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We look forward to welcoming you to the historic and beautiful Andalusia estate. 

Please note:

  • Tours of the Big House have resumed!  See details below.
  • Following CDC guidance, we now require all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks while inside the Big House for the safety of all guests, our tour guides and staff.
  • Masks are optional in the gardens.
  • We recommend sturdy footwear as some paths are unmade. Tours do continue in wet weather, so sturdy shoes or boots along with suitable weatherproof clothing are recommended.
  • You may wish to download the site map before your visit. Printed copies are available for visitors.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for another date and time. Lost or stolen tickets will not be refunded or replaced.
  • Tour dates, times, and capacities are limited due to preservation needs for the historic house and gardens.
  • Reservations must be made online in advance for all tours.
  • You may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy and a limited number of benches are available on which to sit. You may also bring a blanket to sit on if you wish. Please note: Andalusia is a carry-in, carry-out site. Please take all trash with you.
  • Photography for personal use is allowed taking into account other vistors enjoyment, therefore, we ask that you do not use tripods. Please respect our gardens by photographing from paths and walkways. Do not walk in flower beds or sit on decorative elements in the garden.
  • Professional photographers and others wishing formal photos should contact 215-245-5479.
  • Pets are not permitted on the site, however, service dogs are allowed.

 

Self-guided Garden Tours

Mondays - Wednesdays, April 5 through October 27, 2021 (excluding holidays)
10 am to 12 pm. or 1 to 3 pm. Grounds close at 3 pm.

Stroll the spectacular formal gardens and native woodlands at your leisure, and enjoy sweeping views from the banks of the Delaware River on self-guided tours. We have made necessary changes to our programming to allow you to enjoy the beauty and history of the National Historic Landmark while adopting health and safety protocols. 

  • Access to the Big House is not included with this tour.
  • $15 per person. There is no charge for children 12 and under. 

RESERVE SELF-GUIDED GARDEN TOUR TICKETS


Big House Tours with Garden Access

Mondays - Wednesdays, April 5 through October 27, 2021 (excluding holidays)
10 am to 12 pm or 1 to 3 pm. Grounds close at 3 pm.

The country home of Nicholas Biddle, President of the Second Bank of the United States, Andalusia is surrounded by spectacular grounds with architectural delights and native woodlands.  Placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks in 1966, the Big House continues to provide an unparalleled look into our nation's past, while at the same time allowing visitors a glimpse into the lives of a family that helped shape its future.

  • Guided house tours start promptly at 10 am and 1 pm. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.
  • Self-guided access to the gardens is included after House Tours.
  • $20 per person. There is no charge for children 12 and under. 

RESERVE BIG HOUSE TOURS WITH GARDEN ACCESS TICKETS

 

Open Saturdays Self-Guided Garden Tours

April 3May 8June 5September 18October 23, and November 6, 2021
10 am to 12 pm
 or 1 to 3 pm. Grounds close at 3 pm.

Stroll the grounds at your own pace and take in the beauty of Andalusia's gardens on these special weekend dates.

  • Access to the Big House is not included with this tour.
  • $15 per person. There is no charge for children 12 and under.

RESERVE OPEN SATURDAYS SELF-GUIDED GARDEN TOUR TICKETS

 

Open Saturdays Big House Tours with Garden Access

September 18October 23, and November 6, 2021
10 am to 12 pm
 or 1 to 3 pm. Grounds close at 3 pm.

Open Saturdays at Andalusia are now available with guided tours of the Big House and self-guided access to the gardens. Space is limited to provide ample social distancing in the rooms of the Big House.

  • Guided house tours start promptly at 10 am and 1 pm. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.
  • Self-guided access to the gardens is included after House Tours.
  • $20 per person. There is no charge for children 12 and under.

RESERVE OPEN SATURDAYS BIG HOUSE TOUR WITH GARDEN ACCESS TICKETS

 

Champagne Garden Tours

May 8, June 5, and September 18
4 to 6 pm

Join us on the grand porch of The Big House, overlooking the Delaware River, for a glass of champagne and light refreshments. Kristin Biddle will give a guided tour of the formal gardens, returning you to the Big House for a chance to relax or stroll The River Walk.

  • Access to the Big House is not included with this tour.
  • $65 per person.

RESERVE CHAMPAGNE TOUR TICKETS

 

Private & Group Tours 

Andalusia is open year-round for private and group tours by appointment.

Tours may be scheduled between 9 am - 3 pmMonday through Friday.

Self-Guided Garden Tours
  • $15/person for groups 5 or more.
  • $60 flat rate for groups 4 or less.
  • Access to the Big House is not included.
     
Guided Big House Tours with Access to the Garden
  • $20/person for groups 5 or more.
  • $80 flat rate for groups 4 or less.
     
Guided House and Garden Tours
  • $40/person for groups 5 or more.
  • $160 flat rate for groups 4 or less.

 

Please call 215-245-5479 for information and reservations

Note: there are no available restroom facilities from November 1 through March 31. Please plan your trip accordingly.

 

Membership

Become a Friend of Andalusia for priority access and complimentary admission to Public Tours and Open Saturdays. Click here to learn about the benefits of each membership level and choose your contribution. Your support directly supports the preservation of Andalusia’s historic buildings, gardens, and grounds.

 

Directions

Google Maps GPS address:  1332-1202 State Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020

*Some GPS systems will direct you to the "Exit" gate. Please continue to the "Entrance" gate to enter the site.

 

From Philadelphia

Take I-95 North to the Academy road exit, bearing right to Linden Ave. At the first traffic light, turn left on State Road and continue 2.3 miles to the “Andalusia” entrance gate on the right. Continue 500 yards to the house and designated parking area.

 

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike

At the Philadelphia Interchange (U.S. 1), take U.S. 1 South for ¼ mile and take exit for Route 132 East Street Road. Follow East Street Road for 4.7 miles until it dead ends. Turn right on State Road, and continue 1.8 miles to the entrance gate on left marked “Andalusia.” Continue 500 yards to the house and designated parking area.

 

From the New Jersey Turnpike

Take Exit 6 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. After crossing the bridge to Pennsylvania, exit immediately after the ticket booth to U.S. 13 Bristol/Levittown. Bear right to U.S. 13 South, and follow for approximately 7 miles to Station Avenue (just past Cornwells Fire House on left, cemetery on right). Turn left on Station Avenue and go under the railroad tracks to the stop sign at State Road. Turn right on State Road, and continue to the 4th driveway on the left marked “Andalusia.” Continue 500 yards to the house and designated parking area.