Introduction to Media, Pennsylvania
Media, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 12 miles W of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
William Penn became the proprietor of land in this region in 1681. Peter and William Taylor purchased land from Penn in the 1680s and settled in the present-day territory of Media. Since it was situated at the center of Delaware County, the community was named "Media," which was derived from the Latin word for "middle." However, according to other records, the name was taken from the biblical land of "Medea." Media was officially incorporated in 1850. Till the 20th century, the community remained rural. In recent years, it has developed into a suburban town.
Media and Nearby Attractions
- Minshall House
- Ridley Creek State Park
- Brandywine River Museum
- Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
- Elmwood Park Zoo
- Longwood Gardens
Things To Do In Media
Media is close to a number of museums and historic sites including the Brandywine River Museum, Independence Seaport Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, American Swedish Historical Museum, Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, Brandywine Battlefield, and Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation. Independence National Historical Park, which includes the Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, and Liberty Bell, is a popular attraction in the area. The town of Media itself has several historic landmarks such as the Minshall House, Delaware County Institute of Science, Risley House, Media Theatre, and Media Armory. Rose Tree Park, and Riddley Creek State Park are recreational areas in the town where visitors can participate in activities like hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, and picnicking. In addition, residents of Media host the Tomato Festival in August every year.
Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.
Media Higher Education
Media is home to the Delaware County Community College, Pennsylvania State University -- Delaware County Campus, and Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. Bryn Mawr College, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and Neumann College are located nearby.