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Great piece of local history

I never knew this place existed before today. The smell of fresh flowers greeted us as we walked in... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Kathy L
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Interesting Look at the Past

We were the only 2 at the 10 am on a Friday so got a private tour. Liz, the tour guide was... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
York, Pennsylvania
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38 S 2nd St, Columbia, PA 17512-1402
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I never knew this place existed before today. The smell of fresh flowers greeted us as we walked in through the door, and back in time. The house itself is beautiful, with lovely architectural features. The furnishings are exquisite, and all were made before 1750....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathy L
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We were the only 2 at the 10 am on a Friday so got a private tour. Liz, the tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable. The building and its history is quite interesting. Furnishings and artifacts were well researched and chosen for the area and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SueP2011
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Highly knowledgeable and personable guide explained the architecture, furnishings, and also about the local history. The scale of the house is relatively small, so that you can get a great feel for the entire charming home. It was interesting to imagine Benjamin Franklin visiting this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Great hidden treasure in Columbia. The tour guide is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It is well worth the $5 charge.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cara P
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I was wondering what to expect when I came here. The tour guide was very nice, kind, and was very professional. She knew her stuff. However, they only take cash, and it is not open year round.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Liz was such a wonderful tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, passionate and interesting. She spent a lot of time with us and answered all of our questions. Definitely worth the $5 admission fee.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank enckster
Reviewed May 13, 2018

My husband and I visited the Wright's Ferry Mansion last Saturday and we had a great time. Liz, our guide, is very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. My husband is a history buff while I'm not, but we both enjoyed everything about this place and its...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Christa C
Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is one of the best historical homes I have seen. It tells the story of Suzanna Wright who settled here with her family when nothing existed in this part of the country. She was a friend of Benjamin Franklin, acted as a prothonotary, worked...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Mindy M
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Excellent small mansion/museum that was the epicenter of the development of this historic area. Great history on an impressive independent woman on the then american frontier. She was friends with Ben Franklin. Most impressive was our docent (from WE ARE...Penn State) who someday will be...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DaveJody
Reviewed August 2, 2017

This little gem of a home is So worth visiting, but only open until October, so hurry on in! History buffs, you will love it, as Suzanna Wright.....the original owner of the home was a mentor to Benjamin Franklin, and was so interesting in so...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank TravelLovers2015
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January 31, 2018|
Response from TravelLovers2015 | Reviewed this property |
There are no ramps, but I think a wheelchair could fit into the first floor. The guide does lead you upstairs, but you only see 1 room there.
November 14, 2017|
Response from TravelLovers2015 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is just open from May through October.
May 20, 2015|
Response from Babzkk |
They say they give tours on the hour, but I was just there Saturday, May 5th, and they started a tour for me when I walked in! The docents are so knowledgeable! I hope you can go!