Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.
New users, please see Help or go to the Pub to ask questions.

Havertown

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search


Edit-clear.png
This article or section does not match our manual of style or needs other editing. Please plunge forward, give it your attention and help it improve! Suggested fixes: None specified. Please use the article's talk page to ask questions if you are not sure why this tag was added and whether it is safe to remove it.


Havertown is in Delaware County in Pennsylvania.

Havertown is a western suburb of Philadelphia, 8 miles from Center City. It is located in Delaware County, commonly referred to as "Delco"

Understand[edit]

History[edit]

The history of Havertown can be traced back to 40,000 acres of land being purchased by the Religious Society of Friends from William Penn in 1681. It is an area that has seen the transformation from farmland and water-powered mills to a unique suburban neighborhood. It was well known for both gunpowder and textile manufacturing, producing powder for the War of 1812 and the cloth for the Union army during the Civil War. Havertown is the home to several historical sites and is well known for being the birthplace of Swell Bubble Gum, (whose factory was demolished and is making way for the Havertown YMCA). It is also known for its large Irish-American population, which is still evident today in the many Irish bars and stores throughout the town.

Get in[edit]

Havertown is located very close to Philadelphia, about a half hour drive. Havertown is easily accessible to public transportation considering how close it is to 69th street Terminal. You can take either the SEPTA Rt. 104 bus or the Rt. 112 bus from 69th Street or you can take the Rt. 115 bus from Ardmore. It is also possible to take the Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) into Havertown. If driving, you can reach Havertown off of Rt. 1 (City Line Avenue), Rt. 3 (West Chester Pike) or by taking I-95 to 476 (Blue Route) exit 9-Broomall/Upper Darby.


Get around[edit]

It is easy to walk around Havertown, but the best way to get around is by car. Public Transportation is also an option but not the best. If you chose to drive, there is usually plenty of street parking, as well as, several parking lots near some of the stores. There are also many sidewalks which makes walking or biking an option.

See[edit][add listing]

Havfedschoo.jpg
  • Historic Grange Estate, 143 Myrtle Avenue, 610-446-4958. A historic mansion built in the 1700’s that was frequented by several Revolutionary War figures, such as, George Washington and General Lafayette. It now serves as a museum and offers tours, parties, programs, and shops.
  • Nitre Hall, Karakung Drive, 610-446-7988. A historic home built in the 1800’s, which was the home of the powder master and is the only building remaining from the industrial era of the valley. It is open to the public from May through October and is often part of school and group field trips.
  • Lawrence Cabin, Karakung Drive, 610-446-7988. A historic log cabin built sometime in the 1700’s and is typical of the first homes early settlers built in this area. It is furnished appropriately in the period before 1750 and features “Colonial Living Experience” tours.
  • Federal School, Manoa Road, 610-446-7988. A one room stone schoolhouse from 1797 named the Federal School as a sign of the townspeople’s pride in being part of the Federated United States. It is the oldest building in Delaware County erected specifically for education purposes. It is open to the public for tours and is also used as part of school and group field trips.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Kangaroo University, 19 East Eagle Rd., 610-789-2425. An indoor fun play area that is best suited to children ages 2-10. It includes a giant slide, sumo wrestling, a velcro wall, many arcade games, a boxing ring, moon bounces, a rock wall, and a teddy bear stuffing area. (Closed)
  • Haverford Township Skatium, 1002 Darby Rd., 610-853-2226. An indoor ice skating rink that offers public skating sessions, skating lessons, ice hockey, pickup hockey, and birthday parties.
  • Haverford Township Skatepark, 1000 Darby Rd. A recreational area designed for skateboarders, roller skaters, and rollerbladers. Skaters must have a signed registration waiver on file with the Recreation Department in order to use the skatepark.
  • Haverford Township Library, 1601 Darby Road, 610-446-3082. Official Public Library of Haverford Township since 1934 which offers events and programs for all ages.
  • Havertown Healing Center, 24 East Eagle Rd., 610-789-2288. A center that offers massage and aromatherapy in a clean, relaxing, and calming environment.
  • East Eagle Yoga, 18 East Eagle Road, 610-789-6789. A yoga studio that offers many yoga classes and workshops, as well as, massage therapy, teacher training, and health counseling. They welcome you to come take a class or just stop by to say hello and have a cup of tea in their tea lounge.
  • Envy Salon & Spa, 401 West Chester Pike, 610-446-4900. A wonderful hair salon and spa that offers a full range of hair services and several spa packages.

Parks[edit]

  • Darby Creek Valley Park. This park has a creek and large nature area and is also equipped with basketball courts.
  • Powder Mill Valley Park, Karakung Drive. This park has a creek and nature area and is also equipped with playground equipment and basketball courts.
  • Community Park, Marple Rd. This park has a creek, nature area, and playing fields and is also equipped with playground equipment and tennis courts.
  • Bailey Park, 500 Washington Ave
  • Grange Field, Cumberland Rd.
  • Grassland Park, Grassland Ave.
  • Highland Farms Park, Highland Ave.
  • Paddock Farms, Woodleigh Rd.
  • Preston Field, Railroad Ave.
  • Veterans Field, Manoa & Darby
  • Westgate Hills, Oxford Hill Lane.
  • Chatham Glenn, Heatherwood Rd.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Havertown has several unique stores, as well as, a shopping center and department store.

  • McKennas Irish Shop- 1901 Darby Rd./610-853-2202. An amazing Irish store that carries crystal, china, jewelry, clothing, gifts, dance shoes, and many other products.
  • The Bead Garden- 2122 Darby Rd./610-449-2699. A full-service bead store that sells beads and jewelry making supplies, as well as, also offers classes and parties
  • Needle Me- 12 East Eagle Rd./610-446-4004. A distinctive needlepoint store that carries needlework and materials.
  • Special Occasions- 14 East Eagle Rd./610-853-GIFT. A retail store that offers religious gifts, jewelry, clothing, and accessories following an Orthodox Tradition.
  • Congratulations- 110 West Eagle Rd./610-789-9922. A wonderful store for invitations, announcements, guest favors, gift baskets, accessories and more.
  • Tyme Gallery- 17 W. Eagle Rd./610-853-1215. A marketplace for unique oils, watercolors, Raku sculpture, ceramics, pastels, painted furniture, photography, stained glass, painted stemware, hand blown glass and custom jewelry.
  • St. Jude Shop- 21 Brookline Blvd./800-523-7604. A family owned and operated religious store that carries quality church supplies, vestments, christening gifts, jewelry, books, accessories, and much more.
  • Seems Like Old Times- 506 Shelbourne Rd./610-449-0400. An exceptional store that carries antiques, collectibles, and the unexpected.
  • Kohls- 250 West Chester Pike/610-853-6000. A full service department store
  • Manoa Shopping Center- Eagle Road & Route 3. A collection of shopping, dining, and services

Eat/Drink[edit]

Edit-clear.png
This article or section does not match our manual of style or needs other editing. Please plunge forward, give it your attention and help it improve! Suggested fixes: None specified. Please use the article's talk page to ask questions if you are not sure why this tag was added and whether it is safe to remove it.


Havertown has a full range of places to eat to satisfy all appetites.

  • Applebees- 1305 West Chester Pike/ 610-449-2295
  • Barnabys of America- 1901 Old West Chester Pike/ 610-789-1885
  • Lamplighter Tavern- 8 Campbell Avenue/610-446-2733
  • McGillicuddys bar and restaurant- 33 Brookline Blvd./610-713-7020
  • Tip O’Leary’s– 300 West Chester Pike/610-789-1414
  • Oakmont Pub- 31 East Eagle Road/610-789-4000

Bar Food:

Westgate Pub- 1021 West Chester Pike/610-446-3030

McGillicuddys bar and restaurant- 33 Brookline Blvd./610-713-7020

Brick N Brew- 2138 Darby Rd./610-449-9950

Crossbar Tavern - 2225 Darby Rd./610-789-0177

Frankie’s Café- 25 S. Eagle Rd./610-449-4355

Quick Service:

BurgerKing- 233 West Chester Pike/610-446-9992

McDonalds- 1232 West Chester Pike/610-446-5414

Starbucks- 1260 West Chester Pike/610-853-3320

Dunkin Donuts- 901 West Chester Pike/610-449-3500

Dunkin Donuts- 2804 Township Line Rd./610-853-3040

Manhattan Bagel- 1345 West Chester Pike/610-789-9230

Authentic:

Forbidden City (Chinese)- 162 West Eagle Rd./610-789-4488

Zac's Burgers (American)- 800 North Eagle Rd./610-449-4929

Kaya’s Fusion Cuisine (Fusion)– 5 Brookline Blvd./610-446-2780

Sampan Inn (Japanese)- 8 Brookline Blvd./610-446-3000

P&S Ravioli Company (Italian)- 30 Brookline Blvd./610-446-9977

Sukho Thai Cuisine (Thai)- 20 East Eagle Rd./610-449-4414

Giampinos (Italian)- 1254 West Chester Pike/610-853-9330

Shogun 3 (Japanese Steakhouse)- 1375 West Chester Pike/610-853-3939

Nais Cuisine (French)- 13 West Benedict Avenue/610-789-5983

Diner:

Kettle (Breakfast and Lunch only) - 1 Brookline Blvd./610-446-1234

• Havertown Grill (formerly Hanne's) 2411 Darby Rd

Manoa Diner & Deli- 1305 West Chester Pike/610-449-5400

Llanerch Diner-95 East Township Line Rd./610-789-6057

Deli:

Boccellas Deli- 37 W. Eagle Rd./610-789-2228

Butchs Deli- 1304 Edgewood Rd./610-853-8399

Centrella’s Deli- 10 Brookline Blvd./610-853-2466

Primo Hoagies- 803 West Chester Pike/610-446-6556

Pizza:

Allegro Pizza- 1411 West Chester Pike/610-789-2800

Bravo Pizza- 1345 West Chester Pike/610-446-3810

Cenzo’s Pizzaria- 1619 Darby Rd./610-789-3375

Havertown Pizza- 2016 Darby Rd./610-446-5035

Hoopty's Pizza- 2415 Darby Rd./610-853-2200

Bakery:

Testa’s Bakery (famous for Italian sweets)- 12 Brookline Blvd./610-789-4331

Bars:

Ivy Inn (classic tap room)- 37 Brookline Blvd./610-446-8026

W.C.Murphy’s- 1254 West Chester Pike./610-789-4803

Manoa Tavern- 8 North Manoa Rd./610-446-9726

WaterIce:

Pop’s Homemade Waterice- 150 West Eagle Rd./610-789-7677

Rita’s Waterice- 55 West Eagle Rd./610-789-8808

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are no hotels in Havertown.

Stay healthy[edit]

Kindred Hospital-2000 Old West Chester Pike, Havertown/610-853-7000

Delaware County Community Hospital-501 North Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill/610-284-8100

Doctors Express Care-737 West Chester Pike, Havertown/610-853-9900

Get out[edit]

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!



Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages

other sites