Local Area Attractions Near Philadelphia / West Chester KOA Holiday
We are nestled in the Brandywine River Valley, in the middle of Lancaster and Philadelphia, which makes our location a great base camp for two awesome and very different Pennsylvania cities. Winding roads, rolling hills, and woods set the scene for awesome mansions, gardens, and historic attractions. Our local area hosts many fun, educational, and relaxing day trips, like the Herrs Potato Chip Factory, the American Helicopter Museum, zoos, nature land preserves, and our growing number of local wineries. Make sure you plan enough days to venture out in all directions!
Referred to as the birthplace of our nation and home to the first national capitol, Philadelphia is abundant in history and culture. With so many attractions, it's worth a few days of exploring. Visit all the main historic attractions including Independence National Historic Park, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell & Pavilion, Carpenter's Hall, Franklin Court, Elfreth's Alley, Christ Church and the Betsy Ross House. Make it a couple of day trips and venture through more rich history at the National Constitution Center, U.S. Mint or Museum of the American Revolution. In addition to history, take in some art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, find something delicious to eat at Reading Terminal Market, see Al Capone's cell at the Eastern State Penitentiary, or head to the Franklin Institute or Please Touch Museum for some kid-friendly fun. Ask at the KOA front desk for parking information and train schedules for Philadelphia.
Lancaster / Amish Country
Home to a large settlement of "plain" people (Amish, Mennonite & Brethren). Go for a buggy ride, shop the outlet malls, visit the farmer's market and Dutch Wonderland and enjoy the delicious food, baked goods and produce stands.
Winterthur Museum & Gardens
Winterthur was once the home of Henry Francis duPont and today a nine-story, 200-room estate filled with 71,000 American decorative art objects. Outside, stroll through 60 acres of gardens, woodlands and rolling meadows.
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735