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Get a glimpse of the cosmopolitan life at Sweetbriar, the year-round home of Samuel Breck, who was intimately involved in the development of the city and was active in founding a public school system. He was also famous for entertaining the movers and shakers of his time at his elegant villa, including distinguished French emigrés Joseph Bonaparte and Marquis de Lafayette. He was a patron of artist-naturalist John Audubon and supported many philanthropic community projects. Breck published extensive diaries describing his life in Philadelphia.
The present furnishings, reflect the fine taste of Samuel Breck who had traveled and studied abroad and returned home with different concepts of gracious living.
Sweetbriar was incorporated into “Faire Mount” Park in 1868 and bordered the 1876 Centennial Exhibition site. Restored in 1932 by the Junior League of Philadelphia and in 1976 by the City of Philadelphia, Sweetbriar is operated by the Modern Club of Philadelphia.
Must See: The elegant “Etruscan” room