The Lemon Hill mansion and its surrounding property is the first land the city of Philadelphia purchased to establish Fairmount Park in 1844. Since then, Philadelphians have been coming here to relax and unwind within a stone’s throw of the heart of the city.
On Lemon Hill’s wide-open fields you’ll be treated to excellent views of Philly’s skyline. You’ll also find picnic and barbecue areas, a gazebo, shady trees, and the historic mansion, making Lemon Hill the perfect picnic spot in Philly.
Lemon Hill is situated just off of Kelly Drive overlooking the Schuylkill River. You could easily combine a visit to the nearby Philadelphia Museum of Art or the Rodin Museum with Lemon Hill, or take a stroll along the Schuylkill River Trail that follows Kelly Drive before ending your walk at Lemon Hill.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy offers weekly yoga classes on Lemon Hill during the warmer months, and Parks on Tap usually hosts a Beer Garden here once or twice a season. Check the Parks on Tap website for schedules.