Neighborhood Walking Tour Series

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Saturday September 30

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10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Beechwood: Suburban Haverford Township (Delaware County) **Cancelled**

Explore the early 20th Century suburban developments of Penfield, Brookline, and Beechwood that were made possible by the expanded railroad and trolley lines. The tour includes the former site of the short-lived Beechwood Amusement Park that was created by the P&W in 1907 as well as the former home of the Slinky inventor. Take a trip on the train like homebuyers did 100+ years ago to see these leafy suburbs.

This tour meets at Penfield Station on Manoa Road and will end at Beechwood/ Brookline Station. 

The distance back to the first station is about a mile but you can ride the Norristown High Speed Line for one station back.

Be sure to bring water and wear comfortable shoes. Be prepared for some steep hills and steps.

Preservation Alliance walking tours utilize an audio system that transmits from a headset worn by the guide to earpieces worn by tour attendees. The equipment is thoroughly sanitized before and after each use. Tour attendees can also plug in their personal headsets or earbuds that use a standard headphone jack (Not compatible with Bluetooth or Apple earphones).

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

A limited number of $2 tickets are available for PA ACCESS or Art-Reach ACCESS card holders. Please email us at for discount.

Email us at for any questions or join the waitlist for a sold out tour!