The Highlands Mansion and Gardens

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7001 SHEAFF LANE, FORT WASHINGTON, PA 19034 • 215-641-2687 • FAX 215-641-2556 • INFO@HIGHLANDSHISTORICAL.ORG 

Welcome Back! The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will begin welcoming visitors to state-owned historic sites and museums, including The Highlands Mansion and Gardens on Friday, April 30 with reduced hours of operation and limited capacity. Please enjoy our gardens and grounds from dawn to dusk daily and call you may now call to schedule tours of the mansion.

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WELCOME TO THE HIGHLANDS MANSION

The Highlands Mansion and Gardens is a 44-acre historic site with a late 18th century Georgian mansion and 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. 

 

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 HIGHLANDS

 The Highlands Mansion is available for historic tours Monday through Friday afternoons by appointment. Tours are approximately an hour in length and cost $5 per person. The gardens are open free to walk from dawn to dusk every day. All photography requires a permit and fee prior to your visit.