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Visitors Guide to Valley Forge &
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
            Montgomery County, Pa.
                                                                       Discover it in this issue...
            This guide’s feature stories introduce you to
            several towns in our county. Each is color-
                                                                              •Main Streets, By Day and By Night
            coded to correspond with the appropriate
            article. Towns mentioned more
                                                                                 •Montgomery County’s Fine Diners
            than once are marked with a H.                                            •Need a Cup o’ Joe or Spot of Tea?
                                                                                            •One Foot in Front of the Other
                                                                          Green Lane Res.
                                                                         Green Lane

                                                                                              H •
                                                                         Upper Perkiomen
                                       Gilbertsville                       Valley Park
                                                                               H                    Souderton
                                                                         Green Lane         H       Made In Montgomery County
                                                                                                      •Home, Sweet Historic Home

                                                                                                           •Bored No More
                                                         Schwenksville                               Lederach
                                       Pottstown                                                                         Kulpsville
                                                                                      Skippack H
                                                                       Collegeville                    Evansburg
                                                                                                       State Park
                                                                                                                                                                   Horsham         Hatboro
             Montgomery County               H
                                               Audubon                  Oaks
                                                                                                                               Wings Field      H Fort Washington
                                                     East Norriton
             Commissioners Valley Forge National                                                                                             Ft. Washington
                                                                                                                                               State Park

l Park
             James R. Matthews, Chairman                             Historical Park H                              Norristown               Glenside
             Commissioner                                                King of Prussia
             Joseph M. Hoeffel, Vice Chairman                                                                          Conshohocken
             Bruce L. Castor, Jr.
             Commissioner                                                                                                      HArdmore

                          Board of Directors                                                                                           Bureau Staff
                                 Chairman                                                                                                 President
                             Richard J. Odorisio                                                                                        Paul R. Decker
                               Vice Chairman                                                Vice President of Sales and Marketing                                Director of Electronic Marketing
                               Andrew S. Tod                                                          Martha Rich Mayo                                                    Kenneth Chen
                              Suzanne S. Ryan                                               Director of Finance & Administration                               Director of Information Technology
                                                                                                         Keith Seiwell                                                       John Lam
                 James Creed                Carmen S. Italia, Jr.
                Frank Custer              Richard W. Kubach, III                                Director of Communications                                    Director of Membership Sales & Service
                                                                                                     K. Bailey Fucanan                                                     Betsey Guetta
               Nancy Dunleavy             Kenneth T. Lawrence, Jr.
                  Daria Fink             Suzanne Vargus Holloman                                Director of Convention Sales                                        Director of Tourism Sales
                                                                                                       David Bradley                                                    Tom Haberland
                Valley Forge National Historical Park Liaison
                            Michael A. Caldwell                                                                     Director of Co-Op Sales and Marketing, VFNHP
                                                                                                                                   Ann Marie Maher

                       Valley Forge ConVention and Von to Bureau
                                   For more details, log isitors
                             1000 First Avenue • Suite 101 • King of Prussia, PA 19406
              or call 610.834.1550

       Spring Mountain

                                                Valley Forge National Historical Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
                                                Home, Sweet Historic Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                                Made in Montgomery County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                Main Streets, By Day and By Night. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                                                One Foot in Front of the Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
                                                Montgomery County’s Fine Diners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                                                Need a Cup o’ Joe or Spot of Tea?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
                                                Bored No More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
  4                                           Diversions                                                Lodging
                                                Attractions & Tours .......................................10            Hotels .............................................................38
                                                Gardens & Arboreta .......................................13             Bed & Breakfasts/Reservation .........................40
                                                Historic Sites ..................................................14      City Inns & Country Inns ..............................40
                                                Museums ........................................................16       Campgrounds ................................................41
                                                Recreation ......................................................18      Extended Stays ...............................................41
                                                Shopping ........................................................21      Pet Accommodations......................................41
                                              Montgomery County Map ......................24                             Apartment Leasing Services ............................41
                                                                                                                         Retreat Houses ...............................................41
                                                Fine Dining ....................................................28
                                                                                                                        Conference Centers
                                                                                                                         Conference Centers with Sleeping Rooms ..........42
                                                Sophisticated Casual ......................................29
                                                                                                                         Conference Centers without Sleeping Rooms ....... 42
                                                Family Restaurant...........................................33
                                                Brew Pub/Bar and Grill...................................34             Events & Nightlife
                                                Café/Deli ........................................................34     Annual Events ................................................44
  8                                             Banquet and Meeting Facilities .......................34
                                                Caterers ..........................................................36
                                                                                                                         Nightlife and Entertainment ...........................47
                                                                                                                         Shows & Expos ..............................................48
                                                Restaurants By Location .................................37
                                                                                                                        Getting Here
                                                                                                                         Transportation, Directions, Airlines......Inside Back Cover

                           511PA provides travelers with reliable up-to-the-minute traffic, transit and weather information they need to help them reach their destina-
                           tion in the most efficient manner when traveling in Pennsylvania. You can also access the same information by dialing 511 on your phone
Traffic and Transit Info   and via mobile devices 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Historical Park
Address: Rt 23 & N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA                    Valley Forge Train Station, which houses an interactive exhibit
Phone: 610.783.1099                                                    on Washington as Commander-in-Chief. Living history inter-
Time of Operation: Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 9 a.m.-6 p.m.,        preters perform at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts on weekends
Jun 12 through Labor Day Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day         September 11 through June 13 with formal soldier programs at
Website:                                              12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. And daily June 14 through Labor Day
                                                                       with formal soldier programs at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors can
the FoCal point oF Valley Forge attraCtions is                         also meet park rangers and interpreters at Varnum’s Quarters.
the 3,600-aCre Valley Forge national historiCal
park. here, general george Washington Forged his                       An 18-minute introduction film, “Valley Forge: A Winter
                                                                       Encampment,” runs every 30 minutes, beginning at 9:30 a.m., in
Continental army into a Fighting ForCe in the Winter
                                                                       the Park Theater. Thirty-minute museum gallery talks are held in
oF 1777-1778.
                                                                       the Visitor Center daily at 11 a.m. Call 610.783.1099 or log on to
Of all places associated with America’s War for Independence, for park program and event listings.
none conveys the suffering, sacrifice and ultimate triumph more
                                                                       Recreational opportunities in the Park include designated picnic
than Valley Forge. No battles were fought here; no bayonet charges
                                                                       areas and 28 miles of trails including the 6.6-mile Joseph Plumb
or artillery bombardments took place. Nonetheless, some 2,000
                                                                       Martin trail, 10 miles of horse trails and the Valley Forge-to-
soldiers died – more Americans than were killed at the battles of
                                                                       Philadelphia Schuylkill River Trail.
Brandywine and Germantown combined. Valley Forge is the story
of an army’s epic struggle to survive against terrible odds, hunger,   It is recommended to begin the Valley Forge experience at the
disease and the unrelenting forces of nature. Rows of cannon in        Visitor Center, staffed with helpful information specialists to assist
Artillery Park, soldiers’ log huts and earthen fortifications around   with customized park visits, directions, hotel stays and restaurant
the rim of the park are silent reminders of the past.                  reservations.
Today, Valley Forge is a lush, expanse of rolling hillsides dotted     Guided walks and trolley tours depart from the Visitor Center,
with flowering dogwood tress in spring and vibrant fall foliage in     which also houses a museum gallery displaying artifacts from the
autumn, for which the National Park Foundation named it among          encampment, and the Encampment Store (610.783.1074), which
the top 10.                                                            specializes in unique gifts, prints, books and souvenirs. Trolley
                                                                       tour tickets and audio tours are available in the Encampment
The National Memorial Arch, statues of General “Mad Anthony”
                                                                       Store. Proceeds from sales benefit the Park. Open daily.
Wayne and Baron Friedrich von Steuben, and the Monument to
Patriots of African Descent are among many that remind park            The seasonal Valley Forge Canteen, located in the main Visitor
visitors of America’s heritage                                         Center parking lot, features hot dogs, ice cream, soft drinks,
                                                                       healthy snacks and much more.
At Washington’s restored and furnished original stone headquar-
ters ranger-led tours depart daily from the newly refurbished 1913     Washington Memorial Chapel (610.783.0120), on Route 23 in
                                                                       the Park, commemorates George Washington’s life and the nation’s
                                                                       history with decorative statues, carvings and soaring stained-glass
                                                                       windows. The National Patriots Bell Tower features the Justice Bell,
                                                                       cast to support women’s suffrage. Washington National Carillon
                                                                       recitals are held at 2 p.m. Sundays in June and July and at 7:30
                                                                       p.m. Wednesday evenings in July and August. Open daily 9 a.m.
                                                                       to 5 p.m.
                                                                       Tucked away in the woods behind the chapel, the Chapel Cabin
                                                                       Shop (610.783.0576), carries handcrafted items, souvenirs, home-
                                                                       made jams, jellies, candies, gifts and snacks. Proceeds from the
                                                                       nonprofit shop benefit the maintenance of the Chapel. Open daily
                                                                       10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Touring History
A Walk in the Park                                                                    2010 Valley Forge National
There are many different ways to tour this scenic gem and learn its                   Historical Park Annual Events
history – either self-guided with a free map available at the Visitor
Center or guided during free, 40-minute walking tours. Tours             Annual Boy Scouts of America         March-out of the Continental
depart from the Park Theater behind the Visitor Center twice daily       Pilgrimage                           Army Commemoration Living
at 11:50 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. on weekends April 3 through June 13           Sa, Feb 13, 9am-12:30pm             History Program
and weekends in September, October and November. Tours also               Su, Feb 14, 10am-4pm                 Sa, Jun 19, 10am-4pm
run daily June 14 through Labor Day at 11:20 a.m. and 1:20 a.m.          Washington’s 278th Birthday          Independence Day
                                                                         Celebration                          Commemoration
Call Up the Past                                                          M, Feb 15, 11am-3pm                  Su, Jul 4, 11am-4pm
You can call up the past with the Park’s cell phone tour. It’s                                                Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
                                                                         Kids Join the Continental Army
simple and free (other than the cost of your cellular phone service       First Sa of each month, Jan-Apr,    Commemoration
minutes). Available 24 hours a day by dialing 484.396.1018 for            11am-12pm                            Su, Oct 10, 11am
English or 484.396.1015 for Spanish. Just enter the item number          5th Annual Valley Forge              National Public Lands Day
you’d like to hear. Messages feature natural history facts, as well as   Revolutionary 5-mile run, walk        Sa, Sep 25, 8:30am-2pm
voices and events recalling the winter encampment.                       and kid’s fun run and National       Movie Nights
                                                                         Park Week kick-off                    Fri evenings in Nov 7pm-9pm
Tour It on Two Wheels                                                     Su, Apr 18, 8:30am start
Explore the Park on a bicycle. Leave yours home and rent one at                                               Veteran’s Day Commemoration
                                                                         National Junior Ranger Day            Th, Nov 11, 11am-2pm
the Park instead. Bikes are available weekends, April 3 through           Sa, Apr 24, 11am-3pm
June 13, daily June 14 through Labor Day and on weekends in                                                   The Army Arrives! Annual
                                                                         French Alliance Celebration          Commemoration of the
September and October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.             Sa, May 1, 11am-3pm                 Continental Army’s March-in to
Tour It on Four Wheels                                                    Su, May 2, 11:30am-1pm              Valley Forge
Take the “History of Valley Forge” Trolley Tour, a 90-minute,            National Trails Day                    Su, Dec 19, 6-8pm
guided tour of the Park, operated by the Encampment Store,                Sa, Jun 5, 9am-3pm
which includes stops at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts and                  For more details regarding the Parks 2010 events and programs, please
                                                                         log-on to our Web site at
Washington’s Headquarters. Weekends April 3 through June 13
(including Memorial Day) and daily, June 14 through July 2 at
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Daily, July 3 through Labor Day, at
10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Weekends in September and              Storytelling Benches
October, Thanksgiving Weekend (November 26-28) and Holiday                 Guaranteed to educate and entertain,
Week (December 26-30), at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Call                  these one-of-a-kind storytelling benches
610.783.1074 for information and tickets.                                  are located in four areas: Visitor Center,
                                                                           National Memorial Arch, Washington’s
In your own car follow the encampment tour route signs and                 Headquarters and Varnum’s Quarters.
explore the most significant sites of the encampment. The official         Weekends May 22-Jun 13. Daily, Jun 14-Sep 6.
Valley Forge Park audio tour describes the historical significance         Weekends Sep and Oct. Free.
of each stop and is available for sale in the Encampment Store at
the Visitor Center.                                Valley Forge Secrets and Spies Tour
                                                                           There is a rumor of a plot to have George Washington kid-
                                                                           napped at Valley Forge! The General needs you to join his
                                                                           American spy network. Help him search out the plot and the
                                                                           traitors involved. Especially for kids, ages 8-12. Sa, Jun 12-Sep
                                                                           4, 2 p.m. Adm.
                                                                           Valley Forge After Hours
                                                                           Travel back in time to June 1778, a turning point in the
                                                                           Revolutionary War, where visitors spend an exciting evening at
                                                                           the famous encampment and see what nights were like for the
                                                                           Continental Army. Dine with Martha Washington, check in at
                                                                           General Washington’s Headquarters and then relax around the
                                                                           campfire and listen to soldiers’ tales. Sa, May 22-Sep 4, 6 p.m.;
                                                                           Sa, Sep 11-Oct 30, 5 p.m.; three-hour tour. Adm.
                                                                           For more information about Once Upon A Nation, please visit
                                                                  or call 215.629.4026.
         Home , Sweet
         HiStoric Home
By Jodi Thompson
Steeped in history, the homesteads of Valley Forge and           His daughter, Elizabeth, gives young romantics a valu-
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, offer a fun and fas-            able lesson. She lost Graeme Park for treason when she
cinating peek at life during the birth and infancy of our        half-heartedly helped her husband, a loyalist, during the

nation. Their architecture, design and documentation are         Revolution. Friends helped her regain the property after
all in full view.                                                the cad abandoned her for England. Under Elizabeth’s
Morgan Log House, in Kulpsville, is the home of Daniel           ownership, Graeme Park was the happening spot for
Boone’s grandparents and on the National Register of             America’s intellectuals, hosting the new colony’s first
Historic Places. Built in 1708, it still boasts 90 percent of    salons, or literary gatherings.
its original materials and is one of the few log structures in   Wild flora and fauna now abound at Graeme Park and
the area opened to the public. For the budding architect         a robust calendar of events, including the annual Celtic
or structural engineer, its craftsmanship, sound and intact      Heritage Festival and Haunted Moonlight Tours, entices
after more than 300 years, is nothing short of inspirational.    visitors.
Hands-on living history events here let visitors experience      Hope Lodge, in nearby Fort Washington, is a Georgian
17th-century lifestyle on weekends from April to December.       Mansion that brings two time periods together under one
Where better to learn lessons of loyalty than at 42-acre         roof. Some rooms are bedecked in the Colonial era, when
                                Graeme Park in Horsham.          wealthy Quaker Samuel Morris lived there. Other areas evi-
                                The large stone mansion          dence the first half of the 19th century, when William and
                                was built for Sir William        Alice Degn were in residence as its last private owners.
                                Keith, Lieutenant Governor       The elegant home recalls a famous bauble, the Hope
                                of Pennsylvania, who lost        Diamond, and both were named after English banker
                                his job over a spat with         Henry Hope, who bought the house as a wedding gift for
                                William Penn’s family.           his ward, the third inhabitant. Stories and myths surround
                                Wealthy Philadelphian Dr.        Hope Lodge. One has it that George Washington rode
                                Thomas Graeme bought             his horse through the hallway, while another tells of the
                                the property for summer          ghosts of soldiers who died there during the Whitemarsh
                                entertaining in 1737.            Encampment of 1777.
                             Peter Wentz Farmstead,           through various exhibits and year-round events.
                             in Worcester, was General        Pennypacker Mills, in Schwenksville, may validate hid-
                            George Washington’s               den hoarders. The summer estate of former Pennsylvania
                           headquarters, from which           Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker, in which 95 percent of
                           he planned the Battle of           the furnishings and implements are original to the house,
                           Germantown in the fall of          provides a unique vision of Victorian-era family life.
                           that same year, two months
                          before he arrived in Valley         With some 50,000 items and approximately 30,000 pieces
                         Forge. Today, the 1758 farm-         of paper (most of them meticulously documented), this
                         house showcases the difference       storehouse of history might make clutter-bugs smile. “It’s
                          between plain 18th-century          wonderful, warm and welcoming,” said Ella Aderman, the
                           English and colorful Germanic      site’s supervisor.
                           design.                            A jam-packed social calendar engages with everything from

“The paint colors blow visitors away,” said Kimberly Boice,   Victorian teas to taffy pulls, nature walks to ghost stories.
museum educator. “Our walls are decorated with polka          History fanatics love the springtime Civil War Reunion and
dots and a diamond-shaped design. It’s a vibrant, joyful      romantics flock to the Victorian Christmas Open House.
place.”                                                       Whether you’re a builder, designer, historian, naturalist,
Aspiring interior designers will be amazed by the polka-dot   intellectual, politician, musician or beer-aficionado, you
kitchen. Other visitors will revel in the Revolutionary War   won’t want to miss these sweet spots for fun, fascination
re-enactments, beer-making, pie-baking and sheep-shear-       and festivities: the historic homes of Valley Forge and
ing demonstrations during special events at the 90-plus-      Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
acre working farmstead.                                       For more information on these and other area historic
The Valley Forge area’s natural resource triad – iron ore,    homes and affordable Play and Stay hotel packages, visit
limestone and trees – made the area vital to supplying arms
and artillery to the Continental Army during the American     Historic homes left to right: Morgan Log House, Graeme
Revolution. It also made forge owners, such as John Potts,    Park, Hope Lodge, Peter Wentz Farmstead, Pottsgrove
rich.                                                         Manor and Pennypacker Mills.
“John Potts owned portions of 16 different forges in the
area,” said Historic Site Supervisor Laura Daugherty, of
Pottstown’s Pottsgrove Manor, built by his father. “The
house reveals the accumulation of wealth from the iron
The Potts family served prominently in the Revolution and
visitors to the manor will learn about its owners’
Colonial life, and their slaves and servants,
                     made in
 monTgomery counTy
               By K. Bailey Fucanan
Be it homemade apple butter, artisanal cheese or freshly         tomatoes in the summer. Apples in the fall, of course, and
ground peanut butter, the treats are sweet in Valley Forge       “to die for” pumpkin butter.
and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Spun from old               “It tastes just like pumpkin pie,” says Harvey Bauman.
family recipes or created with cutting edge technology,          Except it's fat free!
these specialty items illustrate the best of the lush
countryside’s bounty.                                            Calorie-counting’s not permitted at Asher's Chocolates,
                                                                 where seven million pounds of candy are produced each
In Sassamansville, about 40 minutes northwest of Valley          year. At the factory in Souderton, visitors can enjoy tours
Forge National Historical Park, Bauman’s Family PA               showcasing the company’s history, the “enrobing” of foods
Dutch Fruit Butters and Cider carries on a family                in chocolate, and free samples. All the company's boxed
tradition of pressing cider from the apples of area              candies, fresh fudge, truffles
orchards. Although the hydraulics, copper and wood               and more are offered in the
parts have been replaced, the vintage 1892 press still           on-site retail store, as are
creates more than 120,000 gallons of cider between               “hurt” chocolates.
mid-September and January. They also begin brewing
apple butter around Labor Day each year, and adding              These are pieces that got
         cider to the fruit helps sweeten and firm this          too much chocolate, or not
           smooth, spreadable delicacy that never needs          enough, or are broken,”
                       refrigeration. More than 18 different     explained Director of
                         fruit products are in Bauman’s          Marketing Denise
                               recipe files, so there’s always   Bruno.
                                   something simmering           Chester A. Asher
                                    slowly at the factory/       began selling
                                       store, depending on       assorted chocolates
                                               the season.       and jellies in 1892.
                                                 Peaches and     Today Asher’s
                                                              mushroom variety, is wet-popped with corn oil to create
                                                              this tender, crunchy treat. The popcorn is sifted twice, to
                                                              remove any small pieces, then bagged and lovingly hand
                                                              “All natural” is the biggest seller, then cheddar and dark
                                                              caramel. Together they represent the perfect variety
                                                              package. Even more flavors are sold in bags and tins
                                                              online, in several local stores, and at the factory (during
                                                              limited hours.) Popcorn Works pops about a thousand
                                                              pounds of corn, in small batches, per week.
                                                              Farmer Trent Hendricks crafts his award-winning
                                                              artisanal raw milk cheeses in small batches, twice a week,
                                                              on a 30-acre farm in Telford’s beautiful countryside.
                                                              Visit Hendricks Farm and Dairy Store for his creamy
                                                              Pub Cheddar; Telford Tomme, a semi-soft rind cheese
                                                              with a mild flavor; and Keystone Classic, a smooth
                                                              hard cheese with hints of Cheddar, Gruyere, Parmesan,
                                                              Smoked Gouda and Colby. All have won honors from the
                      extensive product line is sold in
                                                              American Cheese Society.
                      seven countries. Its best-selling
                      items are milk and dark chocolate-      Hendricks makes seven varieties of cheese and raises
                     covered pretzels. You can also           grass-fed beef, working the land in Telford, and an
                  find chocolate covered potato chips.        additional 200 acres in Bucks and Montgomery counties,
                  But they haven’t covered bacon with         with draft horses. His cured meats, beef and farmstead
                 chocolate…yet.                               cheeses are available Tuesday through Saturday at the
That new, salty, sweet treat is available at Edwards-
Freeman Nut Company in Conshohocken. The store’s              Hendricks brags his clientele is “an enlightened crowd”
a confectionary “memory lane,” reminding patrons and          that drives up to 50 miles to shop at the farm store. Like
visitors of childhood treats from peanut chews to candy       all the Montgomery County-made bounties described
necklaces. Bountiful aisles also feature roasted nuts,        here, the taste is worth the trip!
designer trail mixes, chocolates (sugar-free, too!) and the   For directions, store hours and more information about
company’s signature peanut, cashew and almond butters,        these and other purveyors who make merchandise in
all ground on-site.                                           Montgomery County, please visit
Store Manager Mike Shields gives tours of the                           
6,000 sq. ft., old-fashioned candy
shop and explains their peanuts
have been harvested from the same
farm in Virginia for the last 100
years. Visitors can often sample all
three butters, nostalgically offered on animal
crackers. Author’s note: The cashew butter is
simply divine. 
So is the popcorn from The Great American
Popcorn Works of Pennsylvania, tucked away in
a former creamery building in downtown Telford.
“It's about the corn and the way it’s popped,” said
owner Steve Fleischer.
Butterfly corn, instead of the commonly used
Discover shopping, dining and entertainment on Mont
Stroll East Butler Avenue and explore Ambler Flower and
Gifts’ beautiful blooms and killer chocolates. Discover deco-
                                                                    Ambler Main Street
rated designer cookies at The Flour Pot. Yes…a cookie bou-
tique! Try on Seven jeans and Juicy Couture styles at the Free
Shop. Savor old family recipes lovingly prepared at From the
Boot. Rejuvenate at Pure Spa with a bamboo-fusion massage.
Appreciate “Art in the Storefront” works by local talent.
Cavalier Street is the Alley of the Arts, and not a bad place to
discover Chamaeleon’s handbags and the hottest accessories.
Head down North Main, where Toto’s tantalizing gelato defies
your resistance to temptation.

                                                         BY NIGHT:
                                                         Dine, pre-theater, on new Detterra’s diverse menu of seasonal
                                                         flavors inspired by its on-site organic spice and herb garden.
                                                         Sip cappuccino at Café Maida. Then catch an indie film at the
                                                         national historical landmark Ambler Theater, or a show at
                                                         Act II Playhouse. Later, listen to authentic Irish music at The
                                                         Shanachie or live bands at Finn McCool’s or KC’s Alley.

BY DAY:                                         Main Streets.
Bring a healthy appetite to these neighboring
                                              ious scones, crois-
Souderton boasts Bakers on Broad for delic
                                            le local hot spot Towne
sants and so many more baked goods, whi
                                               le “meal deal” breakfast.
Restaurant of Telford serves up a home-sty
                                             for country primitive
Heartwarming Treasures’ name says it all
                                                art changes constantly
home décor, and the cache of heirlooms and
                                             n Street. “Going green”
at Consign for Design on Souderton’s Mai
                                                n Ruth and Company
takes on new meaning at Aveda concept salo
                                               es in the form of a
 on South Front Street. Here, relaxation com
                                              the tea’s green, or what-
 “Green Science” skin renewing facial. And
                                             Mint’s Tea Room on
 ever variety you wish, with lunch at Tilly
                                             m at Telford Treats by
 West Chestnut. Then indulge with ice crea
 the Track.
                                                     BY NIGHT:                                  n-American cuisine and
                                                     Stimulate several senses at once with Asia
                                                                                                     Grill, in Souderton.
                                                     classic movements of Mozart at the Melodia
                                                                                                   on at Montgomery
                                                     Later, be wowed by a professional producti
                                                                                                     ind with a cup of joe
                                                     Theater, on Main Street. Friday nights, unw
                                                                                                  ss the street at Main Street
                                                     and live music by talented locals, just acro
                                                                                                   r you during lively kara-
                                                     Java. Or take center stage and out the inne
                                                                                                   ant and Bar, in Telford.
                                                     oke in the lounge at Reliance Inn Restaur
tgomery County’s Main Streets by day...and by night!

  Fuel up with a hearty breakfast at Mal’s Din
                                                   er before strolling
                                                                                          Skippack Village
  the main artery, Skippack Pike. Along      the way, find whimsi-
                                                   Hardy; antiques at
  cal gifts for garden and home at Floral and
                                                   gifts at Amelia’s.
  Pennsylvania Traditions; and jewelry and
                                                   well as anything
  Garner some great loose teas and spices, as
                                                 season, enjoy Basta
  for the kitchen, at Le Butler’s Pantry. In
                                                    h at the edge of
   Pasta’s Italian specialties for an alfresco lunc
                                                   age at The Body
   town. Year round, the couple’s escape pack
                                                body…and relation-
   Serene Day Spa relaxes, rejuvenates the
                                                  n tea at Hotel Fiesole.
   ship. Take the glow of renewal to afternoo

                                                                  BY NIGHT:                                   setting is charming, across
                                                                  Tokyo restaurant’s sushi is as fresh as its
                                                                                                                e traditional fare’s found
                                                                  a tiny walking bridge just off the Pike. Mor
                                                                                                               seafood. Afterward, take
                                                                  in Road House Grille’s prime steaks and
                                                                                                                 crafters of Skippack
                                                                  in one of five seasonal performances at Play
                                                                                                                theatrical troupe. Or love
                                                                  Village, the community’s highly regarded
                                                                                                                ler and enjoy even more
                                                                  the live music at Hotel Fiesole’s Rathskel
                                                                                                               d House Grille.
                                                                   on Thursday and Friday nights at the Roa

   Breakfast at Station Café, a locals’ favorite, then appreciate Lancaster
   Avenue’s early 19th-century architecture and discover the trove at Harry’s
  Treasures and Collectibles. Walk to and browse nearby historic Cricket
  Avenue’s shops and take time to be good to yourself with a mani/pedi at
  Eterna Bella Spa. It’s lunchtime! Primavera Pizza Kitchen gets it done
  with savory salads and brick-oven pizzas, served in a grand old bank build-
  ing. Practice the art of the deal to snare gently used designer fashions at
  Penny Wise Thrift Shop and fabulous tableware and bric-a-brac at Brows
  Around Thrift Shop. Warm up and imagine yourself in Paris with a deca-
  dent chocolat chaud at Ala Maison French Bistro. The Ardmore Farmers
  Market is a little bit of Pennsylvania Dutch Country on Coulter Avenue and
  adjacent to chic Suburban Square’s designer boutiques and art galleries.

                                                           BY NIGHT:
                                                          An array of restaurants includes acclaimed Plate (Celeb Alert: Actress
                                                          Reese Witherspoon recently spotted), but entertainment’s a big
                                                          draw, too, along Lancaster Avenue. Milkboy Coffee and Recording
                                                          Studio serves comedy, live music and more. Dance the night away
                                                          at Brownies 23 East or go ballroom during DanceSport Academy’s
                                                          once-a-month Friday Night Socials.

  These Montgomery County Main Streets as well as others, like Lansdale and
                                                                                 Narberth, host annual seasonal festivals. Many also offer “First
  Thursday” or “First Friday” festivities, perfect for weekend getaways. See the
                                                                                 events section beginning on page 38 or visit for details. For information on affordable Stay
                                                                                   and Play hotel packages, visit
     AttrActions & tours                                                                                          Beth sholom synAgogue Old York &

     S   ee how gourmet chocolate, potato chips or wine is                                                        Foxcroft Rds, Elkins Park. 215.887.1342. Call
                                                                                                                  for information.
         crafted. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of a national
                                                                                                                  Boyd’s cArdinAl hollow win-
     television network. Pack a picnic lunch and head to the zoo.                                                 ery - e4 405 E. Walnut St, North Wales.

     Spend an afternoon at the arcade or the ballpark. For an                                                     215.661.9580. Located in historic North Wales,
                                                                                                                  minutes from Philadelphia by car or regional rail,
     array of the area’s annual events see page 44.                                                               our boutique winery produces 25 unique, award-
                                                                                                                  winning wines. Visit our website for tasting and
     Each site listing includes map coordinates that refer to the map on page 24.                                 event services information.
                                                                                                                  Bryn Athyn cAthedrAl Huntingdon Pk,
                                                                                                                  Huntingdon Valley. 215.947.0266. Call for
                                                                                                                  Byers’ choice christmAs gAl-
                                                                                                                  lery - F3 4355 County Line Rd, Chalfont.
                                                                                                                  215.822.6700. Step back into the time of cobble-
                                                                                                                  stone streets and gas lanterns. Visit St. James The-
                                                                                                                  ater. Oversee artisans handcrafting your favorite
                                                                                                                  Carolers® figurines. Enjoy the heartwarming new
                                                                                                                  Caroler® and Kindle® Villages. M-Sa, 10am-
                                                                                                                  5pm; Su, 12-5pm. Free.
                                                                                                                  centipede tours - F7 Depart from
                                                                                                                  Welcome Park, 2nd & Chestnut Sts, Philadelphia.
                                                                                                                  215.735.3123. Since 1974 offering tours of Valley
                                                                                                                  Forge and its countryside with guides in colonial
                                                                                                                  dress for students, reunions, spouses, corporate.
                                                                                                                  Arrangements for transportation, meals, attrac-
                                                                                                                  tions, hotels. Reservations recommended. Adm.
                                                                                                                  chAddsFord winery - nom-B7 632 Bal-
                                                                                                                  timore Pk, Chadds Ford. 610.388.6221. Charm-
                                                                                                                  ing country winery with nationally acclaimed
                                                                                                                  wines. Located between Longwood Gardens and
                                                                                                                  Brandywine River Museum. Open daily, 12-6pm.
                                                                                                                  Free tours offered, Sa-Su, 12-5pm.
                                                                          Arnold’s Family Fun Center              the college settlement oF philA-
                                                                                                                  delphiA - F4 600 Witmer Rd, Horsham.
                                                                                                                  215.542.7974. Provide camping programs and
     Adventure AquArium - nom-F7                            Arnold’s FAmily Fun center - c5                       services to economically disadvantaged young
     One Aquarium Dr, Camden, NJ. 856.365.3300.             2200 West Dr, 422 Business Center, Oaks.              people from Philadelphia. Foster personal growth
     Adventure Aquarium features the West African           610.666.0600. Arnold’s Family Fun Center offers       through understanding; acceptance; respect for
     River Experience, a 40-foot walk-through shark         go-karts, laser tag, bumper cars, duck pin bowl-      self, others and the natural world; through enjoy-
     tunnel, Jules Verne Gallery, 4D Theatre and the        ing, inflatable bounces, and the largest arcade in    able, experiential and environmental educational
     opportunity to “Swim with the Sharks.” Timed-          the area! Corporate and birthday parties are avail-   activities.
     tickets required. Parking available; wheelchair        able. Su-Th, 11am-8pm; Buffet 12pm-7pm; F-Sa,         coloniAl pennsylvAniA
     accessible. Daily, 9:30am-5pm. Adm.                    11am-11pm; Buffet 12pm-9pm.                           plAntAtion - c7 Ridley Creek State Park,                                            Media. 610.566.1725. The Plantation is an
     Antoine AmrAni chocolAtes,                             Asher’s chocolAtes - d3 80 Wambold                    authentic mid-18th century farm site with historic
     llc - e5 550 Foundry Rd, East Norriton.                Rd, Souderton. 215.721.3276. Manufacturer             buildings, interpreters in colonial attire and
     877.267.2644. Premium, artisan chocolate fac-          of quality chocolates for more than 100 years.        period farm animals. Features colonial craft and
     tory and store by Paris-trained, internationally       We also produce the largest line of sugar-free        skill demonstrations. 11am-5pm weekends only
     recognized chocolatier Antoine Amrani (former          chocolate confections in the industry. Self-guided    – mid-April to mid-November. Weekday group
     executive pastry chef at Le Bec Fin) offers superla-   factory tours available daily. Store Hours: Memo-     tours by prearrangement. Adm.
     tive, handcrafted European-style chocolates, plus      rial Day-Labor Day, M-F, 9:30am-5pm; Labor  
     tours and classes.                Day-Memorial Day, M-F, 9:30am- 5pm; Sa, 10am-
                                                            4pm. Closed Su and holidays year-round. Free.

comcAst-spectAcor, philAdelphiA                       Freddy hill FArms And FAmily Fun                         historic sugArtown - B6
76ers - nom-F7 3601 S. Broad St, Phila-               center - e3 1440 Sumneytown Pk, Lansdale.                690 Sugartown Rd, Malvern. 610.640.2667.
delphia. 215.218.7822. The Philadelphia-based         215.855.1205.                         Historic Sugartown, a restored village of the late
sports and entertainment company that owns the                                                                 18th century, provides an exceptional example
Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) and the arena where
                                                      germAn society oF pennsylvAniA                           of a self-sufficient community. Includes general
they play: the Wachovia Center. Visit Web site for
                                                      - F7 611 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia.                 store, book bindery, residence and more. Call for
                                                      215.627.2332. Founded in 1764, the German
additional team information.                                                                                   tour themes and reservations. Open Su, 1-4pm
                                                      Society is the oldest cultural institution of its kind                                                                                            Jun 7-Aug 30. Other hours by appointment.
                                                      in America. Historical library available for tours.
the constitutionAl wAlking tour -                     Concerts, lectures and German heritage events
F7 Independence Visitors Center (ticket office),      hosted year-round. M-F, 9am-5pm.                         independence visitor center corpo-
6th & Market Sts, Philadelphia. 215.525.1776.                                    rAtion - F7 6th & Market Sts, Philadelphia.
Year-round self-guided tours; MP3 audio, multi-                                                                800.537.7676 or 215.965.7676. Located in
lingual guided tours and step-on guides daily,
                                                      ghost tours - F7 Omni Hotel Gift Shop,                   America’s most historic square mile, information
                                                      401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia. 215.413.7000 -
Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend                                                                    on more than 4,000 local attractions, free maps,
                                                      public; 610.587.8308 - group tours. We bring
and Sa and Su spring and fall. Reservations                                                                    directions, concierge services, tickets to attrac-
                                                      history back to life! Daily Candlelight Walking
required for field trips and private/VIP tours.                                                                tions, convenient underground parking, public
                                                      Tours and Haunted Trolley Tours in Philadelphia.                                                                                      restrooms, gift shop and café. Open 8:30am-5pm.
                                                      In Lancaster area, daily tours in Strasburg and
dAve And Buster’s plymouth meeting                    downtown Lancaster. Fun for all ages. Call for
- e5 500 W. Germantown Pk, Plymouth Meet-             times and reservations.                John JAmes AuduBon center At mill
ing. 610.832.9200. Great food, lively atmosphere,                                                              grove - c5 1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon.
and an awesome gaming room! A unique location
                                                      greAter vAlley Forge picnic &                            610.666.5593. The first American home of John
for your next private party or corporate event; we
                                                      sports complex-cAmp kweeBec                              James Audubon celebrates Audubon’s artistic and
have it all, for all ages! Eat, Drink, Play! Su-Th,
                                                      - c3 157 Game Farm Rd, Schwenksville.                    scientific legacy. Small museum houses all of his
                                                      610.667.2123. Corporate picnics, weddings, bar
11am-12am; F-Sa, 11am-1am.                                                                                     major works on paper and several original oil
                                                      and bat mitzvahs, team building. More than 150                                                                                         paintings. Gift shop. M-F, 9am-5pm; Sa, 9am-
                                                      acres of beautiful grounds with many amenities
                                                                                                               4pm. Closed M and major holidays. Grounds
devon horse show & country FAir,                      including zip line, paint ball, and go-karts. Camp
                                                                                                               open dawn to dusk. Adm.
inc. - d6 23 Dorset Rd, Devon. 610.964.0550.          open from Jun 26-Aug 13. Events available from
Is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed com-    Aug 13-Oct 15. Open Apr-Oct, for groups.
petition in the United States. Features the world’s                                        koZiAr’s christmAs villAge - A1 782
top riders, is internationally recognized, USEF-A                                                              Christmas Village Rd, Bernville. 610.488.1110.
rated, and one of the area’s most exciting events.
                                                      herr Foods, inc. - nom-A7 Rt 272 &                       Spectacular Christmas lights. Children can visit
                                                      Herr Dr, Nottingham. 800.284.7488. Come visit
May 27-June 5. Daily, 8am and closes at approxi-                                                               Santa. 12 miles north of Reading, off Rt 183 north.
                                                      the tastiest tour in town. Learn how your favorite
mately 10pm.                                                                         Nov 4-Thanksgiving, F-Su, 6-9pm; Sa-Su, 5:30-
                                                      snacks are made. Tours, M-Th, 9am-3pm; F, 9am-
                                                                                                               9:30pm. Thanksgiving-Jan 1, M-F, 6-9pm; Sa-Su,
eAstern stAte penitentiAry historic                   12pm. Gift shop, M-F, 8am-5pm. Reservations
                                                                                                               5-9:30pm. Adm.
site - F7 2124 Fairmount Ave at 22nd St,              required for tours. Closed weekends and major
Philadelphia. 215.236.3300. One of the most           holidays. Free.
famous prisons in the world, this National His-
toric Landmark was the model for 300 prisons
worldwide and held some of America’s most                Washington Memorial Chapel
notorious criminals, including Al Capone. Open
daily, 10am-5pm. Group tours year-round, call
215.236.5111 x10. Adm.
edwArds-FreemAn nut compAny - e6
441 E. Hector St, Conshohocken. 610.828.7441.
Turn-of-the-20th-century nostalgic “old days” out-
let store roasts peanuts and makes peanut, almond
and cashew butter. Variety of candies, chocolate,
fudge, nuts and gourmet coffee. M-F, 9am-5pm;
Sa, 9am-4pm.
elmwood pArk Zoo - d5 1661 Harding
Blvd, Norristown. 610.277.3825. North and
South American wild animals in naturalistic set-
tings. Focus on educating young children. Daily
live animal shows during season, educational
programs, summer camp, birthday parties, play-
ground, café, nature shop year-round. Open daily,
10am-5pm (gates close at 4:30pm). Adm.

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                                                                                 Devon Horse Show &
                                                                                        Country Fair

                                                                                                                  fun and informative look inside the world of elec-
                                                                                                                  tronic retailing. Store hours, daily 9:30am-6pm.
                                                                                                                  Tours daily, every hour on the hour, 10am-4pm.
                                                                                                                  No reservation required. Not recommended for
                                                                                                                  children under 6. Adm.
                                                                                                                  the reAding phillies And First
                                                                                                                  energy stAdium - nom-A6 1900 Centre
                                                                                                                  Ave, Reading. 610.375.8469. A safe, clean, family
                                                                                                                  atmosphere with constant entertainment. Five
                                                                                                                  mascots, free parking, great food, affordable pric-
                                                                                                                  ing, and a friendly staff; more than just baseball.
                                                                                                                  Tickets as low as $4; Apr-Aug. Ticket office:
                                                                                                                  M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm; Sa-Su, on game days only,
                                                                                                                  8:30am-end of game.
                                                                                                                  ride   the   ducks, philAdelphiA - F7
                                                                                                                  6th & Market Sts, Philadelphia. 215.227.3825.
                                                                                                                  Experience sightseeing from a duck’s-eye view!
                                                                                                                  The 70-minute amphibious tour takes visitors
                                                                                                                  through Philadelphia’s Historic District, South
                                                                                                                  Street, then onto the Delaware River. Daily tours
                                                                                                                  depart frequently Mar-Nov. Group rates available.
     lehigh vAlley wine trAil - nom-B1                      services, such as convention, airport, hotel and
     RR 5, Box 5270, Kunkletown. 610.681.3959. The          pier transfers. They also plan single- or multi-day   schuylkill river greenwAy AssociA-
     Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is a cooperative of eight     tours and provide travel into and/or from the         tion - nom-A3 140 College Dr, Pottstown.
     family-owned wineries, nestled in the foothills        Northeast.                     484.945.0200. Trace the Schuylkill River from
     of the Pocono Mountains, formed to promote                                                                   Pottsville to Philadelphia. Its 128 miles flow
                                                            philAdelphiA internAtionAl Flower
     regional tourism and agriculture.                                                                            through pastoral countryside and the industrial
                                                            show/pennsylvAniA horticulturAl                                                                                past, into today’s rich recreational, economic and
                                                            society - F7 100 N. 20th St, 5th Floor,
                                                                                                                  historic resources.
     merrymeAd FArms - e3 2222 Valley Forge                 Philadelphia. 215.988.8800. Oldest horticultural
     Rd, Lansdale. 610.584.4410.                            organization in U.S. and the producer of the          wAshington memoriAl chApel - c5 Rt                                      world-class Philadelphia Flower Show. Library         23, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley
                                                            hours: M-F, 10am-5pm. Closed holidays. No             Forge. 610.783.0120. Commemorates George
     mount hope estAte & winery -                           admission fee for PHS Library at 100 N. 20th St.      Washington’s life and the nation’s history with
     nom-A6 Rt 72 (PA Tpk Exit 266), 83 Mansion                 rich, decorative elements including wrought iron
     House Rd, Manheim. 717.665.7021. Winemaking                                                                  work and soaring stained glass windows by some
     tours of Victorian mansion by costumed hosts.          the philAdelphiA Zoo - F7 34th St &
                                                                                                                  of the finest American craftsmen of the early 20th
     Home of PA Renaissance Faire - Sa & Su, and            Girard Ave, Philadelphia. 215.243.1100. Swing
                                                                                                                  century. M-Su, 10am-5pm; Chapel Religious
     Labor Day, Aug 9-Oct 26, 2008. Special produc-         in to see the baby orangutan. Visit America’s first
                                                                                                                  Services: Sa, 5pm; Su, 8am & 10am.
     tions: Poe Evermore, A Charles Dickens Victorian       zoo, home to more than 1,300 animals, the state-
     Christmas. Winetasting, adults only. Free tours.       of-the-art PECO Primate Reserve, award-winning
     M-Sa, 10am-5pm; Su, 11am-5pm. Adm.                     Big Cat Falls, and tropical McNeil Avian Center.      the wAshington memoriAl heritAge                                     Daily, 9:30am-5pm. Call for Group Tour informa-       - c5 Rt 23, Valley Forge National Historical
                                                            tion. Adm.                          Park, Valley Forge. 610.783.0120. The Wash-
     nAtionAl constitution center - F7                                                                            ington Memorial Heritage is a secular, non-profit
     525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia.          the phillies And citiZens BAnk pArk
                                                                                                                  corporation that preserves and maintains the
     866.917.1787. Nonpartisan and nonprofit, the           - nom-F7 One Citizens Bank Way, Philadel-
                                                                                                                  Washington Memorial Chapel, one of the na-
     National Constitution Center is a revolutionary        phia. 215.218.5391. Join the fun at Philadel-
                                                                                                                  tion’s most important examples of Gothic Revival
     new interactive museum and educational center          phia’s spectacular ball park! Includes an outfield
                                                                                                                  architecture, and its carillon. M, Su, 10am-5pm;
     to create awareness of the Constitution, its history   entertainment area, kids games, bull pen viewing
                                                                                                                  Chapel Religious Services: Sa, 5pm; Su, 8am &
     and relevance today.        area, Philadelphia food and restaurants. Day-of-
                                                            game pricing available; behind-the-scenes-tours.
     nAtionAl shrine oF our lAdy oF                         Season Apr-Sept. Tours available year-round. Call     willow creek orchArds - c4 3215
     cZestochowA - F2 654 Ferry Rd, Doyles-                 or check the Web site for ticket prices.              Stump Hall Rd, Collegeville. 610.584.8202.
     town. 215.345.0600. Polish spiritual and pilgrim-                                      www.
     age center. Exhibits, reproduction paintings of
     Our Lady. Annual Polish-American festival in Sep.      pioneer tunnel coAl mine - nom-A1                     woodmont - e6 1622 Spring Mill Rd,
     Traditional Polish foods, live music, entertainment    19th & Oak Sts, Ashland. 570.875.3850. Enjoy          Gladwyne. 610.525.5598. National Historic
     and more. Open 12-8pm. Tours by request. Free.         coal mine tours and steam train rides. Call for       Landmark. 1892 French Gothic manor house,                                     schedule or log on to the Web site. Adm.              gardens, ponds and woodland. Headquarters
                                                                                   of Father Divine’s International Peace Mission
     perkiomen tours And trAvel -                                                                                 Movement. Modest dress required. Apr-Oct, Su,
     c2 875 Main St, PO Box 33, Pennsburg.                  qvc studio pArk - B7 1200 Wilson Dr,
                                                                                                                  1-5pm. Weekday tours by appt. Free.
     215.272.3938. Specialize in group transportation       West Chester. 800.600.9900. Behind-the-scenes
                                                            walking tour of a national television network. A
gArdens & ArBoretA                                                                                        chAnticleer - d6 786 Church Rd, Wayne.

F   rom cherry blossoms to chrysanthemums, pansies to                                                     610.687.4163. 31-acre pleasure garden featuring
                                                                                                          tropicals, perennials and containers; a colorful cut
    poinsettias, the region’s public gardens offer a bloom-                                               flowers garden, woodlands, water garden, and ruin
ing paradise with year-round appeal. The nation’s largest                                                 garden. Apr-Oct, W-Su, 10am-5pm. Open F, May-
                                                                                                          Aug until 8pm. Adm.
concentration of public gardens is right here in the Valley
                                                                                                          curtis ArBoretum - F5 1250 Church Rd,
Forge area and Montgomery County. Wander through acres                                                    Wyncote.
of arboreta, lush landscapes and historic botanical gardens.                                              the henry schmieder ArBoretum oF
The area’s crown jewel is the world-renowned Longwood                                                     delAwAre vAlley college - F3 700 E.
                                                                                                          Butler Ave, Doylestown. 215.489.2283. Historic
Gardens, featuring a spectacular exhibit for every season.                                                buildings and century-old trees; culinary, med-
                                                                                                          icinal, fragrance, dye, industrial and other useful
Each site listing includes map coordinates that refer to the map on page 24.                              plants; cottage garden, gazebo. Open daily, dawn
                                                                                                          to dusk except holidays. Greenhouses, Sa-Su.
                                                                                                          Free. Guided tours by appointment. Adm.
                                                                                                          Jenkins ArBoretum - d6 631 Berwyn
                                                                                                          Baptist Rd, Devon. 610.647.8870. Paved walk-
                                                                                                          ways provide vistas of Valley Forge National His-
                                                                                                          torical Park and woodland planted with thousands
                                                                                                          of azalea and rhododendron. Small stream and
                                                                                                          large pond. Open sunrise to sunset. Free.
                                                                                                          longwood gArdens - nom-A7 Rt 1,
                                                                                                          Kennett Square. 610.388.1000. Often referred to
                                                                                                          as the world’s premier horticultural showplace.
                                                                                                          Offers events, concerts and cuisine throughout the
                                                                                                          year. Its 1,050 acres encompass majestic gardens,
                                                                                                          opulent conservatories and dancing fountains.
                                                                                                          Gardens open daily, Apr-Oct, 9am-6pm; Nov-
                                                                                                          Mar, 9am-5pm. Hours extended for special events
                                                                                                          and holiday displays. Adm.
                                                                                                          morris ArBoretum oF the university
                                                                                                          oF pennsylvAniA - F6 100 Northwestern
                                                                                                          Ave, Philadelphia. 215.247.5777. Romantic 92-
                                                                                                          acre Victorian garden displays Philadelphia’s rarest
                                                                                                          and largest trees; rose garden, swan pond, Japa-
                                                                                                          nese rock gardens, colorful flower gardens, and
                                                                                                          1898 Fernery. Open Apr-Oct, M-F, 10am-4pm;
                                                                                                          Sa-Su, 10am-5pm; Jun-Aug, Th, 10am-8:30pm;
                                                                                                          Nov-Mar, Sa-Su, 10am-4pm. Café open May-Oct.
                                                                                                          Handicap accessible. Adm.
                                                                                                          scott ArBoretum - nom-d7 Swarth-
                                                                                                          more College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore.
                                                                                                          610.328.8025. A garden of ideas and suggestions
                                                                                                          exhibiting more than 4,000 kinds of ornamental
                                                                                                          plants. Grounds are free and open to the public
                                                                     Briar Bush Nature Center             daily, year-round, dawn to dusk. Office hours
                                                                                                          M-F, 8:30am-12pm, 1-4:30pm. Free.
BowmAn’s hill wildFlower pre-                        BrAndywine river museum & nAtive           
serve - h2 1635 River Rd (Rt 32), New Hope.          plAnts gArden - nom-B7 Rts 1 & 100,                  temple university AmBler - e5 580
215.862.2924. Woods, small ponds and Pidcock         Chadds Ford. 610.388.2700. Art and nature            Meetinghouse Rd, Ambler. 215.468.8113. The
Creek. Native wildflowers, ferns, vines, shrubs      coupled as one in wildflower and native plant gar-   187-acre campus is home to the Landscape Arbor-
and trees along an extensive trail system. Grounds   dens. Open daily 9:30am-4:30pm. Gardens free.        etum of Temple University Ambler and the Center
open daily 8:30am-dusk. Visitor Center open                for Sustainable Communities. Offers diverse,
daily 9am-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas                                                             entertaining, engaging community programs for
and New Year’s Day. Adm.                BriAr Bush nAture center - F5 1212
                                                                                                          students and the public.
                                                     Edge Hill Rd, Abington.
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     historic sites                                                                             Augustus lutherAn church - c4

     A    merica’s past echoes through countless historic sites                                 717 W. Main St, Trappe. 610.489.9625. Old
                                                                                           Augustus Lutheran Church was founded in
          and homes in the Valley Forge area. They trace our                               1730 and built in 1743 by Rev. Henry Melchior
     nation’s growth and range in size and grandeur from a 17th                            Muhlenberg. The Church is the oldest unchanged
                                                                                           Lutheran church in America. Tours available
     century log cabin to an 18th century governor’s mansion.                              year-round by appt. Call for hours. Free.
     Many offer free admission. The soldier’s logo    highlights                 

     sites that mark our region’s Revolutionary War history.                                    BrAndywine BAttleField pArk
                                                                                                - nom-B7 Rt 1, Chadds Ford.
     Each site listing includes map coordinates that refer to the map on page 24.          610.459.3342. Site of 1777 Battle of Brandywine;
                                                                                           museum exhibit, video, Washington’s and
                                                                                           Lafayette’s Headquarters. Museum shop.
                                                                                           Mar-Nov, Tu-Sa, 9am-5pm; Su, 12-5pm;
                                                                                           Dec-Feb, Th-Sa, 9am-5pm; Su, 12-5pm. Park
                                                                                           gates close at 5pm. Adm.
                                                                                                cliveden - F6 6401 Germantown Ave,
                                                                                               Philadelphia. 215.848.1777. Site of Battle of
                                                                                           Germantown and 18th century home of Benjamin
                                                                                           Chew. Features period furniture, family portraits
                                                                                           and gardens. Open Apr-Dec, Th-Su, 12-4pm.

                                                                                           dAniel Boone homesteAd - nom-A3
                                                                                           400 Daniel Boone Rd, Birdsboro. 610.582.4900.
                                                                                           Boone’s birthplace and boyhood home. Buildings
                                                                                           and furnishings interpret 18th century rural life
                                                                                           among Pennsylvania’s English and German set-
                                                                                           tlers. Tours, special programs, museum shop.
                                                                                           Tu-Sa, 9am-5pm; Su, 12-5pm. During Jan and
                                                                                           Feb, call or check Web site for hours. Adm.
                                                                                                grAeme pArk - F3 859 County Line
                                                                                                Rd, Horsham. 215.343.0965. Colonial
                                                                                           mansion built in 1722 for Sir William Keith,
                                                                                           provincial governor of Pennsylvania. Elegant
                                                                                           country home of the Graemes 1739-1795; picnic
                                                                                           area and nature trail; interactive school and group
                                                                                           tours. Open F-Sa, 10am-4pm; Su, 12-4pm. Last
                                                                                           tour each day 3pm. Adm.
                                                                                           the highlAnds mAnsion &
                                                                                           gArdens - e5 7001 Sheaff Ln, Fort Wash-
                                                                                           ington. 215.641.2687. 44-acre historic site with a
                                                                                           late 18th century Georgian mansion and two-acre
                                                                                           formal garden. Tours given M-F, 1:30-3pm. Appt
                                                                                           suggested. Adm.
                                                                                                historic germAntown preserved
                                                                                                - F6 5501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia.
                                                                                           215.844.0514. Represents a dozen sites including
                                                                                           18th century colonials, Victorian furnished
                                                                                           homes, America’s first paper mill, and a station
                                                                                           stop on the Underground Railroad. Some with gift
                                                                                           shops. M-F, 9am-5pm; Su, 1-5pm. Visitors Center
                                                                                           is open year-round, hours for sites vary. Handicap
                                                                                           accessible. Adm.

                                                                             Graeme Park

                                                                                                          Pennypacker Mills

                                                                                                              pottsgrove mAnor - A3 100 W.
                                                                                                               King St, Pottstown. 610.326.4014. 1752
                                                                                                          Georgian mansion of Pottstown’s founder and
                                                                                                          colonial ironmaster, John Potts. Discover how
                                                                                                          Potts, his family, servants and slaves lived and
                                                                                                          worked in the 18th century. Tu-Sa, 10am-4pm;
                                                                                                          Su, 1-4pm. Tours given on the hour – last tour
                                                                                                          begins at 3pm. Closed M and major holidays. $2
                                                                                                          suggested donation.

     historic wAynesBorough - c6                           pAoli BAttleField
     2049 Waynesborough Rd, Paoli.                         preservAtion Fund - B7
610.647.1779. 18th century mansion, home of           Wayne & Monument Aves, Malvern.
Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne.              866.650.7273 or 610.644.2602. Site
Mid-Mar-mid-Dec, W-Su, 1-4pm. Special tours by        of the Paoli Massacre, Sept 20, 1777.
appt. Adm.                     Interpretive signs guide visitors at
                                                      1777 battlefield where British atrocities
     historic yellow springs - A5                     gave rise to America’s first battle cry,
     1685 Art School Rd, Chester Springs.
                                                      “Remember Paoli.” Features oldest
610.827.7414. 18th and 19th century village
                                                      Memorial Parade and third oldest war
includes ruined foundation of Continental Army
                                                      monument in US. Open year-round.
hospital from Valley Forge encampment and 18th                                                            richArd wAll house - F6 1 Wall Park
                                                      Nature trail. Free.
century mineral water spa. Pre-arranged guided                                                            Dr, Elkins Park. 215.887.9159. Free.
tours. M-F, 9am-4pm for office. Trails and            pennypAcker mills - c3 5 Haldeman Rd,     
grounds open daily dawn to dusk. Free.                Schwenksville. 610.287.9349. Turn-of-the-20th-                                 century country gentleman’s estate of Gov. Samuel       stenton - F6 4601 N. 18th St,
                                                      W. Pennypacker. Victorian family furnishings              Philadelphia. 215.329.7312. Plantation home
     hope lodge - F5 553 S. Bethlehem Pk,             and political memorabilia. Tu-Sa, 10am-4pm; Su,     of William Penn’s secretary, James Logan, built in
      Fort Washington. 215.646.1595. Elegant                                                              1730. This Early Georgian house with wooded
                                                      1-4pm. Closed M and major holidays. Last tour
Georgian estate built between 1743-1748 by                                                                grounds has been described as “the most authentic
                                                      3:30pm. $2 suggested donation.
Quaker entrepreneur Samuel Morris contrasts                                                               of all Philadelphia’s historic houses.” Apr-Dec,
Colonial and Colonial Revival ways of life. 1700                                                          Tu-Sa, 1-4pm. Open by appt outside of regular
cellars show lives of servants and slaves. Formal          peter wentZ FArmsteAd - d4                     hours and Jan-Mar. Adm.
garden and picnic area. F-Sa, 10am-5pm; Su,                Shearer Rd, near intersection of Rts 73 &
12-5pm. Last tour each day 4pm. Adm.                  363, Worcester. 610.584.5104. Restored Colonial         wyck - F6 6026 Germantown Ave,                                farmhouse where Washington planned the Battle            Philadelphia. 215.848.1690. Home to nine
                                                      of Germantown. 18th century German kitchen          generations of one Quaker family. Features their
Johnson house historicAl site                         garden; gift shop; farm animals. Tu-Sa, 10am-       original furnishings and historic rose garden. Apr
- F6 6306 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia.               4pm; Su, 1-4pm. Last tour 3:30pm. Free.             1-Dec 15, Tu, Th, 12-4:30pm; Sa, 1-4pm. Call for
215.438.1768. Built in 1768 as the home of                                                                appt Dec 16-Mar 31. Adm.
Quaker abolitionists. Philadelphia’s only preserved
Underground Railroad site open to the public. Na-
tional Historic Landmark. Th-F, 10am-4pm, with
tours by appt only; Sa, 1-4pm with tours at 1:30,
2:30 and 3:30pm. One-hour tour can be custom-
ized for groups. Adm.
morgAn log house - d3 850 Weikel Rd,
Kulpsville. 215.368.2480. Built by Welsh Quaker
Edward Morgan, Daniel Boone’s grandfather.
Features dressed logs with decorative chinking
and 18th century furnishings. On the National
Register of Historic Places. Apr 1-Dec 30, F-Su,
12-5pm (last tour leaves at 4pm); M-Th and Jan
1-Mar 31. Advanced appt required. Adm.

                             Pottsgrove Manor
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     museums                                                                                                     BermAn museum          oF Art - c4 Ursinus

     E    xplore museums that cater to every interest; from                                                      College, Main St, Collegeville. 610.409.3500.
                                                                                                                 Noted for its rich diversity, the museum presents
          antique cars to sculpture and woodworking; arms and                                                    exhibits and programs to foster greater art literacy.
     armor; decorative arts and furniture; and even The Three                                                    Tu-F, 10am-4pm; Sa, 12-4:30pm. Closed Su, M,
                                                                                                                 and college holidays. Free.
     Stooges! From the Wyeths to Wharton Esherick, see artists’
                                                                                                                 Boyertown museum oF historic
     studios, the full scope of their work and the landscapes that                                               vehicles - A2 85 S. Walnut St, Boyertown.
                                                                                                                 610.367.2090. Pennsylvania heritage collection;
     inspired them.                                                                                              100+ autos, trucks and horse-drawn vehicles built
     Each site listing includes map coordinates that refer to the map on page 24.                                in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Tu-Su, 9:30am-
                                                                                                                 4pm. Closed M and major holidays. Adm.
                                                                                                                 BrAndywine river museum - nom-
                                                                                                                 B7 Rts 1 & 100, Chadds Ford. 610.388.2700.
                                                                                                                 Century-old grist mill converted to modern art
                                                                                                                 museum features; works by three generations of
                                                                                                                 Wyeths and other famous artists. Daily 9:30am-
                                                                                                                 4:30pm except Christmas Day. Ongoing Andrew
                                                                                                                 Wyeth Gallery. Adm.
                                                                                                                 the FrAnklin institute - F7 222 N. 20th
                                                                                                                 St, Philadelphia. Museum info, 215.448.1200;
                                                                                                                 IMAX info, 215.448.1111. Fun and exciting sci-
                                                                                                                 ence museum for all ages, with an IMAX Theater,
                                                                                                                 planetarium and many interactive exhibits. Visit
                                                                                                                 Web site and see what’s new! Daily, 9:30am-5pm.
                                                                                                                 glencAirn museum - g5 1001 Cathedral
                                                                                                                 Rd, Huntingdon Valley. 267.502.2993. Adm.
                                                                                                                 JAmes A. michener Art museum - F2
                                                                                                                 138 S. Pine St, Doylestown. 215.340.9800.
                                                                                                                 Exhibitions, sculptures and intimate galleries filled
                                                                                                                 with the visual riches of well-known regional and
                                                                                                                 national artists. Tu, Th-F, 10am-4:30pm; W,
                                                                                                                 10am-9pm; Sa-Su, 10am-5pm. Closed M. Adm.
                                                                               Boyertown Museum of               knoll museum - c1 East Greenville.
                                                                                    Historic Vehicles            215.679.1388. Call for information. Free.

                                                           AmericAn helicopter museum -                          mennonite heritAge center - d3
     ABington Art center - F5 515 Meeting-                                                                       565 Yoder Rd, Harleysville. 215.256.3020. Enjoy
     house Rd, Jenkintown. 215.887.4882. Innova-           B7 1220 American Blvd, West Chester.
                                                                                                                 exhibits and programs that tell the story of Men-
     tive center for contemporary art and nationally       610.436.9600. More than 30 aircrafts on display.
                                                                                                                 nonite faith and life in southeastern Pennsylva-
     recognized sculpture garden. Gallery and shop in      Eight interactive hands-on helicopters! Kid-
                                                                                                                 nia. Research genealogy and local history in the
     historic Alverthorpe Manor. Classes, rental facili-   friendly, educational and fun for the whole family.
                                                                                                                 historical library. Gift shop. Museum store, Tu-F,
     ties. Summer hours, M-F, 10am-5pm. Open Th to         Near QVC’s Studio Park. W-Sa, 10am-5pm; Su,
                                                                                                                 10am-5pm; Sa, 10am-2pm; Su by appt. Historical
     7pm thru Aug. Closed last week of Aug, reopen-        12-5pm; M-Tu, by appt. Adm.
                                                                                                                 Library, Tu-F, 10am-5pm; Th, 7-9:30pm. Dona-
     ing Sep 7. Fall-Winter hours, Tu-F, 10am-5pm;
                                                                                                                 tions requested.
     Sa, 10am-3pm. Free.         ArcAdiA university Art gAllery -
                                                           F5 450 S. Easton Rd, Spruance Art Center, Glen-       nAtionAl liBerty museum - F7 321
     the AcAdemy oF nAturAl sciences -                                                                           Chestnut St, Philadelphia. 215.925.2800. Dedi-
     F7 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia.         side. 215.572.2131. Grey Towers Castle, built
                                                                                                                 cated to preserving freedom and democracy by
     215.299.1066. Museum exhibitions and activities       in 1897; elegant Rose & Mirror Rooms; facilities
                                                                                                                 fostering good character and understanding for
     for families about the environment and its diverse    for conferences, events and weddings; art gallery.
                                                                                                                 all people. Features glass art and stories of heroes
     species. Explore Dinosaur Hall, stroll among live     National Historic Landmark. For information, call
                                                                                                                 around the world. Daily, Memorial Day-Labor
     butterflies, pet live animals, learn the importance   215.572.2900.
                                                                                                                 Day, 10am-5pm; Tu-Su, remainder of the year.
     of water. M-F, 10am-4:30pm; Sa-Su, 10am-5pm.          the BArnes FoundAtion - e7 300 N.                     Call for schedule on all holidays. Adm.
     Adm.                                 Latch’s Ln, Merion. 610.667.0290. Reservations
                                                           required. Adm.
                                                                            Glencairn Museum

                                                                            reAding puBlic             including personal belongings, movie props, toys,
                                                                            museum - nom-              games and much more. Enjoy the Stooges art gal-
                                                                            A3 500 Museum Rd,          lery, theater and research library. By appointment
                                                                            Reading. 610.371.5850.     only. Free.
                                                                            Dynamic and stimulat-      whArton esherick studio - c5 1520
                                                                            ing environment for        Horseshoe Trail Rd, Malvern. 610.644.5822. Tour
                                                                            learning about art,        the unique hilltop studio/residence handcrafted
                                                                            science and civiliza-      over 40 years by Wharton Esherick, plus a collec-
                                                                            tions through programs,    tion of his woodwork and sculpture. 10am-4pm,
                                                                            exhibits, collections, a   weekdays for groups 5 or more. Sa, 10am-5pm;
                                                                            planetarium, and 25-       Su, 1-5pm. Reservations required. Adm.
                                                                            acre park. Tu, Th-Sa,
                                                                            11am-5pm; W, 11am-
                                                                            8pm; Su, 12-5pm.           winterthur museum & country
                                                                            Adm. www.readingpub-       estAte - nom-A7 5105 Kennett Pk, Rt 52,
                                                                                Winterthur, DE. 800.448.3883 or 302.888.4600.
                                                                                                       Beauty and history meet at this former du Pont
                                                                            schwenkFelder              estate that features one of the world’s greatest
                                                                            liBrAry & heri-            collections of American antiques and an interna-
                                                                            tAge center - c1
                                                                                                       tionally renowned naturalistic garden. A national
                                                                           105 Seminary St, Penns-     treasure! Tu-Su, 10am-5pm; closed M (except
                                                                           burg. 215.679.3103.         holidays), Thanksgiving and Christmas. Adm.
                                                                           Experience PA German
                                                                           culture through exhibits
                                                                           of folk art and history.    woodmere Art museum - e6 9201
                                                                           Renowned fraktur and        Germantown Ave, Philadelphia. 215.247.0476. A
                                                                           textile collections and     visual art museum focusing on the art and artists
                                                                           much more make the          of the Philadelphia region. Tu-Sa, 10am-5pm;
                                                                           Heritage Center a must-     Su, 1-5pm. Suggested donation $5, students and
                                                                           see in southeastern PA.     senior citizens $3, children under 12 free.
                                                                           Tu, W, F, 9am-4pm;
                                                                           Th, 9am-8pm; Sa,
philAdelphiA museum        oF    Art - F7           10am-3pm; Su, 1-4pm; closed M. Free.
Benjamin Franklin Pkwy & 26th St, Philadelphia.
215.763.8100. Showcasing more than 2,000 years
of human creativity, the collections and special    the stoogeum - F5 904 Sheble Ln, Spring-
exhibitions present masterpieces of painting,       house. 267.468.0810. This is the world’s only
sculpture, decorative arts and architectural set-   Three Stooges museum. View rare “Stoogeabilia”
tings from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Tu-Su,
10am-5pm; F, 10am-8:45pm. Closed M and
major holidays. Adm.
pleAse touch museum - F7 4231 Avenue
of the Republic, Philadelphia. 215.581.3181.
Philadelphia’s children’s museum, where learning
is child’s play. M-Sa, 9am-5pm; Su, 11am-5pm.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s
Day. Adm.
polish AmericAn culturAl center
museum - F7 308 Walnut St, Philadelphia.
215.922.1700. Polish history and culture, paint-
ings of “Great Men and Women of Poland” and
“Poland At Arms,” World War II photographs of
1939-1944. Gift shop. Jan-Apr, M-F, 10am-4pm;
May-Dec, M-Sa, 10am-4pm. Closed holidays.

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                     Berman Museum of Art                                                                              WWW.VALLEYFORGE.ORG                  17
     recreAtion                                                                                 BAlloon Flights dAily By the u.s.

     T    here’s fun for the whole family and dozens of ways                                    hot Air BAlloon teAm - A4 Hopewell
                                                                                                Rd, St. Peters. 800.763.5987. Balloon rides offered
          to enjoy the great outdoors! Nature trails, biking, fly                               daily by U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team. Experience
     fishing, golf, hot air ballooning, canoeing and zip lining are                             the exhilaration of flight over the Schuylkill River
                                                                                                Valley in a hot air balloon. The “Ultimate Gift” for
     just a few of the active pleasures our region has to offer.                                any occasion. Call to reserve a flight.
     Rainy day? Too cold? No worries! There’s even golf, rock
     climbing and go-karts indoors!                                                             Bucks county river country - g1
                                                                                                2 Walters Ln, Point Pleasant. 215.297.5000. Tub-
     Each site listing includes map coordinates that refer to the map on page 24.               ing, canoeing, rafting and kayaking trips on the
                                                                                                Delaware River in Bucks County. 33 years of fam-
                                                                                                ily fun. Two-hour to two-day eco-adventures. Live
                                                                                                web cam and discounts on Web site. May-Oct,
                                                                     Schuylkill River Sojourn   daily, 9am-5pm. Reservations required.
                                                                                                centrAl perkiomen vAlley pArk -
                                                                                                c3 Plank Rd, Schwenksville. 610.287.6970. 630
                                                                                                acres along the Perkiomen Creek is a hiker’s para-
                                                                                                dise year-round. A brief respite can be enjoyed in
                                                                                                a 20-acre clearing set aside for pavilion picnicking,
                                                                                                shuffleboard, volleyball and fishing.
                                                                                                center point pond - d4 1814 Valley
                                                                                                Forge Rd, Worcester. 610.222.9060.
                                                                                                center squAre golF cluB - d5 2620
                                                                                                Skippack Pk, Norristown. 610.584.5700.
                                                                                                evAnsBurg stAte pArk - d4 851
                                                                                                Mayhall Rd, Collegeville. 610.409.1150. Hunting,
                                                                                                fishing, picnicking, hiking, equestrian trail, and
                                                                                                youth hostel. Open daily, 8am-dusk. www.dcnr.
                                                                                                Fort wAshington stAte pArk -
                                                                                                e5 500 S. Bethlehem Pk, Fort Washington.
                                                                                                215.591.5250. Hiking, picnicking and bird
                                                                                                watching. Open daily, 8am-dusk. www.dcnr.state.
                                                                                                green lAne pArk - c2 Rts 29 & 63,
                                                                                                Green Lane. 215.234.4528. More than 3,400
                                                                                                acres and three bodies of water totaling 870 acres.
                                                                                                Four recreational activity sites within the park
                                                                                                offer a variety of uses. A Nature Center offers envi-
                                                                                                ronmental classes.
                                                                                                lorimer pArk - g5 Moredon Rd, Hunting-
                                                                                                don Valley. 215.947.9708. A haven for wildlife,
                                                                                                this 230-acre park features activities including
                                                                                                hiking, picnicking, bird and animal watching.
                                                                                                Sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter.

                                                                                                 check     us out on

One FOOt in
FrOnt OF the Other
The buzz words shout at us…Go Green!                              Along its entire 19-mile length, the Perkiomen Trail
                                                                  follows the scenic Perkiomen Creek, winding through the
Save Energy! Sustainable Tourism!                                 quaint towns of Collegeville and Spring Mount, just near
What’s a visitor to do?                                           Spring Mountain Ski Area, en route to Green Lane Park.
                                                                  Take a refreshing break
Well, in Valley Forge and Montgomery County,                      (and reward yourself
Pennsylvania, visitors can talk the talk and literally walk the   with an ice cream
walk, taking in some pretty terrific scenery while doing the      treat), at Moccia’s
original “green thing.” It’s as simple as putting one foot in     Train Stop on Route
front of the other along any of the following adventurous         29 in Schwenksville.    
all-season treks.
                                                                  At Green Lane
The Joseph Plumb Martin Trail is the most popular one             Park, home to
of several at Valley Forge National Historical Park,              Montgomery County’s
traversing some 6.6 miles and offering numerous historic          Environmental Education Center and three bodies of water,
sites and breathtaking vistas along the way. Spring sparkles      several miles of trails allow walkers to commune with the
in delightful, flowering pink dogwoods while in autumn,           flora and fauna while glimpsing boaters and fishermen
the trees are afire in red and orange hues. So much so that       idling away the day.
the National Park Foundation recently named Valley Forge
among the top 10 national parks for fall foliage.                 Walking the Peter Wentz Farmstead Nature Trail is to
                                                                  step back in time amid the cultivated and fallowed fields,
                           At nearby John James Audubon           left much as they were in the 18th century. The fields,
                           Center at Mill Grove walkers           meadows and managed woodlots are the habitat of grey
                           can explore the first American         squirrels, great blue herons, tree swallows and woodchucks,
                           estate of artist/naturalist John       as well as the farmstead’s own sheep and draft horses.
                           James Audubon. This national
                           historical landmark boasts 9           Dogs are welcome on all these trails, except at the Audubon
                           miles of pristine paths, as well as    Center. Whether setting off alone or with a good friend
                           175 acres of rolling woodlands         (of the two- or four-legged variety), Valley Forge and
                           and open meadows, home to just         Montgomery County offer plenty to explore on foot. For
                           as many species of birds. Be sure      more information about local parks and walking trails,
                           to bring the binoculars!               and combining a great trek with a “Play and Stay” hotel
                                                                  package, visit
                                                                                                                   schuylkill river trAil - c5
                                                                                                                   Lower Perkiomen Valley Park. 610.666.5371.
                                                                                                                   This 18-mile multi-use trail, running from Phila-
                                                                                                                   delphia to Valley Forge National Historical Park,
                                                                                                                   is a popular destination for biking, rollerblading,
                                                                                                                   jogging and walking. Administered by Lower
                                                                                                                   Perkiomen Valley Park.
                                                                                                                   skippAck golF course - d4 1146 Stump
                                                                                                                   Hall Rd, Skippack. 610.584.4226.
                                                                                                                   spring mountAin - c3 757 Spring Mount
                                                                                                                   Rd, Spring Mount. 888.305.5044.
                                                                                                                   united sports trAining center - A6
                                                                                                                   1426 Marshallton-Thorndale Rd, Downingtown.
                                                                                         Green Lane Park           610.466.7100. United Sports Training Center is
                                                                                                                   a multi-sport venue dedicated to operating a first-
                                                                                                                   class facility, promoting athletic development, and
     lower perkiomen vAlley pArk - c5                       red BuFFAlo rAnch - d4 1106 Anders                     fostering an overall positive experience for our
     101 New Mill Rd, Oaks. 610.666.5371. Enjoy             Rd, Collegeville. 610.489.9707. Guided horse-          customers. Daily, 8am-11pm.
     picnicking, fishing, hiking and biking. Access to      back trail ride for all ages. One hour or more
     the Schuylkill River and the Perkiomen trails are      through Evansburg State Park, 25 minutes from          upper schuylkill vAlley pArk - c3
     located within the Park. Open daily, 8am-dusk.         Valley Forge National Historical Park. Open all        Rt 113, Upper Providence Twp. 610.948.5170.                                 year. Reservations suggested. M-Su, 9am-5pm, by        15-acre display of wild animals and raptors in-
                                                            appt only. Adm.                digenous to PA. Featuring picnicking, fishing and
     norristown FArm pArk - d5 2500                                                                                wildlife center.
     Upper Farm Rd, Norristown. 610.270.0215. 690-          schuylkill cAnAl recreAtion
     acre park offering hiking, biking, jogging, roller-    AreA - c5 400 Towpath Rd, Mont Clare.
     blading, fishing, picnicking, cross-country skiing,    610.917.0021. 60-acre linear park parallels the         Follow       us   online     At
     a grass volleyball court, bird watching, wildlife      Schuylkill River. 2.5-mile watered canal, towpath
     viewing and summer band concerts on selected Sa        and trails for hiking, bird watching, boating, fish-
     evenings. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.               ing. Remains of historic Lock 60 and beautifully                                 restored Locktender’s House.
     northBrook cAnoe co. - B7 1810
     Beagle Rd, West Chester. 610.793.2279. Scenic
     trips by canoe, kayak, tube or splash boat. Food
     Shack offers grilled food and ice cream. Catering
     for groups. Nestled next to the Brandywine River
     between Unionville and West Chester. Open
     seven days, 9am-5pm through Oct 31.
     pAr BreAkers golF AcAdemy - c5 99
     Brower Ave, Suite 2300, Oaks. 610.666.9000. An
     indoor driving range offering video lessons, this
     10,000 sq. ft. practice facility features nine driv-
     ing stalls, short game area and sand bunker. Pro
     shop, golf camps and more. Nov 1-Jun 15, M-Sa,
     10am-9pm; Su, 10am-6pm; Jun 16-Oct 31, M-Sa,
     10am-6pm; Closed Su.
     rAven’s clAw golF cluB - A3 120
     Masters Dr, Pottstown. 610.495.4710. Rated #8
     by Golf Digest Magazine; features new clubhouse,
     well-stocked pro shop, Sheerin’s Pub Restaurant,
     locker rentals. A country club experience at af-
     fordable prices; ideal for corporate golf outings
     and social events. Open dawn to dusk.

shopping                                                                                                     montgomery mAll - e4 230 Montgomery

V     alley Forge and Montgomery County are a shopper’s                                                      Mall, Rts 309 & 202, North Wales. 215.362.1600.
                                                                                                             Two-level enclosed shopping center featuring
      paradise, whether you’re looking for a quaint country                                                  JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears and Boscov’s, plus 150
village or Main Street, a sophisticated Main Line boutique,                                                  specialty stores, services and a food court. Conve-
                                                                                                             niently located at intersection of Rts 309 & 202.
a farmers’ market, an array of outlets or King of Prussia                                                    M-Sa, 10am-9:30pm; Su, 11am-7pm. Department
                                                                                                             store hours may vary.
Mall – the nation’s largest retail shopping complex. Best
of all, there’s no sales tax on clothing!                                                                    plymouth meeting mAll - e5 500 W.
Each site listing includes map coordinates that refer to the map on page 24.                                 Germantown Pk, PA Tpk Exit 333, Plymouth
                                                                                                             Meeting. 610.825.9351. Shopping surprises
                                                                                                             around every turn with Boscov’s, Macy’s and our
                                                                                                             12-screen AMC Theater. Shop more than 110
                                                                                                             specialty stores, plus, enjoy our double-decker
                                                                                                             carousel, miniature golf and more.
                                                                                                             suBurBAn squAre - e7 Anderson & Coulter
                                                                                                             Aves, Ardmore. 610.896.7560. Suburban Square,
                                                                                                             with its charming setting and small village atmo-
                                                                                                             sphere, is located on Philadelphia’s famous Main
                                                                                                             Line. Visit Web site for upcoming events, store
                                                                                                             listings and hours.
                                                                                                             Outlet Malls
                                                                                                             philAdelphiA premium outlets - B4
                                                                                                             18 W. Lightcap Rd, Limerick. 610.495.9000.
                                                                                                             Philadelphia Premium Outlets® features an excit-
                                                                                                             ing collection of 150 outlet stores featuring the
                                                                                                             world’s finest designers and name brands, offering
                                                                                                             savings of 25% to 65%. Group discounts avail-
                                                                                                             qvc outlet store - B6 Rt 30 & Malin
                                                                                                             Rd, Frazer. 610.889.3872. Selection changes
                                                                                                             daily. Expect savings on housewares, collectibles,
                                                                                                             electronics, jewelry, apparel, and more. M-F,
                                                                                                             10am-9pm; Sa, 10am-7pm; Su, 12-5pm.
                                                                                                             Salon and Day Spas
     Floral & Hardy of Skippack
                                                                                                             Antoinette dAy spA - c6 85 Darby Rd,
                                                                                                             Paoli. 610.647.6618 ext. 115. A full-service spa in
Antiques                                               chestnut hill FArmers mArket -                        an elegant Victorian setting that combines tradi-
                                                       F6 8229 Germantown Ave, Chestnut Hill.                tional spa treatments, while promoting relaxation
renninger’s Antiques center - nom-                                                                           and well-being, with advanced skin, nail, body,
A6 2500 N. Reading Rd, Denver. 717.336.2177.           215.242.5905. Area’s original farmers’ market.
                                                       Fruits and vegetables, meats, free-range chicken,     and hair services.
300-500 dealers with both indoor and outdoor
booths. Open every Su, 7:30am-4pm. Food and            pasta, flowers, breads, cheeses, desserts, coffee,
                                                                                                             Specialty Shops
restrooms available.                fish, nuts, ribs. Free parking behind Chestnut Hill
                                                       Hotel. Th-F, 9am-6pm; Sa, 8am-5pm.                    AmBler Flower & giFt BAsket shop
Farmers’ Markets                                         - e5 107 E. Butler Ave, Ambler. 215.646.6500.
                                                                                                             Featuring premium flowers, gift baskets and
BAumAn’s FAmily pA dutch                               Malls                                                 plants. Their exquisite creations are perfect for any
Fruit Butters And cider - B2
                                                       king oF prussiA mAll - d5 160 N.                      personal or business event. M-F, 9am-6pm; Sa,
116 Hoffmansville Rd, Sassamansville.
                                                       Gulph Rd, Rt 202 & PA Tpk Exit 326, King of           9am-5pm.
610.754.7251. Offering more than 18 varieties
of additive-free fresh fruit butters, cider and con-   Prussia. 610.265.5727 (The Plaza); 610.337.1210       BJ’s wholesAle cluB - B4 200 C Mill
diments since 1892. Available at specialty shops       (The Court); 610.337.1210 (The Pavilion). Eight       Rd, Oaks. 508.887.6965. A wholesale member-
nationwide, mail order or through Bauman’s             major department stores and 365 shops, including      ship club dedicated to providing high quality,
stores. Factory tours available M-Sa, 9am-5pm.         Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Louis Vuitton          brand-name merchandise at prices that are                                   and Tiffany’s; and 40 restaurants from Cheesecake     significantly lower than the prices found at su-
                                                       Factory to Morton’s make this the East Coast’s        permarkets; supercenters; department, drug, and
                                                       largest retail shopping mall. M-Sa, 10am-9:30pm;      specialty retail stores.
                                                       Su, 11am-7pm.
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     Philadelphia Premium Outlets
                                                                                                                  Browse Around Thriftshop 4 E. Athens Busi-
                                                                                                                  ness Ave, Ardmore. 610.649.9493. Clothing,
                                                                                                                  household and specialty items. M-Sa, 10am-
                                                                                                                  First Position Dance Arts, LLC 10 E. Athens
                                                                                                                  Ave, Suite 204, Ardmore. 610.642.4630. Dance
                                                                                                                  studio. M-F, 1-9pm; Sa, 9:15am-5pm; Su, 12-
                                                                                                                  Giannini Jewelers 15 E. Lancaster Ave, Ard-
                                                                                                                  more. 610.642.6860. Custom designs, repairs,
                                                                                                                  fine jewelry. W-F, 10am-5pm; Sa, 9:30am-
                                                                                                                  Gould 1 W. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore.
                                                                                                                  215.627.4668. Expert custom framing, large
                                                                                                                  format digital printing and artisan gifts. M by
                                                                                                                  appt.; Tu-Sa, 10am-6pm; Su, 12-5pm.
                                                                                                                  Harry’s Treasures and Collectibles 22 E.
     crossroAd giFt & thriFt/ten                          Villages and Main Streets                               Lancaster Ave, Ardmore. 610.642.4775. An-
     thousAnd villAges - d5 139 W. Main                                                                           tiques and collectibles from local estates. M-Sa,
                                                          AmBler mAin street - e5                                 10am-5:30pm.
     St, Norristown. 610.275.3772. Reasonably-priced      87 E. Butler Pk, PO Box 36, Ambler.
     imported handcrafted items; jewelry, pottery,        215.641.1070. Welcoming community with a vi-            Human Zoom Bikes and Boards 47 W.
     brass, baskets, more. Sales support artisans in      brant town center, offering shopping and nightlife      Lancaster Ave, Ardmore. 610.649.9839. Full-
     impoverished countries. M-W, 9:30am-4:30pm;          with independent stores, restaurants, art-house         service bike and skateboard shop.
     Th-F, 9:30am-5pm; Sa, 10am-4pm.                      movies, live theater, and tree-lined streets. An easy
     encAmpment store - vAlley Forge                      35-minute train ride to Philadelphia. M-Sa, 9am-        Human Zoom Bikes and Boards 4159 Main St,
     nAtionAl historicAl pArk - d5 1400                   5pm.                           Manayunk. 215.487.7433. Full-service bike
     N. Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia. 610.783.1074.       Ambler Flower & Gift Basket Shop 107 E.               and skateboard shop.
     Take the Valley Forge experience home with             Butler Ave, Ambler. 215.646.6500. Premium
     you. Shop a wide selection of Revolutionary War                                                              Jacques Ferber Furs 58 E. Lancaster Ave,
                                                            flowers and gift baskets. M-F, 9am-6pm; Sa,           Ardmore. 610.642.5230. Luxury outerwear;
     books, unique gifts, reproductions, and toys.          9am-5pm.
     Contact us to learn about programs and specials.                                                             furs, shearlings, down. All services on site. M-F,
     Daily, 9am-5pm; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas,      Ardmore Business district - e7 56                       10am-5:30pm, Sa, 10am-5pm.
     New Year’s Day; extended summer hours run Jun        E. Lancaster Ave, 4 mi east of I-476 on Rt 30 
     16-Sep 3.                           (Lancaster Ave), Ardmore. 610.645.0540. Historic        Janice Martin Couture 41 Cricket Ave, Ard-
                                                          downtown showcasing a delightful blend of multi-        more. 610.645.4540. Custom dressmaking:
     J. mAki winery - nom-A4 200 Grove Rd,                cultural restaurants and specialty shops, including
     Elverson. 610.286.7754. Home of America’s best                                                               bridal and evening wear. By appt. Tu-Sa.
                                                          antique and gift stores. Located on Philadelphia’s
     champagne and ice wines; also world-class pre-       prestigious Main Line just minutes from Phila-
     mium dry reds and whites. Open daily, 12-5pm;        delphia and Valley Forge.            Kitchen Technology 216 W. Lancaster Ave,
     Closed Christmas, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving                                                               Ardmore. 610.658.0902. Full-service kitchen
     and Easter.                        A La Maison 53 W. Lancaster Ave. Ardmore.             and bath firm. M-F, 9am-5pm; Sa, 9am-2pm;
                                                            484.412.8009. Authentic French bistro in              evenings and Su by appt.
     ott’s exotic plAnts - c3 943 Gravel                    Ardmore. BYOB. Tu-Th, 11am-10pm; F, 11am-
     Pk. Schwenksville. 610.287.8144.                       11pm; Sa, 10am-11pm; Su 10am-3:30pm.                  Main Line Coin & Stamp 16 E. Lancaster Ave,
     plAZA Flowers - d5 417 Egypt Rd, Nor-                                       Ardmore. 610.649.7900. Buying and selling
     ristown. 610.630.8825 or 800.841.7363. Fine                                                                  investment quality coins. M-F 10am-5:30 pm;
                                                            Aqua Hut Dive and Travel 51 Rittenhouse               Sa 10am-3pm, closed Su
     quality flowers and plants. Specialize in parties,     Place, Ardmore. 610.642.3483. Full-service
     conventions, banquets, weddings, and corporate         dive center for scuba and snorkel training &          Nurture 19 W. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore.
     gifts. Free consultations. M-F, 7am-8pm; Sa, 8am-      equipment. Tu-Fr, 12-7pm; Sa, 10am-5pm; Su,           610.649.0424. Infant to toddler boutique.
     8pm; Su, 10am-5pm.                    12-5pm                                M-Sa 10am-5pm.
     wendell August Forge - A6                              Ardmore Farmers Market 120 Coulter Ave,               Past - Present - Future 15 W. Lancaster Ave,
     Main Street at Exton, Rts 30 & 100, Exton.             Ardmore. 610.896.7560. Gourmet Main Line              Ardmore. 610.642.4040. Elegant and whimsi-
     800.923.4438. Oldest and largest forge of its kind     food marketplace. M-Tu closed; W, 9am-7pm;            cal crafts and gifts. M-F, 10:30am-6:30pm; Sa,
     in America. Watch dedicated artisans hand craft        Th-F, 8am-7pm; Sa, 9am-6pm; Su, 9am-4pm.              10am-6pm; Su, 12-5pm.
     bowls, trays and other giftware in aluminum,                       
     bronze, pewter, precious metals. Workshop open
     to public; gift shop. M-Sa, 10am-9pm; Su, 11am-        Brownies 23 East 23 E. Lancaster Ave, Ard-
     6pm.                             more. 610.649.8389. Live music, fun food,
                                                            great happy hour every night. M-Th, 8pm-2am;
                                                            F, 5pm-2am; Sa, 7pm-2am.
  Penny Wise Thrift Shop 3380 Cricket Terrace,    boutiques, to the newly renovated Hiway Theatre,       West Main Consignment 305 W. Main St,
  Ardmore. 610.642.7239. Large selection of       it’s sure to have just what you’re looking for.        Lansdale. 215.855.8533. “The Look” for less
  unique collectibles for bargain prices. M-F,                                     clothing junior and adult. M-F, 10am-6pm; Sa,
  9:30am-4:30pm; Sa, 9:30am-3pm, consign                                                                 10am-4pm; Su, call for opening.
  by appt.
                                                  lAnsdAle Business AssociAtion - e3
                                                  30 E. Main St, Lansdale. 215.361.2754. A dynam-        West Main Diner 805 W. Main St, Lansdale.
  Primavera Pizza Kitchen 7 E. Lancaster Ave,     ic partnership of community and business leaders       215.855.7801. Fast and friendly service. Pocket
  Ardmore. 610.642.8000. Authentic Italian        promoting Lansdale as the ideal “village” to live,     and family friendly. M, 6am-2pm; Tu-Sa, 6am-
  cuisine with the best pasta on the Main Line.   work and shop. Experience our rich traditions and      8pm (dinner starts @ 4pm).
  M-Th, 11:30am-10pm; F-Sa, 11:30am-11pm;         year-round activities! M-F, 8am-8pm;
  Su, 11:30am-9pm.       Sa, 9am-4pm.
                                                                                                       mAin street       At exton - A6 Rts 30 &
                                                                                                       100, Exton. 800.525.2414. Premier shopping
  Sabrina Ann Once Worn, Never Worn 24              American Nails 303 W. Main St, Lansdale.           destination minutes from King of Prussia – one-of-
  Ardmore Ave, Ardmore. 610.642.6228. Bridal        215.362.6003. Manicures, pedicures, acryl-         a-kind specialty stores, the nation’s most popular
  consignment shop. Tu-Th, 11am-5:30pm; F,          ics, nail art & airbrush. M-F, 10am-6pm; Sa,       retailers and casual dining. A Lifestyle Center for
  11am-4pm; Sa-Su, 7-10am.                          10am-5pm.                                          the Style of Your Life™. M-Sa, 9:30am-9:30pm;                                                                                   Su, 10am-9pm.
                                                    Arnold’s Way 319 W. Main St, Lansdale.
  Sneaky Pete’s Inc 5 W. Lancaster Ave, Ard-        215.361.0116. Vegetarian organic raw cafe          mAin street hAtBoro - g4 414 S. York
  more. 610.642.4470. Family athletic footwear      & health center. (Store) M-Sa, 10am-6pm;           Rd, Suite 201, Hatboro. 215.957.9790. Visit the
  and clothing. M-F, 10am-8pm; Sa, 10am-            Su, 11am-6pm. (Cafe) M-Sa, 10am-5pm; Su,           town where Revolutionary War soldiers’ hats
  5:30pm; Su, 10am-5pm.                             11am-5pm.                                          were made. Established in the early 1700s, this                                                                               wonderful “small town” boasts more than 100
                                                    High Note Vocals 200 W. Main St, Suite #111,
                                                                                                       stores, restaurants, historic sites and entertainment
  Suburban Square Anderson & Coulter Aves,          Lansdale. 215.362.8685. Professional singer
  Ardmore. 610.896.7660. The foremost location      and voice teacher. By appointment.
  for more than 66 fashion and specialty shops.                             mt. Airy usA - F6 6703 Germantown
  M-Su 9am-9:30pm.                                                              Ave, Suite 200, Philadelphia. 215.844.6021 ext.
                                                    Lansdale Fastags & Insurance 607 W. Main St,
                                                                                                       212. Mt. Airy’s retail and dining mosaic captures
collegeville mAin street - c4 476 E.                Lansdale. 215.368.9288. Auto, home & life
                                                                                                       the spirit of this historic northwest Philadelphia
Main St, Collegeville. 610.454.1050. Welcoming      insurance/tag services. M-F, 9:30am-6pm; Sa,
                                                                                                       neighborhood with a mix of the traditional and
town, home to Ursinus College and the Berman        9:30am-1:30pm.
                                                                                                       the progressive. Come explore this unique com-
Museum of Art, that features outdoor activities
                                                    Little People’s Shoppe, LLC 427 S. Broad           munity.
on the Perkiomen Trail, as well as shopping and
                                                    St, The Pavilion, Lansdale. 215.412.3339.
dining. Discover Collegeville’s pride.                                                                 nArBerth Business AssociAtion - e7
                                                    Agently used children’s boutique. M, Tu, Th, F,                                                                        610.667.3041. Narberth offers shopping and
                                                    9:30am-5pm; W, 9:30am-7pm; Sa, 9:30am-
                                                                                                       dining in a setting that truly evokes Main Street
Jenkintown community AlliAnce -                     4pm; Su, 12-4pm.
                                                                                                       America. The town is known for its family-friend-
F5 201 Old York Rd, Suite 3B, Jenkintown.                                                              ly events and an authentic small-town charm, just
                                                    Roberts Custom Stairs, Inc. 200 West 5th St,
215.517.5507. Discover Jenkintown - a small
                                                    Lansdale. 215.997.0301. Woods and plastics -       minutes from Center City.
town with big appeal. From fine restaurants and
                                                    stair builders, stairs and railings.     
                                                                                                       norristown Business development
                                                                          Ott’s Exotic Plants          - d5 266 E. Main St, Suite 3, Norristown.
                                                                                                       610.277.2641. Pennsylvania’s 300-year-old his-
                                                                                                       toric, multicultural community and center of com-
                                                                                                       merce has reinvented itself. Walk the same streets
                                                                                                       that Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain and Daniel
                                                                                                       Webster did. Shop, dine, browse, discover.
                                                                                                       peddler’s villAge - g2 Rts 202 & 263,
                                                                                                       Lahaska. 215.794.4000. 70 specialty shops and
                                                                                                       restaurants, a 70-room luxury inn, dinner theater
                                                                                                       and family entertainment center, set in an 18th
                                                                                                       century style village with winding brick walkways
                                                                                                       and landscaped gardens.
                                                                                                       shops And restAurAnts oF chestnut
                                                                                                       hill - F6 8426 Germantown Ave, Philadel-
                                                                                                       phia. 215.247.6696. Historic, charming neighbor-
                                                                                                       hood along cobblestoned avenue is home to more
                                                                                                       than 200 boutique shops, art galleries, pampering
                                                                                                       spas, antique shops, cozy cafés, and fine restau-
                                                                                                       rants. Off-street parking free with validation.

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     The Antique Gallery 8523 Germantown Ave,
     Philadelphia. 215.248.1700. Unique eclectic,
     decorative antiques, collectibles. Tu-Sa, 10am-
     5pm; Dec, every day.
     BnB International (Cigars & Winery) 7920
     Germantown Ave, Philadelphia. 215.242.6776.
     A unique selection of cigars. Daily, 10am-8pm.
     Bocelli Restaurant 8630 Germantown Ave, Phil-
     adelphia. 215.248.1980. Light and fresh dining
     experience. Open daily. L 11:30am-3pm; D
     The Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop 8509 Ger-
     mantown Ave, Philadelphia. 215.242.2211.
     Purveyors of fine foods. M-Sa, 9am-5:30pm;
     Su, 12-4pm.
     Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Cafe 8229 German-
     town Ave, Philadelphia. 215.247.7570. Casual
     American cuisine restaurant. M-Su, 11am-2am.
     iCuba! Restaurant & Gallery 8609 German-
     town Ave, Philadelphia. 215.242.4422. Fine
     authentic Cuban cuisine. Tu-Th, 5-10pm; F,          Roller’s at Flying Fish 8142 Germantown Ave,      Indian Valley Farmers’ Market Marketplace at
     Sa, 5-11pm; Su, 5-9pm.                              Philadelphia. 215.247.0707. Esoteric seasonal     Telford Station Telford Train Station, Telford.                           cuisine, wine and beer. L Tu-Sa, 11:30am-3pm;     215.723.6627. Seasonal producers’ market,
                                                         D Daily, 5:30-9pm; B Su, 11am-3pm.                food and artisans. Sa, 8:30am-2:30pm.
     Diamond Spa 8430 Germantown Ave,
     Philadelphia. 215.242.4800. Award-winning,
     full-service day spa. M-F, 9:30am-7pm; Sa,          Tavern on the Hill 8636 Germantown Ave,           Main Street Java 117 N. Main St, Souderton.
     9:30am-6pm; Su, 10am-5pm.                           Philadelphia. 215.298.3707. Tavern fare with      215.723.4141. Coffee shop and wireless café.                             “Savoir Flair”. Daily, 11:30am-2am.               M-Th, 7am-4pm; F, 7am-9pm; Sa, 7am-4pm;
     The Hill Company 8615 Germantown Ave,                                                                 Su, closed.
                                                       souderton-telFord mAin streets
     Philadelphia. 215.247.7600. Fine outdoor          - d3 18 Green St, Souderton. 215.723.6627.          Melodia Grill 664 E. Broad St, Souderton.
     furniture, fabulous gifts. M-Sa, 9:30am-6pm;      Souderton-Telford Main Streets promotes the         215.721.4000. Contemporary American and
     Su, 11am-5pm.                distinctive and cultural aspects of these two       Asian cuisine. M, W, Th, 11:30am-9pm; F,
                                                       vibrant downtown communities. Also coordinates      11:30am-10pm; Sa, 4pm-10pm; Su, 4pm-9pm.
     Hokka Hokka Japanese Restaurant 7830
                                                       the Indian Valley Farmers’ Market, the Souderton
     Germantown Ave, Philadelphia. 215.242.4489.
                                                       holiday parade and other community events.
     Extraordinary Japanese restaurant in Chest-                                                           Reliance Inn 103 E. Reliance Rd, Souderton.
     nut Hill. L W-F, 11:30am-2:30pm; D F-Sa,                                                              215.721.4433. Casual upscale restaurant and
     5-11pm; Su-Th, 5-10pm.                              Apple Orchard Café 207 W. Summit St, Soud-        lounge. M-F, 11am-9pm; Sa, 4pm-10pm; Su,                             erton. 215.723.9881. Charming, quaint – a         closed.
                                                         must see. M, T, W, 6am-2:30pm; Th, F, 6am-
     McNally’s Tavern 8634 Germantown Ave,                                                                 Ruth & Company Hair Salon, Inc. 27 S. Front
                                                         6pm; Su, 10:30am-2:30pm.
     Philadelphia. 215.247.2901. Home of the                                                               St, Souderton. 215.799.0234. An Aveda full-
     Schmitter. M-Sa, 11am-11pm; Su, 12pm-8pm.           Bakers on Broad, Inc. 503 E. Broad St, Souder-    service salon. Tu, 3pm-9pm; W, Th, F, 10am-                              ton. 215.703.0518. Artisan breads and pastries.   9pm; Sa, 9am-4pm.
                                                         Tu-F, 7am-6pm; Sa, 8am-4pm; Su, 9am-2pm.
     O’Doodles 8335 Germantown Ave, Philadel-                                                              Telford Treats by the Track 131 Penn Ave, Tel-
     phia. 215.247.7405. Unplugged fun toys and                                                            ford. 215.723.3361. Ice cream/water ice shop.
     gifts. M-F, 10am-7pm; Sa, 9:30am-6pm; Su,           Caruso Brick Oven 424 N. Main St, Souderton.      Open every day 12pm-10pm.
     11am-5pm.                          215.799.1312. Italian cuisine family style.
                                                         BYOB. Tu-Su, 10am-11pm.                           Tilly Mint’s Tea Room 20 W. Chestnut St,
     Osaka 8605 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia.                                                              Souderton. 215.723.2620. British-style tea
     215.242.5900. Sushi bar and lounge. L M-Sa,                                                           room. W-Sa, 10:30am-4pm.
     11:30am-2:30pm; D Su-Th, 5-10pm; F, Sa,             Heartwarming Treasures 16 E. Summit St, 
     5-11pm; Su, 4-9pm.                  Souderton. 215.721.8776. Country primitive
                                                         home décor and more. Tu, W, F, Sa; 10am-          Towne Restaurant of Telford, Inc. 120 N. Main
     Roller’s Expresso 8341 Germantown Ave,                                                                St, Telford. 215.721.0211. Homestyle food at
                                                         5pm; Th, 10am-8pm; Closed Su & M.
     Philadelphia. 215.247.7715. Breakfast, lunch,                                                         an affordable price. M-Th, 5am-2pm; F, 5am-
     dinner and beer-bibliotech. Tu-Su, 8am-9pm.                                                           8pm; Sa, 5am-2pm; Su, closed.
     Closed M.

  Wellington Sporting Goods 206 N. Main St,              Dovetail, LLC 4038 Skippack Pike, Skippack,       Liberty Tattoo & Body Piercing 4000 Skippack
  Souderton. 215.723.6217. Hunting, fishing              610.584.9696. Perfect blend of styles for self    Pk, Skippack. Clean, sterile, friendly environ-
  and sporting goods. M-Th, 9am-6pm; F, 9am-             and home. Chamilia Jewelry dealer. W-Sa           ment. 610.222.4220. W-Sa, 12-9pm; Su,
  9pm; Sa, 9am-5pm.                                      10am-5pm, Su 12-4pm.          12-6pm.
villAge oF wAyne - d6 PO Box 50, 2 mi                    Dreamcatcher 4049 Skippack Pk, Skippack.          Merle Norman Cosmetics 4007 Skippack Pk,
west of I-476 on Rt 30 (Lancaster Ave), Wayne.           610.584.5556. Authentic Native American art       Skippack. 610.222.0577. State of the art skin
610.688.9188. Charming historic village with             and jewelry. M-Su, 11am-6pm.                      care and beauty products still proudly made
more than 100 unique shoppes, restaurants, spas,                           in America. Tu-F, 10am-5pm; Sa, 10am-4pm.
cafés, entertainment venues, and a luxury inn.                                                   
                                                         Floral & Hardy of Skippack 4007 Skippack
Located on Philadelphia’s prestigious Main Line
                                                         Pk, Skippack. 610.584.0797. Your complete         Passionflowers 3843 Skippack Pike, Box 112,
just minutes from Philadelphia and Valley Forge.
                                                         gardening and gift shop. M-Sa, 9am-5pm; Su,       Skippack. 610.584.4590. Gifts for home and
                                                         10am-4pm.                                         garden. W-Sa, 11am-5pm; Su, 11am-4pm.
  The Antique Store in Wayne 161 W. Lancaster                                                              Extended holiday hours.
                                                         From the Past 4039 Skippack Pk, Skippack.
  Ave, Wayne. 610.687.1900. Philadelphia area’s
                                                         610.584.5842. Dollhouse miniature shop offer-     Pennsylvania Traditions 4033 Skippack Pk,
  finest antique center. M-Sa, 10am-5pm; open
                                                         ing kits and accessories. M-F, 11am-4pm; Sa,      Skippack. 610.584.8218. Decorative interiors
  Su in Dec.
                                                         10am-5pm; Su, 12-5pm.                             and antique reproductions. M-Su, 10am- 5pm.
  Dayton Lock Company 324 W. Lancaster Ave,                                                      
                                                         Le Bon Sac Handbags & Accessories 4038
  Wayne. 610.688.9188. Decorative brass hard-
                                                         Skippack Pk, Skippack. 610.222.2247. Beauti-      Playcrafters at Skippack Village 2011 Store Rd,
  ware, locks and safes. M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm;
                                                         ful handbags, wallets, jewelry and more. W-Sa,    Skippack. 610.584.4005. Mainstage and sea-
  Sa 10am-4pm.
                                                         11am-5pm; Su, 12-5pm; Closed M-Tu.                sonal productions from Apr-Dec. Performances:
  Glenmorgan Bar and Grill 593 E. Lancaster                                      Th, F, Sa, 8pm; Su, matinee at 3pm.
  Ave, St. Davids. 610.341.3188. Award-winning                                                   
                                                         Le Butler’s Pantry 4033 Skippack Pk, Skippack.
  spirited cuisine. Smoke-free. L M-Sa, 11:30am-
                                                         610.584.0841. A retail kitchen store for cook-    Skippack Goldsmiths & Gifts 4007 Skippack
  2pm; D M-Su, 5-10pm.
                                                         ing and entertainment. M-Th, 10am-5pm; F,         Pk, Skippack. 610.584.4540. Jewelry, repairs,
  The Phone Specialist Corp 718 S. Waterloo              10am-7pm; Sa-Su, 12-5pm.                          gifts, silver, estate, cutlery, artisan dolls. W-Sa,
  Rd, Devon. 610.986.0000. Telecommunication                                                               10am-5pm; most Su, 12-4pm. Call for summer
                                                         Leap Frog Paper 3904 Skippack Pk, Skippack.
  equipment, commercial and residential.                                                                   hours.
                                                         610.222.9020. A couture paper boutique with
                                                         unique stationery and gifts. W-F, 11am-5pm, Sa,   Wooden Duck 4033 Skippack Pk, Skippack.
visit skippAck villAge - d4 Evans-                       1-4pm. Closed M-Tu.         610.584.0124. Byers’ Choice, gifts and cloth-
burg Rd & Rt. 73 (Skippack Pk), Skippack.                                                                  ing. Open M-Su; call for exact times.
610.584.4577. Historic, charming 18th century                                                    
village features more than 80 artisan shops and
restaurants: art galleries, antiques, boutiques,
collectibles, cozy cafés, fine dining, spas, and one
great playhouse. Free off-street parking. www.
  Adornment 4002 Skippack Pk, Skippack.
  267.640.7956. Unique handbags and fashion
  accessories. Tu, W, F, Su, 11am-5pm; Th,
  Artisans Nest 4033 Skippack Pk, Skippack.
  610.584 4647. Handcrafted jewelry, accessories
  and gifts. Tu-Sa, 10am-5pm; Su, 11am-5pm;
  Closed M.
  Basta Pasta 4052 Skippack Pk, Skippack.
  610.584.0341. Skippack’s premiere Italian res-
  taurant. M-Th, 11am-9pm; F-Sa, 11am-10pm;
  Su, 11am-8pm.
  The Body Serene Day Spa 4007 Skippack Pk,
  Skippack. 610.584.7284. Beauty and wellness
  as a relaxation experience. M, W, Th 10am-
  9pm; Tu, 12-8pm; F-Sa, 9am-5pm, every other
  Su, 11am-3pm.
  Carolyn’s Creative Stitchery 4042 Skippack Pk,
  Skippack. 610.584.1332. American Girl doll
  clothing, baby and animal lovers gifts. Tu-Su,
  11am-5pm; Closed M.

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                                                                                                                  Restaurant Legend
     C   raving Continental cuisine? Pining for pasta? Everything
         from casual family fare to the most elegant and
     romantic places imaginable. Dine where Washington and
                                                                                                                  Average Dinner Entree
                                                                                                                  $ ...........................................$12 or less
                                                                                                                  $$ .............................................. $12-25
     Lafayette did; taste fresh pub-brewed beer, catch-of-the-                                                    $$$ ............................................ $25-35
     day seafood or Texas-style steaks; or tour a winery and try                                                  $$$$ ....................................$35 and up
     the current vintage.                                                                                          Denotes historic building

     Each site listing includes map coordinates that refer to the map on page 24.                                 Cuisine type is listed with each
                                                                                                                  All restaurants are cross-referenced
                                                                                                                  by location on page 37.

                                                                                                                 J historic  generAl wArren inne -
                                                                                                                 B6 Old Lancaster Hwy, Malvern. 610.296.3637.
                                                                                                                 Historic 250-year-old country inn features the
                                                                                                                 finest in Continental cuisine with attentive
                                                                                                                 service and old-world charm. Working fireplaces,
                                                                                                                 candlelight dining, private parties, weddings.
                                                                                                                 Reservations requested. L M-F, 11:30am-2:30pm;
                                                                                                                 D M-Sa, 5-10pm. $$$$. American-Continental.
                                                                                                                 J Joseph  AmBler inn restAurAnt
                                                                                                                 - e4 1005 Horsham Rd, North Wales.
                                                                                                                 215.362.7500. Changing menu of traditional
                                                                                                                 and nouvelle American cuisine accented by
                                                                                                                 quiet country elegance and candlelit tables. D
                                                                                                                 M-F, 6-10pm; Sa, 5-10pm; Su, 5-9pm; L M-F,
                                                                                                                 11:30am-2:30pm. $$$. American-Continental.
                                                                                                                 morton’s the steAkhouse - d5 The
                                                                                                                 Pavilion at King of Prussia Mall, 640 W. DeKalb
                                                                                                                 Pk, Suite 1250, King of Prussia. 610.491.1900.
                                                                                                                 An experience to remember. For more than 30
                                                                                                                 years, Morton’s has served the finest quality foods:
     A La Maison, Ardmore                                                                                        USDA prime-aged beef, fresh fish, seafood, hand-
                                                                                                                 picked produce, delicious appetizers, and elegant
                                                                                                                 desserts. Open for dinner nightly. Banquet facili-
     Fine Dining                                            J dilworthtown inn
                                                                                                                 ties up to 60. Su-Th, 4:45-10pm; F-Sa, 5-11pm.
                                                                                       - nom-B7 1390
                                                                                                                 $$$$. Steakhouse.
     colemAn restAurAnt - e5 Normandy                       Old Wilmington Pk, West Chester. 610.399.1390.
     Farm Hotel and Conference Center, 1431 Morris          Old World elegance of restored, historic inn
     Rd, Blue Bell. 215.616.8300. Historic Normandy         featuring French and American specialities. D only   moshulu restAurAnt & BAr - F7
     Farm’s signature fine-dining restaurant features       M-F, 5:30-9:30pm; Sa, 5-9:30pm; Su, 3-8:30pm.        Penn’s Landing, 401 S. Columbus Blvd, Phila-
     celebrity chef Jim Coleman. Menu items include         $$$. French.                    delphia. 215.923.2500. The oldest and largest
     classic dishes from the Pennsylvania countryside       J duling-kurtZ house &
                                                                                                                 four-masted tall ship features seven private dining
     infused with modern flavors. L M-F, 11:30am-                                                                rooms, adventuresome American cuisine and un-
                                                            country inn - A6 146 S. Whitford Rd,
     2pm; D daily, 5-10pm; Su Br 9:30am-2pm; Cole-                                                               surpassed views. One of the most unique venues
                                                            Exton. 610.524.1830. Candlelight dining in an
     man Bar, 11:30am-close. $$$. Continental.                                                                   in the world for your event. L and D served daily.
                                                            historic stone house. Stay the night in one of 15                                                                                        Main Dining Room: L 11:30am-3pm; D 5:30-
                                                            rooms with private baths. Enjoy a view of formal
                                                                                                                 10:30pm; Su Br 11am-3pm. Bongo Bar & Deck:
     J creed’s     seAFood & steAks - d5                    gardens. Working fireplaces. Banquet facilities.
                                                                                                                 L Sa, 11:30am-3pm; D, M-Sa, 5-10:30pm; Su,
     499 N. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia. 610.265.2550.        L Tu-F, 11:30am-2:30pm; Sa, 12-3pm; D M-Sa,
                                                                                                                 5-9pm; Su Br 11am-3pm. $$$. American.
     Chef John Talbot offers a diverse selection of fresh   5-10pm; Su 3-9pm. $$$. American-Continental.
     fish, seafood and steaks along with a raw bar
     menu. Live entertainment F-Sa nights in the bar.
     Reservations suggested. L M-F, 11:30am-2:30pm;
     D M-Sa, 5-10pm. Closed Su. $$$. Steakhouse.
J the old guArd house inn - e6 953                     Arthur’s restAurAnt & BAr - A6                        restaurant with noted American cuisine. Ask
Youngsford Rd, Gladwyne. 610.649.9708. Superb          The Inn at Chester Springs, Rt 100, Exton.            about our Easter, Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving
country dining in a 200-year-old historic build-       610.363.1100. 1 mi S of PA Tpk Exit 312. A new        specials. M-F, 6:30am-10pm; Sa, 7am-10pm; Su,
ing. Seasonal American and Continental cuisine,        American style of dining with prime rib specials      8am-10pm. $$$. American-Continental.
fireplaces, cozy atmosphere, friendly service. D       every W and Sa night. Su Br, daily specials and
M-Sa, 5-10pm. Reservations requested. Banquet          an ever-changing menu. M-F, 6:30am-11pm; Sa,          chAdwick’s restAurAnt & BAr - c5
facilities. $$$. American-Continental.                 7am-11pm; Su, 7am-1:30pm. $$$. American.              2750 Egypt Rd, Audubon. 610.666.7600. Offer-                                       ing a perfect blend of casual American cuisine, re-
ruth’s chris steAk house - d5 220 N.                   BAhAmA BreeZe - d5 320 Goddard Blvd,                  laxing family atmosphere and friendly service for
Gulph Rd, King of Prussia. 610.992.1818. Over-         King of Prussia. 610.491.9822. Bahama Breeze          a dining experience unmatched in the area. Open
sized USDA-prime steaks, live lobsters and fresh       lets you Feed Your Island Spirit® and experience a    daily. Su-Th, 11am-9pm; F, Sa, 11am-10pm; Bar
seafood are accompanied by 10 varieties of pota-       Caribbean escape without leaving town. We offer       open to 12am every night. $$. American.
toes, fresh vegetables and salads with homemade        the food, drink and atmosphere you would find in
dressings. Private rooms available for groups.         the islands. Su-Th, 11am-12am; F-Sa, 11am-1am.        chumley’s steAk house - d5 Radisson
Reservations encouraged. M-Th, 4:30-10pm; F-Sa,        $$$. Multicultural.              Valley Forge Hotel, 1160 First Ave, King of Prus-
4:30-11pm; Su, 4-9:30pm. $$$$. Steakhouse.                                                                   sia. 610.337.2000. Chumley’s Restaurant offers a
                                                       BlAckFish - e6 119 Fayette St, Conshohock-
                                                       en. 610.397.0888. Chef/owner Chip Roman de-           sports bar and fine dining restaurant all in one. 15
trinAcriA ristorAnte itAliAno                          scribes Blackfish as seafood-centered, progressive    high definition televisions, complimentary wire-
- e5 1016 DeKalb Pk (Rt 202), Blue Bell.               American cuisine with French influences. Voted        less internet. Pasta Bar Monday- Friday for lunch.
610.275.0505. The taste of Italy. The elegance of      Top 10 Restaurant by Philadelphia Magazine,           Daily, 11:30am-2am. Dinner starts at 5pm daily.
fine dining in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Zagat      Blackfish also received 3 Bells by the Inquirer’s     $$$. Continental.
Survey rated as one of America’s top Italian res-      Craig Laban. BYOB. May-Aug: L Tu-Fr, 11:30am-         the columBiA BAr & grille - c5
taurants. Groups, private parties welcome. L M-F,      2pm; D Tu-Sa, 5-10pm; Closed Su-M. Sept-Apr:          148 Bridge St, Phoenixville. 610.983.0300. The
11:30am-2:30pm; D M-Sa, 5:30-10pm; L Sa-Su             L Tu-Fr, 11:30am-2pm; D M-Th, 5-10pm; Fr-Sa,          historic Columbia Bar and Grille, located minutes
for private functions only. $$$. Italian.              5-11pm. $$$. Seafood.                                 from Valley Forge, has been a consistent favorite                                                    since 1893. Innovative, affordable American
J williAm      penn inn - e4 1017 DeKalb Pk,           Blue grotto itAliAn Bistro & BAr                      cuisine and attentive service featured in a friendly,
Gwynedd. 215.699.9272. Renowned landmark,              - d5 Scanticon Hotel & Conference Center,             relaxed atmosphere. L M-F, 11am-2:30pm; D
established in 1714, dedicated to a tradition of       1210 First Ave, King of Prussia. 610.265.1500.        M-W, 5-9pm; Th-Sa, 5-10pm; Su, 3-7:30pm; Sa
Continental country dining in a relaxed, cordial       Romantic candlelit dining room, perfect for an        Br 12-3pm; Su Br 11am-3pm.
atmosphere. Innovative cuisine, award-winning          evening escape to the Mediterranean. Ask about        Happy Hour, M-F, 4-6:30pm.
wines and impeccable service ensure an excep-          “the cove,” our most romantic and popular table.      Dinner: $$$; Bistro menus,
tional dining. Reservations requested. L M-Sa,         Early bird menu, great martinis too! M-Sa, 5-close.   lunch and brunch: $$.
11:30am-2pm; D M-F, 5-9pm; Sa, 4:30-10pm;              $$$. Italian.                American-Continental.
Su, 2-8pm; Su Br 10am-2pm. $$$. American-                                                                    www.thecolumbiabarand-
                                                       Blue pAciFic chinese Bistro And             
                                                       sushi - d5 The Plaza, King of Prussia Mall,
Sophisticated Casual                                   160 N. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia. 610.337.3078.
                                                       Sushi and pan-Asian menu including noodles,
99 restAurAnt - c5 675 Shannondell                     tempura, seafood, satay and sake in a casual
Blvd, Audubon. 610.635.0799. A friendly,               dining environment. M-Th, 11am-9:30pm; F-Sa,
comfortable place to gather and enjoy great food       11am-10pm; Su, 11am-8pm. $$. Japanese.
and drink at a terrific price. Catering and take-out
available. Special pricing for groups. M, Tu, W,
11am-11pm; Th, F, Sa, 11am-12am; Su, 11am-             the BrAndywine hunt cluB &
10pm. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas. $$.             grille - e5 DoubleTree Guest Suites
American.                        Philadelphia West, 640 W. Germantown
                                                       Pk, Plymouth Meeting. 610.879.4160.
333 Belrose BAr & grill - d6                           The Brandywine is a
333 Belrose Ln, Radnor. 610.293.1000. Upscale          charming
contemporary decor. American menu is seasonally
inspired and changes six times annually. Sophis-
ticated wine and beer lists. Reservations required.
L M-F, 11:30am-3pm; D M-Tu, 5-9pm; W-Sa,
5-10pm. $$. American-Continental.

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                           Montgomery County’s

                                                           By K. Bailey Fucanan

Cheap, greasy grub consumed in a          literally line up to be served.            and bar stools certainly do. The latter
converted railroad car was the original   Breakfast is the most popular meal         are often lined with police officers,
diner environment. Today, however,        and the flapjacks feature a certain        letter carriers and other hungry locals.   
with vintage memorabilia, polished        secret ingredient that Smith says he’ll    “We make everything here and all the
chrome, retro styles and homemade         never reveal. (Is it cinnamon, nutmeg,     recipes are mine, my mom’s mom or
eats, five fine diners in the Valley      allspice?) But his home fries are simple
Forge area equal fun, affordability and   and no-nonsense.
surprisingly good food. 
                                          “Some people try to doctor them
Take Daddypops, in Hatboro,               up,” he said. “I don’t. I just like them
affectionately named after owner          crispy brown. The difference is we
                         Ken Smith’s      make them fresh daily and go through
                         grandfather.     about 800 pounds of potatoes in a
                         In this          week.”
                         eatery, with     The freshness is apparent at Towne
                         its eight        Restaurant, in downtown Telford,
                         booths           in the former Fenstamacher Building.
                                          Once a post office, a grocery store        my husband’s,” said owner, and often
                         and two                                                     waitress, Pam Brunner.
                         barbershop       and a barber shop, this brick Anglo-
                         chairs           Dutch gem now houses one of the            Breakfast meats from Leidy’s, located
                         anchoring        area’s most popular eateries. Although     nearby in Souderton, are served and
                         the counter,     the exterior doesn’t scream diner, the     the soups are so popular they’re
                         patrons          welcoming interior, Formica counter        offered to go by the gallon. Brunner
and her husband include a mission         as the atmosphere
statement on their menu and after         suggests, and although
eating here, it’s evident: Mission        it’s a chain there are
Accomplished!                             only three in the state.
In the quaint shopping village of         Burgers are the biggest
Skippack, along Route 73, Mal’s           sellers, according to
Diner is one of several eateries, but     Krall, but the new
for breakfast and lunch it is often       Kobe beef, turkey
the busiest. With an art deco vibe,       and breakfast sliders
faux electric guitars in one section      are a real hit. Open
and your aunt’s living room in the        every morning at 7                      girls in poodle skirts and saddle shoes
other, Mal’s offers variety in both       a.m., before the mall opens, it’s the   crowding the counter.
                                          perfect place to fuel up before power
                                          shopping.                               “I love it when I hear grandparents
                                                                                  telling their grand kids that this place
                                          Breakfast is a big seller at Ray’s      takes them back to when they were
                                          Restaurant and Malt Shop, in East       young,” said Carroll.
                                          Norriton, and according to owner Ray
                                          Carroll, it’s just as                                           Young or old,
                                          busy for lunch and                                               everyone
                                          dinner. Turkey                                                   can relish
                                          clubs and Reubens                                                the simple,
                                          rule midday;                                                     delicious
                                          and traditional                                                  fare – and
                                          hot oven-roasted                                                 the nostalgia–
atmosphere and menu. You’ll find          turkey and                                                       at these
everything from grits, chipped beef       meatloaf platters                                                fine diners
and eggs Benedict to beer, wine and       are the most                                                     and others
coffee drinks, right through dinner.      sought after                                                     throughout
                                          evening meals. But                                               Montgomery
“Whatever you’re in the mood for, we
                                          burgers are big here, too.              County. For hours of operation,
have it,” said owner Dina Catagnus.
                                                                                  directions and information on how to
“We offer quality food, a good size       “We sell a ton of burgers,” he said.    add one or more to your next trip to
breakfast and…it’s homey here.”           “Sometimes we make so many              the Valley Forge area, visit
At Ruby’s Diner, inside King of           burgers that I think I’m running a
Prussia Mall, the decor is as simply      burger joint.”                          And navigate from the same site to
delicious as the menu. White walls;       A diner experience doesn’t seem         discover great Play and Stay hotel
red booths; and vintage motorcycles:      complete without a milkshake and        packages, some of which include $50
a Harley Davidson, an Indian and          the ones at Ray’s are beyond                              in dining cards.
a Triumph; rock this ’40s theme           noteworthy. He only uses
restaurant.                               locally crafted Nelson’s Ice
“At least 20 or 30 times a day people     Cream for all the treats
take photos of themselves near the        served in his ’50s style
bikes,” said Director of Operations       malt shop, tucked in the
Tom Krall. But, they come for the         back of the restaurant.
food.                                     Essentially a blast from the
                                          past with photos of Marilyn
Ruby’s menu features a mix of
                                          Monroe, Frankie Avalon and
burgers, salads and milkshakes, just
                                          Grace Kelly you can just imagine
     the coppermill hArvest - d5 Clarion                      hArvey’s new mArket restAurAnt                        outBAck steAkhouse - vAlley Forge
     Hotel Park Ridge, 480 N. Gulph Rd, King of               - e5 Holiday Inn - Fort Washington, 432 Penn-         (gAtewAy shopping center) - d5 299
     Prussia. 610.337.1800. Refined contemporary,             sylvania Ave, Fort Washington. 215.643.3000.          E. Swedesford Rd. 610.687.6023. Voted number
     yet casual, American specialty restaurant serving        Combines hearty dining with an elegant atmo-          one “Best Steak” in 2009 Zagat survey of national
     breakfast, lunch and dinner. A la carte menu and a       sphere. L M-Sa, 11am-2pm; D M-Su, 5-10pm. $$.         full-service restaurant chains; provides custom-
     buffet breakfast and lunch. Saturday seafood buf-        American.                           ers the finest cuts of choice steaks to ensure
     fet. B 6:30-11:30am; L 11:30am-2pm; D 5-10pm.                                                                  unrivaled taste and tenderness. M-Th, 4-9:30pm;
     $$. American-Continental.
                                                              the hunt room - B6 The Desmond Great                  F, 4-10:30pm; Sa, 3-10:30pm; Su, 2-9:30pm. $$.
                                                              Valley Hotel and Conference Center, One Liberty                                                                               Steakhouse.
                                                              Blvd, Malvern. 610.296.9800. Fine dining. Ameri-
     dAvinci’s puB - c4 217 E. Main St, Col-                  can regional cuisine. Great Sunday brunch. Daily      pond restAurAnt & Bistro cAs-
     legeville. 610.831.1955. Enjoy great Italian food        B 6:30-11am; L 11am-2:30pm; D 5-10pm; Su Br           sis - d6 175 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor.
     in a fun pub atmosphere right along the Perkio-          8:30am-1:30pm. $$. American.                          610.293.9411. Experience beautiful four-season
     men Trail. Nightly specials, live entertainment,                                     gardens, a picturesque pond with swans and the
     private party space for special occasions. Groups                                                              Mediterranean and French cuisines of award-
     welcome! M, 11am-12pm; Tu-Sa, 11am-2am; Su,
                                                              kildAre’s irish puB - d5 826 W. DeKalb                winning Chef Abde Dahrouch. Minutes from
                                                              Pk, King of Prussia. 610.337.4772. The true flavor
     11am-10pm. $$-$$$. Italian.                                                                                    I-476 and Rt 30. Private parties welcome. L Tu-F,
                                                              of Ireland permeates every aspect of our establish-                                                                                            11:30am-2:30pm; D Tu-Th, 5:30-10pm; F-Sa,
                                                              ment, from every stone, mural and tile placed, to
                                                                                                                    5:30-10:30pm. Bistro Cassis is open for Su Br, D
     georges’ - d6 503 W. Lancaster Ave,                      our distinctive recipes and music. M-Su, 11am-
                                                                                                                    and is BYOB on Su. Closed M. $$$. Continental.
     Wayne. 610.964.2588. World famous chef and               2am. Irish.
     restaurateur Georges Perrier brings global cuisine
     with unique presentation to Philadelphia’s Main
                                                              melting pot - d6 150 Allendale Rd, Suite              red loBster - d5 425 W. DeKalb Pk, King
                                                              2100, King of Prussia. 610.265.7195. This unique
     Line. Casual chic dining, comfortable atmosphere.                                                              of Prussia. 610.337.9430. Every community’s
                                                              dining experience with its assortment of fondue,
     L Tu-Sa, 11:30am-2:30pm; Mid-day Tu-Sa, 2:30-                                                                  favorite seafood restaurant dedicated to delighting
                                                              cooked at the table by guests, is the perfect loca-
     5pm; D Tu-Sa, 5:30pm-close; Su Br 11am-2pm.                                                                    each guest and making the flavors and feelings
                                                              tion for a romantic evening, corporate party or
     $$$. French.                                                                      of the seaside available to everyone. Fresh and
                                                              friendly gathering. M-Th, 5-10pm; F, 5-11pm; Sa,
                                                                                                                    delicious, every time. Su-Th, 11am-10pm; F-Sa,
     glenmorgAn BAr & grill - d6                              4-11pm; Su, 4-9pm. $$$. Fondue.
                                                                                                                    11am-11pm. $$. American.
     Radnor Hotel, 593 E. Lancaster Ave, St. Davids.
     610.341.3165. American cuisine served, in a re-
                                                              nA’BrAsA BrAZiliAn
     freshing smoke-free atmosphere, inside The Rad-
     nor Hotel. Voted “Best Appetizer” 2009 Main Line
                                                              steAkhouse - F4 680
                                                              N. Easton Rd, Horsham.
     Today magazine. Socially sizzling Happy Hour,
                                                              215.956.9600. Experience
     M-Fr, 5-7pm. Seasonal outdoor dining. Free park-
                                                              the flare of “Rodizio” style
     ing. L M-Sa, 11:30am-2pm; D M-Su, 5-10pm. $$.
                                                              cuisine. Brazilian rotisserie-
                                                              style meats and fish carved
     greAt AmericAn grill restAurAnt                          tableside. Gourmet salad
     - e5 530 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Washington.              bar, side dishes and cheese
     215.366.1006. Located in the Hilton Garden Inn           bread - all for a fixed price.
     serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service        Groups welcome. M-Th,
     in the evening and on-site catering available for all    5-9pm; F, Sa, 4:30-10pm;
     your event needs. M-F, 6am-10pm; Sa-Su, 7am-             Su, 3-9pm. $$. Steak-
     10pm. $. American.                                       house.
                                                              outBAck steAkhouse
     the grille      At   chesterBrook - d6                   - royersFord c5 22
     Valley Forge Suites, 888 Chesterbrook Blvd,              Anchor Pkwy, Royersford.
     Wayne. 610.647.6700. Enjoy distinctive regional          610.792.4300. Voted
     American cuisine overlooking spectacular wooded          number one “Best Steak” in
     landscape. B M-F, 6:30-10am; L M-Sa, 11:30am-            2009 Zagat survey of na-
     2pm; D 5-10pm daily; Su Br 7am-1:30pm. $$.               tional full-service restaurant
     American-Continental.                                    chains; provides customers
                                                              the finest cuts of choice
     the grille      At   spring hollow - B4                  steaks to ensure unrivaled
     3350 Schuylkill Rd, Spring City. 610.948.5566.
                                                              taste and tenderness. M-Th,
     Traditional barbecue and smokehouse specialties,
                                                              4-10pm; F, 4-10:30pm; Sa,
     sandwiches, pastas, steaks and daily fish specials
                                                              2-10:30pm; Su, 2-9:30pm.
     served in rustic elegance. Open for lunch and
                                                              $$. Steakhouse.
     dinner. Perfect spot to unwind after a round of
     golf. M-Tu, 11:30am-9pm; W-Sa, 11:30am-9pm;
     Su Br 10am-2pm; Su, 11:30am-7pm. $$-$$$.

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restAurAnt three01 - d5 Dolce
Valley Forge, 301 W. DeKalb Pk, King of Prussia.
610.337.1200. Dynamic, contemporary pub
offers full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in a
comfortable setting. Buffet options during break-
fast and lunch. Prior reservations are required for
private parties up to 24. B M-Sa, 6:30am-12pm;
Su, 7am-12pm; L Su-Sa, 11:30am-2pm; D Su-Th,
5:30pm-10pm; F-Sa, 5:30pm-11pm. $$$.
seAsons 52 - d5 160 N. Gulph Rd, Suite
101, King of Prussia. A sophisticated casual fresh
grill and wine bar, that invites you to discover
the freshest ingredients of the season. Award-win-
ning international wine list. Chef’s table. Group
and event dining. Lunch and dinner daily. Opens
Spring 2010. $$. American-Continental.                   KC’s Alley, Ambler
shulA’s 347 grill At the mArriott
                                                      J the    white horse tAvern - B6                      cArriAge house restAurAnt &
philAdelphiA west - e6 111 Crawford St,
West Conshohocken. 610.941.5600. Shula’s 347          Sheraton Great Valley Hotel, 707 Lancaster Pk         BAnquet center At the holidAy inn
presents classic American cuisine, serving gourmet    (Rts 202 & 30), Malvern. 610.280.2580. Housed         west chester - B7 943 S. High St, West
salads, fresh fish and Certified Angus Beef. Top-     in a 1760s farmhouse with exquisite wood mold-        Chester. 610.692.1900. The Carriage House
shelf cocktails and wines make this restaurant        ings and working fireplaces to create an elegant      Restaurant and Banquet Center offers amenities
perfect for social and business occasions. B, L, D    country inn atmosphere. Six private dining            to make any meeting or group function a success:
M-Su, 6:30am-11pm. $$. American.                      rooms accommodate groups of two to 50 guests.         beautiful banquet rooms and 10,000 sq. ft. of flex-                                      B M-F, 6:30-11am; Sa, 7-11am; Su, 7-11:30am;          ible meeting space. M-F, 6:30am-2pm/5-10pm;
                                                      L M-F, 11:30am-2pm; D daily, 5:30-10pm. $$.           Sa-Su, 7am-1pm/5-9pm; Lounge, M-Sa, 5pm-
spirit   oF philAdelphiA - F7 The Piers               American-Continental.                                 12am. $$. American.
at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia. 215.923.1419.                                                    
Luxury harbor cruise ship with full buffet meals,     winBerie’s restAurAnt         And    BAr - d6
live entertainment and musical revue show. Prices     1164 Valley Forge Rd, Wayne. 610.293.9333.            chester springs creAmery At milky
vary by day of week for lunch and dinner cruises.     Fresh seafood, pasta and unique “signature” dishes;   wAy FArm - B5 521 E. Uwchlan Ave (Rt
12am-2am Moonlight Madness cruise. Cash bar,          outdoor patio café. L M-F, 11:30am-5pm; Sa, 12-       113), Chester Springs. 610.363.8500. Pre-
light buffet and two hours of entertainment by        5pm; D M-Th, 5-10pm; F-Sa, 5-11pm; Su, 2-9pm;         mium homemade ice cream made with the milk
a DJ. Must be 21. Reservations required. $$$$.        Su Br Buffet 10:30am-2pm. $$. American.               from the cows at Milky Way Farm. Beautiful
American-Continental.                                                                 building with scenic view of Chester County.
                                                      Family Restaurant                                     Farm tours upon request. Spring (Apr-May), F-Su,
stirling’s restAurAnt At the crowne                   the AmericAn grille - d3 Best Western                 1-9pm; Summer (Jun-Aug), Tu-Su, 1-9pm; Fall
plAZA vAlley Forge - d5 260 Mall                      The Inn at Towamencin, 1750 Sumneytown Pk,            (Sep-Nov), F-Su, 1-9pm. $. Ice Cream.
Blvd, King of Prussia. 610.265.7500. Experience       Kulpsville. 215.368.3800. Traditional American
the culinary talents of award-winning Chef Mark       cuisine. Delectable, homemade soups M-Sa.
Spaulding at Stirling’s, located in the Crowne                                                              FitZwAter stAtion - B5 264 Canal St,
                                                      Special menus for seniors, children, and health-      Port Providence. 610.933.9958. Snacks, lunch,
Plaza Valley Forge, directly across from King of      conscious. Weekday happy hours, Thursday night
Prussia Mall. Semi-private dining rooms available.                                                          dinner and drinks on our deck overlooking the
                                                      karaoke, and weekend DJ Dance Party in the            historic Schuylkill Canal, or on our glass-enclosed
Reservations requested. B 6-10:30am; L 11:30am-       Jukebox Lounge. $$. American-Continental.
2pm; D 5-10pm. $$. American-Continental.                                                                    porch. Daily and weekend specials, weekly enter-
                                                                            tainment. Paddle boats, canoe and kayak rentals.
                                                      BucA di Beppo restAurAnt - eAst                       M-Th, 11am-10pm; F-Sa, 11am-12am; Su, 11am-
t. Burke’s lounge - d5 Dolce Val-                     norriton - e5 One W. Germantown Pk,                   9pm. $$. American-Continental.
ley Forge, 301 W. DeKalb Pk, King of Prussia.         East Norriton. 610.272.2822. Real immigrant 
610.337.1200. Enjoy sandwiches and creative           southern Italian family-style meals. Portions are
entrees in our sophisticated casual pub. Play bil-                                                          g•lodge restAurAnt - c5 1371 Valley
                                                      large and are meant to be shared. Large parties       Forge Rd (Rt 23), Phoenixville. 610.933.1646.
liards, shuffleboard and electronic darts or watch    welcome. Take-out every day. D M-F, 5-10pm;
one of six hi-def flat screens. “Recession Proof”                                                           Homemade soups, daily specials, and incredible
                                                      Sa, 12-11pm; Su, 12-9pm. $$$. Italian.                breakfast at fair prices. 100% non-smoking. Two
Happy Hour daily. B M-Sa, 6:30am-12pm; Su,  
7am-12pm; L Su-Sa, 11:30am-2pm; D Su-Th,                                                                    miles west of Valley Forge. Take-out available. B
5:30pm-10pm; F-Sa, 5:30pm-11pm. $$$.                  cAFé soleil - d5 Radisson Hotel Val-                  M-F, 6am-1:30pm; Sa-Su, 7am-1:30pm; L M-F,
American-Continental.                                 ley Forge, 1160 First Ave, King of Prussia.           11:30am-2:30pm; Sa-Su, 7am-2pm. $.
                                                      610.337.2000. Bright and cheery café serving          American-Continental.
                                                      made-to-order eggs and omelets for breakfast.
tiki BAr @ spring mountAin - c3 757                   Swing by the Sun Spot if you need a quick bit and
Spring Mount Rd, Spring Mount.                        cup of Starbucks to go. Open daily at 6:30am. $.                 American.
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                                                                          texAs roAdhouse res-                  mAxwell’s puB - d5 Dolce Valley
                                                                          tAurAnt - royersFord                  Forge, 301 W. DeKalb Pk, King of Prussia.
                                                                          - B4 70 Buckwalter Rd, Royers-        610.337.1200. Pub atmosphere. Casual dining
                                                                          ford. 610.948.4006. A com-            with 44 beers (eight on tap). Daily, B 7am-12pm;
                                                                          fortable, down-home place for         L 11am-4:30pm; D 4:30pm-12am. $$. American.
                                                                          delicious food and friendly folks.
                                                                          Serving hand-cut steaks, fall-off-
                                                                          the-bone ribs, hot freshly baked
                                                                                                                sheerin’s puB At rAven’s clAw golF
                                                                          bread, ice cold beer, and legend-
                                                                                                                cluB - A3 120 Masters Dr, Pottstown.
                                                                                                                610.495.4710 ext. 5. Casual dining with pan-
                                                                          ary margaritas! M-Th, 4-10pm;
                                                                                                                oramic golf course views. Enjoy the lively pub area
                                                                          F, 4-11pm; Sa, 12-11pm; Su,
                                                                                                                or alfresco-style dining on the terrace café. Private
                                                                          12-10pm. $$. Steakhouse.
                                                                                                                events welcome. Daily, 11am-9pm. $$.
                                                                          Brew Pub/Bar and            
                                                                          Grill                                 uno’s chicAgo BAr & grill - con-
                                                                          Fox & hound puB &                     shohocken - e6 1009 Ridge Pk, Con-
                                                                          grille - d5 211 Mall Blvd,            shohocken. 610.825.3050. Casual dining, Chica-
                                                                          King of Prussia. 610.962.0922.        go-style deep-dish pizza. The original established
                                                                          Cable and satellite system with       in 1943. Pizza, chicken, steak, salads, a special
                                                                          40+ televisions, 24 draft beers,      kid’s menu; something for everyone. M-Th, 11am-
                                                                          50+ bottled beers, premium wine       12am; F-Sa, 11am-1am; Su, 12pm-12am. Bar
                                                                          and spirits, upscale billiards and    hours: M-Sa, 11am-1:30am; Su, 12pm-1:30am. $.
                                                                          games of skill. “We throw a cock-     American.
                                                                          tail party seven days a week.” L/D
                                                                          daily, 10am-2am. $$. American.
                                                                                        Jimmy John’s - d5 340 W. DeKalb Pk,
                                                                                                                King of Prussia. 610.265.5400. Jimmy John’s is
                                                                          Fox & hounds puB -                    all about fresh, quality ingredients and speedy
                                                                          B6 Desmond Great Valley,              delivery. The bread is baked daily on-site and the
     Seasons 52                                                          One Liberty Blvd, Malvern.             vegetables, cheeses and meats are always freshly
                                                                         610.296.9800. Casual dining            sliced. Order online at Daily,
                                                                         with a delicious affordable menu       M-Su, 11am-10pm. $. Deli.
     peppers itAliAn restAurAnt & BAr                    in an English pub atmosphere. Open daily, lite
     - d5 239 Town Center, Valley Forge Shopping                                                      
                                                         fare, 11:30am-10:30pm. Cocktails until 2am. $.
     Center, King of Prussia. 610.265.2416. Excellent                                                           philly hot dog cAFé - e3 204 W.
     food made to order. We are known for large food                                                            Ridge Pk, Limerick. 484.973.6357. All-American
     and drink portions with good prices. Voted best     iron ABBey gAstro puB - F4 680 N.                      hot dogs and more! Select from 20 Vienna all-beef
     Italian Restaurant Readers Choice five years in a   Easton Rd, Horsham. 215.956.9600. A gastro-pub         hot dogs - steamed, grilled or snapped. Choose
     row. Locally owned and operated. M-Su, 11am-        featuring a seasonal international menu, 24 draft      from the Southern “Dawg,” Pittsburgh, Philly,
     2am. Dining and take-out only M-Su, 11am-           and 200+ bottled beers. Simultaneous soccer            Limerick or even Valley Forge dog. M-W, 11am-
     11pm. $$. Italian.                                  matches can be viewed on eight big screens televi-     7pm; Th-Sa, 11am-8pm; Su, 12pm-5pm; Hours                    sions. Groups welcome. M-Th, 11am-12am; F,             vary in winter. $. Deli.
                                                         Sa, 11am-2am; Su, 11am-12am. $$. Microbrew-  
     rAy’s restAurAnt & mAlt shop                        ery.
     - d5 14 E. Germantown Pk, East Norriton.
     610.279.3555. Relaxed, friendly, family atmo-       iron hill Brewery & restAurAnt                         Banquet and Meeting Facilities
     sphere. “Real food” at reasonable prices - 200      - e4 The Shoppes at English Village, 1460 Beth-        the BArn (At Birchwood) - c4 385
     menu items, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Take-     lehem Pk, North Wales. 267.708.2000. Casual,           Bridge St, Collegeville. 610.287.8772. A distinc-
     out and call ahead ordering and seating (lunch).    upscale and distinctive. New American cuisine          tive 200-year-old landmark; very unique facility
     Happy Hour M-F. Banquet facilities up to 40. B      and award-winning handcrafted ales and lagers          for banquets, meetings parties, weddings, and
     all day; M-Th, 8am-9pm; F, 8am-10pm; Sa, 7am-       served in a rich mahogany setting with vaulted         public swimming. Indoor and outdoor event areas
     10pm; Su, 8am-9pm. $. American-Continental.         copper ceilings, open kitchen and on-site brewery.     offer beautiful views of our picturesque grove.                                   Open 7 days. M-Sa, 11:30am-close (last call); Su,      M-F, 10am-5pm. All other times by appointment.
                                                         11am-close (last call); Su Br 11am-2pm. $$.  
     sweet lorrAine’s cAFé & BAr - g2                    Microbrewery.
     Rt. 202 & Street Rd, Lahaska. 215.794.4040.                                                                chAse center on the riverFront
     Sweet Lorraine’s Café & Bar offers exciting         mAd Anthony’s tAvern - d5 Clarion                      - nom-A7 815 Justison St, Wilmington,
     cuisines and bold flavors from around the globe!    Hotel Park Ridge, 480 N. Gulph Rd, King of             DE. 888.862.2787. 87,000 sq. ft. of versatile
     Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. B 7am-   Prussia. 610.337.1800. Snacks and sandwiches.          event space on the Wilmington Riverfront with
     11am; L 11am-4pm; D Su-Th, 4-10pm; F-Sa,            Comfortable bar serving a full line of spirits, wine   dedicated exhibit area; two beautifully appointed
     4-11pm. $$$. American-Continental.                  by the glass, domestic and imported beers. Daily,      ballrooms; 266-seat auditorium. Free parking, free                              11:30am-1am. $$. American-Continental.                 WIFI, audio visual and award-winning catering.

need a cup O’jOe
Or spOt OF tea?
Valley Forge and Montgomery County coffee and tea houses          Cozy
have just what you need, from dark roasts to delicate             Thyme
Darjeeling and everything in between, often served amid           for
Victorian lace and renovated chic.                                Tea, on
The pink Gilbertsville Tea Room, in Western Montgomery            Lansdale’s
County, serves nearly 40 loose teas, including its owner’s        busy Main
                                         favorite Green           Street, offers respite
                                         Cherry Rose. Three       in a cup through an amazing
                                         themed dining            array of loose, steeped-to-perfection teas. Try the
                                         areas include one        deliciously light scones, too.
                                         upstairs perfect for     Ambler’s Café Maida is a salute to the ancestral hometown
                                         little girls’ birthday   of many area Italian-Americans. Here, the cappuccino’s
                                         parties.                 served in an actual cup and saucer. And it’s simply
                                        Sheryl Ann’s              wonderful.
                                        Victorian Tea             In Huntingdon Valley’s Village Shops, near Bryn Athyn
                                        Room and                  Historic District, Santiago’s Coffee and Tea grinds its
                                        Garden, in rural          robust, yet smooth house Valley Blend fresh daily. Forget
Green Lane, adds to the charm of this bucolic corner of the       the GPS. Follow your nose!
     county. Bagged teas change seasonally, but sampling          Locally roasted One Village Coffee is served at Keswick
        the “basket of sweets” is a must any time!                Coffee House, in Glenside, just feet from the acclaimed
           Lederach Tea Room, in Lederach, is a bustling          Keswick Theater. Note to celeb watchers and paparazzi:
             hybrid of tea house and old-fashioned general        Many performers stop in for pre-show caffeine fixes. Jessica
                           store. The food’s fabulous and         Lange, Roseanne Barr and MTV’s The Real World cast are
                              mid-day it’s as crowded as a        among the most notable.
                               Manhattan café.                    Milkboy Coffee and Recording Studio, on Lancaster
                                In Souderton, Tilly Mint’s        Avenue in Ardmore, is an all-age venue that features great
                           Tea Room reflects the English          music, comedy, “open mic” nights and kids events. And the
                         air of Trish Stubbs, its owner from      coffee’s really good too!
                        “across the pond.” The difference is      For more information, locations and the hours of these top
                       in the details here, in the delicious      area coffee and tea houses, visit
                       scones and desserts, especially Lady
                        Diana’s Crème Brulée.
                                    Main Street Java, just
                                     opposite Montgomery
                                     Theater and also in
                                    Souderton, serves fair-
                                    trade organic Taylor
                                    Maid Farms coffee and
                                    the most amazing fresh-
                                      brewed “vital green”
                                       iced tea. 
     kimBerton Fire compAny - B5 Kimber-                     tAlAmore country cluB - e5 723                          gourmet BuFFets - c5 610.935.1182. Off-
     ton Rd, Kimberton. 610.933.4566. Family-style or        Talamore Dr, Ambler. 215.641.1300. Talamore is          premises catering for corporate events and private
     buffet meals for groups of 100-400. Air condi-          ranked number 24 in Pennsylvania by Golf Digest.        affairs. Introducing their newest concept in food
     tioned meeting rooms, 11,000 sq. ft. flex building,     It’s the ideal location for group outings, as well as   presentation – The Executive Dining Car.
     open pavilions and expansive grounds. Facility          special events.            
     available for groups using an outside caterer.
                                                             willow grove v.F.w. post 3612                           JAck FrAncis cAtering - e6
     meAdowlAnds country cluB - e5                           - F5 305 Moreland Rd, Willow Grove.                     300 Maple St, Conshohocken. 610.825.0776.
     711 Boehms Church Rd, PO Box 460, Blue Bell.            215.659.3782. Banquets of all kinds: weddings,          Catering to corporate and social clientele for more
     215.646.2300. Meadowlands makes memories.               benefits, rehearsal dinners, dinner meetings.           than 30 years. Fashionable cocktail parties to ele-
     Nestled within our picturesque golf course with         Reasonable pricing. 10-150 people.                      gant dinner receptions, box lunches to barbeques.
     views from any room you choose. Offering wed-                            Banquet facilities up to 150.
     dings in our formal gardens to banquets for 300                                                       
     in the grand ballroom.
                                                             world cAFe live - F7 3025 Walnut St,
                                                             Philadelphia. 267.295.2949. An upscale café             Joseph’s cAtering - nom-d7 25 Yearsley
     mermAid swim & golF cluB - e5                           with an intimate stage, a dramatic three-tiered         Mill Rd, Media. 610.892.1333. Celebrating years
     1002 Jolly Rd, Blue Bell. 610.275.9191. Perfect         performance space and restaurant. The Philadel-         of culinary and service catering excellence for any
     choice for corporate outing, picnic, family event,      phia region’s premier music destination and event       occasion, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner.
     special occasion. Experts in providing great food       facility: World Cafe Live.        You pick the date; we take care of the rest. Daily,
     and entertainment. Outdoor pool, golf and other                                                                 8am-6pm and events by appointment. www.
     sports facilities. Paddock Room open for private        Caterers                                      
     parties year-round.                 Apple spice Junction - c5 2550 Eisen-                   ludwigs’ gourmet cAtering, inc.
     the phoenixville Foundry - c5 2 N.                      hower Ave, Suite 202, Audubon. 610.650.8848.            - c5 1601 Valley Forge Rd, Valley Forge.
     Main St, Phoenixville. 610.917.8400. Offering           Specializing in corporate catering and boxed            610.933.8825 ext. 321. Dedicated, experienced
     up to 18,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space, the       lunch delivery to the business community. We            staff coordinates specialty menus, décor, florists
     Phoenixville Foundry retains its historic exterior      make any company event a special occasion.              and entertainment for corporate events, weddings,
     charm with modern interior amenities that add an                                      holiday parties, off-premises catering. Located at
     elegant sophistication to every occasion.               christinA’s cAtering - pArties By                       Freedoms Foundation, minutes from PA Tpk, Val-                             design - B7 P.O. Box 2234, West Chester.                ley Forge.
     pinecrest country cluB - e3 101                         610.563.7964. Not your ordinary corporate and           twisted gourmet cAtering - e5
     Country Club Dr, Lansdale. 215.855.4113.                social catering company. Creating unique events         550 Pinetown Rd, Suite 200, Fort Washington.
     PineCrest has everything you are looking for.           in the tri-state area for over 25 years with person-    215.641.1388. Are you planning a special event?
     An elegant new ballroom and meeting rooms for           alized menus to make every occassion memorable.         From 2 to 2002 plus; we can fulfill and exceed all
     seating up to 275. Magnificent views of PineCrest       From formal weddings, to themed proms, to               your entertaining needs. With our experienced
     Country Club golf course.                               corporate picnics, we can create any atmosphere         staff of catering professionals, no catering event is                            needed for your success. Events ranging from 50-        too large.
                                                             10,000 guests!
     presidentiAl cAterers - d5 2910
     DeKalb Pk, East Norriton. 610.275.7300. Multi-
     function facility. European crystal chandeliers
     illuminate the foyer, as well as the five exquisitely
     decorated ballrooms. Varied room sizes for                  Tiki Bar @ Spring Mountain
     seminars and corporate events.
     rosemont college - d6 1400 Mont-
     gomery Ave, Rosemont. 610.526.2967. Rosemont
     College is the ideal location to hold your next
     meeting, conference, camp or special event. Con-
     veniently located on 56 acres just minutes from
     I-476. For more information, call 610.526.2983.
     spring hollow golF cluB - B4 3350
     Schuylkill Rd, Spring City. 610.948.5566. Spring
     Hollow is the perfect setting for holiday parties,
     customer appreciation and company recognition
     events. New banquet room seats up to 168 and is
     equipped with large LCD monitor for presenta-

restAurAnts                                                          By locAtion
All restaurants are grouped here by general                       Kildare’s Irish Pub .................................... 32      Eastern Main Line
proximity. Use this list to find your near-                       Mad Anthony’s Tavern ............................. 34            Berwyn, Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne, Radnor,
est dining option when visiting the Valley                        Maxwell’s Pub .......................................... 34      St. Davids, Wayne
Forge area and Montgomery County,                                 Melting Pot ............................................... 32   333 Belrose Bar & Grill ............................ 29
Pennsylvania. Page numbers follow names.                          Morton’s The Steakhouse ......................... 28             Georges’ ................................................... 32
                                                                  Outback Steakhouse - Valley Forge .......... 32                  Glenmorgan Bar & Grill ........................... 32
Pennsylvania Turnpike -                                           Peppers Italian Restaurant and Bar ........... 34                The Old Guard House Inn........................ 29
Valley Forge - Exit 326                                           Red Lobster .............................................. 32    Pond Restaurant & Bistro Cassis............... 32
Valley Forge Convention Center Vicinity,                          Restaurant THREE01................................ 33
Audubon, Kimberton, King of Prussia, Oaks,                                                                                         Western Main Line
                                                                  Ruth’s Chris Steak House ......................... 29
Phoenixville, Port Providence, Valley Forge                       Seasons 52................................................ 33    Chester Springs, Exton, Malvern,
99 Restaurant ........................................... 29                                                                       West Chester Area
                                                                  Stirling’s Restaurant at the
Bahama Breeze ......................................... 29          Crowne Plaza Valley Forge .................... 33              Arthur’s Restaurant & Bar ........................ 29
Blackfish................................................... 29   T. Burke’s Lounge..................................... 33        Carriage House Restaurant & Banquet Center
Blue Grotto Italian Bistro & Bar ................ 29              Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar .................... 33               at the Holiday Inn West Chester............ 33
Blue Pacific Chinese Bistro and Sushi ....... 29                                                                                   Chester Springs Creamery at
                                                                  Pennsylvania Turnpike -
Café Soleil ................................................ 33                                                                     Milky Way Farm ................................... 33
                                                                  Norristown - Exit 333
Chadwick’s Restaurant & Bar ................... 29                                                                                 Dilworthtown Inn .................................... 28
                                                                  Blue Bell, Conshohocken, East Norriton,                          Duling-Kurtz House & Country Inn ......... 28
Chumley’s Steak House ............................ 29
                                                                  Jeffersonville, Norristown, Plymouth
The Columbia Bar & Grille....................... 29                                                                                Fox & Hounds Pub .................................. 34
                                                                  Meeting, West Conshohocken
The Coppermill Harvest ........................... 32                                                                              Historic General Warren Inne................... 28
                                                                  The Brandywine Hunt Club & Grille ........ 29
Creed’s Seafood & Steaks ......................... 28                                                                              The Hunt Room ....................................... 32
                                                                  Buca Di Beppo Restaurant - East Norriton 33
Fitzwater Station ...................................... 33                                                                        The White Horse Tavern .......................... 33
                                                                  Coleman Restaurant ................................. 28
Fox & Hound Pub & Grille ...................... 34                                                                                 Central Montgomery County
                                                                  Ray’s Restaurant & Malt Shop .................. 34
G•Lodge Restaurant ................................. 33                                                                            Collegeville, Franconia, Kulpsville,
                                                                  Shula’s 347 Grill at the
The Grille at Chesterbrook ....................... 32                                                                              Lederach, Limerick, Royersford, Spring
                                                                    Marriott Philadelphia West .................... 33
Jimmy John’s ............................................ 34                                                                       Mount, Souderton
                                                                  Trinacria Ristorante Italiano ..........................29
                                                                  Uno’s Chicago Bar & Grill - Conshohocken .34                     The American Grille ......................................33
                                                                                                                                   DaVinci’s Pub ................................................32
                                                                  Pennsylvania Turnpike -
                                                                                                                                   The Grille at Spring Hollow ..........................32
                                                                  Fort Washington - Exit 339
                                                                                                                                   Outback Steakhouse - Royersford .................32
                                                                  Ambler, Flourtown, Gwynedd, Horsham,                             Philly Hot Dog Café.......................................34
                                                                  North Wales, Springhouse
                                                                                                                                   Texas Roadhouse Restaurant - Royersford ....34
                                                                  Great American Grill Restaurant ............... 32               Tiki Bar @ Spring Mountain .........................33
                                                                  Harvey’s New Market Restaurant .............. 32
                                                                                                                                   Northern Montgomery County
                                                                  Iron Abbey Gastro Pub ............................. 34
                                                                  Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ................ 34               Pottstown
                                                                  Joseph Ambler Inn Restaurant .................. 28               Sheerin’s Pub at Raven’s Claw Golf Club ......34
                                                                  na’ Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse .................. 32             Philadelphia
                                                                  William Penn Inn ..................................... 29        Old City, Society Hill, Waterfront
                                                                                                                                   Moshulu Restaurant & Bar ....................... 28
                                                                                                                                   Spirit of Philadelphia ................................ 33
                                                                                                                                   Bucks County
                                                                                                                                   Peddler’s Village
                                                                                                                                   Sweet Lorraine’s Café & Bar ..................... 34

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     lodging                                                                                                    clArion hotel pArk ridge - d5
                                                                                                                480 N. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia. 610.337.1800

     M     ake your trip to Valley Forge and Montgomery
           County easy! Book your hotel room, car rental or
     air transportation via our new online reservation system
                                                                                                                or 800.325.3535. Blends the relaxed atmosphere
                                                                                                                of a familiar friend’s home with the distinctive
                                                                                                                touches of a fine hotel. Quality dining, elegant
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                                                                                                                comFort inn - montgomeryville 678
     charming country inns - and lower tax and room rates                                                       Bethlehem Pk, Montgomeryville. 215.361.3600.
     than most neighboring cities.                                                                              comFort inn - vAlley Forge - d5
     Each site listing includes map coordinates that refer to the map on page 24.                               550 W. DeKalb Pk, King of Prussia. 610.962.0700
                                                                                                                or 800.222.0222. 121 rooms. Complimentary
                                                                                                                Continental breakfast, newspaper, HBO, high-
                                                                                                                speed wireless Internet, fitness center, data ports,
                                                                                                                iron and board, coffeemaker, hairdryer. Refrigera-
                                                                                                                tors available. Adjacent to King of Prussia Mall.
                                                                                                                AAA/AARP discounts. Silver Award winner.
                                                                                                                comFort inn & suites - A3 Rt 100
                                                                                                                & Shoemaker Rd, Pottstown. 610.326.5000 or
                                                                                                                800.879.2477. 119 rooms. Voted “Pottstown’s Fa-
                                                                                                                vorite Hotel.” Completely renovated. Convenient
                                                                                                                to Philadelphia, Valley Forge and Reading. Heated
                                                                                                                outdoor pool. Free Continental breakfast, Wi-Fi.
                                                                                                                Walk to nine restaurants. Philadelphia Premium
                                                                                                                Outlets, KOP Mall, Vanity Fair Outlets nearby.
                                                                                                                courtyArd By mArriott - devon -
                                                                                                                d6 762 Lancaster Ave, Wayne. 610.687.6633 or
                                                                                                                800.321.2211. Moderately priced, limited full-
                                                                                                                service hotel with 149 guest rooms and suites.
                                                                                                                Rooms include blow dryers, irons and boards
                                                                                                                along with coffee makers. Enjoy the indoor pool,
                                                                                                                spa and exercise room.
                                                                                Shearer Elegance
                                                                                                                courtyArd By mArriott - greAt
                                                                                                                vAlley/mAlvern - B6 280 Old Morehall
     Hotels                                                                                                     Rd, Malvern. 610.993.2600. 127 rooms. Brand
                                                          Best western the inn At towA-
                                                                                                                new hotel in a great location. Convenient to all
     Ace conFerence center & hotel -                      mencin - d3 1750 Sumneytown Pk, Kulps-
                                                                                                                area attractions; Marriott rewards, indoor pool,
     e6 800 Ridge Pk, Lafayette Hill. 610.825.8000        ville. 215.368.3800. Situated off Exit 31 of I-476,
                                                                                                                restaurant for breakfast, free high-speed Internet
     or 800.523.3000. Experience the ultimate             the Inn offers full lodging, dining and banquet
                                                                                                                access, meeting room, great weekend rates.
     getaway for business or pleasure. Deluxe hotel,      services and amenities in a small town setting.
     fabulous dining, championship golf course, and       Minutes from historic sites, Perkiomen Trail and
     state-of-the-art conference center on 300 acres      shopping in King of Prussia, Limerick and Mont-       courtyArd By mArriott - montgom-
     located just minutes from Philadelphia and Valley    gomeryville.                   eryville - e4 544 DeKalb Pk, North Wales.
     Forge.                                                                         215.699.7247. 102 rooms. Directly across the
                                                          Budget inn 830 W. Main St, Norristown.
                                                                                                                street from the Montgomery Mall, adjacent to
     Best western - Fort wAshington                       610.279.0150.
                                                                                                                Chili’s Restaurant. All the amenities a business
     inn 285 Commerce Dr, Fort Washington.                cAndlewood suites hotel - hor-                        person needs, including high-speed Internet
     215.542.7930.                                        shAm/willow grove 50 Business Center Dr,              access, queen or king beds, voice mail, meeting
     Best western - pottstown inn                         Horsham. 215.328.9119.                                rooms and much more.
     1600 Industrial Hwy, Pottstown. 610.327.3300.        chAteAu grAnieri 2522 W. Main St, Jeffer-             courtyArd By mArriott - plymouth
     Best western inn At king oF                          sonville. 610.539.3500.                               meeting - e5 651 Fountain Rd, Plymouth
     prussiA - d5 127 S. Gulph Rd, King of                                                                      Meeting. 610.238.0695. Moderately priced, lim-
                                                          chestnut hill hotel - F6 8229                         ited full-service hotel with 157 guest rooms and
     Prussia. 610.265.4500 or 800.WESTERN. 167            Germantown Ave, Chestnut Hill. 215.242.5905 or
     rooms. Deluxe complimentary Continental break-                                                             suites. Rooms include blow dryers, irons and
                                                          800.628.9744. Located in the historic community       boards and coffee makers. Enjoy the indoor pool,
     fast, heated outdoor pool, spa and fitness center.   of Chestnut Hill, well known for its many unique
     Two miles from Valley Forge National Historical                                                            spa and exercise room.
                                                          shops and restaurants. 36 rooms appointed with
     Park, 15 miles from historic Philadelphia, across    modern amenities. Bombay Room accommodates
     from King of Prussia Mall.             up to 50. Complimentary Continental breakfast.
38                                                        Free parking.
courtyArd By mArriott - vAlley                         Forge features 327 newly renovated luxurious          hAtField motel 792 Bethlehem Pk, Colmar.
Forge - d6 1100 Drummers Ln, Wayne.                    guest rooms, a health club, outdoor heated            215.822.2012.
610.687.6700. Moderately priced hotel with 150         three-season pool, and gift shop.
spacious guest rooms and suites. Has indoor pool,                      hilton gArden inn Fort
business center, exercise room and complimentary
                                                                                                             wAshington/philAdelphiA - e5
                                                       emBAssy suites philAdelphiA -                         530 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Washington.
high-speed Internet access. Enjoy breakfast in         vAlley Forge - c6 888 Chesterbrook                    215.646.4637. Fort Washington’s newest hotel
courtyard café. Dinner and cocktails M-Th.             Blvd, Wayne. 610.647.6700.229 elegant suites          features an indoor pool and fitness center and                                       with bedroom and living room, 3 phones, 2 TVs,        24-hour business center. All 146 rooms equipped
courtyArd By mArriott -                                refrigerator, mini-bar, iron, and ironing board.      with refrigerators, microwave ovens and coffee
willow grove 2350 Easton Rd, Willow                    Restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, whirlpool, health    makers. 2,000 sq. ft. of meeting space available.
Grove. 215.830.0550 or 800.321.2211.                   club, sauna, and game room. 5,400 sq. ft. meeting
                                                       space. Free USA Today. Free parking. Four miles
courtyArd By mArriott - vAlley                         from Valley Forge National Historical Park .www.      holidAy inn express hotel & suites
Forge/collegeville - c4 600 Campus                                                - d5 260 N. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia.
Dr, Collegeville. 484.974.2600. 132 rooms. Mar-                                                              610.768.9500 or 800.HOLIDAY. 155 rooms.
riott rewards, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and       FAirField inn philAdelphiA -                          Three Diamond AAA rated. Complimentary
fitness center on-site, restaurant, free high-speed    vAlley Forge - d5 258 Mall Blvd, King                 Express Start Breakfast, USA Today, HBO, CNN,
Internet, five spacious meeting rooms. Great           of Prussia. 610.337.0700. 80 rooms. Across from       ESPN, high-speed Internet access and fitness room
weekend rates.                  King of Prussia Mall, near Valley Forge Park,         with whirlpool. New two-room suites. Discounts
                                                       convenient to PA Tpk and I-76. Our location is        at local restaurants.
crowne plAZA vAlley Forge - d5                         simply perfect. Complimentary Continental break-
260 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia. 610.265.7500.          fast and free access to Bally’s Fitness with indoor   holidAy inn Fort wAshington - e5
Located directly across from the mall, this stylish    heated pool.                     432 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington.
hotel offers 225 guest accommodations, award-                                                                215.643.3000 or 800.339.0209.Conveniently
winning restaurant with lounge, two elegant            French creek inn - c5 Rts 23 & 724,                   located at PA Tpk exit 339, this 217-room hotel
ballrooms and state-of-the-art amphitheater.           Phoenixville. 610.935.3838 or 800.870.5040.           and conference center features 10,000 sq. ft.
IACC approved.                   Family-run establishment. Western gateway to          of meeting space, Harvey’s Restaurant, Holly’s
                                                       Valley Forge and Eastern gateway to Amish coun-       Lounge, business center, outdoor pool, and fitness
dAys inn - horshAm - F4 245 Easton                     try. Beautifully decorated spacious rooms, all with   center.
Rd, Horsham. 215.674.2500. 171 newly reno-             private baths, TVs, opening from central hall, all
vated guest rooms, in-room coffee, premium TV          one floor. Very reasonable rates. Good value.         holidAy inn west chester - B7
channels with Nintendo, microwave, fridge, iron                                                              943 S. High St, West Chester. 610.692.1900. 141
and board, hair dryer, free local calls, Continen-     gloBe lodging & restAurAnt                            rooms. A group-friendly property located just
tal breakfast, free weekday newspaper, business        326 4th St, East Greenville. 215.679.5948.            minutes from key Brandywine Valley attractions.
center, meeting space, fitness center, pet-friendly.   hAmpton inn - king          oF   prussiA - d5         Our planning expertise will help make the most of                       530 W. DeKalb Pk (Rt 202), King of Prussia.           your stay in the Brandywine Valley and
                                                       610.962.8111 or 800.HAMPTON. 147 rooms.               Greater Philadelphia region.
deck motel 602 DeKalb Pk, Center Square.                                                           
610.272.5613.                                          Multi-purpose rooms for meetings and functions.
                                                       Free business and fitness centers. Group rates.       homewood suites By hilton - lAns-
the desmond greAt vAlley hotel                         Free deluxe breakfast bar. King deluxe rooms with     dAle - e3 1200 Pennbrook Pkwy, Lansdale.
& conFerence center - B6                               microwaves and refrigerators available. Free local    215.362.6400. Beautiful 170-suite hotel in the
One Liberty Blvd, Malvern. 610.296.9800 or             calls.                             Lansdale area. Complimentary breakfast and Mon-
800.575.1776. Easy access to Rt 202 and PA Tpk.
                                                       hAmpton inn - plymouth meeting                        Thu Managers’ reception. Meeting space, business
IACC conference center with 130-seat amphithe-
                                                       - e5 2055 Chemical Rd, Plymouth Meeting.              center, outdoor pool, fitness room. 100% satisfac-
ater and elegant ballroom. Full-service hotel with
                                                       610.567.0900 or 800.HAMPTON. 136 rooms.               tion guarantee. Hilton Honors Reward Program.
194 quiet and spacious guest rooms offers indoor
                                                       Features complimentary hot breakfast buffet,
pool, whirlpool, fitness center, outdoor tennis
courts and putting green. Weekend packages             restaurant and fitness room on-site. Conveniently     homewood suites By hilton - vAlley
available. Award-winning restaurants.                  located, with additional dining and shopping          Forge - d5 681 Shannondell Blvd, Audubon.                                      within walking distance. Internet access, HBO,        610.539.7300. 123 studios, one-bedroom and
                                                       USA Today and local calls. Group rates and            two-bedroom suites. Our guests enjoy all the
douBletree guest suites philAdel-                      Hilton HHonors Rewards.                               conveniences of home while on the road. We offer
phiA west - e5 640 W. Germantown Pk,
                                                     a complimentary hot breakfast each morning and
Plymouth Meeting. 610.834.8300 or 800.222.
                                                       hAmpton inn - willow grove 1500                       an evening social M-Th nights.
TREE. 252 spacious, well-appointed suites feature
                                                       Easton Rd, Willow Grove. 215.659.3535.      
living rooms and separate master bedrooms, wet
bars, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers and      hAmpton inn And suites - vAlley                       hotel Fiesole 4046 Skippack Pk, Skippack.
refrigerators. Relax at the indoor pool, sun deck,     Forge - c5 100 Cresson Blvd, Rt 422,                  610.222.8009.
whirlpool, sauna and exercise room. Brandywine         Phoenixville. 610.676.0900 or 800.HAMPTON.
Hunt Club & Grille.
                                                                                                             the inn     At chester springs - A6 Rt
                                                       Offers 107 deluxe rooms and two-room suites           100, 815 N. Pottstown Pk, Exton. 610.363.1100.                             with kitchens. Free Continental breakfast, local      Conveniently located one mile south of Exit 312
dolce vAlley Forge - d5 301 W.                         calls, high-speed Internet, HBO, business center,     of the PA Tpk. Largest hotel and convention cen-
DeKalb Pk, King of Prussia. 610.337.1200. North        meeting rooms, heated outdoor pool and exercise       ter in Chester County, 215 rooms and 11,000 sq.
of King of Prussia Mall on US 202, Dolce Valley        room.                              ft. of meeting room and banquet space. Wireless
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     lAnsdAle motor lodge 1735 Sumney-                        sherAton greAt vAlley hotel - B6                        the greAt vAlley house oF
     town Pk, Kulpsville. 215.368.5391.                       707 Lancaster Pk, Frazer. 610.524.5500. Featur-         vAlley Forge - B6 1475 Swedesford Rd,
                                                              ing 198 beautifully decorated guest rooms. High-        Valley Forge. 610.644.6759. “Did George Wash-
     mArriott philAdelphiA west - e6                          speed Internet in all guestrooms, meeting rooms         ington sleep here?” is often asked at our 300-year-
     111 Crawford Ave, West Conshohocken.
                                                              and wireless in lobby. Historic restaurant, The         old bed & breakfast. Antiques, quilts, swimming
     610.941.5600 or 800.228.9290 or 800.237.3639.
                                                              White Horse Tavern, and Chesterfields Lounge.           pool, gourmet breakfast, cable TV, A/C, free
     286 rooms. Located only a few miles from Phila-
                                                              Indoor pool and fitness center.                         in-room high-speed Internet. Children welcome.
     delphia, Valley Forge and Villanova; the Marriott
                                                                                Near Valley Forge. Rates: $85-$120/night.
     Philadelphia West accommodates leisure travelers,
     business functions and social events. Enjoy con-         sleep inn hotel - d5 440 American
     temporary style at this Marriott hotel.                  Ave, King of Prussia. 484.690.2000. A fresh new         John kindig house Bed & BreAkFAst                                         Choice brand hotel featuring complimentary              244 W. Orvilla Rd, Hatfield. 215.361.3200.
                                                              breakfast buffet daily, in-room coffee maker, iron
     motel 6 - king        oF prussiA - d5 815
                                                              and board, two phone lines and free high-speed
                                                                                                                      sheArer elegAnce Bed & BreAkFAst
     W. DeKalb Pk, King of Prussia. 610.265.7200.
                                                              Internet access. 78 rooms. Indoor pool and exer-
                                                                                                                      - B4 1154 Main St, Linfield. 610.495.7429.
     170 rooms. Free local calls. Accepts small pets.                                                                 Beautiful Victorian mansion with spectacular
                                                              cise room.
     Children under 17 stay free. Morning coffee, pool                                                                landscaping. Seven rooms, including three suites,
     and guest laundry.                        springhill suites - plymouth meet-                      feature private baths and amenities. Meetings, par-
                                                              ing - e5 430 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting.             ties, weddings, luncheons. Great business rates.
     motel 6 - pottstown - A3 78 Robin-                       610.940.0400. Marriott’s moderately priced,             Two miles from Philadelphia Premium Outlets.
     son St, Pottstown. 610.819.1288. Recently-built
                                                              199-room, all-suite hotel features separate areas       AAA approved. Call for reservations.
     47 room hotel specializing in comfortable lodging
                                                              for eating, working, relaxing and sleeping. Guests
     with friendly service - all at an economical price.
                                                              can also enjoy a complimentary Continental buffet
                                                              breakfast and free high-speed Internet access.
                                                                                                                      twin turrets inn - A2 11 E. Philadel-
                                                                                                                      phia Ave, Boyertown. 877.877.7897 (toll-free) or
     normAndy FArm hotel And conFer-                
                                                                                                                      610.367.4513. 1860 Victorian has all the ameni-
     ence center - e5 1401 Morris Rd, Blue
                                                              springhill suites - willow                              ties, antiques throughout. Thick robes and thirsty
     Bell. 215.616.8500. Historic property features
                                                              grove 2040 Maryland Ave, Willow Grove.                  towels complement your private bath. Breakfast
     more than 141 luxurious hotel rooms and suites,
                                                              215.657.7800.                                           at your convenience in your turret, dining room,
     19 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, two ballrooms,
                                                                                                                      patio or gardens. Golf, baseball, antiques and
     casual restaurant, championship golf and other           stAyBridge suites royersFord/                           Reading Outlets nearby. Mobil and AAA recom-
     recreational facilities. Celebrity Chef Jim Coleman      vAlley Forge - B4 88 Anchor Pkwy,                       mended.
     presides over the facility’s renowned culinary           Royersford. 610.792.9300. Brand new all-suite
     team.                               hotel with full kitchens, complimentary breakfast       City Inns & Country Inns
                                                              buffet and “sundowner evening reception,” fitness
     perkiomen view hotel 532 Gravel Pk,                      center, free high speed Internet. Minutes from          duling-kurtZ house & country inn
     Graterford. 610.489.3246.                                                                                        - A6 146 S. Whitford Rd, Exton. 610.524.1830.
                                                              King of Prussia and Premium Outlets.
     quAlity inn - pottstown - A3 61 W.                                         Historic country inn with 15 rooms, all with
     King St, Pottstown. 610.326.6700. 100 rooms.                                                                     private baths. Enjoy a view of formal gardens from
                                                              stAyBridge suites vAlley Forge -                        a glass-enclosed porch or dining room. Working
     The Quality Inn Pottstown is the only full-service
                                                              B6 20 Morehall Rd, Malvern. 610.296.4343.               fireplaces. Private banquet and meeting facilities.
     hotel in town. This location is very convenient
                                                              Easily accessible off Rt 202, all-suite hotel with
     and offers corporate meeting and banquet facilities
                                                              120 one- and two-bedroom suites; full kitchen,
     for up to 350 people. Pet friendly.                                                                              generAl lAFAyette inn 646 Germantown
                                                              free high-speed Internet and local calls, free break-                                                                                             Pk, Lafayette Hill. 610.941.0600.
                                                              fast buffet, outdoor pool, sport court, BBQ.
     quAlity inn 969 Bethlehem Pk,                                                golden plough inn - g2 Rts 202 & 263,
     Montgomeryville. 215.699.8800.                                                                                   Lahaska (Peddler’s Village). 215.794.4004.
                                                              vAlley Forge scAnticon hotel &
     rAdisson hotel vAlley Forge - d5                         conFerence center - d5 1210 First Ave,                  71 rooms, private baths, refrigerator, cable TV,
     1160 First Ave, King of Prussia. 610.337.2000.           King of Prussia. 610.265.1500. 160 guestrooms           wine, sodas, coffee/tea. American Country style,
     328 oversized guest rooms. The Radisson features         and suites. The Scanticon’s suites feature compli-      optional gas-lit fireplace, whirlpool, private
     the cozy Sleep Number Beds, Gold Points and              mentary wireless internet, mini refrigerators, mi-      entrance, balcony. Free Continental breakfast cou-
     Express Check-in, outdoor pool, complimentary            crowaves and jacuzzi tubs. 3 restaurants, a night-      pon. Children welcome. AARP & AAA discounts.
     wireless internet, 3 restaurants, a nightclub, fitness   club, fitness center and more! IACC approved            Meeting, banquet facilities, corporate rates avail-
     center and more!                        conference center, a top choice for meetings.           able.
                                                                                historic generAl wArren inne - B6
     the rAdnor hotel - d6 591 E. Lan-
     caster Ave, St. Davids. 610.688.5800. Elegant full-                                                              Old Lancaster Hwy, Malvern. 610.296.3637.
                                                              Bed & Breakfasts/Reservations
     service hotel, with 171 deluxe rooms including                                                                   Romantic 250-year-old inn and fine dining restau-
     eight luxury suites, located on Philadelphia’s Main      A B&B connection oF philAdel-                           rant. Eight suites with bedrooms, sitting rooms,
                                                              phiA - c6 22 Paoli Pk, Paoli. 610.644.8790 or           private baths, furnished with 18th century repro-
     Line. 24-hour room service; fitness and business
     center; flexible banquet space. Awarding-winning         800.448.3619. Each Bed and Breakfast is visited         ductions. Six with fireplaces, one with Jacuzzi.
     Glenmorgan Bar and Grill.                                regularly to ensure it meets our high standards.        Private phones, cable TV, data ports. Continental                                      Choose from our carefully selected accommoda-           breakfast included.
                                                              tions with amenities that match your needs and
     royersFord hotel 213 Main St, Royersford.                rates that fit your budget. Call toll-free M-F, 9am-
     610.948.7874.                                            5pm.

Joseph AmBler inn - e4 1005 Horsham
Rd, North Wales. 215.362.7500. Authentically
restored country inn on 12 acres of rolling coun-
tryside has 52 guestrooms, decorated with an-
tiques and period furnishings; an elegant Colonial
restaurant in a restored barn. Romantic getaways,
banquets, weddings, meetings.
williAm penn inn - e4 Rt 202 & Sumney-
town Pk, Gwynedd. 215.699.9272. The luxurious
suites in this beautiful property feature muse-
um-quality period furnishings, Colonial brass
hardware, private baths furnished in marble, cable
TV, mini bar, free local calls, in-room Continental
breakfast, as well as Sunday brunch.                                residence inn By mArriott - Ber-                     klein corporAte services - c5
                                                      wyn - c6 600 W. Swedesford Rd, Berwyn.               131 Mill Grove Dr, Norristown. 610.666.5414.
                                                      610.640.9494. 88 recently renovated rooms.           Wide selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom
hidden Acres - nom-A6 103 Hidden Acre                 Complimentary breakfast, fully equipped kitchen,     apartments and rental townhouses in King of
Rd, off Rt 340, Coatesville. 610.857.3990. Pool,      living room areas in all suites, complimentary       Prussia, Valley Forge, Royersford, Blue Bell, Exton
camp store, hot showers, playground, game room        high-speed Internet access, pool, fitness center.    and Doylestown. Options include swimming
and poolroom. Available water and electric per        Pets welcome (fee). Great for relocations.           pools, tennis courts, health clubs, golf and cable
night or water, electric and sewer per night.                                     TV. Minimum stay of 60 days.
philAdelphiA west chester koA                         residence inn   By mArriott -          hor-
- nom-A7 1659 Embreeville Rd, Coatesville.            shAm 3 Walnut Grove Dr, Horsham.                     kormAn communities - e5 1560 Wick
610.486.0447 or 800.562.1726. Seasonal camp-          215.443.7330.                                        Ln, Blue Bell. 610.275.5265 or 888.KORMAN.3.
ground along Brandywine River. Guided tours of                                                             Minimum stay 30 days. One-, two- and three-bed-
Philadelphia/Valley Forge and Lancaster/Amish         residence inn By mArriott - mont-
                                                                                                           room townhomes with fireplaces, fully equipped
                                                      gomeryville 1110 Bethlehem Pk, Montgom-
Country; tenting, arcade, mini-golf, convenience                                                           kitchens, linen package, washer/dryer, cable
store, planned activities, cabins, cottage, lodge,    eryville. 215.443.0854.
                                                                                                           TV. Club facilities with fitness center, sauna and
50-amp RV sites, modem hookups. Near Long-            residence inn By mArriott - philA-                   whirlpool, organized social activities, dry cleaning
wood Gardens. Apr-Oct.                                delphiA/conshohocken 191 Washington                  service and a lighted tennis court.                        Sq, Conshohocken. 610.828.8800.            
Extended Stays                                        soJourner executive suites 536 Main St,              kormAn residentiAl meAdowBrook -
                                                      Harleysville. 215.256.6626.                          g5 200 Meadowbrook Dr, Huntingdon Valley.
extended stAy AmericA - horshAm                                                                            215.947.0101. Minimum stay 30 days. Outdoor
114 Welsh Rd, Horsham. 215.784.9045.                  townplAce suites          By   mArriott 198          pool, lighted tennis court, universal weight equip-
                                                      Precision Dr, Horsham. 215.323.9900.                 ment, golf course, furnished and unfurnished
extended stAy AmericA - plymouth
meeting 437 Erwins Ln, Plymouth Meeting.              Pet Accommodations                                   available. Washer/dryer. Fireplace available. Small
610.260.0488.                                                                                              pets welcome. Monthly rates available. Easy access
                                                      petsmArt pet hotel - c4 300 Water                    to I-95, PA Tpk and NJ.
homesteAd studio suites hotel -                       Loop Dr, Collegeville. 610.489.8240, ext. 6. A
king oF prussiA 400 American Ave, King                revolutionary alternative in day and overnight       vAlley Forge towers north - d5
of Prussia. 610.962.9000.                             care for four-legged guests.                         3000 Valley Forge Circle, King of Prussia.
                                                      www.                          610.783.7700. Valley Forge’s premier high-rise,
homesteAd studio suites hotel -                                                                            featuring spacious apartments with clubhouse
horshAm/willow grove 537 Dresher Rd,                  Apartment Leasing Services                           amenities, overlooking breathtaking Valley Forge
Horsham. 215.956.9966.                                                                                     National Historical Park. Minutes from four major
                                                      ApArtment Finder - B7 PMB 336, 1512
hyAtt summerField suites - plymouth                                                                        highways and King of Prussia shopping and din-
                                                      West Chester Pk, West Chester. 610.455.1542.
meeting 501 E. Germantown Pk, East Norriton.                                                               ing. M-F, 9am-6pm; Sa-Su, 10am-4pm.
                                                      Free color guide of apartment and townhome
                                                      rentals throughout Montgomery, Chester, Dela-
mAinstAy suites - king oF prussiA -                   ware and Phila. counties. Short-term furnished       Retreat Houses
d5 440 American Ave, King of Prussia.                 and unfurnished lease options included.
                                                                          mAlvern retreAt house - B6 315
484.690.2000. One of the area’s newest all-suite
                                                                                                           S. Warren Ave, Malvern. 610.644.0400. The
hotels with 69 rooms. Complimentary Continen-         Ave - B6 311 Lancaster Ave, Malvern.                 country’s largest retreat center set on 125 acres of
tal breakfast buffet daily. Fully-equipped kitchens   877.283.0244. Luxury one- and two-bedroom            wooded countryside. Private check and wait staff
with spacious dining, living and bedroom areas.       apartments and short-term corporate suites. 24-      serve delicious home-cooked meals. McShain-
Free high-speed Internet access. Indoor pool,         hour fitness and business centers, sauna, washer/    Hortsmann Family Center features break-out
exercise rooms. Pets welcome.                         dryer, complimentary digital cable, club breakfast   rooms and private accommodations.                                  with Starbucks coffee, valet dry cleaning service,
                                                      on-site yoga and massage therapy.
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     conFerence centers                                                                                          casual restaurant, championship golf and other

     T     he Valley Forge area is home to a 108,000-square-foot
           convention center, a 220,000-square-foot expo center and
     nearly 7,500 first-class guest rooms. Sixty hotels include 16
                                                                                                                 recreational facilities. Celebrity Chef Jim Coleman
                                                                                                                 presides over the facility’s renowned culinary
                                                                                                                 vAlley Forge scAnticon hotel &
     full-service convention properties and more than a dozen state-                                             conFerence center - d5 1210 First Ave,
     of-the-art conference centers one of the largest concentrations                                             King of Prussia. 610.337.2000. More than just a
                                                                                                                 hotel, Scanticon Valley Forge is also a top choice
     in the nation. Six of these are International Association of                                                for meetings. Multi-purpose general sessions from
     Conference Centers (IACC) approved.                                                                         15-90 and breakouts from 5-15. 160 rooms. IACC
     Each site listing includes map coordinates that refer to the map on page 24.
                                                                                                                 villAnovA conFerence center - d6
                                                                                                                 601 County Line Rd, Radnor. 610.523.1776.
                                                                                                                 Situated on 32 peaceful acres with convenient ac-
                                                                                                                 cess to I-76 and I-476. The Villanova Conference
                                                                                                                 Center combines 20th century elegance with 21st
                                                                                                                 century technology. 58 rooms. IACC approved.
                                                                                                                 villAnovA university conFerences
                                                                                                                 - d6 800 Lancaster Ave, Galberry Hall, Third
                                                                                                                 Floor, Villanova. 610.519.7580. Picturesque
                                                                                                                 campus features 150 classrooms, lecture halls and
                                                                                                                 conference rooms equipped with full audio-visual
                                                                                                                 equipment and Internet access. Arena, stadium
                                                                                                                 and athletic facilities. Contemporary, guest-
                                                                                                                 apartment living available late May through early
                                                                                                                 Conference Centers
                                                                                                                 without sleeping rooms
                                                                    Villanova University Conferences
                                                                                                                 the conFerence center At penn
                                                                                                                 stAte greAt vAlley - B6 30 E. Swedes-
     Conference Centers                                    Joseph AmBler inn - e4 1005 Horsham                   ford Rd, Malvern. 610.648.3209. One of the larg-
     with sleeping rooms                                   Rd, North Wales. 215.362.7500. Authentically          est educational conference facilities in the Valley
                                                           restored country inn on 12 acres of rolling coun-     Forge area. Equipped with a 300-seat auditorium,
     Ace conFerence center & hotel -                       tryside has 52 guestrooms, decorated with an-         25 classrooms, 10 computer rooms, the latest AV
     e6 800 Ridge Pk, Lafayette Hill. 610.825.8000         tiques and period furnishings; an elegant Colonial    equipment, free wireless Internet, and free park-
     or 800.523.3000. Experience the ultimate getaway      restaurant in a restored barn. Romantic getaways,     ing! Great Valley Corporate Center, near Rt 202,
     for business or pleasure. Deluxe hotel, fabulous      banquets, weddings, meetings.                         PA Tpk.
     dining, championship golf course, and state-of-
     the-art conference center on 300 acres located                                                              eAstern university - d6 1300 Eagle
     just minutes from Philadelphia and Valley Forge.      liBerty conFerence center, crowne                     Rd, St. Davids. 888.889.7229. Groups choose                           plAZA vAlley Forge - d5 260 Mall                      Eastern’s park-like setting because it’s the perfect
                                                           Blvd, King of Prussia. 610.265.7500. This hotel       place to escape while still enjoying the amenities
     clArion hotel pArk ridge - d5 480                     has features unique in the King of Prussia area.      expected in a well-equipped conference facility.
     N. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia. 610.337.1800            Offering 225 guest accommodations, restaurant         Seasonal accommodations for up to 800 (in
     or 800.325.3535. Blends the relaxed, friendly         with lounge, two elegant ballrooms and state-of-      dormitory style) for meetings.
     atmosphere of home with the distinctive touches       the-art amphitheater. IACC approved.        
     of a fine hotel. Quality dining; elegant ballrooms
     and conference rooms. Conveniently located and
                                                                                                                 the elkins estAte And sevA re-
                                                                                                                 treAt - F6 1750 Ashbourne Rd, Elkins Park.
     affordably priced.                                    the nAtionAl christiAn conFerence
                                                           center - c5 1485 Valley Forge Rd, Valley              215.782.8520. Designed by renowned architect
                                                           Forge. 610.935.9100. Restful setting for insightful   Horace Trumbauer for railroad baron and philan-
     the desmond greAt vAlley hotel                        reflection nestled amid 47 acres of beautiful coun-   thropist Charles Elkins in 1896, the Estate consists
     & conFerence center - B6 One Liberty                  tryside. Host church/personal retreats, weekend       of a 42-acre campus 30 minutes from Philadelphia
     Blvd, Malvern. 610.296.9800 or 800.575.1776.          conferences, leadership seminars, board meetings.     offering conference, event and retreat facilities.
     Easy access to Rt. 202 and PA Tpk. Dedicated          55 guest rooms. Conference packages available.
     IACC approved conference center and elegant 
     ballroom. Full-service hotel with 194 rooms offer-
                                                                                                                 the old mill house - c3 Central
                                                           normAndy FArm hotel And conFer-                       Perkiomen Valley Park, 1 Plank Rd, Schwenks-
     ing indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, outdoor
                                                           ence center - e5 1401 Morris Rd, Blue
                                                                                                                 ville. 610.287.6970. Offers a retreat for businesses
     tennis courts and beach volleyball court. Getaway
                                                           Bell. 215.616.8500. Historic property features        and corporations looking for a secluded spot for
     weekend packages available. Dining in the Hunt
                                                           more than 141 luxurious hotel rooms and suites,       meetings, or planning/training sessions. The house
     Room, The Fox & Hounds Pub or the Sunset
                                                           19 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, two ballrooms,     can accommodate up to 50 people.
     Grille. Open 24 hrs.
BOred nO MOre
Fun (and Learning) for Kids
in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Looking to engage your kids’             General George Washington’s tough          them. And don’t miss the zoo’s newest
                                         winter encampment, and how it led          exhibit of white-faced Saki monkeys,
imaginations, energies and
                                         to a years-later, world-altering victory   often called “flying monkeys,” that leap
interests for a weekend?                 of freedom over tyranny.  And the          and run upright along branches.
Look no further than Valley Forge and    entire family will marvel at the Park’s    Want your children to reach new
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania,         amazing seasonal beauty and enjoy its      heights? Take them to Philadelphia
where indoor and outdoor fun (much       outdoor walking, jogging, hiking and       Rock Gym, in Oaks, to build
of it cleverly disguised learning        biking opportunities.                      muscle and self-confidence on more
opportunities) is plentiful.                                                        than 7,000 square feet of indoor
Start at Valley Forge National                                                      bouldering and rock climbing
Historical Park where                                                               walls. It’s one of the nation’s first
children ages 4 to 12 can join                                                      such facilities and Friday nights
the free self-guided Junior                                                         are student nights - an excellent
Ranger Program. A colorful                                                          alternative to the couch!
activity book, available at the                                                     Almost next door, they can try Laser-
Visitor Center, encourages the                                                      tag, Go-karts, Bumper Cars and more
youngsters to complete a series                                                     at Arnold’s Family Fun Center. The
of learning activities throughout                                                               wee ones will love the
the 3,600-acre park. Afterward,                                                                 Bounce, Carousel and
they can share their findings                                                                   Candyland.
              with a park ranger to      Just minutes away sits
                receive an official      the 175-acre John James                                At day’s end the
                  Junior Ranger badge.   Audubon Center at Mill                                 whole family can relax
                                         Grove, with more than                                  at King of Prussia’s
                  The older kids will    seven miles of hiking and                              IMAX Theater, an all-
                  find fascinating       bird watching trails. Your                             encompassing experience,
                     the story behind    young ones will relate to                              especially when the
                                         how Audubon fell in love                               movies are in 3-D. Be
                                         with native flora and fauna                            ready for the wow factor!
                                         at this picturesque haven along the        If you never want to hear “I’m bored”
                                         Perkiomen Creek.                           again, give the kids healthy, fun
                                         If you don’t spy a bald eagle at Mill      and educational alternatives, all
                                         Grove, take a short 7-mile journey to      here for the taking in Valley Forge
                                         Elmwood Park Zoo, in Norristown,           and Montgomery County. For more
                                         to see the largest open-air bald eagle     information on these, other family-
                                         exhibit in North America. Here, you        friendly attractions and affordable
                                         and the offspring will encounter some      Play and Stay hotel packages, visit
                                         200 North and South American wild
                                         animals -- bison and cougars among
     Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-mile Run

     AnnuAl EvEnts
     L   iving history, folk festivals, bike races, Colonial craft demonstrations, art shows – just a
         sample of what the Valley Forge area offers. For details on the following and all area
     events go to or call 888.VISIT.VF (888.847.4883).

                                                              Greater Philadelphia Mid-
     January                                                  Winter & Irish Music
       Philly Sports Extravaganza and Wellness Expo           Festival & Fair

       Greater Philadelphia Mid-Winter Scottish & Irish Music Festival & Fair
       Presidents Day Celebration at Valley Forge National Historical Park
       Maple Sugar Festival, John James Audubon Center
       Renninger’s Antique Show

       Philadelphia Flower Show
       Charter Day, Graeme Park/Hope Lodge
       St. Patrick’s Day Hike & Treasure Hunt,
       Lock 60 on the Schuylkill Canal
       Super Billiards Expo

                                                        Maple Sugar Festival, John James
                                                                      Audubon Center
                          AnnuAl EvEnts
 Yellow Springs Art Show
 John James Audubon Center’s Juried Art Show
 Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-mile Run
 Sheep Shearing, Hope Lodge
 Rural Life in 1900, Pennypacker Mills

 Colonial May Fair, Pottsgrove Manor
 French Alliance Day at Valley Forge National
 Historical Park
 Memorial Day Commemoration at
 Valley Forge National Historical Park
 Civil War Reunion, Pennypacker Mills
 Community Day, The Highlands

 National Trails Day, Valley Forge National
 Historical Park
 Lansdale Day
 Schuylkill River Sojourn
                                                                Clockwise from top: Civil War
 March-out of the Continental Army,
                                                                Reunion; Fourth of July Parade
 Valley Forge National Historical Park                          and Fireworks; Philadelphia
 Canal Day, Lock 60 on the Schuylkill Canal                     Folk Festival

 Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, Skippack Village
 Celtic Heritage Festival and Dog Show, Graeme Park
 Bat Night, John James Audubon Center
 River to River Heritage Corridor Bike Ride

 In the Good Old Summertime, Pennypacker Mills
 Philadelphia Folk Festival

 Scottish/Irish Festival, Green Lane Park
 Univest Grand Prix Cyclosportif
 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Rodeo, LuLu Shriners
 Jenkintown Jazz and Brewfest
 National Public Lands Day at Valley Forge
 National Historical Park
 Asher’s Fall Fest
 Founder’s Day Fall Festival, Washington Memorial Chapel
 Oktoberfest, Ambler
                                                             AnnuAl EvEnts
     October                                                                                                Freddy’s Fallfest
      Harvest Days, Merrymead Farm
      Freddy’s Fallfest, Freddy Hill Farms and Family Fun Center
      Apple Butter Frolic, Mennonite Heritage Center
      Harvest Market Fair and Invitational Craft Show, John James
      Audubon Center
      Schuylkill River Festival, Riverfront Park in Pottstown
      Bark in the Park, Central Perkiomen Valley Park
      Laerenswaert, Peter Wentz Farmstead
      Haunted Moonlight Tours, Graeme Park
      All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival, Pennypacker Mills
      EcoArtFest, Abington Art Center                             Whitemarsh Encampment
      International Car Show & Oktoberfest, Skippack Village

      The Whitemarsh Encampment, Hope Lodge
      Apple & Scrapple Day, Peter Wentz Farmstead
      Lighting of the Village Tree, Skippack Village
      National Dog Show

      Holidays at Hope Lodge
      Candlelight Tour, Peter Wentz Farmstead
                                                                                                            Lighting of Village Tree
      Yuletide at Pottsgrove Manor
      Holiday Tours at Pennypacker Mills
      Illuminaire Nights, Skippack Village
      Holiday Open House, John James Audubon Center
      Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center
      March-in of the Continental Army at Valley Forge National
      Historical Park
      New Year’s Eve Ball, Waterford Ballroom & ICE Nightclub

                                Bark in the Park

                                                                       For a complete listing of all area
                                                                       events, go to our new Web site

                                                                                                           thE MEDiA thEAtrE For thE pEr-
                                                                                                           ForMing Arts - noM-D7 104 E. State St,

C   ome appreciate the countryside by day and dynamic
    entertainment by night! Enjoy headline acts, award-winning
professional theater, symphonic orchestras, live bands, singer-
                                                                                                           Media. 610.891.0100. The Media Theatre is an
                                                                                                           award-winning, professional theatre offering a
                                                                                                           Broadway Series of new and classic musicals, chil-
                                                                                                           dren’s productions and educational opportunities
songwriters, the newest independent films and more. Visit                                                  for all ages. Sep-May, seven shows a week. Box
                                                                                                           office, M-F, 9am-8pm; Th, 9am-6pm; Sa, 10am- for a complete calendar of area events.                                                3pm; Su, 12-4pm.
                                                                                                           MilKBoy CoFFEE - D6 2 W. Lancaster Ave,
                                                                                                           Ardmore. 610.645.5269.
                                                                                                           MontgoMEry County CoMMunity
                                                                                                           CollEgE - E5 340 DeKalb Pk, Blue Bell.
                                                                                                           215.641.6505. The Lively Arts series is a focal
                                                                                                           point for culture in the area. Audiences experi-
                                                                                                           ence the arts first-hand through performances of
                                                                                                           regional and national artists in dance, music and
                                                                                                           MontgoMEry thEAtEr - D2 124 N. Main
                                                                                                           St, Souderton. 215.723.9984. Traditional, alterna-
                                                                                                           tive and children’s productions come to life in a
                                                                                                           newly renovated, uniquely intimate, regional pro-
                                                                                                           fessional theater. Visit the Web site for schedule
nightliFE AnD                                                                                              and further information. Adm.
  EntErtAinMEnt                                                                                            pEDDlEr’s villAgE DinnEr thEAtEr
                                                                                                           - g2 Peddler’s Pub at the Cock n’ Bull, Rt 263,
                                                                                                           Lahaska. 215.794.4000. Evening of dinner, des-
                                                                                                           sert and death. Audience helps solve the mystery
BrowniEs 23 EAst - D6 E. Lancaster Ave,              FrEEDoM ChApEl DinnEr thEAtrE
                                                                                                           for prizes. Murder Mystery. F & Sa, 8pm. Call for
Ardmore, 610.649.8389.                               - noM-A6 15 N. Bridge St, Christiana.
                                                                                                           reservations. Adm.                               610.593.7013. Historic 1850s chapel has been
                                                     restored and converted to a dinner theater. Enjoy     pEoplE’s light & thEAtrE - B6
thE CEntrE thEAtEr At thE                            original productions and hit shows during dinner      39 Conestoga Rd, Malvern. 610.647.1900; Box
MontgoMEry County CulturAl                           in Lancaster County’s newest, most intimate and       office, 610.644.3500. Internationally recognized
CEntEr - D5 208 DeKalb St, Norristown.               unique entertainment venue. Tu-Th, 11:30am            resident theatre company produces a six-play
610.279.1013. Non-profit 75-seat professional
                                                     dining, 1pm matinee show; F-Sa, 6:30pm dining,        series and three-play family series with acclaimed
theater features main-stage and children’s produc-
                                                     8pm show. Adm.                                        educational programs and classes for the general
tions. New 40-seat blackbox theater showcases
                                                               public. Adm.
small companies and emerging artists. Also
offers performing arts education for youth. M-F,     iCE nightCluB - D5 1160 First Ave, King of            rAinBow DinnEr thEAtrE - noM-A6
9am-4pm; Show times, F, 8pm. Call for special        Prussia. 610.337.2000. The area’s hottest night-      3065 Lincoln Hwy East, Paradise. 800.292.4301.
programs. Adm.                        club. Open every Friday and Saturday night. VIP       America’s only all-comedy dinner theatre! Mati-
                                                     booths and bachelorette parties available. Con-       nees Tu-Th. Shows every F-Sa evenings. Selected
ColoniAl thEAtrE - C5 227 Bridge St,                 nected to the Radisson Hotel. F-Sa, 9pm-2am.          Th evenings, Sa matinees and Su twilights. Call for
Phoenixville. 610.917.1228. Owned and operated
                                                     Adm.                                shows and times. Adm.
by the Association for the Colonial Theatre – a
non-profit corporation. Art and independent films    lArosE JAzz CluB & CAtEring
are showcased every evening. Children’s film clas-   - F6 5531 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia.               rEnAissAnCE Artist puppEt CoMpAny -
sics are presented on various weekend afternoons.    215.844.5818. Located in the historic German-         D5 Lansdale Center for the Performing Arts, 311
Open evenings daily for movies, Sa-Su afternoon      town section of Philadelphia, enjoy traditional       W. Main Street, Lansdale. 610.630.4259. Quality
special programs. Adm.                               jazz performed live, and great food, in an intimate   puppet theatre performances for family enjoy-                           cabaret setting. Dancing and private parties. Free    ment. Unique interactive walk-around character
                                                     parking. D M-Tu, Th, 5-10pm; W, (upstairs only)       entertainers for events. Staged performances and
EAstErn CollEgE - D6 McInnis                         6:30-8:30pm; F, 5-11:30pm; Sa, 7:30-11:30pm.          walk-around characters based on culture,
Auditorium, 1300 Eagle Rd, St. Davids.
                                                                                                           history and educational subjects. Facilitators for
610.341.4394. Student theater productions of         thE KEswiCK thEAtrE - F5
                                                                                                           corporate teamwork seminars. Adm.
Broadway musicals. All performances 8pm, except      291 Keswick Ave at Easton Rd, Glenside.
Su, 3pm. Individual, student and group tickets       215.572.7650. 1,300-seat renovated, acoustically
available. Adm.                      superb 1928 Vaudeville house. Discount group          ursinus CollEgE - C4 Main St, Colleg-
                                                     rates are available for many shows. Call for times    eville. 610.409.3300. Performances in Bomberger
                                                     and more information. Adm.                            Auditorium. Free.
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     grEAtEr philADElphiA Expo CEntEr At oAKs - C5 100 Station Ave, 422 Business Center, Oaks. 267.718.8017. A suburban exhibition center that
     offers up to 220,000 sq. ft. of uninterrupted display space on a single floor. Free parking. Wireless Internet. Serves Philadelphia, the tri-state region and beyond.

                                                                            2010 PUBLIC EVENT SCHEDULE
                               For a complete description and contact information for each show, please reference the venue’s Web site above.
                               GPEC = Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks                                                                                                VFCC = Valley Forge Convention Center Complex
     Jan 8-10            Malic Jewels Gem & Mineral Show                                                GPEC Mar 19-21                            Sugarloaf Crafts Festival                  GPEC Sep 9-12                        Hartstrings Warehouse Sale                                                  GPEC
     Jan 8-10            Philly Sports Extravaganza                                                    VFCC Mar 23                                PTO Today’s Parent Group Expo              GPEC Sep 16-19                       PA National Quilt Extravaganza                                              GPEC
     Jan 22-24           Motorsports 2010                                                               GPEC Mar 24-28                            American Consumer Shows/                           Sep 21-24                    American Consumer Shows/
     Jan 25-31           Designer Craftsmen                                                            VFCC                                       Home Show                                  VFCC                                 Home Show                                                                   VFCC

     Feb 5-7             Victory Golf Show                                                             VFCC Mar 26-28                             Rubber Stamp/Scrapbook Show                GPEC Sep 24-26                       Sports Card & Memorabilia Show                                              VFCC

     Feb 12-14           East of Hebrides                                                              VFCC Apr 2-4                               International Gem & Jewelry Show           VFCC Sep 24-26                       Malic Jewels Gem & Mineral Show                                             GPEC

     Feb 12-14           North Coast Golf Show              GPEC Apr 6-8                                                                          Delaware Valley Science Fair               GPEC Oct 1-3                         Women’s Expo                                                                GPEC

     Feb 12-14           American Indian Art & Jewelry Show GPEC Apr 9-11                                                                         Beadfest-Wire Show                         VFCC Oct 8-10                        Philadelphia Motorcycle Show                                                GPEC

     Feb 18-21           Suburban Home & Flower Show        GPEC Apr 10-11                                                                        Baby and Toddler Show                      GPEC Oct 15-17                       Suburban Home Fall Show                                                     GPEC

     Feb 19-21           Greenberg’s Train Show                                                        VFCC Apr 16-17                             Go Green Expo                              GPEC Oct 15-17                       International Gem & Jewelry Show                                            VFCC

     Feb 25-28           Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Show                                                 GPEC         Apr 30; May 1-2              Haunted Convention                         VFCC Nov 5-7                         Sugarloaf Crafts Festival                                                   GPEC

     Feb 26-28           Renningers Antique &                                                                        May 14-16                    American Indian Art & Jewelry Show GPEC Nov 8-11                                Hartstrings Warehouse Sale                                                  GPEC
                         Collectors Show                                                               VFCC May 18-20                             Hartstrings Warehouse Sale                 GPEC Nov 12-14                       American Indian Art & Jewelry Show GPEC
     Feb 26-28           Super Pet Expo                                                                VFCC Jun 4-6                               Malic Jewels Gem & Mineral Show            GPEC Nov 18-21                       Philadelphia Dog Show Cluster &
     Mar 5-7             Aroma Senses Super Sale                                                       VFCC Jun 9-12                              Lilly Pulitzer Sale                        VFCC                                 National Dog Show                                                           GPEC

     Mar 12-14           SportsCard Show                                                               VFCC July 16-18                            Bee 3 Vintage Guitar Show                  VFCC Nov 19-21                       Bee 3 Vintage Guitar Show                                                   VFCC

     Mar 15-18           Hartstrings Warehouse Sale                                                     GPEC Jul 29-31                            Scrapbooking Show                          VFCC Nov 17-20                       Lilly Pulitzer Sale                                                         VFCC

     Mar 15-22           Super Billiards Expo                                                          VFCC Aug 19-22                             Beadfest-Philadelphia                      VFCC Dec 3-5                         Sports Card & Memorabilia Show                                              VFCC

      Photo Credits: Kristy Dempsey, John Doyle; Olivia Edlund; Ron Farnia; Chris Nichol Flav; Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, Pa.; Mark Gormel; Jim Graham;
             Gridley & Graves Photography; Kevin Hoffman; Barbara Johnston; Bill Kelly; M. Kennedy for GPTMC; B. Krist for GPTMC; Jonathan Kolbe;
48                        Scott E. Mabry; Scott Morrison, Discovery Photo; Ed Schuler; Regina Stolburg; John Strickler; MJ Ticcino Images;
                                                  Top Guns Photography; Mark Weidman; G. Widman for GPTMC
           gEtting hErE: DirECtions
           The Valley Forge area and Montgomery County is easily acces-
                                                                                                            Air Travel
                                                                                                            The following airlines serve Philadelphia Interna-
                                                                                                            tional Airport: 215.937.6800.
           sible, with six major highways approaching from virtually every                                  Air Canada .....................................
           direction. It’s served by Exits 326 through 343 of the Pennsyl-                                  Air France .......................................
           vania Turnpike and Northeast Extension (I-476). The Schuylkill                                   Air Jamaica....................................
           Expressway (I-76) and Blue Route (I-476), U.S. Route 202 and                                     AirTran
                                                                                                            American Airlines......................................
           nearby I-95 take you right to our front door.                                                                                                              800.433.7300
                                                                                                            British Airways ......................
                                                                                                            Continental Airlines ...................
           By Air: Most major airlines fly frequently into Philadelphia International                                                                                800.523.FARE
           Airport, which is a comfortable 30-minute drive to the Valley Forge area.                                                                                  800.221.1212
           There is hourly limousine service to many Valley Forge area hotels, and                          Midwest Airlines
           all major car rental agencies are available.                                                                                                               800.452.2022
                                                                                                            Northwest Airlines .................................
                                                                                                            Southwest Airlines .......................
           By Train: Amtrak’s Acela Express puts Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station                                                                                 800.I.FLY.SWA
                                                                                                            United Airlines ...................................
           just one hour and 10 minutes from New York City, and only one hour                                                                                          800.United.1
           and 40 minutes from Washington, D.C. From 30th Street Station, you                                                                                         800.428.4322
                                                                                                            Airport Shuttle Service
           can rent a car or take public transportation to the Valley Forge area.
           It’s just a 30-minute drive.                                                                     KlEin’s Bus sErviCE - noM-A3 PO
                                                                                                            Box 246, Douglassville. 800.451.6700 or
                                                                                                            610.385.6700. 47- and 54-passenger luxury
ior                                                                                                         motorcoaches for convention and airport
                                                                                                            shuttles, local tours, group charters and daily
                                                                                                            casino service. School buses also available.
 Lake                                                                   Burlington                          roBinson liMousinE - D5 10511 Valley
                                                                                                            Forge Cir, King of Prussia. 610.457.9405.
                 Lake                                                                                       tropiAno trAnsportAtion - E4 1256
                                             Lake Ontario                                                   Welsh Rd, North Wales. 215.616.5370. Airport
                                                              Albany         Boston                         shuttle and limo service. Private limos, sedans,
                                           Buffalo                                                          buses available for all your transportation/
waukee                                                                                                      entertainment needs.
                                  rie                          Scranton                           
            Detroit         Lak
                              Cleveland                                                                     Bus Travel
                                                     Allentown              New York
                                           Valley Forge                                                     sEptA Bus routEs: 215.580.4000. Rt 125:
                                                                                                            From Center City Philadelphia, with stops at The
                                                                   Philadelphia                             King of Prussia Mall, the Sheraton Valley Forge
                                                                                                            Hotel and Valley Forge National Historical Park.

                                                                                                            Rt 95: The King of Prussia Mall to Plymouth
               Cincinnati           Washington D.C.                                                         Meeting Mall.
                                                                              20                            Trains
                                                            Richmond                  0                     AMtrAK: 800.USA.RAIL. Service from New
               Lexington                                                            30
                                                                                                            York City, Washington, D.C., and other parts
                                                                       The Valley Forge Area Is:            of the country to Philadelphia, arriving at 30th
                                                                        58      mi. from Allentown          Street Station with connections to Ardmore.
                                                                        87      mi. from Atlantic City      sEptA pAoli rEgionAl high-spEED
                                                                        114 mi. from Baltimore              linE: 215.580.7800. Local trains from Philadel-
                                                                        126 mi. from Gettysburg             phia’s Suburban and 30th Street Stations to Paoli.
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                 Atlanta                                                91      mi. from Harrisburg
                                               Charleston               52      mi. from Lancaster          EntErprisE rEnt-A-CAr - D5 146 N.
                                                                                                            Henderson Rd, King of Prussia. 610.592.0317.
                                                                        110 mi. from New York City          Great rates, free pick-up and delivery service
                                                                        18      mi. from Philadelphia       with more than 130 convenient Delaware Valley
                                                                        150 mi. from Washington, D.C.       locations. We offer discounted corporate rates.
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                                                                        34      mi. from Wilmington, Del.   mation, contact Enterprise 1.800.Rent.Car or go
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