On Saturday, June 21 Philadelphia Emerging Professionals will host the first (hopefully of many) Historic House Summer Picnics. Join us at 1PM at Lemon Hill in Fairmount Park for a picnic and a tour of the historic Lemon Hill Mansion. Built in 1800, the Lemon Hill Mansion originally served as the summer home to Henry Pratt, a Philadelphia merchant. Little did Platt know that his home away from home would eventually overlook the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a stunning skyline.
Lemon Hill is easily accessible by both car and public transit. If you are driving, head west on Poplar Street until it ends at Poplar Drive, and turn left. Shortly thereafter, turn right onto Lemon Hill Drive and you can park on the street as it widens. For those taking Septa, your best bet is to catch the 32 bus that runs from Broad and Carpenter all the way up through Roxborough. There is a stop at 30th and Poplar Streets, and from there you can follow the above driving directions to reach Lemon Hill.
There is a large space immediately to the east of the mansion that overlooks the PMA, and that is where we will be picnicking. Bring a blanket, your favorite picnic snack or drink, and/or your favorite yard game. After enjoying food and fun outdoors, we will head inside for our tour of the mansion around 2:30.
Please RSVP on our Facebook Event Page if you plan on attending. After submitting your RSVP, please leave a comment with what you plan on bringing to the picnic. The Philly EMP board will be providing plates, cups, napkins, utensils, and some of our favorite snacks and games, but we encourage you to bring some more!