In lieu of the Faerie Market, The Cedars House will hold a scarecrow contest this year! Organizations are welcome to create a scarecrow representing their values and mission. Public polling will take place online and prizes will be given on Halloween afternoon after the FOW's Trash or Treat event.
Scarecrows should be brought to The Cedars House by October 10.
The Cedars House is a unique eatery situated on Forbidden Drive in beautiful Fairmount Park in Chestnut Hill, PA.
Masks are required inside our building.
At times, Mother Nature can determine our hours. Please like our Facebook page to follow weather-related closings!
Fall 2020 Hours:
In 2010, the Fairmount Park Preservation Trust (now the Fairmount Park Conservancy) began leasing the premises to The Cedars House for adaptive reuse as a cafe, fitness hub, and event venue. The building had many uses in the twentieth century, including offices for Andorra Nurseries, housing for seasonal park staff, and storage. In the previous decade, the structure had been neglected and fell into disrepair. The Cedars House has rehabilitated the property and keeps it open to the public year round.
“No day in the year is without its own attraction at Andorra, and during the Spring and Summer months, every morning brings something of special beauty in flower or leaf”
- Wm. Warner Harper, Andorra Nursery Catalog, 1903
Directions & Parking
Our closest parking area is Lot 2 at Northwestern Ave.
Additional parking lots at the Wissahickon Environmental Center and Bell's Mill Road.