Introduction to Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania is 22 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is in Chester county. The town is part of the Philadelphia metro area.
Phoenixville, which was originally known as Manovan, was settled in 1732 and was incorporated in 1849 as a borough. The area was the site for Phoenix Iron Works, which is where it derived its name. In the twentieth century, Phoenixville was a famous manufacturing center and had numerous iron and steel mills. The town is indebted to its waterways which have contributed greatly to its growth and development.
Phoenixville and Nearby Attractions
- Fort Mifflin
- Crystal Cave
- Valley Forge Historical Society Museum
- Fort Washington State Park
- Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
- Adventure Aquarium
Things To Do In Phoenixville
Parks offering opportunities for recreation include Ridley Creek State Park, Evansburg State Park, and Fort Washington State Park. People may visit museums like Wharton Esherick Museum, Rosenbach Museum & Library, and Independence Seaport Museum. Blobfest is celebrated annually to mark the filming of the movie "The Blob" in Phoenixville. Trips may be planned to Longwood Gardens and Camden Children's Garden. Some of the popular zoos in the area are Plumpton Park Zoo, Brandywine Zoo, Philadelphia Zoo, and Elmwood Park Zoo.
Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.
Phoenixville Higher Education
The local college of Phoenixville is Valley Forge Christian College. Colleges located nearby include Villanova University, Ursinus College, and Rosemont College.