500 Harriton Road

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010


A substantial stone house built in 1704 by Welsh Quaker Rowland Ellis and originally called “Bryn Mawr” (meaning “High Hill” in Welsh).  I was named “Harriton” by its second owner, Richard Harrison, who grew tobacco on the slave economy here. The house has been restored and furnished with a variety of late 18th century and early 19th century furnishings. It is best known as the home of Charles Thomson, the only Secretary to the Continental Congresses, who lived here between 1789-1824.

Open Wednesday- Saturday from 10am-4pm; Appointments preferred. Admission charged. Closed on major holidays.

For more information and a calendar of events, please visit us at: http://www.harritonhouse.org

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