William Birch Bicycle Tour
Saturday, September 15
Join us on a special bicycle tour as we bring to life Birch’s Country Seats! For one day, and one day only, enjoy a leisurely, informative, and exciting tour wherein you will cycle to, and learn more, select sites featured in Birch’s Country Seats such as two of Birch’s houses -Woodlands and Solitude- in addition to the sites of demolished houses such as Echo, Lansdowne, Belmont, Prospect Lodge, Mendenhall, and nearby extant houses not pictured by Birch such as Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Historic Strawberry Mansion, Mount Pleasant, and Woodford. The tour will begin at 1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130. The tour will leave promptly at 10 o’ clock AM. Please arrive ten minutes prior to the departure time. Bikes will not be provided by the Library Company of Philadelphia. If you do not have a bicycle, we recommend renting a bike from Indego, https://www.rideindego.com/ or Wheel Fun Rentals https://wheelfunrentals.com/pa/philadelphia/boathouse-row/. Please bring water, and please wear a helmet! Your tour guide will be standing directly outside Wheel Fun Rentals.
This tour is free for Library Company Members or Pay-What-You-Wish with a suggested donation of $10 and a minimum of $1.