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Wright's Ferry Mansion, Columbia

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Wright's Ferry Mansion is a historic home located in Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1738, and is a 2 1/2-story, rectangular limestone dwelling with a gable roof and pent eave. It was built for Susanna Wright, an English Quaker poet and businesswoman, and its architecture reflects a mix of English and Germanic elements.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.The house was restored to appear as in 1750 and is open to the public several days a week from May through October.
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  • 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. 
  • 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 ar...  read more »
  • Really interesting tour of this historic house in Columbia. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She even let us join the tour in progress and went back over the stuff we missed fr...  read more »
  • This is an exemplary house museum -- really world class. Every object is of interest. The beauty and simplicity of the Quaker architecture is pleasing to the eye. The gardens are lush. Our guide was thorough, knowledgeable, and welcoming. Everyone who loves history should see this out of the way gem of American history. (I say out of the way but I do not mean hard to get to!)
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