Have you even driven down Kelly Drive and wondered where these beautiful stone steps led? At the top, hidden behind the trees, is the gorgeous, neoclassical Lemon Hill Mansion. Built in 1800 (except for the porches – those are a later, Victorian addition), it was the first property purchased by the City to protect the watershed of the Schuylkill River (today Fairmount Park).  It’s open Thursdays-Sundays from April – mid-December. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  $8/adult and $5/student.  The tour includes interior views of the beautiful Palladian window and unique oval rooms – 3 levels, all with curved doors and windows. They also occasionally host concerts in the building.  We’ve never been, but it would be an amazing setting.

Tobey says: It’s pretty inside and the tour isn’t too long.