Local Treasures

Places you may not have thought to visit - PART 9

More great places you may not have thought to visit, all within an easy drive!

Sculpture Park at Abington Art Center

515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046 (map it)

Abington Arts Center Sculpture Park

A visit to the Sculpture Park begins at the outdoor Welcome Area which has information about the 27-acre park and the sculptures currently on view. Environmental issues and images run deep in AAC's Sculpture Park. The woodland landscape lends itself to the development of sculpture that comments on the human impact on the environment, reveals the cycles of nature, and uses natural materials. Visit website >

Bowman's Hill Tower

1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977 (map it)

Bowman's Hill Tower, Washington Crossing

Built as a monument to George Washington and his army, Bowman's Hill Tower is 125 feet tall and rises to 380 feet above sea level. From the deck of the observation tower, visitors can see up to a 14-mile long view of the Delaware River Valley. There is an elevator most of the way, with a narrow winding stairway to the top. Admission is included in the general admission charge to Washington Crossing park. The tower is open seasonally. Visit website >

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

1635 River Road, New Hope, PA 18938 (map it)

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve showcases the extraordinary diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley region. The Preserve cares for and protects its native plant collection with the goal of encouraging the public to visit, enjoy, and learn about the richness of the region's natural heritage. The Preserve is home to about 800 of approximately 2000 native species. Of these, more than 80 species are rare, threatened or endangered. Visit website >

Delaware Valley Fire Museum

Eagle Fire Company, 46 North Sugan Road, New Hope, PA 18938 (map it)

New Hope Fire Museum

The museum, which opened in 2013 and is located inside the Eagle Fire Company, is approximately 1200 square feet in size. The museum is dedicated to the history of volunteer fire companies in NJ & PA serving the Delaware River towns and the members of the volunteer fire service and ambulance-EMS-rescue squads that gave of their time and lives. Its beautiful arched wooden doors were designed and constructed by master woodworker, Chris Cosner. The museum is open most Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from May through October Visit website >

Morris Arboretum

100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (map it)

Morris Arboretum Philadelphia

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities. With its beautiful gardens and great kids' attractions, it is a wonderful destination for the whole family at any time of the year. The summer garden railway is a particularly great attraction. Visit website >

MORE LOCAL TREASURES:

Part 1
Carousel Village (Wrightstown)
Garden of Reflection (Yardley)
Raven Rock Bridge (Lumberville)
Ringing Rocks (Upper Black Eddy)
Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ)
Part 2
Hortulus Farm (Wrightstown)
Red Mill Museum (Clinton, NJ)
America on Wheels (Allentown)
Hunterdon Arboretum (Lebanon)
Lost River Caverns (Hellertown)
Part 3
Northlandz (Flemington)
Black River RR (Flemington)
Elmwood Park Zoo (Norristown)
Howell Farm (Lambertville)
Audubon Center (Audubon)
Part 4
DaVinci Science Center (Allentown)
The Stoogeum (Ambler)
Washington Mem. Chapel (Valley Forge)
NJ State Museum (Trenton)
Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum (Horsham)
Part 5
Lights in the Parkway (Allentown)
Byers Choice Holiday (Chalfont)
Holiday Garden Railway (Philadelphia)
Brandywine Christmas (Chadds Ford)
Downtown Bethlehem (Bethlehem)
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square)
Peddlers Village (Lahaska)
Part 6
Bucks County Playhouse (New Hope)
Trenton Fire Museum (Trenton)
Moravian Museum (Nazareth)
American Treasure Tour (Oaks)
Martin Guitar Factory (Nazareth)
Part 7
Barn Nature Center (Doylestown)
Greenshire Gardens (Quakertown)
Lockwood Gorge (Lebanon Twp, NJ)
Chanticleer Garden (Wayne)
Boyertown Museum (Boyertown)
Part 8
Canal Boat Ride (Easton)
Classic Car Museum (Pottsville)
Delaware Canal (Easton to Bristol)
Mack Trucks Museum (Allentown)
Sanderson Museum (Chadds Ford)
Part 9
Sculpture Park (Jenkintown)
Bowmans Hill Tower (New Hope)
Bowmans Hill Wildflowers (New Hope)
Delaware Valley Fire Museum (New Hope)
Morris Arboretum (Philadelphia)
Part 10
Halloween
Fall Season
Ghost Tours
Cemetery Tours
Apple Picking
Part 11
Lakota Wolf Preserve (Columbia, NJ)
Mt Airy Art Garage (Philadelphia)
The Highlands (Fort Washington)
LV Heritage Museum (Allentown)
Bucks Childrens Museum (New Hope)
Part 12
Insectarium (Philadelphia)
Magic Gardens (Philadelphia)
Edgar Allan Poe House (Philadelphia)
Eastern State Penitentiary (Philadelphia)
Mütter Museum (Philadelphia)
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