Fairy and real mermaid and get photos taken with Bianca the magical (six foot stuffed) unicorn! Admission is $20 per car.  To help us prepare, please email Dana at to make your reservation today as this has proven to be our most popular children's event! Arrrrrrgh you ready?!

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