The 10 Best Things to Do in Phoenixville, United States

February 2, 2018 Venice Greaves

Phoenixville is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States, 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Philadelphia, at the junction of French Creek with the Schuylkill River. It is located in the Philadelphia Metro Area. The population is 16,440 as of the 2010 Census.
Restaurants in Phoenixville

1. Valley Forge National Historical Park

1400 N Outer Line Dr, Valley Forge, PA 19406-1000 +1 610-783-1099
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Valley Forge National Historical Park

This is the unforgiving spot where George Washington's weary troops passed the brutal winter of 1777-78.

Reviewed By Zach F

Our Scout troop toured the encampment utilizing a Bluetooth speaker and the audio tour. It was a wealth of information over and above what our leaders were able to convey to the scouts. Two of them are history teachers and the audio tour was accurate to a tee it was a wonderful addition to our trip.

2. Wharton Esherick Museum

1520 Horse Shoe Trl, Malvern, PA 19355, Paoli, PA 19355-9519 +1 610-644-5822
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5 based on 52 reviews

Wharton Esherick Museum

Wharton Esherick was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more. His motto, "if it isn't fun, it isn't worth doing," is evident in the joyful expression of his work, inviting the eye and the hand. A National Historic Landmark for Architecture, his hilltop studio/residence, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition, has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there. The Museum is open to the public through guided tours for which reservations are required.

Reviewed By Rosemary G - Paoli, Pennsylvania

This museum is an incredible gem, worth visiting! Small group tours are available. This was the home he built. Hard to describe the woodworking here but it is priceless. He integrated the woods, trees, colors along with his carvings and sculptures. Plan to spend at least 3 hours for the tour and exploring!

3. Sky Riders Balloon Team

53 Greenwood Ave, Collegeville, PA 19426-2703
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5 based on 93 reviews

Sky Riders Balloon Team

Champagne Balloon flights over beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. A fantastic experience, a great way to celebrate a special occasion, and a unique gift.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

My 2 daughters shared this amazing experience with me to celebrate my birthday. The sunset flight over the countryside was absolutely breathtaking!
The team members crewing our flight were professional, warm, friendly and delightful. The entire process was fascinating to watch. Owner and pilot, Vince’s impeccable expertise and attention to weather conditions and safety was admirable, and conversation was fun and enlightening.
Peaceful and serene to the max!
Tres magnifique! La vie est tellement bonne !
Merci beaucoup, Vince!

4. Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

1600 Black Rock Rd, Royersford, PA 19468-3147 +1 610-948-5170
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Reviewed By crutt13 - Philadelphia, PA

I took my daughter here for the first time for the "By the light of the Moon" event listed in the Montgomery County calendar of events. This is a little gem in Montgomery County. The event was quite a bit of fun. They have a number of animals and birds, which range from common farm animals to wolves, deer, hawks, owls, amphibians, reptiles, etc. The staff are very knowledgeable about the animals and it is evident that have close bonds with them as well.

This is a great place for the family to visit for a couple hours and would absolutely be great for little kids. The park is just big enough that it will keep the little ones from loosing interest and getting too cranky.

I would recommend visiting the park with the kids as it's close, family friendly and affordable.

5. Pennhurst Asylum

Church Street & Bridge Road, Spring City, PA 19475 +1 855-428-6800
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4 based on 55 reviews

Pennhurst Asylum

Reviewed By Hawkshoe - Pennsylvania

Looking for a good haunted attraction, look no further. Pennhurst provides a fun scare that is enjoyable for young and old. While it won't scare you to death, you might get some good creepy thrills. I went with my mom, son and his friend (teens) and we had a blast. What sets this apart from other attractions is the location. Taking place on the eerie grounds of Pennhurst definitely helps set the mood. I also went opening night (which I must say was not as good but that is to be expected when the cast is new. I am happy to say that they fixed their problems and now provide an entertaining experience). Go and enjoy!

6. Bridge Street Chocolates

158 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA 19460-3448 +1 610-935-8100
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5 based on 35 reviews

Bridge Street Chocolates

At Bridge Street Chocolates, we believe that quality chocolate is a necessary luxury. Located in historic Phoenixville Pennsylvania, our handmade chocolates create perfect flavor combinations that will delight your palate, and leave you longing for one more taste!

Reviewed By debhoho0723 - Phoenixville, PA

We went into the store to see what they had to offer and for almost $20, I got about a half pound of candy. I'm not sure if they make the candy there or not but I just thought it was too much. Even the rack of cards were expensive.

7. American Treasure Tour

122 Mills Road, 422 Business Center, Oaks, PA 19456 +1 866-970-8687
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5 based on 36 reviews

American Treasure Tour

Reviewed By Ted S - Dagsboro, Delaware

I cannot really describe this place nor do the photos tell the whole story. This is a working museum of collectibles from circuses and antique animatronics, nickelodeons, antique cars, dolls, player pianos, music boxes - well, you get the idea. These displays showcase the 60-year collecting hobby of someone who remains unidentified. How he did it is beyond me but he has surely traveled all over the USA and has millions of dollars stashed away somewhere. Regardless of what interests you it's probably been collected and placed on display. I was blown away by the number of items that WORK! See and hear the most astonishing collection of working player pianos I have ever seen. Also, the kinds of mechanical music machines to be seen at old sideshows in circuses. check the website (americantreasuretour.com) for times when they are open and for prices. I expressed astonishment at the technical knowledge obviously present to get all these machines working and repaired. The tour guides are pleasant, funny, and knowledgeable. Something for all ages and if your as old as me see how many items you remember as a kid!

8. Escape Room Mystery

840 1st Ave, Suite 500, King of Prussia, PA 19406-4062 +1 866-289-8982
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5 based on 167 reviews

Escape Room Mystery

Our four themed escape rooms have lots of electronics, sounds, and are professionally themed. Escape Room Mystery will make you feel like you are in a different world! Whether new to escape rooms or seasoned veterans, you won't want to miss our escape room adventures in King of Prussia, PA!

Reviewed By Eric T

Everything about this place is great. They run on time, their website is easy to navigate, the staff is wonderful (shout to Dan for being an awesome guide!) and the rooms are incredibly well designed. My friends and I had a blast in both the Revolution Spies and The Lab rooms. Thanks for giving us a great first and second escape room experience!!

9. Washington Memorial Chapel

Rt 23, Valley Forge, PA 19481 +1 610-783-0120
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4.5 based on 154 reviews

Washington Memorial Chapel

This small place of worship is famous for its stained glass window depicting George Washington at prayer.

Reviewed By Julie T - Rochester, New York

A place of quiet reflection that blends religion with patriotism. You can pray and think about those who sacrificed much to birth this country. Much to look at and think about.

10. The Colonial Theatre

227 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA 19460-3449 +1 610-917-1228
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

The Colonial Theatre

The 658-seat Colonial Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Phoenixville, Pennsylvania at 227 Bridge Street. Opened in 1903, the Colonial is the last surviving of four theatres once existing in the borough and is the only theatre of its kind in Chester County. In its early days, the Colonial was home to live stage shows, vaudeville acts and musicals including appearances by Harry Houdini and Mary Pickford. Real movie buffs know that the Colonial was featured in the 1958 science fiction classic, "The Blob," starring Steve McQueen and filmed in and around Phoenixville. The theatre is owned and operated by the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT), a nonprofit corporation, which re-opened the theatre in 1999. The Colonial's programming includes art and independent films seven nights a week, classic films, cult & horror films, programs for young audiences, live concerts, and community events. ACT is committed to the full restoration of the Colonial as a cultural arts center.

Reviewed By Onefinelady - Naples, Florida

We arrived early to see the 9:15pm movie titled Wind River. I was surprised and pleased to know that the theatre was mostly run by volunteers (the lady that took our tickets, the gentleman and lady that were sweeping the floor were volunteers).The theater was...MoreThank you! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience at the Colonial and we hope that you will join us again in the near future. Take care! Brendan Carr Marketing Director Association for the Colonial Theatre

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