Wright's Ferry Mansion, Columbia

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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.
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  • I was wondering what to expect when I came here. The tour guide was very nice, kind, and was very professional. She knew her stuff. However, they only take cash, and it is not open year round.  more »
  • Liz was such a wonderful tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, passionate and interesting. She spent a lot of time with us and answered all of our questions. Definitely worth the $5 admission fee.  more »
  • My husband and I visited the Wright's Ferry Mansion last Saturday and we had a great time. Liz, our guide, is very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. My husband is a history buff while I'm not, but...  more »
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  • Great tour guide; fascinating story of an independent single woman who was apparently treated as an equal by Ben Franklin and other notables. Beautifully restored house and grounds. Wel worth $5!
  • Excellent tour. Tour guide very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Very good preservation of a seventeenth century home.
  • Great tour and great guide
  • Susana Wright, amazing woman, and one of the best museums/guided tours I have been to in America.
  • 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!)

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