The Woodlands (Philadelphia)

US historic landmark and cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Woodlands is a National Historic Landmark in the city of Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States. The Schuylkill River goes past The Woodlands. It has a mansion, a building to put a carriage inside (called a "carriage house"), and a garden that became a cemetery in the year 1840. Over 30,000 people are buried in the cemetery.[3]

The Woodlands
Pennsylvania state historical marker
Woodlands Mansion
Location4000 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Coordinates39°56′49″N 75°12′11″W / 39.94694°N 75.20306°W / 39.94694; -75.20306
Area53 acres (21 ha)
Built1770; rebuilt 1786–92
ArchitectWilliam Hamilton
Architectural styleNeoclassical; Robert Adam Style
NRHP reference No.67000022[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 24, 1967
Designated NHLDDecember 24, 1967
Designated PHMCDecember 28, 1996[2]


  1. National Park Service (June 2010). "National Historic Landmarks Program: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-16.[permanent dead link].
  2. "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  3. "The Woodlands Cemetery Company". The Woodlands Cemetery Company. Retrieved December 11, 2013.

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