Belmont Mansion is a historic mansion located in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Built in the early 18th century, the mansion is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in the United States.
Part Of Fairmount Park:
The property became part of Fairmount Park in 1869 as part of a program to preserve the quality of the water supply. In anticipation of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876, a large dining pavilion was built alongside the mansion. Belmont was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, June 26, 1956. The site continued to be used for public entertaining until it became a historic house museum under the management of the American Women's Heritage Society in 1986. The complex is also available for special events and rentals.In June 2007, the Underground Railroad Museum was opened at the mansion.The mansion lends its name to the surrounding neighborhood of Belmont.