Introduction to Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County is an unincorporated community. There are an estimated 36,875 people in Cheltenham.
Cheltenham was established around 1690 by fifteen Quakers, two of whom arrived from Cheltenham, England. The community was named after Cheltenham, which is a town in England. The La Mott part of the township was the training ground of the first African-American regiment ever enlisted in the US Army during the Civil War. These soldiers were instrumental in hunting down John Wilkes Booth, and were present at General Lee's surrender. They were the only African-American soldiers who carried Abraham Lincoln’s casket.
Cheltenham and Nearby Attractions
- Franklin Institute Science Museum
- Adventure Aquarium
- Abington Art Center
- Black River & Western Railroad
- Evansburg State Park
- Bear Creek
Things To Do In Cheltenham
There are numerous museums surrounding Cheltenham including the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Glencairn Museum, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Betsy Ross House, Cliveden, and Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation are some of the historic sites in the area. Recreational opportunities are available at parks like Evansburg State Park, Fort Washington State Park, and Independence National Historical Park. Other attractions include Adventure Aquarium, Black River & Western Railroad and Longwood Gardens.
Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.
Cheltenham Higher Education
Some of the colleges near Cheltenham are Arcadia University, Gratz College, Montgomery County Community College, and Saint Joseph's University.