Nature January 13, 2018
This Beautiful Park Tucked Away In Pennsylvania Has An Intriguing History
Pennsylvania’s home to some of the most breathtaking
and intriguing parks in the United States. Like Graeme Park. Spend a lovely day exploring the history of Keith House. Then, after your tour, stroll through the picturesque park that features a breathtaking waterfall, a tranquil pond, and native wildlife.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Nestled in Horsham, Graeme Park's history starts in 1722 when construction first started on a home for the provincial governor of Pennsylvania.
The home sat on lush land dotted with natural springs It served as the summer residence of Sir William Keith the Provincial Governor.
Eventually, Keith lost his position, returning to his native England. Dr. Thomas Graeme, a Supreme Court Justice as well as a doctor, purchased the regal stone building.
Intending to use it as a summer home, as Keith had before him, Dr. Graeme transformed the interior into the style at the time in 1700s England.
His daughter, Elizabeth, would inherit his estate upon his death. Elizabeth, a writer, found her beloved home confiscated by the colonial government due to her husband's sworn allegiance to Great Britain during the American Revolution. She lost not only her home but most of her belongings as well.
Once the war ended, her husband returned to his native England. Elizabeth again claimed possession of her home. Today, the beautiful park and home beckon visitors from PA and further afield with its picturesque pond, trails, and wildlife.
Getting married? With its lush green, vibrantly colored flowers and majestic waterfall, Graeme Park is a fairytale spot for hosting your wedding.
Or, plan to visit during one of the scheduled events through the year. Visitors, for example, learned more about Colonial Medical Practices during a workshop in 2017.
Explore the natural beauty of Graeme Park, which is open every day during daylight hours.
Tours of the Keith House run Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission costs $6 for general admission, $5 for individuals 65 or older, and $3 for children between 3 and 11.
859 County Line Road
Horsham, PA 19044
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