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black and white photo of outbuildlings at Bartram's Garden in 1895

Curator’s Tour: Vernacular or Folk Architecture at Bartram’s Garden

  • Date: May 8, 2021
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Location: Bartram’s Garden5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, 19143
  • Phone: 215-729-5281

Vernacular or Folk Architecture at Bartram’s Garden — Outbuildings and the Bartram House

Bartram’s Garden preserves a varied collection of stone farm buildings — built, remodeled, and reused over centuries. Local stone buildings from the 1730s to the 1850s can be found at Bartram’s Garden.

This tour will explore the various uses and alterations of these farm and garden buildings, put up over the years by the Bartram family and their neighbors. Both outbuildings and the Bartram House show a variety of building techniques and reflect Quaker folk buildings in Kingsessing township, Philadelphia.

Led by Bartram’s Garden Curator Joel Fry.



$25 General Admission / $15 Members 

$2 Southwest Neighbors or ACCESS Cardholders

FREE Student with STAMP Pass



Barns and stables, north of house. The one-storied buildings with gables are of Bartram’s time; built of stone, roughcast with mortar. Photograph by the Philadelphia photographer William H. Rau in 1895.

General Admission

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All attendees will be expected to wear a face mask and sign a COVID waiver. Since social distancing may make it harder to hear our guide during our walk, we recommend that you bring a pair of headphones with you so that you can tune into our Zoom audio feed on your phone (link below).

This is a rain or shine event that will take place entirely outdoors. Please bring rain gear and comfortable walking shoes, as we will be traveling a few hundred yards on foot. ADA Accessible bathrooms will be available onsite. We’re happy to make accommodations for guests with mobility limitations. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out ahead of the event.



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