Pennsylvania Bucket List ~ Philadelphia and the Countryside Region

Another area I’ve visited long ago was Philadelphia. This area is so rich with history that I’d love to return as an adult and really soak it all in.


  • Neshaminy State Park: This natural area outside the city offers views of the Philadelphia skyline from a few of the hiking trails.

Chadds Ford

  • Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site: Brings to life the largest Revolutionary War Battle.


  • French Creek State Park: Beautiful park area along French Creek.

Fort Washington

  • Fort Washington State Park: Great place to hike; named for the temporary fort Washington built in the area.

King of Prussia

  • Valley Forge National Historical Park: Learn all about the historic headquarters of Washington’s army.


  • Ridley Creek State Park: Hike along this creek that contains a small waterfall.


  • Fort Mifflin: Fort that dates back to the Revolutionary War.
  • Franklin Institute: One of the nation’s most celebrated science museums that offers lots of hands on exhibits.
  • Independence National Historical Park: Preserves several sites related to the founding of the country and the Revolutionary War.
  • Liberty Bell Center: View the famous icon of American independence.
  • Philadelphia Zoo: Visit the first true zoo in the United States.
  • US Mint: Take a tour of the US Mint, one of the first things established after forming the US government.

Upper Black Eddy

  • Ringing Rocks Park: Park that features unique rocks that ring like a bell when struck.

Washington Crossing

  • Washington Crossing Historic Park: Explore the historic site where Washington crossed the Delaware River.

West Chester

  • American Helicopter Museum: Hands on museum that has several helicopters on display.

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