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   Tucked away in the Pennsylvania Wilds, where the Nunundah Valley and Marvin Creek Valley converge, Smethport offers a glimpse of its opulent past to visitors with the release of a self-guided walking tour brochure of its Mansion District.

The Smethport Mansion District Walking Tour brochure features photos and descriptions of historic mansions and other distinctive properties within Smethport. A numbered map guides you easily along the village streets to 30 featured properties.

You can enjoy the walking tour anytime. There’s so much to see in the Mansion District.

Properties featured include the home of Henry Hamlin, once the wealthiest private banker in the United States, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a premier example of English Gothic architecture designed by William Halsy Wood. The Melbury House, once used as a stopover on the way to freedom for slaves escaping to the north via the Underground Railroad, the residence of Dr. S.D. Freeman a famed surgeon during the American Civil War of 1861, along with the Bucktail Civil War Monument, bring to light the importance of the village of Smethport and its residents during the Civil War era.

Click Here for A Printable One Page Information Sheet on this Project.

Click Here for even more information about the Tour.

 

   

 

 

 
 
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