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Wright's Ferry Mansion

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

Great hidden treasure in Columbia. The tour guide is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cara P
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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, United States
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Le Excellent Tour

I was wondering what to expect when I came here. The tour guide was very nice... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
JohnBCowgill
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hidden treasure in Columbia. The tour guide is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It is well worth the $5 charge.

Thank Cara P
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

I was wondering what to expect when I came here. The tour guide was very nice, kind, and was very professional. She knew her stuff. However, they only take cash, and it is not open year round.

Thank JohnBCowgill
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Liz was such a wonderful tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, passionate and interesting. She spent a lot of time with us and answered all of our questions. Definitely worth the $5 admission fee.

Thank enckster
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

My husband and I visited the Wright's Ferry Mansion last Saturday and we had a great time. Liz, our guide, is very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. My husband is a history buff while I'm not, but we both enjoyed everything about this place and its...More

Thank Christa C
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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

2  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

2  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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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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663judithj
21 May 2015|
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Response from Babzkk |
They say they give tours on the hour, but I was just there Saturday, May 5th, and they started a tour for me when I walked in! The docents are so knowledgeable! I hope you can go!
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