Located at 859 County Line Road in Horsham, PA 19044

28Jun
2020
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LichfieldWillow

“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 […]

19May
2019
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Living History Sunday: Keeping a Colonial Household

Living History Sunday: Keeping a Colonial Household

Keeping house in colonial times involved many activities we take for granted in today’s world. Lacking modern conveniences, our foremothers did all the washing, sewing, and spinning by hand. Meals were prepared at an open hearth from food grown or raised on the property, and beer and candles had to be produced in large quantities for even […]

10Mar
2019
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Charter Day

Charter Day

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will celebrate the commonwealth’s 338th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 10, with free admission to many of the historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trails of History, including Graeme Park. This annual celebration of the granting of the Pennsylvania Charter to William Penn by Charles II […]

14Jul
2018
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MourningPin

Lost Objects: Elizabeth’s Family Tree Pin

The Graeme family was very well-to-do, and therefore had many fine things in the way of furnishings, tableware, decorative objects, and clothing, jewelry and accessories. Some of these things are listed in the various inventories that were taken of the house and its contents and some are described in The History of Montgomery County, by […]

05May
2018
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The “Other” Women of Graeme Park

We spend a lot of time at Graeme Park on the history of Elizabeth Graeme, but with Mother’s Day coming up, it might be nice to delve into the history of some of the less-discussed women of Graeme Park. Ann Newberry Diggs Keith, or Lady Ann, was born in 1675 near London. Nothing is known […]

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