The Cedars House is a unique cafe and event venue situated on Forbidden Drive in beautiful Wissahickon Valley Park, part of the Fairmount Park system, located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
We are open 8am-2pm Monday through Friday, and 8am-3pm weekends.
Please follow our facebook page for updates on weather related closings.
The Cedars House is available to rent! Just ask how you can start planning an unforgettable event using our quaint space. The upstairs hosts a wonderful wellness studio where guests can enjoy a personalized experience from a licensed professional in our tranquil setting. Massage, acupuncture and reiki services that indulge all senses of the mind, body and spirit.
Thanks so much for visiting and we’ll see you in the Park!
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”
William Warner Harper
Andorra Nurseries, 1903