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Greetings from Harriton House!

Please note that we are building a new website which will be launched in 2023.  The best way to contact Harriton House is by phone at 610-525-0201 or by email to:  



Tours of the Historic House are available Tuesday - Saturday between 10:00 a.m.  and 4:00 p.m. Tours last approximately 40 minutes. The last tour starts at 3:00 p.m.  

We recommend that you call ahead to schedule a guided tour with our staff to (610) 525-0201.  


          The Harriton Association Statement of Mission promises:

  1. To preserve and maintain the historic 1704 Harriton House as a unique heritage of           our local and National communities for the instrucation and pleasure of our citizens;  
  2. To encourage voluntary memberships, contriibutions, and active participation in the         non-profiot Harriton Association; 
  3. To sponsor educational and cultural programs for school children, college students,        and adults, in order to strengthen and sustain their understanding of American                History since colonial times and the part played in that hisrtory by Harriton House            and its most famous occupant, Charles Thomson, only Secretay to the Continental and Confederation Congresses.

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. You may donate through PayPal  through the convenient and secure link below.  You may also make a donation through one of our other secure online options - to make a contribution to the Harriton Association other than through PayPal, please contact the office at: (610) 525-0201 or email to:

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How to Find Us by Car

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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