Introduction to Riverside, New Jersey
Riverside was founded by Samuel Bechtold in 1851. It was then known as Progress. In its early days, Progress was a popular summer resort destination for residents of Philadelphia. The Pavilion Avenue Hotel, built in 1852, is one of the oldest buildings in the community. Riverside was also home to Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building, the world's largest watch case manufacturer. Riverside was officially incorporated on February 20, 1895.
Riverside and nearby Attractions
- Atwater Kent Museum
- Abington Art Center
- Fort Washington State Park
- Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
- Adventure Aquarium
- Philadelphia Zoo
Things To Do In Riverside
The Barclay Farmstead Museum, Glencairn Museum, the Independence Seaport Museum, and the Indian King Tavern Museum are some of the local museums. The Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, which was built sometime between 1698 and 1700, is the oldest church in Pennsylvania. The Rancocas State Park, Fort Washington State Park, Neshaminy State Park, and Tyler State Park offer hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking and camping opportunites. The Independence National Historical Park houses the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.
Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.
Riverside Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include Arcadia University, Atlantic Cape Community College and Bucks County Community College.