Introduction to King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery county, is 15 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, 18,511 people lived in King Of Prussia.
King Of Prussia History
In 1719, Welsh Quakers William and Janet Rees established a cottage, which became the "The King of Prussia Inn" in 1769. The tavern was named in honor of Frederick II, King of Prussia and was a particularly important location during colonial times. However, the construction of US Highway 202 caused the inn to be closed. It was later relocated and opened to the public. The community that grew around this inn acquired its name. The 1960s witnessed a suburban development in King Of Prussia, which is now an unincorporated community in the Upper Merion Township.
King Of Prussia and Nearby Attractions
- Valley Forge National Historical Park
- Woodmere Art Museum
- Valley Forge Historical Society Museum
- Peter Wentz Farmstead
- Independence National Historical Park
- Elmwood Park Zoo
Things To Do In King Of Prussia
"The King of Prussia Inn", a place of historic interest in the town, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Valley Forge National Historical Park is another historic site near King Of Prussia. It is the site of an 18th century Continental Army encampment where more than 2,000 soldiers died from hunger, cold, and shortage of clothing. The Woodmere Art Museum houses art collections from the Philadelphia area. The King of Prussia Mall is a popular shopping center in the town. The Peter Wentz Farmstead is a country mansion which served as the headquarters of Washington's forces during the 1777 Pennsylvania campaign. The town is also near the Independence National Historical Park which encompasses the Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, and Liberty Bell. Elmwood Park Zoo, Longwood Gardens, New Jersey State Aquarium, and Brandywine Creek State Park are some of the other popular destinations in the area.
King Of Prussia Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Philadelphia International Airport.
King Of Prussia Higher Education
Rosemont College, Villanova University, Harcum College, Bryn Mawr College, and Eastern University are near King Of Prussia.