The Ryerss Mansion, also known as the Burholme Mansion, is a historic American mansion situated in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This mansion offers a glimpse into the past, showcasing the architectural style of the time and the rich history associated with it.
Built in 1859 by merchant Joseph Waln Ryerss, the mansion is set on eighty-five acres of land, overlooking Burholme Park. This location offers one of the highest vistas in Philadelphia, providing visitors with stunning views of the surrounding area.
In 1905, the mansion was turned over to the city and it was opened as a park, museum, and library in 1910. The establishment is administered by the Fairmount Park Commission and is open to the public for free, in line with the wishes of the original owners.
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Central Avenue 7370, Philadelphia
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