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Longwood Gardens

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A world class botanical garden.

The History

The land that would become Longwood Gardens was first purchased by George Pierce in 1700.  Pierce, a Quaker farmer, purchased 402 acres from William Penn himself.  The 1730 farmhouse that was built by Pierce’s son Joshua still stands today and is the oldest structure on the property.
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