10 Things to Do in Essington That You Shouldn't Miss

December 12, 2017 Etsuko Causey

Tinicum Township, more popularly known as "Tinicum Island" or "The Island", is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,091 at the 2010 census, down from 4,353 at the 2000 census. Included within the township's boundaries are the communities of Essington and Lester. One of the island's notable aspects is the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, attracting visitors to the island year-round. The international terminal, the western end of the airfield, and runways 9L/27R and 9R/27L of Philadelphia International Airport are located in Tinicum Township.
Restaurants in Essington

1. Harrah's Philadelphia

777 Harrahs Blvd, Chester, PA 19013-4505 +1 484-490-1800
Excellent
42%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Harrah's Philadelphia

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack is open 24 hours 7 days a week - 365 days a year! Ready for virtually limitless slot action, pulse-pounding horse racing and non-stop thrills? We'll see you at Harrah's Philly! Gambling Problem? Call 1800Gambler.

Reviewed By flyers1130 - Westville, New Jersey

Needs more cleaning of the areas where we eat and get beverages. Staff needs more training to make the experience better.

2. The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

500 College Ave, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1306 +1 610-328-8025
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

Reviewed By petermcarey - Tampa, Florida

The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College is a beautiful place to hike, wander, and spend an afternoon. Just great!

3. MacDade Bowl

2105 Macdade Blvd, Holmes, PA 19043-1210 +1 610-532-9044
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

MacDade Bowl

Reviewed By Pam_gardengirl - Norwood, Pennsylvania

Classic old bowling alley, but with some modern features (nighttime glow bowling). They have a great program for kids in the summer, they can bowl free! You can also purchase a family pass for the summer at a really reasonable price.

4. Morton Morton House

111 Leon Ave, Norwood, PA 19074-1616 +1 610-586-5800
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Morton Morton House

Reviewed By Adam C - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This is where the history of this house begins. Years before William Penn and his Quaker followers set foot on America's shores, Swedish settlers had established a settlement along the Delaware River and Bay. The house is located in a secluded, residential area of Norwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, at the confluence of Darby and Muckinpates Creeks. In fact, the Darby Creek is practically at the front door. The house was built around 1750 by Morton Morton (1701-1781) a great-grandson of Marten Martenson, who settled in what was then called "New Sweden" in 1654. Morton Morton was also a cousin of John Morton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The current president of the Norwood Historical Society, Judy Anastasi, gave an enthusiastic and passionate tour of the house and also explained its (and the family's) importance from pre-Colonial Era to Post-Civil War period. She also explained the apathy in more recent years that led to the eventual abandonment of the building before beginning restoration.

5. Bridgeport Speedway

83 Floodgate Rd, Swedesboro, NJ 08085-4419 +1 856-467-4408
Excellent
100%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Bridgeport Speedway

Reviewed By Scott B - Cincinnatus, New York

show moved right along, excellent competitive racing, started right on time. track stayed in excellent shape. food great. promoter thanked everybody & shook hands on way out. nice touch! excellent announcers & sound system. great lighting

6. Governor Printz Park

2nd Street & Taylor Avenue, 2nd Street & Taylor Avenue, Essington, PA 19029
Excellent
25%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Governor Printz Park

Reviewed By MNtravelbugs02 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

It was cold when we visited, so there wasn't a lot of activity. The park's historical information markers are broken and so etched that you can't really read them. The shore needed to be cleaned, but coming from Minnesota, we understand waiting until warmer weather comes for the clean-up.

7. Talen Energy Stadium

1 Stadium Dr, Chester, PA 19013-1940 +1 610-859-3100
Excellent
47%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Talen Energy Stadium

Reviewed By coachwnh - Bath, Pennsylvania

What a beautiful stadium and fantastic place to watch professional soccer. We have visited several times and always enjoyed ourselves. There are plenty of safe parking lots for tailgating. There aren't any bad seats in the stadium. Food prices are somewhat cheaper than MLB and NFL stadiums, but beer prices are similar. Look forward to going back soon.

8. Norwood Historical Society

E Winona Ave, Norwood, PA 19074 +1 610-586-5800
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Norwood Historical Society

Reviewed By Adam C - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This is where the history of this house begins. Years before William Penn and his Quaker followers set foot on America's shores, Swedish settlers had established a settlement along the Delaware River and Bay. The house is located in a secluded, residential area of Norwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, at the confluence of Darby and Muckinpates Creeks. In fact, the Darby Creek is practically at the front door. The house was built around 1750 by Morton Morton (1701-1781) a great-grandson of Marten Martenson, who settled in what was then called "New Sweden" in 1654. Morton Morton was also a cousin of John Morton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The current president of the Norwood Historical Society, Judy Anastasi, gave an enthusiastic and passionate tour of the house and also explained its (and the family's) importance from pre-Colonial Era to Post-Civil War period. She also explained the apathy in more recent years that led to the eventual abandonment of the building before beginning restoration.

9. Linvilla Orchards

137 W Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063-5499 +1 610-876-7116
Excellent
56%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 282 reviews

Linvilla Orchards

Linvilla Orchards, about 30 miles from Philadelphia, celebrates its 103rd year in 2017. In addition to environmentally-focused indoor miniature golf, this is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, environment and education. The farm market sells a broad range of fresh produce and gourmet specialties. Load up on their signature pies, homemade salsas and guacamole. The Orchards Garden Center features an array of annuals, perennials, herbs, succulents, fruit trees, shrubs, evergreens, soils, mulches, garden tools and plant care products.

Reviewed By DKTrips_2013 - Media, Pennsylvania

Took my niece and nephews to cut Christmas tree. The whole trip was an adventure. Though I think the hayride was voted the best part of the trip. We got there early on the Saturday after thanksgiving maybe around 10, there weren’t too many people so the kids had the whole hayride almost to themselves. So they got goofy. By the time we left in a couple of hours, there was a line to get on.

We have been getting our trees here for 2 years now. They are perfect.

But I think the experience is the best! We go fruit picking a couple of times a year too.

10. Cedarvale Winery

205 Repaupo Station Rd, Swedesboro, NJ 08085-4410
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Cedarvale Winery

Reviewed By Dennis S - Long Branch, New Jersey

Cedarvale was our first stop on a weekend of South Jersey wineries. The winery is located in a rural area surrounded by farms. When we arrived, we were cordially greeted by Marsha, the owner. We began our tasting and were impressed by the flavor of the wines tasted and the congeniality of the owner. We purchased several bottles of wine and chatted with Marsha. I'll definitely make this a stop on our next trip near this area.

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