Introduction to Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Bensalem, Pennsylvania, in Bucks county, is 16 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The township is situated along the Delaware River and includes numerous distinct communities. The city is home to the headquarters of Charming Shoppes, a Fortune 1000 company. Four major transportation arteries run through Bensalem. The region features numerous historic buildings, notable covered bridges and picturesque scenery.
The township was established primarily by the Dutch, the English and the Swedes. George Washington crossed the Delaware River from Bucks County in order to enter Trenton New Jersey and attack the Hessian army. It was a major event during the American War of Independence.
- Philadelphia Park Racetrack is located in Bensalem and offers thoroughbred horse racing
- Neshaminy Mall is a popular shopping destination
- Growden Mansion is a notable historic structure
- Bensalem Historical Society
- Church of the Redeemer
- Bensalem Fall Festival is a popular event
- Andalusia features impressive Greek Revival domestic architecture
- Commerce Bank Amphitheater provides a variety of performances and festivals
- Neshaminy State Park is located near the Delaware River
Bensalem and nearby Activities
The River Walk Trail at Neshaminy State Park offers excellent views. Pennypack Park features a scenic paved trail for hiking and bicycle riding and provides fishing opportunities. Lake Nockamixon is popular for boating and swimming. The close by "Sesame Street" Amusement Park features roller coasters, parades and a variety of entertainment. The Palywicki Park is utilized for a variety of activities and is situated along the scenic Neshaminy Creek. Residents enjoy the activities and the professional sports teams located in nearby Philadelphia.
Bensalem Higher Education
LaSalle University, Bucks Community College, Lincoln Technical Institute and the University of Pennsylvania are nearby.