4601 N. 18th St., 215/329-7312
HOURS: Tues.–Sat. 1–4 p.m. Apr.–Dec. and by appt. all year
COST: $5 adult, $4 student and senior
Stenton is one of the best-preserved Georgian mansions in Philadelphia , built in 1730 by James Logan, secretary to William Penn and one of the major players in the growth of early Pennsylvania. Logan lived here during his final 20 years of life, during that period he became a distinguished scholar and accumulated an extensive library, which is now housed at the Library Company of Philadelphia .
Stenton stands on three acres of the original 500-acre plantation. Tour the mansion, grounds, and the 1787 barn, which contains an exhibit of agricultural tools dating from the 18th and early 19th centuries. For the past 100 years, it has been maintained by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America; tours, educational programs, and special events are offered.