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Lower Merion Township  Commissioners Scott Zelov and Tiffany O'Neill are co-sponsoring a park cleanup and vine removal as a Marrtin Luther King Day of Service with the Harriton Association in the Harriton Park on January 18, 2021, 10AM-Noon.  Partners for this event are Harriton Association and Lower Merion Parks and Recreation Department.  Among donors to the day are Arader Tree Service, Pinemar, Susan Tabas Tepper, Little Hollow Foundation, the Masterman and O'Neill families, Silverang, Rosenzweig & Haltzman, and Cast Environmental. To join in or for further information, contact or 610 349 3258.

Also, please be advised that in an abundance of caution, the Historic HarritonHouse remains closed to the public at least through January due to the continuing and worsening viral pandemic.  We are arranging for programming in the late spring and summer, so be sure to check back with us for details as we move through the winter.  Stay safe and be healthy (wash your hands often, mind social distancing, wear a mask, and be vaccinated!)


Americans search for their heritage in the homes of their patriots . Harriton is no exception. Charles Thomson, the first and only Secretary to the Continental and Confederation Congresses, was Harriton's most famous occupant. Yet the story of this house and estate encompasses more than 300 years, beginning with the settlement of "Merion" by Welsh Quakers.  Today, the restored 1704 house and large park are open to the public as an historical and cultural resource providing students and the public a variety of programs. The Township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, owns the historic property, while the Harriton Association administers the site. 

Learn and enjoy.  Visit with us, either here in our website or in person. Feel free to contact us regarding questions or visits. We especially look forward to hearing from students and teachers. Field trips will be arranged, and we will tailor a visit presentation to your particular interest. Review our history page for a more fullsome story of this remarkable place and its people. Check our events page for upcoming programs.   The photo gallery will show you images of events and collections. Our articles and resources page will provide you with Association publications, useful external links, and an opportunity to support historic Harriton by becoming a Member of the Harriton Association.

It is very easy to make an on-line charitable, and tax-deductible, contribution to support historic Harriton. Choose one of the membership levels below, and support Harriton through the convenient and secure Paypal link below:

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Directions- To reach Harriton House from downtown Bryn Mawr, proceed west on Montgomery Avenue to Roberts Road. Turn Right onto Roberts Road. Cross through one traffic light. At the next intersection, take the left fork onto Harriton Road. The entrance to the Harriton Park is immediately on your left.   We are here regularly, but we strongly recommend a telephone call prior to your visit due to our scheduling - 610 525 0201.  To download a brochure and map  you can carry with you, click on this link to our articles and resources page.


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