Map208 Lincoln Dr.
- History Museums & Sites
Explore the history of the Rittenhouse Homestead, the heart of Rittenhouse Town, during Colonial times. Pre-K–12 students can take part in papermaking, Colonial cooking, and historic-tour explorations.
Historic Rittenhouse Town is a small village of preserved original buildings in a very hilly rural stretch of the Wissahickon region of Fairmount Park.
Access to the buildings include uneven terrain, one slatted wooden bridge, and a rather steep hill climb. There are no paved sidewalks.
School Tour Lessons take place on the first and second floor of the Homestead that includes a narrow steep set of steps to the upper level. A rest room is located on the first floor; the Bake House includes an original first-floor threshold; and the Barn is located on the top of a hill with a steps-up rest room located behind the building.
Note there is approximately a 5-minute walk between lesson sites.
The Gift Shop located inside the Visitor Center has step-access only into the building.
PA - Philadelphia
2 Toddlers & Preschoolers
3 Elementary School Age
4 Middle School & Teens
Grades for Field Trips:
Early Ed / Preschool
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Explore the history of Rittenhouse during the colonial times. Pre-K--12 students can take part in papermaking, colonial cooking, and historic tour explorations.
History Museums & Sites