Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holday Highlights at the Grange Estate


The Grange Estate in Havertown


The Grand Hall is what I would call the room to the right of the front door. All the rooms were elegantly decorated but this room seemed to have a spacious holiday glow.



The pictures, any colonial era house with traces of Lafayette gets 5 stars from me. Find him on the wall and then get up close and personal.


Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
portrait by Matthew Jouett


 Master bedroom




 Stroll outside the grounds for even more history and special highlights.


A Pennsylvania State Champion "European Cooper Beech Tree" can be seen from the front porch. It was planted about 1850.



The Wheel House






Said to be a path that General George Washington and the Marquis Lafayette strolled and discussed strategy, I'm guessing or perhaps just walking off a good meal.


This marker has something to do with Penn's land tract.  It has been two years since my visit and my memory on this fact is foggy.  Make sure you ask about it on you visit there, and let me know.


 There are always options, visit the Carriage House before or after you visit the mansion,


to see the holiday train display.


Also stop by the gift shop.  I am not sure they sell it there, but if the do the honey is manufactured nearby.  See if you can find the beekeeper boxes on the property.


The Grange was named to the National Register of Historic Places 1976.


Upcoming holiday events schedule at the Grange Estate

It was originally named Maen Coch meaning Red Stone by Henry Lewis the original land owner.  The name of the estate was changed during the time that John Ross a patriot and merchant commissioned by Continental Congress to purchased uniforms, powder and guns for the American Revolution owned the property in honor of Lafayette, his home in France was titled La Grange.

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