Upper Moreland Free Public Library

Great Places within 50 Miles

Looking for something to do with the kids in the area? Check out this list compiled by the Upper Moreland Free Public Library.

Montgomery County

Briar Bush Nature Center

12 acre park with bird observatory & preschoolers’ discovery den.

1212 Edge Hill Road

Abington, PA 19001

215-887-6603

www.briarbush.org

Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association

Aircraft museum and historic aircraft.

1155 Easton Road

Horsham, PA 19040

215-672-2277

www.dvhaa.org

Elmwood Park Zoo

Small zoo. Ideal for young children.

1661 Harding Blvd

Norristown, PA 19401

610-277-3825

www.elmwoodparkzoo.org

Four Mills Barn & Nature Preserve

Trails on 51 acres, museum with child-oriented nature displays.

12 Morris Rd

Ambler, PA 19002

215-646-8866

http://www.wvwa.org/Four_Mills_Barn.htm

Freddy Hill Farms

Featuring miniature golf, a driving range, batting cages, a farm zoo, homemade ice cream and fresh milk.

1440 Sumneytown Pike

Lansdale, PA 19446

215-855-1205

www.freddyhill.com

Glencairn Museum

Educates visitors about the history of religion using art & artifacts from a variety of cultures & time periods.

1001 Cathedral Rd

Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

267-502-2993

www.glencairnmuseum.org

Graeme Park

A colonial governor’s residence.

859 County Line Rd

Horsham, PA 19040

215-343-0965

www.ushistory.org/graeme

Green Lane Park & Nature Center

Workshops, nature studies, hiking.

2144 Snyder RD

Green Lane, PA 18054

215-234-4528

http://tinyurl.com/db587t

Hope Lodge & Mather Mill

In 1777 Washington’s troops camped here after battle of Germantown. House was Surgeon-General’s Headquarters. Mather Mill is a 200 year-old grist mill.

553 South Bethlehem Pike

Fort Washington, PA 19034

215-646-1595

www.ushistory.org/hope

Pennypack Farm

Learn about sustainable local food systems.

685 Mann Road

Horsham, PA 19040

215-646-3943

www.pennypackfarm.org
Upper Moreland Free Public Library

Providing access to diverse information, life-long learning, and cultural enrichment.

109 Park Ave

Willow Grove, PA 19090

215-659-0741

www.uppermorelandlibrary.org
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Visit the historic Revolutionary War site. More than 3,600 acres of rolling hills and well-worn trails.

1400 N Outer Line Drive

King of Prussia, PA 19406

610-783-1077

www.nps.gov/vafo
Bucks County

Bucks County River Country

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking & tubing outings on the Delaware River.(Please check website or call for directions.)

2 Walters Lane

Point Pleasant, PA 18950

215-297-5000

www.rivercountry.net

Carousel Village at Indian Walk

Enjoy a ride on antique 1890 carousel or 1/3 scale locomotive.

591 Rte 413, Wrightstown

215-598-0707

www.carouselvillage.com

Central Park

Park featuring Kids’ Castle, an eight story wooden playground.

425 Wells Road

Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-9915

http://tinyurl.com/cxdvja

Fonthill Museum

Henry Mercer’s home – laden with treasures from his travels plus his world famous tiles.

E. Court St & Rte 313

Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-9461

www.mercermuseum.org

Giggleberry Fair

Giggleberry Mountain, Discovery Land, and lots more at Peddler’s Village.

Rte 202 & Rte 263

New Hope, PA 18938

215-794-4000

www.peddlersvillage.com/kids/

Historic Fallsington

300 year-old village recreating early Quaker community.

4 Yardley Ave

Fallsington, PA 19054

215-295-6567

www.historicfallsington.org

James A. Michener Art Museum

Home to a world-class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionism.

138 South Pine Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

215-340.9800

www.michenermuseum.org

Mercer Museum

Displays of furnishings, folk art & implements of Early America.

84 S. Pine St, Doylestown

215-345-0210

www.mercermuseum.org

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

Authentic operating museum.

32 W. Bridge St

New Hope, PA 18938

215-862-2332

www.newhoperailroad.com

Peace Valley Park

Walk the beautiful shores of Lake Galena or visit the Nature Center.

230 Creek Rd

New Britain, PA 18901

215-822-8608

http://tinyurl.com/djz87w

Ralph Stover State Park

45-acre park offering rock climbing, picnicking and fishing.

Stover Park Rd & State Park Rd

Pipersville, PA 18947

610-982-5560

http://tinyurl.com/cyxf49

Sesame Place

Experience Sesame Street together through whirling rides, water slides, colorful shows & furry friends.

100 Sesame Place

Langhorne, PA 19047

215-752-7070

www.sesameplace.com

Tyler State Park

1,711 acres of park roads, trails, and facilities along Neshaminy Creek.

101 Swamp Rd

Newtown, PA 18940

215-968-2021

http://tinyurl.com/dhftr4

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Picturesque setting with 13 historic buildings.

1112 River Road

Washington’s Crossing, PA 18977

215-493-4076

http://tinyurl.com/dm5cwl
Chester County / West Chester

American Helicopter Museum/Education Center

Currently displays over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertiplanes.

1220 American Blvd

West Chester, PA 19380

610-436-9600

www.helicoptermuseum.org

Brandywine River Museum

American art in a 19th century gristmill, including paintings by 3 generations of Wyeths.

Rte 1 & 100

Chadds Ford, PA 19317

610-388-2700

www.brandywinemuseum.org

Springton Manor Farm

300 acre demonstration farm, animals and nature trail.

860 Springton Rd

Glenmoore, PA 19343

610-942-2450

http://tinyurl.com/c97bua
Delaware County

Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site

Encompasses 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare plant specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails.

1491 Baltimore Pike

Chadds Ford, PA 19317

610-459-3342

www.ushistory.org/brandywine

Longwood Gardens

1,050 acres of woodlands, gardens, conservatories, and fountains open year-round.

1001 Longwood Rd

Kennett Square, PA 19348

610-388-1000

www.longwoodgardens.com

Tyler Arboretum

A place where history, horticulture, and natural habitats come together.

515 Painter Rd

Media, PA 19063

610-566-9134

www.tylerarboretum.org
Lehigh County

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Features world-class roller coasters and 22 twisting water slides.

3830 Dorney Park Rd

Allentown, PA 18104

610-395-3724

www.dorneypark.com
Northampton County

Crayola Factory

Color, draw, paint and create with the latest Crayola products.

30 Centre Square

Easton, PA 18042

610-515-8000

www.crayola.com/Factory
Philadelphia

Academy of Natural Sciences

Dinosaurs, animal dioramas & children’s hands-on museum.

19th St & Ben Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-299-1000

www.ansp.org

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Houses and interprets the life and work of African Americans.

701 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-574-0380

www.aampmuseum.org

Elfreth’s Alley Museum

Considered oldest continuously occupied street in America.

126 Elfreth’s Alley (on 2nd St between Race and Arch)

Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-574-0560

www.elfrethsalley.org

Fireman’s Hall Museum

Firefighting equipment from 1730 to present.

147 N. 2nd St

Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-923-1438

www.firemanshallstore.com

Fort Mifflin

Historic site of 1777 Battle. Tour features weapons and uniforms.

Fort Mifflin Rd & Hog Island Rd

Philadelphia, PA 19153

215-685-4167

www.fortmifflin.com

Franklin Institute Science Museum and Fels Planetarium

Multi-faceted hands-on Science Museum & Tuttleman IMAX Theater.

222 North 20th St

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-448-1200

www2.fi.edu

Franklin Square

History comes alive with mini-golf, a carousel, storytelling and more!

200 N 6th St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

215-629-4026

http://tinyurl.com/ajbflt

Independence Seaport Museum

Interactive exhibits demonstrate early times. Also visit Naval Flagships.

Penn’s Landing

Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-413-8655

www.phillyseaport.org

Mummers Museum

History of the parades, from costumes to instruments.

1100 South 2nd St

Philadelphia, PA 19147

215-336-3050

www.mummersmuseum.com

National Museum of American Jewish History

Exhibits featuring artifacts, documents and photographs.

55 N. 5th St

Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-923-3811

www.nmajh.org

Philadelphia Zoo

Special features include children’s zoo, Big Cat Falls, and Primate Reserve.

3400 W. Girard Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-243-1100

www.philadelphiazoo.org

Please Touch Museum

Unique, fun-filled environment for young children.

4231 Avenue of the Republic

Philadelphia, PA 19131

215-581-3181

www.pleasetouchmuseum.org
New Jersey

Adventure Aquarium

See sharks, seals, stingrays & other sea creatures. Ferry from Penn’s Landing.

1 Aquarium Dr

Camden, NJ 08103

856-365-3300

www.adventureaquarium.com

Battleship New Jersey

Learn what life was like for a battleship sailor.

100 Clinton Street

Camden, NJ 08103

866-877-6262

www.battleshipnewjersey.org

Cowtown Rodeo

Cowtown is the oldest weekly running rodeo in the U.S.

780 Route #40

Pilesgrove, NJ 08098

856-769-3200

www.cowtownrodeo.com

Howell Living History Farm

Workhorse rides, etc.

70 Wooden’s Lane

Lambertville, NJ 08530

609-737-3299

www.howellfarm.com