Wright's Ferry Mansion, Columbia

4.8
#4 of 8 in Things to do in Columbia
Wright's Ferry Mansion is a historic home located in Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1738, and is a 2 1/2-story, rectangular limestone dwelling with a gable roof and pent eave. It was built for Susanna Wright, an English Quaker poet and businesswoman, and its architecture reflects a mix of English and Germanic elements.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.The house was restored to appear as in 1750 and is open to the public several days a week from May through October.
Plan your visit to Wright's Ferry Mansion and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Columbia itinerary planner .
Source
Create an itinerary including Wright's Ferry Mansion
map
Wright's Ferry Mansion Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
29 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Excellent small mansion/museum that was the epicenter of the development of this historic area. Great history on an impressive independent woman on the then american frontier. She was friends with Ben...  more »
  • This little gem of a home is So worth visiting, but only open until October, so hurry on in! History buffs, you will love it, as Suzanna Wright.....the original owner of the home was a mentor to Benja...  more »
  • What a delightful surprise! This is a little treasure tucked away in Lancaster County. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in a beautifully restored 1750s home. The furnishings are not or...  more »
Google
  • Susana Wright, amazing woman, and one of the best museums/guided tours I have been to in America.
  • One of the best restored 1730s houses I have ever seen.
  • This is an exemplary house museum -- really world class. Every object is of interest. The beauty and simplicity of the Quaker architecture is pleasing to the eye. The gardens are lush. Our guide was thorough, knowledgeable, and welcoming. Everyone who loves history should see this out of the way gem of American history. (I say out of the way but I do not mean hard to get to!)
  • Fantastic historical experience and the tour was superb

Plan your trip to Columbia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Wright's Ferry Mansion by other users

37 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Lancaster County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 39 days in Thurmont BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Harrisburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Warrenville & Lancaster BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in North Charleston & Germantown BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in North East BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Avondale BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans