The Thomas Leiper House re-opens for tours

The Thomas Leiper House re-opens for tours

The 1785 Thomas Leiper House at 521 Avondale Rd., Wallingford, is now open again for guided tours on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A guide will show visitors around the house, tell them about Mr. Leiper and his family, and about the other historic buildings on the property.

Mr. Leiper was a wealthy tobacco merchant in Philadelphia and built this house as his summer home. He was born in Strath Haven, Scotland in 1745, and came to America in 1763. He had mills and a stone quarry on his almost 800 acres along Crum Creek.

The house stayed in the Leiper family until 1960. It is now owned by Nether Providence Township and managed by The Friends of the Thomas Leiper House, Inc. There is no charge for tours, but donations are always appreciated.

**In observance of the President's Day Holiday the Township Buiding will be closed Monday February 19th.** The Public Works garage closed for yard waste drop-off due to construction until further notice. Residents can request pick up by calling 610-566-4516.
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