National Parks to Visit in the Philadelphia Area

Check out some of the National Parks you can visit around the Philadelphia region.

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Independence Mall
The region’s most historic park is right in our backyard. The historic area on 5th & Market includes attractions like the Liberty Bell and tours of Independence Hall.
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Edgar Allen Poe House
nThe renowned author lived in this Philadelphia home on 7th & Spring Garden Street, where you can take a guided tour through the house, or make your way around on your own. While there, patrons can discover old books and letters throughout the home.
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Gloria Dei Church
What is now Pennsylvania was once New Sweden. The Gloria Dei Church is one of the last links to that historic past. You can visit the site’s burial grounds which are shared both by patriots and everyday citizens, or explore the sculptures and structures within the church.
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Gettysburg National Military Park
Home to the Civil War’s iconic battle, Gettysburg National Park is now sprawling with things to do. Take a tour that will guide you through the battlefield and break down how it unfolded. You can also enjoy hiking, biking, and horseback riding around the site, with trails in and out of the surrounded forests.
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Visit the home of this Polish military engineer who helped the colonies win the Revolutionary War. In his home on 3rd & Pine Street, Thaddeus Kosciuszko welcomed icons like Thomas Jefferson. Get there while you can- the park is only open from April to October from 12-4 P.M.
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The pinelands were established as the country’s first national reserve in 1978. The sprawling reserve spans seven counties in New Jersey. You explore the park to find hikes, rare plants and animals, and even miles of blueberry fields.
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Located in Montgomery County, Valley Forge National Historical Park features a variety of habitats in its 3,500 acre park. Along with the sprawling green space and trails, the park also rivers, wetlands, and meadows.. Valley Forge is the infamous landmark of the Revolutionary War, where almost 2,000 American Continental Army soldiers died during the brutal winter of 1777 to 1778.
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