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Downtown Haddonfield, NJ

There are many reasons why Philadelphia Magazine chose Haddonfield as Best Main Street Shopping in the Delaware Valley. Haddonfield is a lovingly-preserved town with a strong history dating back to 1682, A short ride from Center City on the Patco Speedline takes you to the heart of the retail district. Spend an afternoon strolling the tree-lined streets with more than 200 shops, galleries and restaurants offering unique items with old-world hospitality. It’s no wonder that Haddonfield is consistently ranked one of the top towns year after year.

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Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday 10 Am to 4 Pm, March to December, winter by chance or appointment, please check the website at www.fortmifflin.us.
Site of the largest bombardment of the Revolutionary War during the Fall of 1777. The valiant defense of the fort provided Washington time to establish winter quarters in Valley Forge and thus gave us the title “the Fort That Saved America.” Museum, 14 original historic buildings, guided tours, gift shop, areas for hiking and picnics along the picturesque Delaware River. School, Group, and Summer Camp programs available.

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The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Admission is $5.
This non-collecting art museum presents more than 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society. Located just of I-95 and a few blocks from the train station.

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Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill, designated by Philadelphia Magazine as Philly’s best Main Street shopping, is fabulous year-round with an amazing selection of dining options too. Only 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia and easily accessible train, Chestnut Hill offers the nostalgia of Main Street. 215/247-6696 or www.chestnuthillpa.com.

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Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site

9:30 am-4:30 pm Tues-Sat; 12-4:30 pm Sun. Admission. Winter hours begin in December. Please call.
Site of the largest land battle of the American Revolution, Sept. 11, 1777. Museum, guided tours of headquarters of Washington and Lafayette, museum shop, areas for hiking and picnics. Events throughout the year include battle reenactments, summer history camps, Commemoration Day for both Sept. 11, 1777 and 2001, and the Battlefield by Candlelight in December.

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Abington Art Center

Gallery hours: Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. until 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission: donations requested. aaclogo2
Abington Art Center hosts rotating exhibitions for today’s artists in its galleries and its unique 27 acre Sculpture Park. AAC is a member supported cultural center that provides opportunities to experience, appreciate, and participate in the arts. Visit www.abingtonartcenter.org for more information about upcoming programs, events, and exhibits or check out www.visitsecretplaces.org.

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