Top 10 Things to do in Havertown, United States

October 30, 2017 Yuk Petri

Havertown is a residential suburban unincorporated community in Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States, approximately 9 miles west of the center of Philadelphia. Havertown's ZIP Code is 19083.
Restaurants in Havertown

1. The Barnes Foundation

300 N Latches Ln, Merion, PA 19066-1729 +1 215-278-7350
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4.5 based on 203 reviews

The Barnes Foundation

Reviewed By Elisabeth B - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Before summer ends you might want to take a walk through the Barnes Arboretum, a hidden treasure of horticultural rarities spread over 12-acres in suburban Merion, Pa., a short distance from the art filled Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

The Arboretum was Mrs. Barnes’ passion. The Barnses purchased the land in 1922 from an equally devoted horticulturalist who had made it his mission to create a park-like setting that could thrive here for ever. Many of the trees then planted still do. Mrs. Barnes complemented the woods with thousands of rare plant specimens including dogwoods, lilacs, horsetails, medicinal plants, a fern dell, a unique collection of hostas and an extensive herbarium that ultimately encompassed an astounding 2500 species, sub-species, cultivars and hybrids of woody plants and trees.

You might even play a game asking which medicinal plants in the herbarium are intended to cure which illness. Drumstick? Ginger? Papaya? Periwinkle? Suffice it to say that the list of ailments thus cured is long and varied ranging from blood pressure, cholesterol and cancer to digestive disorders, diabetes, arthritis and more. Here is to inexpensive folk medicine!

As for the Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana), it’s a tall evergreen that is native to Chile and Argentina. Monkeys in South America? After discovering this conifer in the early 1800s, the British supposedly gave it this name when a botanical luminary in London suggested that it would be difficult for a monkey to climb such a tree. Unscientific the name may be, but it has stuck as a popular moniker.

Please check for openings and tours at 215.278.7350.
300 N. Latches Lane, Merion Station, Pa. 19066

2. Chanticleer

786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087-4713 +1 610-687-4163
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5 based on 378 reviews

Chanticleer

Thirty acres of a 1913 estate fashioned into a series of formal gardens including a meadow, woodland with shrubs and a produce garden.

Reviewed By MarthaKay2016 - Needham, Massachusetts

My daughter and I spent an entire afternoon here last Saturday exploring the grounds and gardens. The grounds are incredibly beautiful and unique. The many seats and benches throughout the property encourage quiet contemplation of your surroundings. We had a very enjoyable time and I look forward to going back for one of their picnic evenings!

3. Tower Theatre

69th & Ludlow, Upper Darby, PA 19082 +1 610-352-2887
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4 based on 141 reviews

Tower Theatre

Reviewed By Joe B - Sanatoga

My wife is s huge Penatonix fan, so my daughter bought us all tickets for their Christmas show. My first concert when I was a teenager was at the Tower in 1978. I practically lived there in 1979...Police, Roxy Music, Jam, Clash, Peter Gabriel and many many more. My last visit here was in 1988 to see the Kinks. The Tower at that time was a bit well worn, so I was curious to see in what condition my old friend was in. I’m happy to report that she’s been nicely rehabbed in the interim years! And now they’ve added a bar (nice liquor selection) and metal detectors (Lol). Ohh yeah, and still a great concert venue!!

4. Summer Stage, Performing Arts Center

601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026-1120
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5 based on 19 reviews

Summer Stage, Performing Arts Center

Reviewed By millimop12345

My daughter has attending Summer Stage at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center since she was in the 6th grade. Each year she gains more experience and I see her grow and develop as an entertainer. The staff is great and the other attendees, especially the more seasoned summer stages, are supportive of each other and encourage the newer attendees to not be afraid to shine. I love this program. My daughter has recognized her musical talent and has gained a lot of knowledge in the performing arts industry. The performances at the end of the summer are phenomenal and I enjoy each show I attend. I would recommend this program to all young people in and out of the Upper Darby area.

5. The 1696 Thomas Massey House

Lawrence Rd., Broomall, PA +1 610-353-3644
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

The 1696 Thomas Massey House

Reviewed By Adam C - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This is one of the earliest examples of how one can overcome obstacles to live the American dream, Thomas Massey fulfilled his indenture and received the promised 50 acres of land from his master as well as 50 acres from William Penn. The house is furnished with period furniture late 17th and 18th century, much of which is original. The tour guides/volunteers are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the house, Thomas Massey (& family) as well as history of the area (the suburban Philadelphia counties of Chester & Delaware). One of the docents was a 9 year old boy named Daniel, who was surprisingly knowledgeable and entertaining as a tour guide. I had watched him guide a family, including a child younger than himself and was able to engage them well. While there is no fee, donations are very much appreciated and needed to keep such interesting historical sites around.

6. Bryn Mawr Film Institute

824 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3228 +1 610-527-9898
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5 based on 101 reviews

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Reviewed By Margaret B - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fans of intelligent, award-winning films will enjoy the offerings at this theater. The staff is knowledgeable and the selected films range from this year’s critically acclaimed films to recent and not-so-recent classics. Check out their website for special screenings.

7. Ardmore Farmers Market

120 Coulter Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003-2317 +1 610-896-7650
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Ardmore Farmers Market

Reviewed By reelwise - Boca Raton, Florida

Not truly a farmers market, Many dishes can be purchased next door at Trader Joes at less than half the price. Dibruno"s Italian deli has taken over half the market and other stands have raised prices to their level. Seafood stand especially good but high priced. This is the Main Line and many don't care about price. Asian stand very good and more sensibly priced. Parking lot difficult to navigate. Two very good bakeries. Produce stand offers freshness on most products. Sushi stand worth a try.

8. Arboretum at Haverford College

370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041-1392 +1 610-896-1101
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Arboretum at Haverford College

Reviewed By Elisabeth B - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Whether you go for a walk or have a picnic, it is worth stopping at
the cherry trees along the walkway toward Magill Library and look at the descriptions on the horticultural labels. “Okame cherry - Prunus ‘Okame” planted in 2016 is sponsored by Haverford’s Freshmen Class of 2020, and being so young is still firmly secured to the ground with stakes and ropes. Further up the walk the Freshmen Class of 2015 is the sponsor of a cherry tree planted there in 2011. There are others. And as you will see on the walk near the Observatory the sturdy cherry trees there were donated by the Rotary Club of Tokyo in 2008/09. Rather than a sense of “gown and town” this is “gown and Arboretum”.

And if you are interested in astronomy, you might stop at an exhibition in the Sharpless Gallery of Magill Library that will educate you about “Expanding the Universe: Astronomy and the Telescope.” The exhibit runs until July 28, 2017. Please check for Library opening hours. Visitors are welcome.

9. Bryn Mawr College

101 N Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899 +1 610-526-5000
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Bryn Mawr College

Reviewed By reelwise - Boca Raton, Florida

We have heard many of the World's great Authors ie. Doctorow, Umberto Eco, Zadie Smith. at this annual lecture series. Call the College for a schedule. These were presented conversationally and a question period was provided. Also concerts and other presentations are offered. Prices vary. Parking nearby.

10. Wissahickon Valley Park

W Valley Green Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19118 +1 215-247-0417
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5 based on 183 reviews

Wissahickon Valley Park

Reviewed By Stan K

Recently ranked the number one trail in Pennsylvania in 2018, this is a wonderful place to visit in the city. It contains the only covered bridge in an urban area in the United States. It has a few different trails that you can find at different intersections; I usually start at either Valley Green or Bells Mill road .

There’s a large running and biking trail that most people use but if you’re able to go and find the orange or white trail that’s where the hiking takes place. Stop at the Valley Green Inn if you want to have a nice lunch or romantic dinner. If you have children, bring some leftover bread so you can feed the ducks with them. Make sure you get a chance to see the secretive Indian statue on the white trail. It’s worth the hike!

Make sure you bring a lot of water, as water fountains are scarce. Also cell phone service is pretty nonexistent.

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