in the neighborhood
From historic sites straight out of your textbooks to hidden gems waiting to be discovered, from world-class shopping centers to unrivaled main streets, there is so much waiting for you right here in our backyard.
ValleY Forge National Historical ParK
Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The 3,500-acres of monuments, meadows, and woodlands commemorate the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation. The park honors and celebrates the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. Valley Forge is a fee-free park open year-round and sees nearly two million visitors annually. Historic structures, monuments, and trails cover the large landscape. Let us help you plan your visit.
KING Of Prussia Mall
Featuring a diverse mix of over 450 stores, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Primark and Dick’s Sporting Goods, and a collection of luxury retailers unsurpassed in the region, King of Prussia is one of the most iconic malls in the nation. You’ll find offerings for every taste and budget, from luxury to your favorite national and international brand retailers.
JENKINS ARBORETUM & GARDENS
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is a living, growing, vibrant classroom for people of all ages. From seed propagation workshops to story time in the Children’s Garden, rhododendron lectures to botanical illustration, yoga practice to beekeeping demonstrations, there is always something new to learn, create, or experience at Jenkins!
Within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Once the Rosengarten estate, today’s Chanticleer is a colorful, contemporary garden within an historic setting. Come discover why London’s Financial Times calls us “planted to perfection” and Garden Design magazine says we are “America’s most inspiring garden.”
One of the world’s great gardens, Longwood’s story is one of legacy, innovation, and stewardship. Their Gardens are a living expression of all that our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn.
Washington Memorial Chapel
The Washington Memorial Chapel was built in 1903 as a tribute to George Washington and his service to our country. Inside the chapel, extraordinary stained glass windows bathe the historic setting in colorful light. Carved wooden pews lead to the magnificent altar to highlight your traditional ceremony. Superb acoustics enable your musicians to perform flawlessly, and the photographic opportunities are endless.
NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARCH
The United States National Memorial Arch, located at the intersection of Outerline Drive and Gulph Road, was erected to commemorate the arrival of General George Washington and the Continental Army into Valley Forge.
WAYne Art Center
Since 1930, the Wayne Art Center has been the Main Line’s premiere destination for internationally recognized exhibitions and education in fine arts, craft, music, drama and the culinary arts. Dedicated to enriching our community through the arts, the Wayne Art Center offers three distinct types of programs for our students, members and community: Education, Exhibitions and Outreach.
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Elmwood Park Zoo was established in 1924 when a local farmer transferred 16 acres and a small menagerie to the Borough of Norristown. Today, the zoo is owned and operated by the Norristown Zoological Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation. Under the Society’s careful management, Elmwood Park Zoo has attained the elite status as one of only 230 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Elmwood Park Zoo currently maintains a collection of over 100 species that hail from all over the globe. Highlights of the collection include giraffes, zebras, bald and golden eagles, jaguars, and red pandas. A number of species in the collection are managed pursuant to an international SSP (Species Survival Plan) These programs aim to maintain and increase the size of animal populations that are under the largest threat of extinction. Other species in the collection represent significant wildlife conservation success stories, such as the American bison, peregrine falcon, bald eagle, and American alligator. About two-thirds of the animal collection is on exhibit; many others are maintained separately for use in education programs.
The Radnor Trail is a 2.4-mile-long rail trail that travels through Radnor Township in south-eastern Pennsylvania. The former Philadelphia & Western Railroad line is paved and has multiple entry points and parking at the Conestoga Road entry point.
For a full listing of the area’s MUST-SEE local attractions, visit valleyforge.org.