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The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Mr. Berwind made his fortune in the coal industry. In 1898, the Berwinds engaged Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to design a house modeled...more
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We toured 4 of the mansions. The Elms is beautiful. It was our second favorite, The Breakers being our favorite. It is definitely worth a visit. Especially during the holidays when the house is spectacularly decorated.
It's hard to believe the Elms was that close to being bulldozed after all the furniture was auctioned off. Luckily it was spared for people to enjoy and imagine life back then. Its design and architecture are different from the Bteakers but no less grand...More
We visited the Elms during Christmas week, it was spectacular and did not disappoint. Would highly recommend visiting during the holidays. The house is so beautifully decorated each room is better than the last. The self guided tour is amazing and way to use
We visited in December, and enjoyed the Winter Passport deal -- but even so, be sure you stroll down to the gardens, as they are interesting even without their spring/summer splendor. The house itself is majestic, and the sculptures will interest children as well as...More
Beautiful mansion that offered free parking as well. We visited on December 27th so we were able to see all the amazing Christmas decorations as well. The audio tour was very thorough and the grounds were beautiful.