Philadelphia Chapter Event
Pennsylvania Hospital Tour of Historic Pine Building and Physic GardenMonday, May 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: 800 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
Restricted to members only
Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 12, 2019
This event is SOLD OUT!
Contact: Cate Silver
This event is sold out. Please email Cate Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to be placed on the waiting list.
Pennsylvania Hospital was founded 25 years before the American Revolution. A philosophy of caring inspired the founders, a group of public-spirited citizens led by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond. Today that same spirit guides Pennsylvania Hospital through its third century.
Join fellow TTN members for an opportunity to experience this piece of living history. The oldest medical facility in the country combines history, architecture, and landscaping in making another of Benjamin Franklin's legacies an important historical destination.
Our tour will include the Pine building which has been in continuous use since 1755 and is an example of Colonial architecture including masterpieces of Benjamin West and Thomas Eakins in the Gallery Pavilion, the library collection and the Physic garden, where plants used in medicines were once grown. The oldest existing surgical amphitheater in North America will also be open to us, which is accessible only by a flight of stairs.
After registering, please contact Cate Silver <email@example.com> if you are interested in joining the group for lunch after the tour.
Registration, payments and cancellations* must be made by May 9, 2019. *No refunds will be given after this date.