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The Highlands Mansion and Gardens

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Charming location

This is a place for me to paint that is nearby. It reminds me of a formal English garden. I love... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2019
Claire L
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Beautiful house and gardens

In some ways, the gardens are more interesting than the house. They are beautiful and well worth a... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2017
ZachF247
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Apr 1, 2019
“Charming location”
Jul 4, 2019
“Twentieth Century Estate and Garden”
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7001 Sheaff Ln, Fort Washington, PA 19034-2005
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

This is a lovely place to visit. The house is unfurnished so one is able to appreciate the architectural details. The tour guide was full of interesting information and amusing historical anecdotes. That said the outstanding feature of the visit is the garden, especially the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed April 1, 2019

This is a place for me to paint that is nearby. It reminds me of a formal English garden. I love the architecture of the outer wall. There is usually something in bloom. I do not enter the mansion because I am interested in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Claire L
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

No one was around to acknowledge a tour. The grounds need work. I found it to have so much more potential. It is sort of unkempt, a little dirty and not tended to as expected for a property as historic as this. But, it is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank diana35777
Reviewed July 8, 2017

In some ways, the gardens are more interesting than the house. They are beautiful and well worth a visit on their own. That being said, touring the house is still worthwhile. There are no furnishings inside, but there are some interesting features as well as...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ZachF247
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Such a delightful country home that has been carefully restored to its original condition. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank HappyMommy41
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Went on a guided tour of the Highlands mansion and grounds a few months ago. We literally stumbled on the place while driving up to Skippack. As other reviewers said, the site is impressive at first. The house sits on top of a hill surrounded...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank NortheastUSA
Reviewed July 15, 2016

The gardens are beautiful and lush and the mansion offers several creative events and programs ranging from a child audience to an adult. The tour was slightly underwhelming as was the mansion. I wish more rooms were open and that there was more of a...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank nontrendytraveler
Reviewed June 27, 2016

I do remember visiting their website and saw that is was advisable to call ahead to see if a docent would be available on your selected day to visit. We were in the area on May 4 2016 and decided we would go check out...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Don F
Reviewed June 3, 2016

We visited here as one of our stops on our Fun Time Tours 1-day summer mystery trip. Meg met us and was with us most of the time we were there. She gave us an excellent history of the property. We were grateful for seating...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank froglady1965
Reviewed October 14, 2015

One can have a nice walk around the grounds and through the gardens in this partially restored relic from grander days.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank mike s
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