Tours with James Smith

07/27/2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cliveden
Phone:215-848-1777
Address: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Take a first person tour with James Smith!

Take a tour of Cliveden led by James Smith, a free African American man who worked for the Chew family for over fifty years. James will lead visitors throughout the Main House and share stories from the 19th century. At the end of the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to ask James questions.

Two tours are scheduled for this day. The first tour begins at 1 PM and the second begins at 3 PM.

Tickets are $15 and on sale through Eventbrite and at the door. Due to the intimate nature of the tours, groups will be capped at 15 people. The tour begins at the Carriage House Visitor Center, located at 98 E. Cliveden Street. Visitors should check-in at the Carriage House and afterwards will be led to the Main House by a Cliveden guide. These tours do involve walking and standing through the Main House, which has two floors. Stools are available for those who may have difficulty standing for long periods. The tours are not recommended for children 12 years of age and under. Purchase your ticket today!

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