county in Pennsylvania, United States

Montgomery County (known sometimes as "Montco") is a county northwest of Philadelphia. It ranges in character from farm country to suburbia. It has a population of over 830,000 (2019), making it the third most populous county in Pennsylvania. The county seat and largest community is Norristown.

CitiesEdit

 
Map of Montgomery County (Pennsylvania)

Get inEdit

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL IATA): Fly in from any major airport. Approximately 30-minute drive from Philadelphia.
  • SEPTA Regional Rail Connects Philadelphia to Montgomery County. See Schedules
  • By car from Philadelphia: I-76 West, I-95 North.
  • By car from Allentown: I-476
  • By Greyhound bus twice a day from the New York Port Authority bus terminal on 8th Ave. between 40th and 41st St. in Manhattan., $27-45, 2¼hr
  • By Bieber Tourways bus four times a day from the New York Port Authority bus terminal, $24-35, 2¼hr

SeeEdit

There are historic sites all over Montgomery County, each representing a unique aspect of its history.

  • John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, +1 610-666-5593. This museum was the first home of the famous artist James Audubon.
  • Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, +1 610-287-9349. Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM Su 1PM-4PM.
  • Peter Wentz Farmstead, east of intersection of Routes 73 and 363, Center Point, Worcester, +1 610-584-5104. Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM Su 1PM-4PM. This stone house was finished in 1758, and was George Washington's headquarters during 1777.
  • Pottsgrove Manor, 100 West King Street, Pottstown, +1 610-326-4014. Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM; Su 1PM-4PM. This manor was build in 1752 and housed the founder of Pottstown.

There are several beautiful parks in Montgomery County, which are great for fishing, barbecuing, and nature hiking.

  • Green Lane Park, 2144 Snyder Rd, Green Lane (Routes 29 & 63), +1 215-234-4528.
  • Central Perkiomen Valley park, 1 Plank Road, Schwenksville, +1 610-287-6970.
  • Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown, +1 610-270-0215.
  • Lorimer Park, 183 Moredon Rd, Huntingdown Valley, +1 215-947-3477.
  • Fort Washington State Park, in Whitemarsh Township.

DoEdit

 
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Montgomery County parks and historical sites are a must see when visiting this area. This is an excellent destination for eco-tourism because there is an abundance of wildlife and outdoor activities to enjoy. [1]. A great place to take the kids for some miniature golf and get in some quality family time. They also have driving ranges, batting cages, golf lessons, and an extreme skate park.

  • [dead link] Garden Golf and Go Karts, 700 Upper State Rd, North Wales, +1 215 393-7700. Fun for adults, teens, and kids. Garden Golf has a batting range, miniature golf and go karting. This fun center is located near the Montgomery Mall and several other stores.
  • Spring Mountain, 757 Spring Mount Rd, Spring Mount, toll-free: +1-888-305-5044. Spring mountain offers many adventure activities for all seasons. Skiing, snowboarding and tubing are available during the winter. Rockclimbing, canopy tours, and Geo Caching are available during the spring, summer and fall. This is a great place to have fun outdoors with family and friends.
  • Richard Wall House Museum
  • World of Scouting Museum, Rt. 23, Valley Forge Park - (on the grounds of the Washington Memorial Chapel), Valley Forge, +1 610 783-5311. The World of Scouting Museum chronicles the growth of both the Boy Scout and Girl Scout movements worldwide through exhibits of one-of-a-kind items. Located on the campus of the Washington Memorial Chapel.
  • Hy Lit Radio Technologies, Inc., The Tower at Oak Hill - 1600 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley, +1 610 664-2499.
  • Renaissance Artist Puppet Company, The Montgomery County Cultural Center - 208 DeKalb Street, Norristown, +1 610 630-4259. Quality Puppet theatre performances for family enjoyment. Unique interactive walk-around character entertainers for events. Staged Performances and Walk-around characters based on culture, history educational subjects. Facilitators for Corporate teamwork seminars.
  • Arnold's Family Fun Center, 2200 West Drive - 422 Business Center, Oaks, +1 610 666-0600. Arnold's Family Fun Center offers go-karts, laser tag, bumper cars, duck pin bowling, inflatable bounces, and the largest arcade in the area! Corporate and birthday parties are available.
  • Peter Wentz Farmstead, Shearer Rd - Near Intersection of Rts 73 and 363, Worcester, +1 610 584-5104. Restored Colonial farmhouse where Washington planned the Battle of Germantown. 18th century German kitchen garden; gift shop; farm animals.
  • Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St - PO Box 712, Phoenixville, +1 610 917-1228. Non-profit, single screen historic theatre which presents art & independent film, children's programs and classic film.
  • Green Lane Park, Green Lane, Upper Frederick, Upper Hanover, Marlborough Twps - Rts 29 & 63, Green Lane, +1 215 234-4528. The park consists of over 3400 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 environmental classes.
  • Par Breakers Golf Academy, 99 Brower Avenue - Suite 2300, Oaks, +1 610 666-9000. An indoor driving range offering video lessons, this 10,000 sq. ft. practice facility features nine driving stalls, short game area and sand bunker. Pro shop, golf camps and more.
  • Schuylkill Canal Recreation Area, 400 Towpath Rd - Upper Providence Township, Mont Clare, +1 610 917-0021. 60-acre linear park parallels Schuylkill River. 2.5-mile watered canal, tow path and trails for hiking, bird watching, boating, fishing. Remains of historic Lock 60 and beautifully restored Locktender's house.
  • Ursinus College/Berman Museum, 601 E. Main St - Ursinus College, Collegeville, +1 610 409-3500. Noted for its rich diversity, the museum presents exhibits and programs to fost great art literacy.
  • Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Rt 23, Valley Forge, +1 610 933-8825. Educational organization dedicated to teaching Americans about America and promoting responsible citizenship.
  • Washington Memorial Chapel, Rt 23, Valley Forge, +1 610 783-0120. Commemorates George Washington's life and the nation's history with rich, decorative elements, including statues, carvings, and soaring stained glass windows. National Patriots Bell Tower features Justice Bell, cast to support women's suffrage. Washington National Carillon recitals follow 11:15AM Sun service. Jun-Aug, summer concert series. Route 23, Valley Forge National Historical Park.
  • Asher's Chocolates, 80 Wambold Rd, Souderton. Manufacturer of quality chocolates for more than 100 years. We also produce the largest line of low carb, sugar-free chocolate confections in the industry. Self-guided factory tours available daily.
  • Edwards - Freeman Nut Company, 441 E. Hector St, Conshohocken, +1 610 828-7441. Turn-of-the-20th-century nostalgia "old days" outlet store roasts peanuts and makes peanut, almond and cashew butter. Variety of candies, chocolate, fudge, nuts and gourmet coffee.
  • Clydesdale Ridge, 1494 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, +1 610 970-6300. The only Clydesdale equestrian farm on the East Coast. Its award-winning, six-horse hitch ranks third in the world and first in five states. Festivals/event services. Farm visits by appointment.
  • Greater Valley Forge Picnic & Sports Complex-Camp Kweebec, 157 Game Farm Road, Schwenksville, +1 610 667-2123. Corporate picnics, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, team building. More than 150 acres of beautiful grounds with many amenities including zip line, paint ball, and go-karts.
  • Dave & Busters, 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting. Great food, lively atmosphere, and an awesome gaming room! A unique location for your next private party or corporate event; we have it all, for all ages! Eat, drink, play!
  • Lu Lu Shriners, 5140 Butler Pk, Plymouth Meeting, +1 610 828-9050. Meeting facility for fraternal organization of 3,000 members. Serves 5 county Philadelphia area. Rental space up to 400, reception up to 500, banquet up to 700, also with a theatre and some classroom space.
  • Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, +1 215 641-6505. The Lively Arts series is a focal point for culture in the area. Audiences experience the arts first-hand through performances of regional and national artists in dance, music, and theatre.
  • The Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook R, Pottstown, +1 610 608-7405. A national historic landmark from the Big Band Era. 20,000 sq ft of convention space. Seating for 2,000. In 2009, full line-up of entertainment, themed banquet and dinner theater shows.
  • Woodmont Palace Mission Inc., 1622 Spring Mill Rd, Gladwyne, +1 610 525-5598. National Historic Landmark. 1892 French Gothic manor house, gardens, ponds, woodland. Headquarters of Father Divine's International Peace Mission Movement. Modest dress required.
  • Highlands Mansion & Gardens, 7001 Sheaff Ln, Fort Washington, +1 215 641-2687. 44-acre historic site with a late 18th century Georgian mansion and two-acre formal garden.
  • [dead link] Temple University Ambler, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, +1 267 468-8000. The 187-acre campus, is home to the Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler and the Center for Sustainable Communities. Offers diverse entertaining, engaging community programs for students and the public.
  • Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Rd, Schwenksville, +1 610 287-9349. Turn-of-the-20th century country gentleman's estate of Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker. Victorian family furnishings. and political memorabilla.
  • Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St, Pottstown, +1 610 326-4014. Historic 1752 home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown. Pottsgrove Manor offers a unique look at the lifestyle and times of John Potts, his family, servants and slaves.
  • Hope Lodge & Mather Mill, 553 S. Bethlehem Pk, Fort Washington, +1 215 646-1595. Georgian estate built between 1743-1748 by Quaker entrepreneur Samuel Morris.
  • Graeme Park, 859 County Line Rd, Horsham, +1 215 343-0965. Colonial mansion built in 1722 for Provincial Governor Sir William Keith, Colonial governor of Pennsylvania.
  • Augustus Lutheran Church, 717 W. Main St, Trappe, +1 610 489-9625. Old Augustus Lutheran Church founded 1730, built in 1743 by Reverend Henry Melchior Muhlenburg. The Church is the oldest unchanged Lutheran church in America. Tours available year-round by appointment. Call for hours.
  • Morgan Log House, 850 Weikel Road, Kulpsville, +1 215 368-2480. 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. Hours change seasonally.
  • The Washington Memorial Heritage, Rt. 23 Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge, +1 610 783-0120. The Washington Memorial Heritage is a secular, non-profit corporation that preserves and maintains the Washington Memorial Chapel, one of the nation's most important examples of Gothic Revival architecture, and its carillon.
  • Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, 85 S. Walnut St, Boyertown, +1 610 367-2090. Pennsylvania heritage collection; 100+ autos, trucks, and horse-drawn vehicles built in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd, Glenside, +1 215 572-2998. Grey Towers Castle, built in 1897; elegant Rose & Mirror Rooms, facilities for conferences, events and weddings. Art gallery. National Historic Landmark. For information call 215.572.2900.
  • Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary St, Pennsburg, +1 215 679-3103. Experience PA German Culture through exhibits of folk art and history including renowned fraktur and textile collections.
  • The Stoogeum, 904 Sheble Lane, Springhouse, +1 267 468-0810. This is the world's only Three Stooges museum. View rare "Stoogeabilia" including personal belongings, movie props, toys and games. Enjoy the Stooges art gallery, theater and research library.
  • Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Rd, Harleysville, +1 215 256-3020. Enjoy exhibits and programs that tell the story of Mennonite faith and life in southeastern Pennsylvania. Research genealogy and local history in the historical library.
  • Bryn Mawr Film Institute and Cafe Seville, 824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, +1 215 542-9294. The Bryn Mawr Film Institute is a beautiful, restored, historic movie theater, with a full program of the finest in current, independent and international films, film discussions and courses. It also houses the Café Seville
  • Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, +1 610 527-4008. Exhibits the best in documentary, independent, and international films daily in restored historic theater. Special mid-week programs free for students. Kid's Saturday matinees and cult classic midnight movies run September-May. Theatre is open daily afternoons and evenings. Adm.
  • Red Buffalo Ranch, 1106 Anders Rd, Collegeville, +1 610 489-9707. Guided horseback trail rides for all ages. One hour or more through Evansburg State Park, 25 minutes away from Valley Forge National Historical Park. Open year round.
  • Schuylkill River Greenway Association, 140 College Dr, Pottstown, +1 484 945-0200. Trace the Schuylkill River from Pottsville to Philadelphia. Its 128 miles flow past pastoral countryside and the industrial past, into today's rich recreational, economic and historical resources.
  • Central Perkiomen Valley Park, Rts 29 & 73 on Plank Rd, Schwenksville, +1 610 287-6970. 630 acres along the Perkiomen Creek is a hiker's paradise year-round. A brief respite can be enjoyed in a 20-acre clearing set aside for pavilion picnicking and shuffleboard, volleyball and fishing.
  • Eagleville Park, Parkland Dr, Eagleville, +1 610 539-8020. Jogging trails, basketball, horseshoes, shuffle-board, tennis, hardball, playground and picnic pavilion by reservation.
  • Evansburg State Park, 851 Mayhall Rd, Collegeville, +1 610 409-1150. Hunting fishing, picnicking, hiking, equestrian trail, and youth hostel.
  • Lorimer State Park, Moredon Rd, Huntington Valley, +1 215 947-9708. 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.
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park in King of Prussia.
  • Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, 101 New Mill Rd, Oaks, +1 610 666-5371. Enjoy picnicking, band concerts (summer), fishing, hiking, jogging, cross-country skiing, and roller-blading.
  • Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd, Norristown, +1 610 270-0215. Pennsylvania has breath-taking beauty combined with a historical legacy that is second to none in the country. Has an abundance of both in Norristown Farm Park. Located in East and West Norriton Townships and Norristown Borough, the main entrance is off Germantown Pike. In 2003, more than 89,000 people visited this 700-acre park. A visitor can bicycle, walk, hike, run, jog, picnic, fish in a stocked trout stream, walk their dog, or view wildlife in their natural habitats. The Farm Park is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is operated and maintained by Montgomery County. This unique relationship blends recreational opportunities and agricultural activities. Activities: Hiking, biking, fishing, picnicking, jogging/running, skateboarding, roller blading/skating, wildlife viewing, nature photography, dog walking, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
  • Schuylkill River Trail, +1 610 666-5371. This 11.5-mile multi-use trail, running from Philadelphia to Valley Forge National Historical Park, is a popular destination for biking, rollerblading, jogging, and walking. The trail is administered by Lower Perkiomen Valley Park.
  • Upper Perkiomen Park and Green Lane Reservoir, Rt 29, Green Lane, +1 215 234-4863. Boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking and tennis.
  • Fort Washington State Park, 500 S. Bethlehem Pk, Fort Washington, +1 215 591-5250. Hiking, picnicking, and bird watching.
  • Upper Schuylkill Valley Park, Rt 113, Upper Providence, +1 610 984-5170. 15-acre display of wild animals and raptors indigenous to Pennsylvania. Featuring picnicking, fishing, and a wildlife center.
  • John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, 1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, +1 610 666-5593. The first American home of John James Audubon celebrates Audubon's artistic and scientific legacy. Small museum houses all of his major works on paper and several original oil paintings.Gift shop.
  • Jeffersonville Golf Club, 2400 West Main Street, Jeffersonville, +1 610 539-0422. Affordable yet challenging 18-hole Donald Ross-designed golf course with banquet and meeting space, full-service catering that can accommodate up to 200 guests for groups, outings and events.
  • 422 Business Center, 1230 East Circle Drive, Oaks, +1 610 666-6900. More than million square feet of exciting recreation, entertainment, and retail shopping. Just seconds off the Oaks exit of route 422.
  • The Golf Club at Shannondell, 2750 Egypt Road, Audubon, +1 610 666-7600. 18-hole golf course.
  • Bella Vista Golf Course, 2901 Fagleysville Road, Gilbertsville, +1 610 705-1855. 18-hole championship golf course open to the public. Well-manicured, 4 sets of tees, unique island green par 3. Group outings and leagues available.
  • Raven's Claw Golf Club, 120 Masters Drive, Pottstown, +1 610 495-4710. Rated #8 by Golf Digest Magazine; features new clubhouse, well-stocked pro-shop, Sheerin's Pub Restaurant, locker rentals. A country club experience at affordable prices; ideal for corporate golf outings and social events.
  • Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave, Glenside, +1 215 572-7650. 1,300-seat renovated, acoustically superb 1928 Vaudeville house. Headliner acts, theatrical performances, top name entertainers.
  • [dead link] Pottstown Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 675, Pottstown, +1 610 327-3614. Since 1964, the Pottstown Symphony has sustained a fully professional symphonic orchestra performing classical, holiday and pop concerts throughout the region. Call for locations. Rosalind Erwin, Music Director.
  • The Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb Street, Norristown, +1 610 279-1013. Non-profit 75-seat professional theater features main-stage and children's productions. New 40-seat blackbox theater showcases small companies and emerging artists. Also offer performing arts education for youth.
  • Montgomery Theater, 124 Main Street, Souderton, +1 215 723-9984. Traditional, alternative and children's productions come to life in a renovated, uniquely intimate, regional professional theater. Visit website for schedule and further information.
  • Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, +1 610 277-3825. North and South American wild animals in naturalistic settings. Focus on educating young children. Daily live animal shows during season, education programs, summer camp, birthday parties, playground, cafe, nature shop year-round.
  • Sky Riders Balloon Team, Collegeville (near Rte 113 and Main Street), +1 484 744-3161. See beautiful Montgomery County from above! A balloon flight is a unique experience, and also the best way to celebrate a special event. The Sky Riders pay special attention to safety and give you a great time floating above the Pennsylvania countryside, then you properly celebrate with a champagne toast. Call in advance for reservations.
  • 1 Arnold's Family Fun Center.,
  • 2 Sky Zone Oaks. - located in Oaks

BuyEdit

 
King Of Prussia Mall
  • 1 King of Prussia Mall, 160 N Gulph Rd, +1 610 265-5727. M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 11AM-6PM. The largest mall in the country in terms of leaseable retail floorspace with all the usual American mall shops and includes everything from shoes to jewelry and business suits. There are European stores like Versace. There are two parts to the mall, the Plaza and the Court providing both upmarket, quite ritzy stores as well as middle end stores. The mall caters to many tastes and styles.
  • Suburban Square. Outdoor retail stores and restaurants.
  • Norristown Business Development, 266 East Main Street - Suite 3, Norristown, +1 610 277-2641. Pennsylvania's 300-year-old historic, multicultural community and center of commerce has reinvented itself. Walk the same streets that Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain and Daniel Webster did. Shop, dine, browse, discover.
  • Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike - Suite L-150, Plymouth Meeting, +1 610 825-9351. Shopping surprises around every turn with Boscov's, Macy's and our 12-screen AMC Theater. Shop more than 110 specialty stores. There's a double-decker carousel, and miniature golf.
  • Bauman's Family PA Dutch Fruit Butters and Cider, 116 Hoffmansville Road, Sassamansville, +1 610 754-7251. Offering over 18 varieties of additive-free fresh fruit, butters, cider, and condiments since 1892. Factory tours available.
  • 2 Plaza Flowers (Philadelphia Flower Delivery), 417 Egypt Rd, Norristown (corner of Egypt Rd and Trooper Rd), +1 610 630-8825. M-F 7AM - 8PM, Sa 8AM - 8PM, Su 10AM - 5PM. Worldwide delivery of fine quality flowers, plants, gift baskets, Godiva Chocolate, Crabtree & Evelyn, and Bridgewater candles. Specializes in parties, conventions, banquets, weddings, and corporate gifts.
  • Ambler Flower & Gift Basket Shop, 107 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler, +1 215 646-6500. Featuring premium flowers, gift baskets and plants. Their exquisite creations are perfect for any personal or business event.
  • Montgomery Mall, 230 Mongomery Mall, North Wales (at intersection of Rts 309 & 202), +1 215 362-1600. Two-level enclosed shopping center featuring JC Penney, Macy's, Sears, and Wegmans, plus 150 specialty stores, services, and a food court.
  • Philadelphia Premium Outlets, 18 West Lightcap Road, Limerick, +1 610 495-9000. 150 outlet stores featuring designers and name brands, offering savings of 25% to 65%. Group discounts available.
  • Gravity Hair Salon, 77 East Butler Pke, Ambler, +1 215 542-2350. Experience a progressive salon, with a down to earth attitude. From cutting edge to classic; we offer the full gamut of styling techniques and services using only the best products.
  • Pure Spa, 79 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, +1 215 542-7873. Provides full spa and customized therapeutic treatments that are designed to promote relaxation and holistic healing for overall balance of the mind, body and spirit. Call for details.
  • Chapel Cabin Shop, Rt 23, Valley Forge, +1 610 783-0576. Handcrafted items, souvenirs, homemade jams, jellies, candies, gifts, lunch and snacks. Nonprofit shop with the proceeds benefiting maintenance of Chapel. Located behind the chapel.
  • Crossroad Gift & Thrift/ Ten Thousand Villages, 139 West Main Street, Norristown, +1 610 275-3772. Reasonably-priced imported handcrafted items; jewelry, pottery, brass, baskets, more. Sales support artisans in impoverished countries.
  • Country Club Editions (Golf Art Gallery), 203 DeKalb St, Bridgeport, +1 610 279-9880. Only shop in the world dedicated exclusively to golf art. Outstanding collection of more than 2,000 prints, photographs and sculptures.
  • Ambler Main Street, +1 215 641-1070. A welcoming community with a vibrant town center, offering shopping and nightlife with independent stores, restaurants, art-house movies, live theater and tree-lined streets, an easy 35-minute train ride to Philadelphia. While in Ambler Main Street don't forget to visit these unique shops and restaurants. Act II Playhouse (56 East Butler Pike Ambler), (p) 215.654.0200 (f) +1 215 654-9050 Box office: M-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 2-6PM. Professional live theater. Ambler Flower Shop (107 East Butler Pike Ambler), (p) +1 215 646-6500. M-F 9AM-5PM; Sa 9AM-5PM. Premium flowers, gift baskets,plants. Renew Theaters, Inc.)
  • Ardmore Business District (Historic Ardmore), Four miles east of Rt. 476 on Rt. 30 (Lancaster Avenue), Ardmore, +1 610 645-0540. Historic downtown showcasing a delightful blend of multi-cultural restaurants and specialty shops, including antique and gift stores. Located on Philadelphia's prestigious "Main Line" just minutes from Philadelphia and Valley Forge.
  • Main Street Hatboro, 17 S. York Road, Hatboro, +1 215 957-9790. Visit the town where Revolutionary War soldiers' hats were made. Established in the early 1700s, this wonderful "small town" boasts more than 100 stores, restaurants, historic sites and entertainment venues.
  • Souderton-Telford Main Streets, 18 Green Street, Souderton, +1 215 723-6627. Souderton-Telford Main Streets promotes distinctive business and cultural opportunities for two vibrant downtown communities. They also coordinate the Indian Valley Farmers' Market, the Souderton holiday parade and other community activities.
  • [formerly dead link] Visit Skippack Village, 4019 Skippack Pike, Skippack, +1 610 584-4577. 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.
  • Willow Grove Park Mall, 2500 W Moreland Rd Willow Grove, PA 19090, +1 215 657-6000. The Center features more than 130 specialty retailers and is anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Sears, Primark, Macy’s, and Nordstrom Rack.

EatEdit

  • Harvey's New Market Restaurant, 432 Pennsylvania Ave - (in the Holiday Inn - Ft. Washington), Ft. Washington, +1 215 643-3000. Combines hearty dining with an elegant atmosphere.
  • Brandywine Hunt Club & Grille, 640 W. Germantown Pk - Double Tree Guest Suites Hotel, Plymouth Meeting, +1 610 879-4160. The Brandywine is a charming restaurant with noted American cuisine. Ask about our Easter, Mother's Day, and Thanksgiving specials.
  • Shula's 347 at the Marriott Philadelphia West, 111 Crawford Street - Philadelphia Marriott West, West Conshohocken, +1 610 941-5600. Shula's 347 prepares a classic American cuisine, serving gourmet salads, fresh fish and Certified Angus Beef. Top shelf cocktails and wines make this restaurant perfect for social and business occasions.
  • Blush Restaurant & Bar, 24 North Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, +1 610 527-7700. Blush's Chef/Owner Nicholas Farina creates traditional and modern fusion dishes with a distinctive flair, complemented by an extensive wine list and a full bar. Sophisticated dining in a comfortable atmosphere.
  • Uno's Chicago Bar & Grill - Conshohocken, 1009 Ridge Pk, Conshohocken, +1 610 825-3050. Casual dining, Chicago style deep dish pizza. The original established in 1943. Pizza, chicken, steak, salads, a special kid's menu, something for everyone.
  • The Club at Shannondell, 2750 Egypt Road, Audubon, +1 610 666-7600. An elegant full service banquet and meeting faculty accommodating up to 150 people for memorable and successful events.
  • LaMassaria at Bella Vista Golf Course, 2901 Fagleysville Road, Gilbertsville, +1 610 705-1855. Breath taking banquet facility created from an 1802 farmstead barn. Two levels complete with separate entrances, patios and decks, and views. Seats up to 120 to 250 people respectively.
  • William Penn Inn, 1017 DeKalb Pike , Gwynedd, +1 215 699-9272. Continental country dining at an historic inn. Also has luxurious suites with private baths. Reservations requested.
  • Old Guard House Inn, 953 Youngsford Rd, Gladwyne, +1 610 649-9708. Superb country dining in a 200-year-old historic building. Seasonal American and Continental cuisine, fireplaces, cozy atmosphere, friendly service.
  • Joseph Ambler Inn Restaurant, 1005 Horsham Rd, North Wales, +1 215 362-7500. Changing menu of traditional and novel American cuisine accented by quiet country elegance and candlelit tables.
  • [dead link] Trinacria Restorante Italiano, 1016 DeKalb Pike (Rt. 202), Blue Bell, +1 610 275-0505. The taste of Italy. The elegance of fine dining in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Zagat Survey rated as one of America's top Italian restaurants. Groups, private parties welcome.
  • [dead link] Sorella Rose Bar and Grill at the Springfield Hotel, 1800 Bethlehem Pk, Flourtown, +1 215 233-0616. Casual dining in a charming 19th-century inn. American cuisine featuring steaks, seafood, and innovative pastas. Open air porch dining. Banquet facilities for up to 200.
  • The Copperfield Inn at Lakeside, 594 W. Ridge Pk, Limerick, +1 484-938-7082. An outstanding restaurant and banquet/corporate event facility.
  • Chadwick's Restaurant & Bar, 2750 Egypt Road, Audubon, +1 610 666-7600. Offering a perfect blend of casual American cuisine, relaxing family atmosphere and friendly service for a dining experience unmatched in the area. Open daily.
  • Great American Grill Restaurant, 530 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington, +1 215 366-1006. Located in the Hilton Garden Inn serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service in the evening and on-site catering available.
  • Taylor's at the Olde Mill, 200 West Marshall Street, Norristown, +1 610 272-2011. Experience mouth-watering, savory New Southern Cuisine while enjoying live jazz and blues, performed by nationally renowned musicians, in a renovated, historic mill. Private parties and meetings for up to 340.
  • Palace of Asia Indian Restaurant, 285 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, +1 215 646-2133. Fine restaurant, bar and banquet facility, rated "Excellent" by Zagat, presenting a wide selection of Indian haute cuisine. A healthful alternative made from the finest and freshest ingredients. Catering available.
  • Sheerin's Pub & Restaurant, 120 Masters Drive, Pottstown, +1 610 495-4710. "Build Your Own" sandwiches, burgers, ribs or steaks served by our friendly staff. Enjoy lunch or dinner. The ambiance is perfect for a few friends or a large group.
  • Texas Roadhouse Restaurant, 70 Buckwalter Road, Royersford, +1 610 948-4006. A comfortable, down-home place for delicious food and friendly folks. Serving hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, hot freshly baked bread, ice cold beer, and legendary margaritas.

BudgetEdit

Mid-rangeEdit

  • Gullifty's Restaurant, 1149 E Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr. Fast, fun, and friendly restaurant, great beer, extensive menu.

SplurgeEdit

  • La Collina, 37 Ashland Ave # 41, Bala Cynwyd. Glamorous Italian restaurant, high on a hill overlooking Manayunk. Well thought out wine list. They dress up on Saturday night's for dancing and a show.

DrinkEdit

Montgomery County has a long list of pubs and bars. They all have lots of drink specials and events.

  • Brownies 23 East, 23 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, +1 610 649-8389. With themed specials like “Sink or Swim”, its no wonder that the surrounding Main Line college crowds pack themselves into this two level hotspot. Happy hours include 75 cent drinks and free food, and different specials are offered every night.
  • John Henry's, 98 Cricket Ave, Ardmore, +1 610 726-9193. Relaxed atmosphere, inexpensive and friendly. The food is simple but fresh and there are some good drink specials
  • The Grog, 836 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, +1 610 527-5870.
  • Kelly's Tab Room, 1107 E Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, +1 610 520-9344.
  • Maloney's, 1009 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, +1 610 520-2589.
  • Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, 1460 Bethlehem Pike - The Shoppes at English Village, North Wales, +1 267 708-2739. Casual, upscale and distinctive. New American cuisine and award-winning handcrafted ales and lagers served in a rich mahogany setting with vaulted copper ceilings, open kitchen and on-site brewery.


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There are a large number of quality hotels, motels, and meeting facilities that serve both the business traveler and tourist. All together, Montgomery County has over 6,000 rooms available, including small bed and breakfast establishments.

  • Philadelphia Marriott West, 111 Crawford Ave, West Conshohocken, +1 610-941-5600. This full-service hotel in West Conshohocken is located between downtown Philadelphia and the airport, featuring wedding sites, meeting facilities, and more.
  • Courtyard Philadelphia Montgomeryville, 544 Dekalb Pike, Montgomeryville, +1 215-699-7247. This is a non-smoking hotel with wireless capabilities. There is complimentary parking onsite for this hotel. This hotel is in near the Montgomery Mall and other shops as well as an assortment of restaurants.
  • Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center, 1431 Morris Road - Rt 202 & Morris Road, Blue Bell, +1 215 616-8500. Historic property features over 141 luxurious hotel rooms and suites, 19 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, two ballrooms, casual restaurant, championship golf and other recreational facilities. Celebrity Chef, Jim Coleman, presides over the facility's renowned culinary team.
  • Klein Corporate Services, 131 Mill Grove Dr, Norristown, +1 610 666-5414. Wide selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and rental townhouses in King of Prussia, Valley Forge, Royersford, Blue Bell, Exton, Doylestown. Options include swimming pools, tennis courts, health clubs, golf and cable TV. Minimum stay of 60 days.
  • Korman Communities, 1560 Wick Lane, Blue Bell, +1 610 275-5265. Minimum stay 30 days. One-, two-, three-bedroom townhouses with fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, linen package, washer/dryer, cable TV. Club facilities with fitness center, sauna, swimming pool, massage therapy, on-site spa, dry cleaning service, lighted tennis court.
  • Korman Residential Meadowbrook, 167 Meadowbrook Dr, Huntingdon Valley, +1 215 947-0101. Minimum stay 30 days. Outdoor pool, lighted tennis court, universal weight equipment, golf course, furnished and unfurnished apartments available. Washer/dryer. Fireplace available. Small pets welcome. Monthly rates available. Easy access to I-95, PA Tpk and New Jersey.
  • Twin Turrets Inn, 11 E. Philadelphia Ave, Boyertown, +1 610 367-4513. 1860 Victorian has all the amenities, antiques throughout. Thick robes and thirsty towels compliment your private bath. Breakfast at your convenience in your suite, dining room, patio or gardens. Golf, baseball, antiques and Reading Outlets nearby. Mobil and AAA recommended.
  • Shearer Elegance Bed & Breakfast, 1154 Main Street, Linfield, +1 610 495-7429. Beautiful Victorian mansion with spectacular landscaping. Seven rooms, including three suites, feature private baths and amenities. Meetings, parties, weddings, luncheons. Great business rates. Two miles from Philadelphia Premium Outlets. AAA approved. Call for reservations.
  • DoubleTree Guest Suites Philadelphia West, 640 W. Germantown Pk, Plymouth Meeting, +1 610 834-8300. 252 spacious, well appointed suites feature a living room and a separate master bedroom, wet bar, iron and ironing board, coffee maker and refrigerator. Relax at the indoor pool, sun deck, whirlpool, sauna and exercise room. Brandywine Hunt Club & Grille.
  • Holiday Inn Fort Washington, 432 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Washington, +1 215 643-3000. At PA Tpk exit 339, this 216-room hotel and conference center features 10,000 sq ft of meeting space, Harvey's Restaurant, Holly's Lounge, business center, outdoor pool, and fitness center.
  • Hyatt Summerfield Suites Plymouth Meeting, 501 E. Germantown Pk, East Norriton, +1 610 313-9990. An all-suite hotel featuring 131 units. One bedroom/one bath and two bedroom/two bath suites with full kitchens and separate living rooms. The hotel offers amenities ideal for the business or leisure traveler.
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton - Lansdale, 1200 Pennbrooke Pkwy, Lansdale, +1 215 362-6400. 170-suite hotel in the Lansdale area. Complimentary breakfast and M-Th Managers' reception. Meeting space, business center, outdoor pool, fitness room. 100% satisfaction guarantee. Hilton Honors Reward Program.
  • Marriott Philadelphia West, 111 Crawford Ave, West Conshohocken, +1 610 941-5600. 286 rooms a few miles from Philadelphia ,Valley Forge, and Villanova; the Philadelphia Marriott West accommodates leisure travelers, business functions and social events. Enjoy contemporary style at this Marriott hotel.
  • Days Inn-Horsham, 245 Easton Rd, Horsham, +1 215 674-2500. 171 guest rooms; in-room coffee; premium TV channels with Nintendo; microwave; fridge; irons and boards; hair dryers; free local calls; continental breakfast; free weekday newspaper; business center; meeting space; fitness center; pet friendly.
  • Comfort Inn Pottstown, 99 Robinson St, Pottstown, +1 610 326-5000. Voted "Pottstown's Favorite Hotel." Heated outdoor pool. Free Continental breakfast, Wi-Fi. Walk to nine restaurants. Philadelphia Premium Outlets, KOP Mall, Vanity Fair Outlets nearby.
  • [dead link] Courtyard by Marriott Plymouth Meeting, 651 Fountain Road, Plymouth Meeting, +1 610 238-0695. Moderately priced, limited full service hotel with 157 rooms and suites. Rooms include blow dryers, irons, and boards, along with coffee makers. Enjoy the indoor pool, spa, and exercise room.
  • French Creek Inn, Rts 23 & 724, Phoenixville, +1 610 935-3838. Family-run establishment. Western gateway to Valley Forge and eastern gateway to Amish country. Beautifully decorated spacious rooms, all with private baths, cable TV, opening from central hall, all one floor. Very reasonable rates. Good value.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Valley Forge, 100 Cresson Blvd, Phoenixville, +1 610 676-0900. Hampton Inn and Suites - Valley Forge/Oaks offers 107 deluxe rooms and two-room suites with kitchens. Free Continental breakfast, local calls, high-speed internet, HBO business center, meeting rooms, heated outdoor pool and exercise room.
  • [dead link] SpringHill Suites - Plymouth Meeting, 430 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting, +1 610 940-0400. Marriott's moderately priced, 199-room, all-suite hotel features separate areas for eating, working, relaxing and sleeping. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary Continental buffet breakfast and free high speed internet access.
  • Quality Inn Pottstown, 61 West King Street, Pottstown, +1 610 326-6700. The Quality Inn Pottstown is the only full service hotel in town. This location is very convenient and offers coporate meeting and banquet facilities for 350 people.
  • Courtyard by Marriott - Montgomeryville, 544 DeKalb Pike, North Wales, +1 215 699-7247. 102 rooms. Directly across the street from the Montgomery Mall, adjacent to Chili's Restaurant. High speed internet access, queen or king beds, voice mail, meeting rooms.
  • Homewood Suites - Valley Forge, 681 Shannondell Boulevard, Audubon, +1 610 539-7300. 123 studios, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom suites. Complimentary hot breakfast each morning and an evening social Monday through Thursday nights.
  • Motel 6 Pottstown, 78 Robinson Street, Pottstown, +1 610 819-1288. A 47 room hotel with comfortable lodging with friendly service - all at an ecomonical price!
  • Courtyard Valley Forge Collegeville, 600 Campus Drive, Collegeville, +1 484 974-2600. 132 rooms. Marriott rewards, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center on-site, restaurant, free high-speed internet, five spacious meeting rooms. Great weekend rates!
  • Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington Philadelphia, 530 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington, +1 215 646-4637. Fort Washington's newest hotel features an indoor pool and fitness center, and 24-hour business center. All rooms equipped with refrigerators, microwave ovens and coffee makers. 2,000 square-feet of meeting space available.
  • Hampton Inn - Plymouth Meeting, 2055 Chemical Rd, Plymouth Meeting, +1 610 567-0900. 136 rooms. Features complimentary hot breakfast buffet, restaurant and fitness room on-site. Additional dining and shopping within walking distance. Internet access, HBO, USA Today and local calls. Group rates and Hilton Honors Rewards.
  • Best Western Pottstown Inn, 1600 Industrial Highway, Pottstown, +1 610 327-3300. It offers 122 nicely-appointed rooms complete with flat screen televisions, free high-speed wireless Internet, microwaves and refrigerators.
  • Chubb Hotel & Conference Center, 800 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, +1 610 825-8000. Deluxe hotel, fabulous dining, championship golf course, and state-of-the-art conference center on 300 acres located just minutes from Philadelphia and Valley Forge.
  • Joseph Ambler Inn, 1005 Horsham Rd, North Wales, +1 215 362-7500. Authentically restored country inn on 12-acres of rolling countryside has 52 guest rooms, decorated with antiques and period furnishings, an elegant colonial restaurant in a restored barn. Romantic getaways, banquets, weddings, meetings.
  • The National Christian Conference Center, 1485 Valley Forge Road, Valley Forge, +1 610 935-9100. Restful setting for insightful reflection nestled amid 47 acres of beautiful countryside. Host church/personal retreats, weekend conferences, leadership seminars, board meetings. 55 guest rooms. Conference packages available.

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