Located at 859 County Line Road in Horsham, PA 19044

23Feb
2022
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Betsy Stedman’s Letter on the Passing of her Friend, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson

On this day in Graeme Park History, 1801, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson passed away at the home of Seneca Lukens, the clockmaker and friend with whom she stayed at the end of her life. Her friend Betsy Stedman composed the following letter to her cousin Deborah Senior in Jamaica informing her of the sad news: Dear […]

11Feb
2022
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Update on the Lichfield Willow

You may remember our earlier piece on the Lichfield, or Johnson’s, Willow, a tree in England that captured Elizabeth’s imagination and led to her writing of two “Odes to the Litchfield Willow” (Elizabeth added the “t”). Our contact in England, John Winterton, has been hard at work negotiating a plan to get a descendent of […]

03Feb
2022
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On this Day in Graeme Park History…

On this day in Graeme Park history, Elizabeth Graeme was born (1737). She was the youngest of the Graeme children, who numbered somewhere between 10-12. By the time Elizabeth joined the family, the Graeme’s had already buried William (1723-1733), and two sets of twins: Rebecca and Rachel (b. 1728), and Patrick and Elizabeth (b. 1731). […]

28Jun
2020
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“Oh may we hope some tender twig…May yet be wafted Here!” – Cutting from a descendent of Lichfield Willow to come to Graeme Park

We’ve recently been contacted by representatives of the Samuel Johnson Society in Lichfield, England regarding planting a cutting of the Lichfield Willow (also known as Johnson’s Willow) at Graeme Park. The Willow is a 4th generation descendant of one that stood during Johnson’s time and of which he was very fond, but what makes it exciting for […]

27Oct
2019
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Living History Sunday: Dress Like a Pirate Day

Living History Sunday: Dress Like a Pirate Day

Governor William Keith, the first owner of Graeme Park, helped to rid the port of Philadelphia from the scourge of Blackbeard the Pirate. Learn about piracy in the colonies and beyond.  Children and visitors are invited to dress in their best Pirate costume and partake in a hunt for hidden treasure.

15Sep
2019
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Living History Sunday: Children’s Day

Living History Sunday: Children’s Day

Children will have the opportunity to attend colonial school, write with quill pens, and play colonial games. The Living History demonstrations are free and house tours are $5/12+, and $3/3-11. Please note that this is a $1 discount on our regular $6 house tour for 12-64 year-olds. Tours will run at approximately 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 pm.

16Jun
2019
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Living History Sunday: Tavern Games

Living History Sunday: Tavern Games

Bring Dad out to Graeme Park for a tour and Living History event featuring costumed interpreters playing various tavern games. We’ll be selling hot dogs, soft pretzels, beer and soda, or bring a picnic lunch. The Living History demonstrations are free, house tours are free for Dads, $5/12+, and $3/3-11. Please note that this is […]

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