Hibernia Mansion

Mansion Tours


The Mansion will be open to the public for regular tours Sundays, May 28 - September 3, 1 PM - 4 PM.  $3/ person; under 10 free. Call 610-383-3812 for more information.

Hibernia Mansion, as you see it today, reflects the changes of lifestyle and social status of its various owners for over two hundred years. Long the home of Ironmasters, it expanded with their increased prosperity. When strolling along the quiet paths through the 990-acre Hibernia County Park, or fishing on the shady banks of the Brandywine Creek, it is hard to imagine that here was once the site of a bustling iron industry, gone for over one hundred years.

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At the turn of the century, Hibernia became the country estate of a wealthy Philadelphia lawyer and underwent extensive renovations according to his personal taste. Vacant for 15 years, it fell into disrepair. Now owned and operated by the Chester County Parks and Recreation Department, Hibernia Mansion has been restored to its former glory to preserve our past heritage and for future generations to enjoy. Hibernia is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Pennsylvania Inventory of Historic Places. It is also part of the Hatfield-Hibernia National Register of Historic District.

The mansion is not available for rental.
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Upcoming Special Events

Annual Holiday Candlelight Tours
"Christmas Sweets & Good Things to Eat"

  • December 1 & 2;  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • December 3;  1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission is handled at the door - $5/ per person; under 12 are fee

Come visit the mansion in candlelight and be enchanted with delicious decorations and confectionary presentations that will tempt your holiday taste buds as we celebrate with this year’s theme of “Christmas Sweets and Good Things to Eat”.

The tour includes a stop in the Mansion’s Ballroom, where the Friends of Hibernia will provide holiday cheer and refreshments.  Add your voices to the carolers, take part in the sweets awaiting you, and bring your wish list for Santa. 

Call 610-383-3812 for more information.