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Wright's Ferry Mansion

38 S 2nd St, Columbia, PA 17512-1402
+1 717-684-4325
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Hidden Gem

This is one of the best historical homes I have seen. It tells the story of Suzanna Wright who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mindy M
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Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States
Nice museum with a great docent

Excellent small mansion/museum that was the epicenter of the development of this historic area... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
DaveJody
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Greencastle, PA, USA
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38 S 2nd St, Columbia, PA 17512-1402
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+1 717-684-4325
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best historical homes I have seen. It tells the story of Suzanna Wright who settled here with her family when nothing existed in this part of the country. She was a friend of Benjamin Franklin, acted as a prothonotary, worked...More

Thank Mindy M
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

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 Franklin. Most impressive was our docent (from WE ARE...Penn State) who someday will be...More

1  Thank DaveJody
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

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 Benjamin Franklin, and was so interesting in so...More

1  Thank TravelLovers2015
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

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 original to the house, but great care has been taken to restore...More

Thank Sara C
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Take a trip back in time to visit the 18th century home of an independent and successful businesswoman in Pennsylvania. Your expert tour guide introduces you to the life and experiences of Susan Wright through a room-by-room narrated tour. The house is furnished with authentic...More

Thank Mary R
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Wow! We just recently heard about the Wright's Ferry Mansion even though we live in the same county as the museum. I was not expecting much for a $5 tour! While we waited outside for our tour we marveled at the beauty of this 'mansion.'...More

Thank michellelynnp
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

While visiting Lancaster County we took a trip to the Wright;s Ferry Mansion in Columbia, Pa. It does not appear to be a mansion in the conventional sense. It is however, a very sturdy, well-maintained pre-revolutionary structure tucked away on a somewhat secluded residential street....More

Thank Frank E
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

The mansion is the restored home of Susan Wright an early 18th century settler in Lancaster county. Every room has been restored to its pre-1750 condition and has been outfitted with the furniture and furnishings of the pre-mid eighteenth century. Our tour guide was extremely...More

Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Guide was very knowledgeable and there is a lot of interesting history to this place and area. Tour is only $5 person and any questions that were asked, guide could answer.

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Reviewed 30 May 2016

It is the home of Sue Wright built in 1738. She was a "mover and shaker"of her day. She was very influential in the founding of the area and listed Ben Franklin among her friends. The wood work and artifacts in the home a fabulous....More

2  Thank Lois6201
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clcgrampy
31 January 2018|
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Response from TravelLovers2015 | Reviewed this property |
There are no ramps, but I think a wheelchair could fit into the first floor. The guide does lead you upstairs, but you only see 1 room there.
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angdidonato
15 November 2017|
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Response from TravelLovers2015 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is just open from May through October.
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