Sunday, May 5th promises to be an exciting day at The Highlands as the site celebrates the be-ginning of summer. This family friendly day will have activities for children of all ages. Tours of the mansion and gardens, along with light refreshments will be available. This special com-munity event is from 2 –4PM and is FREE to the public.
Stroll through our two-acre formal garden and visit the restored 1918 greenhouse, dance with Heritage Dance in the grand center hall, make ice cream with 18th century tools, take part in his-toric children’s games and much more. A special performance from the Wissahickon Middle School Honor Strings will also be included in the day’s festivities. A special appearance by Canalside Retrievers will include a demonstration of their Labrador Retrievers’ hunt test and field trial skills. Reservations are recommended for this day of family fun, 215-641-2687.
The Highlands Mansion and Gardens is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is administered by The Highlands Historical Society.
The Highlands was built by Anthony Morris in 1796, a wealthy lawyer and real estate investor. The home was lived in by three families, spanning over 200 years. The site is open to the public regularly Monday through Friday, tours given at 1:30PM, or by appointment. For information and directions, phone 215-641-2687 or visit The Highlands website at www.highlandshistorical.org.