Introduction to Yeadon, Pennsylvania
Yeadon, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 4 miles W of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This region was originally occupied by the Lenni-Lenape tribe of Native Americans. Gradually, colonial establishments took hold as Dutch, Swedes, and English settlers built their homes, and the community came under the Colonial American government's control. Until the mid-1800s, Yeadon was an agricultural community. It was officially incorporated on March 9, 1893. The borough was named after the local landowner William Bullock's estate, "Yeadon Manor" which was itself named after his hometown of Yeadon in England.
Yeadon and Nearby Attractions
- American Swedish Historical Museum
- Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
- Independence National Historical Park
- Camden Children's Garden
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Ridley Creek State Park
Things To Do In Yeadon
Numerous historic sites are within 10 miles of Yeadon including the Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation, Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Walt Whitman House, and Fort Mifflin. The Philadelphia Museum of Art displays collections of Asian, American, and European art, as well as a number of Pennsylvania German artworks. The American Swedish Historical Museum houses artifacts reflecting the Swedish-American traditions and cultural heritage. Another popular place to visit is the Independence National Historical Park, which encompasses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall. The Evansburg State Park features a golf course and picnic areas, and also offers opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, and picnicking.
Air transportation is available from the Philadelphia International Airport.
Yeadon Higher Education
Colleges close to Yeadon include the Community College of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Saint Joseph's University, and Peirce College.