Mount Pleasant

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Location

East Fairmount Park, 3800 Mount Pleasant Dr.
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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Phone Number:  215-763-8100

With a fortune acquired by privateering, John Macpherson built Mount Pleasant 1762-65. The house had several illustrious owners. Benedict Arnold bought it as a wedding gift for his bride, Peggy Shippen but committed treason before they could occupy it.

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