History of Graeme Park
Graeme Park (pronounced GRAM) is a 42-acre historic park, featuring the Keith House, the only surviving residence of a Colonial Pennsylvania Governor. The house itself is a National Historic Landmark and has remained virtually intact since the late 18th century with original woodwork and paint finishes in some of the rooms. The house was also home to Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson, who famously hosted her literary “Attic Evenings.”
Graeme Park’s construction began around 1722, and was established for Provincial Governor of Pennsylvania, Sir William Keith. Initially referred to as “Fountain Low” because it had a numerous amount of natural springs, Its name changed to Graeme Park when Gov. Keith’s son-in-law, Dr. Thomas Graeme, purchased the property in 1739. It was originally used as a summer home and was not only known for being a great stone mansion, but also a “long house” for servants, a barn, a malt house, and several other buildings spread across 1,700 acres. Often passing by the house on the carriage path, family guests would walk through the vast and beautiful gardens laced around the mansion. Almost 300 years have passed since Graeme Park’s construction, however little has changed since the Graemes called Graeme Park home, and in regards to the mansion’s original design, a few pieces of the original furniture can be found at Graeme Park.
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