Wissahickon Valley Park has a long, fascinating history. From bridges, inns, public art, and various old ruins, the remnants of the park’s unique history is evident everywhere.
Explore this page to take a virtual trip back in time!
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Wissahickon History: An Overview
Wood, Stone, and Steel: Bridges in the Wissahickon
Roadhouses of the Wissahickon
Check out this Google Map to explore unique historical points of interest, and become acquainted with the many trailheads in Wissahickon Valley Park!
HISTORIC POINTS OF INTEREST
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Andorra Natural Area
Blue Stone Bridge
The Cedars House Cafe
Cresheim Valley Pergola
Dewee House Marker
The Great Beech
Henry Avenue Bridge
Henry Houston Statue
Historic Rittenhouse Town
Kitchen’s Lane Bridge
Livezey House/Glen Fern
Monastery House & Stables
Paved Bike Path
Red Covered Bridge
Sarcophagus Water Trough
Ten Box & Washington’s Rock
Valley Green Inn
Walnut Lane Bridge
Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House)
Be sure to check out our Creekside Classroom for videos, presentations, and other fun stuff!
You probably don’t need us to tell you how special Wissahickon Valley Park is. It’s 1800 acres provides habitat to wildlife, refuge & recreation to over a million visitors per year, and protects the drinking water for one third of Philadelphians. The park can’t take care of itself, however. It needs responsible park users and stewards to keep this special place clean and sustainable for generations to come.