This 1799 mansion is named after the lemon trees that once grew in the greenhouses that were here in the early 19th century. The Federal-style mansion is notable for its stack of oval rooms and views of the city skyline.

The house was originally commissioned by Robert Morris, a major financier and signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. In the mid-19th century the estate was the first section of land formally acquired by the City for the creation of Fairmount Park.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Logan Square & Fairmount attractions

1. Boathouse Row


A major Philly landmark, this picturesque strip of rowing clubs is made up of mock Tudor and Victorian boathouses from the late 19th and early 20th…

2. Fairmount Waterworks

0.24 MILES

A National Historic Engineering Landmark, this beautiful Greek Revival complex was built in 1815 and pumped water from the Schuylkill River for the city's…

3. Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial

0.31 MILES

This riverside garden section of Fairmount Park comprises three terraces decorated with 17 sculptures that were commissioned between 1933 and 1961. Among…

4. Perelman Building

0.43 MILES

This fine art-deco building, a branch of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, houses small galleries devoted to special exhibitions of costumes, textiles,…

5. Philadelphia Museum of Art

0.43 MILES

The premier cultural institution in Philadelphia, this epic art museum would stand out even without Rocky's famous antics on the east steps. Every visitor…

6. Rocky

0.55 MILES

A major Philly selfie spot is this 1980 work by A Thomas Schomberg of the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa from the 1976 Oscar-winner Rocky. The statue was…

7. Philadelphia Zoo

0.56 MILES

The country's oldest zoo (first opened in 1874) is home to nearly 1300 animals including tigers, pumas, polar bears – you name it – in naturalistic…

8. Washington Monument

0.59 MILES

Rudolf Siemering's 1897 monument to General George Washington is a marvelous ensemble. Proudly mounted astride his horse, the first US president sits atop…