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Weekdays:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday:  Noon - 4:00 pm
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Hartwood Mansion

Hartwood Acres is an Allegheny County Park consisting of 629 acres. Preserved within the park is one of the largest and most spectacular country estates in the region. Hartwood consists of a stately Tudor Mansion (erected in 1929) cottage, stable complex and gate lodge (erected in 1927). Designed by Alfred Hopkins for John and Mary Flinn Lawrence, the mansion houses an excellent collection of original English and American antiques. Its 16th century architectural design affords both young and old opportunity to glimpse into a part of Pittsburgh's past.

Not surprisingly, a large part of Hartwood Acre's charm lies in its scenic setting. Reflect upon a time of elegance and style while strolling through the formal gardens.

Hike or horseback along its wooded trails or cross country ski depending on the season. Visit the farm and stable complex, appreciate the sculptures or see a concert under the stars.

Hartwood Acres is full of possibilities. Whether you are a teacher, student, with a corporation or tour group, Hartwood Acres has something special for everyone.

Keep "Christmas at Hartwood" forever on DVD for only $11. Purchase at the Mansion, or online at World Wide Web Icon2 Dead Crew Productions 


DATE  2014 EVENTS  TIME 

YEAR ROUND

 
Every Day Mansion Tours 
Stable Tours & Architectural Tours
Reservations required.
Mon - Sat
10 am- 3 pm
Sun. Noon - 4 pm
Varies Check for group events offered by the Boyce Nature Center.

MARCH

 
3/1 World Wide Web Icon L.L. Bean Dog Day Afternoon Hike
Free. Minimum age 8. Ages 8-14 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Ages 15-17 may participate alone after parent has signed appropriate release form. Join L.L. Bean on this outing for a day the dogs will remember. We'll explore the woodland trails of Hartwood Acres Park and have a pit stop to run free in the off-leash area. Hike distance will be approximately 4 miles. Dogs must be leashed, people-friendly, vaccinated and well-socialized. Get more information & register on-line.
Hartwood Acres Park Middle Road Parking Lot.
11 am
3/20 World Wide Web Icon Venture Outdoors
Vernal Equinox Night Hike, Middle Road
7 - 9:30 pm
3/29 Antique & Collectible Fair
Hartwood Mansion
Select Vendors offering their wares.
Cost: $4/person, Non-Resident: $5/person
Advance reservations required. Call (412) 767-9200.
World Wide Web Icon More info on Friends of Hartwood website  
10 am - 6 pm

APRIL

 
4/5 - 6/4  Signing & Stories
(All ages)
1-hr sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat. 
4/11 - 6/20  Spring Natural History Tours/Walks
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
4/12

PDF Icon The Great Allegheny County Egg Hunt
Hartwood Acres Mansion
Free!
Ages:  2-9
Balloon Twisters & Spring Crafts
Bring a bag or basket for your eggs

10 am - 12 pm
4/12 - 5/10

Arbor Days
(All ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
4/12 - 6/14   Senses Awakened
(All ages)

 1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.

4/22 - 4/26  Earth Activities
(All ages)
1-hr sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat. 
4/26

Sold Out
Downton Abbey themed Tea (SOLD OUT)
Are you A Lady Mary fan? Do you enjoy Mrs. Patmore running the kitchen? Or is your favorite Charachter the Dowager Countess with her witty comments? If so,join us in all your finery for afternoon tea and experience the gracious traditions of times past.
Reservations required. Call (412) 767-9200.
Cost: $33/guest, Non-Resident: $41/guest
11:00 am
4/26

Gardening & Nature Programs - Pollinators
Pick plants & designs to attract nature's helpers.
Cost: $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.

1 pm

MAY

 
5/2 - 10/24  Nature Fairy Gardens
(Greenhouse - all ages)
2 hr sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat. 
5/10  Mother's Day Tea 
Mansion - adults
Cost: $33/person, Non-Resident: $41/person
Reservations required.  Reserve early! 
 11 am
5/11  Mother's Day Tours
Mansion
Mothers admission is free with paid tour
Reservations required. Reserve early!
Noon - 4 pm 
5/16 - 5/23  Journal Memories
(All ages)
Bring journal and #2 pencil.  Draw, sketch or write your observations.
Cost:  $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.
1 pm
5/16 - 9/27 

Wings
(All ages) 

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat. 
5/23 - 8/15  Beyond Borders
(Greenhouse - all ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
5/30 - 10/30  Storybook Gardening
(Greenhouse - all ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more
5/31 Gardening & Nature Programs - Small Garden Creatures
Learn to observe the hidden life in your garden habitat.
Cost:  $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.
1 pm

JUNE

 
6/1 World Wide Web Icon Venture Outdoors
Allegheny County Parks Quest Hike Series
Advanced-level series includes a vigorous loop of about 10 miles around Park.
10 am - 4 pm
6/6 - 6/20 Botanical Recipes
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
6/7 Perennial Gardening - Early Blooming
    by Master Gardener Sally Foster
Mansion, Formal Garden
We will walk through the garden and talk about each perennial that is in bloom.  Bring a sandwich for a garden picnic afterwards!
Cost: $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.
10 - 11:30 am
6/11 

Wedding Anniversary Tea
Somwhere in time.... A lovely heiress from Pittsburgh was wed in grand style. To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Mary Flinn and John Lawrence's nuptials, please join us amidst a backdrop of vintage bridal finery for an elegant tea party.
Cost: $33/guest, Non-Resident: $41/guest

11:00 am
6/14 Gardening & Nature Programs - Storybook Gardening
A unique way to express your "inspirational tales".
Cost: $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.
1 pm
6/16  Father's Day Tours
Free stable tours with paid Mansion Tour
Noon - 4 pm
Stable: 1 pm - 3 pm
6/21

Gardening & Nature Programs - Pollinators
Mansion
Search and study these fascinating creatures
Cost: $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.

1 pm
6/28 Downton Abbey themed Tea 
Are you A Lady Mary fan? Do you enjoy Mrs. Patmore running the kitchen? Or is your favorite Charachter the Dowager Countess with her witty comments? If so,join us in all your finery for afternoon tea and experience the gracious traditions of times past.
Reservations required. Call (412) 767-9200.
Cost: $33/guest, Non-Resident: $41/guest
11:00 am

JULY

 
7/11 - 7/25  Old-Thyme Herbs
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
7/11 - 8/22  Small & Mighty
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
TBA World Wide Web Icon8th Annual Trail Fest (formerly Mountain Bike Festival)

Parking at Middle Road Lot.
See PDF Icon event flyer for more details and PTAG membership fund drive information.

World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group  (PTAG)
World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Off-Road Cyclists (PORC)

Rides/Run/Hike Start:
6 pm

7/12 Perennial Gardening - Mid-Summer Blooming
Mansion, Formal Garden
    by Master Gardener Sally Foster
We will walk through the garden and talk about each perennial that is in bloom.  Bring a sandwich for a garden picnic afterwards!
Cost: $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.
10 - 11:30 am
7/12 - 9/20  Signing & Stories
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
7/18 - 9/19  Summer Natural History Tours/Walks
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
TBA

19th Annual Pittsburgh Blues Festival
Pittsburgh Blues Festival      Volunteers needed 
Tickets go on sale in May
Free admission Friday with donation of a bag non-perishable food.
Check the website for military/student discounts, Family Fun Pack prices & more information.
Save! Buy your tickets at the advance price online. 
Benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 

Fri:
4 - 10:30 pm

Sat & Sun:
1:30 - 10:30 pm

7/19

Gardening & Nature Programs - Storybook Gardening
A unique way to express your "inspirational tales".
Cost: $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.

1 pm
7/19 - 8/29   Caution Botany
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat. 
7/23  Edible Flowers Luncheon & Garden Tour 
(Mansion - adults)
Cost: $25, Non-Resident: $31/person
Reservations required.
Noon

AUGUST

 
8/1 - 9/5  Healing Treasures
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
8/2 Gardening and Nature Programs - Small Garden Creatures
Learn to observe the hidden life in your garden habitat.
Cost: $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.
1 pm
8/8 - 8/28  Everlasting Flowers/Sketches/Notes/Photos
Learn the art of pressing and drying flowers and seed collecting.
Cost: $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person, supplies included.
Reservations required.
 2-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.- Sat.
8/16 Gardening & Nature Programs - Poetry Dreams
Collect your thoughts and ideas with special writings, reading, sketches and songs.
Cost: $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.
1 pm 
TBA Hartwood Fest Ticket Sales Start
All tickets for the Oct. 12 Hartwood Fest must be purchased in advance at World Wide Web Icon Friends of Hartwood or at the park office. No ticket sales at the door.
PDF Icon Event Flyer 
9 am
8/23 Perennial Gardening - Late Blooming
    by Master Gardener Sally Foster
Mansion, Formal Garden
We will walk through the garden and talk about each perennial that is in bloom.  Bring a sandwich for a garden picnic afterwards!
Cost: $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.
10 - 11:30 am
8/31

Seldom Seen Places & Architectural Tours
(Mansion - adults)
Cost: $6/person, Non-Resident: $8/person
Reservations required.

1 pm & 2:30 pm

SEPTEMBER

 
TBA 13th Annual Allegheny County Music Festival
Amphitheater
5:00 - Opening bands
7:30 - Band TBA
$20 per car donation requested upon arrival at the concert.
5 pm
9/1
Labor Day
Mansion is open for tours
Cost: $6/person, Non-Resident: $8/person
Reservations required. 
10 am 
9/13 Me, Mommy & Dolly Tea
Dress up your little lady in gloves and a hat and bring dolly. Practice your manners together and learn the history of high tea.
Cost: $20/child, Non-Resident: $25/child.
Advance reservations required. (412) 767-9200
11:00 am
9/21 1st Annual Welcome Autumn Stable Tour and Hayride
Enjoy the crisp Autumn air and tour the picturesque stable complex.  Hot cider and snacks included.
Cost:  $20/person, Non-Resident: $25/person
1 pm
9/27 Downton Abbey themed Tea
Are you A Lady Mary fan? Do you enjoy Mrs. Patmore running the kitchen? Or is your favorite Charachter the Dowager Countess with her witty comments? If so,join us in all your finery for afternoon tea and experience the gracious traditions of times past.
Reservations required. Call (412) 767-9200.
Cost: $33/guest, Non-Resident: $41/guest
11:00 am
9/27

Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival
Sponsored by Allegheny County Special Events & Allegheny Green
Free Admission  

11am - 4 pm
Hay Day at Hartwood Acres
Family Fall Festival
Sponsored by
Allegheny County Special Events
Free Admission  

OCTOBER

 
10/2 - 10/23  Colors, Shapes & Textures
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
10/3 - 11/14  Autumn Natural History Tours/Walks
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
10/4 Gardening & Nature Programs - Poetry Dreams
Collect your thoughts and ideas with special writings, reading, sketches and songs.
Cost: $5/person, Non-Resident: $6/person
Reservations required.
1 pm
10/4 - 11/14 

Horticultural Series "Collections" 
(Greenhouse - all ages) 

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
10/9 - 11/13  Signs, Tracks & Homes
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat. 
10/10 - 10/24  Wildflower/Wildlife Habitats
(All ages)

 1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.

TBA 5th Annual Hartwood Fest
A fun night out for adults at Hartwood Stable Complex
Featuring a bonfire, hay rides, food, and entertainment. BYOB
.
Ticket Required: $40; No Walk-Ins
Tickets available at park office and World Wide Web Icon Friends of Hartwood
PDF Icon Event Flyer
Proceeds benefit the World Wide Web Icon Friends of Hartwood
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 6 - 10 pm

10/16 - 11/13  Woody Plants
(All ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
10/18 & 10/25  Haunted Hat Tea & Tour
(Mansion - adults)
Reservations required
Cost: $33/person
Prize for the most unusual hat! 
11 am

NOVEMBER

 
TBA Holiday Mansion Tours - Daytime
(Mansion)
Regular tour admission fees & hours apply.
Reservations required.
10 am - 3 pm
11/22 Holiday Musical Tea & Tour
(Mansion - adults)
Cost: $33/person, Non-Resident: $41/guest
Reservations required.
11 am
11/24, 25, 30  Holiday Candlelight Tours - Evening
(Mansion - all ages)
Cost: $6/person, Non-Resident: $8/person
Reservations required.
5 - 8 pm

DECEMBER

 
All month Holiday Mansion Tours - Daytime
(Mansion)
Regular tour admission fees & hours apply.
Reservations required.
10 am - 3 pm
12/1, 2, 7, 8, 9  Holiday Candelight Tours - Evening
(Mansion - all ages)
Cost: $6/person, Non-Resident: $8/person 
Reservations required.
5 - 8 pm

12/3, 6, 10 

Holiday Musical Tea & Tour
(Mansion - adults)
Cost:  $33/person, Non-Resident: $41/guest
Reservations required.
11 am
TBA "Baby It's Cold Outside Holiday Musical Tour" presented by World Wide Web Icon Friends of Hartwood
A festive holiday tour including caroling, wassailing,
wine & cheese!
Ticket Required: $25; No Walk-Ins; Space Is Limited
Tickets available at World Wide Web Icon Friends of Hartwood (If you experience difficulties logging in, please keep trying!)
PDF Icon Event Flyer
Proceeds go toward restoration and preservation of the Park.
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6 - 8 pm