Where in TE is This Classic Philly Icon?

Find hidden treasures in a one-of-a-kind event Saturday

These chairs from Philadelphia Veterans Stadium are part of history and now they are part of the Tredyffrin Historic House Tour.

They're just part of an amazing once-in-a-lifetime event Saturday in TE.

Sounds like so much hype?  It's not. In the eight years of the historic house tour there has never been a repeat in the line up.

That means if you've been on the tour before, you have not seen the homes and buildings that are part of this year's tour.

The stadium seats are now mounted on the grounds of one of the houses on the tour. But you'll have to go to see where. 

While you're there, take a photo of you or your tour companions in the seats and upload it here.

We'll reveal the location Monday here on Patch and feature the photos you upload.

One important note: Tickets for the tour must be purchased in advance on line.

You can pick them up Saturday at the DuPortail House in Chesterbrook, along with a map.

Full details of the tour, the houses and buildings on the tour and tickets are available here  on the Treyffrin Historic Preservation Trust's website.

Bob Byrne September 21, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Proceeds from the tour will go toward rebuilding/restoring the historic Jones Barn which has been relocated to the DuPortail House property in Chesterbrook. The really cool thing about this tour is that you get to go through many private homes and properties that are still people's homes and not museums. TE is steeped in American history. I took this tour for the first time last year and wished I'd had have given myself even more time. You will see learn fascinating things about TE history and see inside buildings that may never be open to the public again. There is also a very special stop on this year's tour with a look inside one of the most significant places in both TE and American political, social and religious history. You might have driven by the building hundreds or thousands of times and wondered what it looks like inside. Now's your chance to find out. It's all described on the website I've linked to in the article.
Pattye Benson September 22, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Thanks Bob. The 8th Annual Historic House Tour features 6 historic homes, 2 restored barns and the wonderful old Mt. Zion AME Church and Cemetery. Mt. Zion will have special reenactors on the battlefield along with an old fashioned bake sale with homemade goodies. The Host Sponsor, Willowbrook Farm, is one of the stops. Twice a Vassar Show House, the owner Meg Veno, has her scheduled her Fall Barn Sale around the House Tour. Meg is generously donating a portion of the sales to the Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust -- clearly supporting historic preservation in the community! A tour of unexpected surprises, you don't want to miss the 8th Annual Historic House Tour! Tomorrow's weather forecast ... a perfect historic house tour day, it never rains on House Tour day! Tickets available online -- www.tredyffrinhistory.org Pattye Benson Chair, 8th Annual Historic House Tour President, Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust


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