Woodford Mansion in Fairmount Park was built by William Coleman, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, founder of University of Pennsylvania and the American Philosophical Society, and trusted confidant of Benjamin Franklin. Photo by Grace Dickinson/Inquirer Staff  

CiderFest was Fairmount Park Conservancy’s one of a kind opportunity to explore Philadelphia’s rich history while drinking Pennsylvania-made cider. The Inquirer’s Grace Dickinson captured the beauty and history of the six historic mansions this September.