Hartwood Acres Park, Hampton Township

4.7
#14 of 69 in Wildlife in Pennsylvania
Must see · Architectural Building · Wildlife Area
Hartwood Acres is a 629-acre (255 ha) county park in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in the United States. Hartwood is considered the crown jewel of the county's 12,000-acre (4,900 ha) network of nine distinct parks.

Purchased by the county in 1969, its special feature is one of the largest and most spectacular country estates in the region. Hartwood consists of a stately Tudor mansion (begun in 1927 and completed in 1929), an English style Formal Garden, a cottage, a stable complex, and a gate lodge (erected in 1927). The mansion, designed by Alfred Hopkins for John and Mary Flinn Lawrence, houses a collection of original English and American antiques.

Hartwood is sited 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Downtown Pittsburgh on largely forested land in both Hampton and Indiana townships. The park also offers a large-stage concert area where the Free Summer Concert Series is held, as well as the Allegheny County Music Festival, and 30 miles (48 km) of trails—horse riding, walking, hiking, biking, and cross country skiing. Hartwood is especially well-known because of its now-defunct "Festival of Lights," a large outdoor light display once held during the holiday season to benefit local charities.
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  • ...it's just a county park in the woods. Yea, I parked by the mansion and something with tours and events go on there, but I think all that is on hold with COVID. Hey I just pulled-up here because.....  more »
  • Took the mansion/estate tour with a guide -- wonderful decorations inside and much fascinating history. House associated with Finn family (of Senator William Finn fame). Tudor style mansion with...  more »

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