Located in Historic Schaefferstown, Lebanon County Pennsylvania. Heidelberg Hall is a brown sandstone Second Empire architectural style mansion built from 1876 to 1882, for William M. Weigley, one of Lebanon County’s wealthiest and most influential men during the late nineteenth century, and designed by the noted Philadelphia architect Isaac Harding Hobbs. The architectural firm of Isaac H. Hobbs & Son was known for designing various structures including churches, banks, office buildings and schools using various architectural styles. Their most publicized work was expressively ornate mansard-roofed suburban and country residences which includes Heidelberg Hall, also known as the Weigley Mansion, and was published in Godey’s Lady’s Magazine in April 1875, Scientific American in July 1875, and Isaac Hobbs 1876 publication.
Heidelberg Hall is a classic example of Gilded Age exuberance as it includes design features such as two towers, including a central 75′ tall mansard tower, an octagon shaped tower, a projecting second-story open porch, ornamental cast iron roof crests, three large formal entrance ways, high decorative plaster ceilings, solid American chestnut moldings throughout, several ornate gas chandeliers, a grand main staircase, 9 fireplaces, 110 windows, 60 doors, 12 staircases, and three floors spanning over 12,000 sq ft of living space. An architectural wonder to behold! Our collection features over 30 of the most prominent furniture craftsmen of the day. Including a large collection of Herter Brothers, Pottier & Stymus, Tiffany & Co, Kimbel & Cabus, Herts Brothers, John Jelliff, and many more. Featuring the largest curated collection of 19th century American furnishings in the country, with provenance to some of the most well known Gilded Age families in the America. From the Astor, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Coleman, & DuPont family.
Gilded Age Tours available by reservation only. Reservations must be made at least 24 hrs in advance of each tour date. Guided tours available at 10am and 2pm every other Saturday— From April—November 2023
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For upcoming tours, booking inquiries, or to purchase tickets, contact us on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/HeidelbergHall or email us at Info@HeidelbergHall.com
Standard Guided Tours —The Gilded Age $35/person (90+ minutes) —Saturday’s
For our private extended tours we offer two guided tours (subject to availability) Min 8 Guests, Max 12 per tour in your group to reserve
Heidelberg Hall —Grand Tour $55/person (150+ minutes) Includes all floors and tower (subject to availability) Minimum 8 Guests, Max 12 per tour in your group to reserve
Heidelberg Hall —In Depth Tour $55/person (180+ minutes) + $20/hr per person, up to 10 hr max capacity, includes 1-hr break for lunch (subject to availability) Minimum 8 Guests, Max 12 per tour in your group to reserve
Join us every other Saturday for Guided Tours at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early on site for check-in. Doors close promptly at the start of each tour. Late participants may not gain entry, no refunds. Guests are required to book & reserve tickets in advance due to limited availability, tickets may sell out ahead of tour dates. No walk-ups please.
Please note— Heidelberg Hall is only opened for tours to the general public on Saturday’s unless posted on our social media platforms
For our safety and privacy— We kindly ask that guests reframe from entering the property or the home at any other time while the mansion is a full-time private residence
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