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Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA


Hermitage Mansion






From Rt. 76 (the Schuylkill Expressway):

Headed east or west, get off 76 at the exit for the Lincoln Drive. At the bottom of the ramp, follow the signs for Ridge Avenue west and go up the hill where the road splits at the light. Follow Ridge Avenue (to the right) up the hill and at the top of the hill there is a three-way intersection and a light. Do Not follow Ridge Avenue as it veers to the left. Go straight across onto Hermit Street to Henry Avenue. Turn right onto Henry Avenue and then immediately right onto Barnes Street.

*Travel about a block and there will be a fire hydrant on your left with a street sign for Hermit Lane. Turn left into what looks like a driveway. Go past two houses on your left and woods on your right. When you get to a house on your right, you will see another green sign for Hermit Lane pointing down a paved street into Fairmount Park.
Turn right down the paved road. Go one block and turn right between two stone pillars.
700 Hermit Lane will be in front of you.

From the turnpike at Norristown:

Take Germantown Pike East through Plymouth Meeting, past Colonial High school to the light at Joshua Road. Turn right onto Joshua Road and then left onto Ridge Pike at the bottom of the hill. Follow Ridge Pike to Andorra and follow the signs for Henry Avenue. Take Henry Avenue (several miles) past the light at Walnut Lane (there will be a golf course on your left) past the light at Hermit Street and turn right at Barnes Street. (See directions above.)*


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700 Hermit Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128

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From Chestnut Hill (Germantown Avenue):

Take Cresheim Valley Road to the light where Allen's Lane crosses it and becomes Emlen Street. Turn right onto Allen's Lane and follow it to the end where it turns and becomes Wissahickon. Follow Wissahickon to Walnut Lane and turn right. Follow Walnut lane across the bridge and turn left at the light at Henry Avenue. *See directions above.

Public transport:

Train - Take the R6 to the East Falls station. Walk up Midvale to Henry Avenue and take the 32 towards Roxboro. Get off at Barnes street and walk up Barnes and turn left on Hermit Lane then follow the directions above * 

Bus: The 9 bus runs up Ridge Avenue. Get off at the ice cream stand at the top of the hill. Walk ½ block up the hill and cross Ridge to Hermit Street. Walk down Hermit Street to where Hermit Lane "T"'s into it one way coming back towards you. Turn right and walk the block to Barnes. Cross Barnes and follow directions above.*
OR Take the 32 bus from center city and get off at Barnes street (see directions for the train)
The 21 and the 65 also will get you to the corner of Ridge and Hermit Street.


There is limited parking in front of the building. Cars should be parked on the hill coming down to the house or on Barnes Street and walk in.