Cliveden tours are now available! Use the online form below to schedule a tour. The grounds are open and free to the public.

Tours available Thursdays to Sundays 12pm to 4pm

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The Turmoil of Transition: The mid-nineteenth century at Cliveden

Enter Cliveden as it was in the mid-nineteenth century - a household and a country in turmoil. This period of tension explores household dynamics, substance abuse and violence, exacerbated by societal shifts of the mid-19th century and still relevant.

Tours are available Thursdays through Sundays, 12pm to 4pm, beginning Thursday, May 4th. Tours begin on the hour, with the last tour of the day at 3pm. To schedule a tour, use the form below. Visitors are required to wear masks during tours.


Adults: $15

Students: $10

Friends of Cliveden Members: Free

Children 6 Years & Younger: Free

Our Policy

  • Please meet in front of the Carriage House to begin the tour.
  • Groups are welcome to eat lunch outside on the grounds. Please be sure that all trash is thrown away.
  • Please do not climb on the trees.
  • All visitors must wear masks while on tours and on Cliveden’s grounds. Practice physical distancing of six feet or more when interacting with those outside of your household.
  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well or have come into contact with someone who is sick. Wash your hands and follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene before you visit.
  • Help yourself to Cliveden’s scavenger hunts, bingo cards and other information to learn more about history of the site and community.
  • Dogs are welcome on Cliveden's grounds! All dogs must be leashed and please clean up after them.

The Turmoil of Transition: A Dramatic Experience

3 Dates: June 24th, July 15th & August 5th | 12pm to 4pm


Step back in time and meet three characters from Cliveden's tumultuous past: Mary Bowman, housekeeper at Cliveden; Henry Banning Chew, one of the executors of Benjamin Chew Jr.'s will, and James Smith, a coachman and servant at Cliveden.

Tickets are $20 and on sale now for each tour. Purchase yours today!

Special Promotion!

Have a FREE Cider at Young American Hard Cider & Tasting Room!

After touring Cliveden, head over to local cidery, Young American Hard Cider & Tasting Room, for a free traditional cider! This promotion is only good on the day of your tour, and visitors must show their tour confirmation form or tour coupon to receive a cider.


Young American Hard Cider & Tasting Room is located at:

6350 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Open Hours:

Wednesday & Thursday - 4pm to 9pm

Friday & Saturday - 4pm to 10pm

Sunday - 4pm to 8pm

Questions about tours?

Contact our office at 215-848-3680 or use the form below for any questions about our tours.

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