During the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War, George Washington and the Continental Army were encamped here after their October 4, 1777 defeat at the Battle of Germantown, and immediately prior to their march to Valley Forge. From December 5 - December 8, 1777, the Battle of White Marsh was fought here between British and American forces. Throughout the encampment, Washington was headquartered at the Emlen House, built by Quaker George Emlen in 1745. British commander General William Howe observed the American lines from the belltower of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church (at Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road), site of the British encampment on December 5. Today, Fort Washington State Park contains the area in which the primary American defenses were situated.
Fort Washington is conveniently close to the Philadelphia International Airport. Rental cars, SEPTA, and the Regional Rail (R5) are available to take to this location. Fort Washington has an actual Regional Rail and SEPTA stop. The Regional Rail (R5) also runs through Center City with connecting trains from New York and New Jersey.
Fort Washington is conveniently close to the Philadelphia International Airport. There are rental cars, SEPTA, and even the Regional Rail (R5), that is available to take to from the airport. Fort Washington has an actual Regional Rail and SEPTA stop, which is located no more than a half mile from a Holiday Inn. The Regional Rail (R5) also runs through Center City with connecting trains from New York and New Jersey.
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One of the best parts about Fort Washington is the fact that it is in the middle of many places. Although Fort Washington is a very lovely place, it is what surrounds this quaint little town that makes it enjoyable to travel to.
A train ride into Center City is only thirty-minutes, and from here you can see the Liberty Bell, the famous Art Museum and even City Hall.
If history and landmarks are not what interest you, then there are such places as Manayunk, Chestnut Hill and Ambler. All of these places are close by an easy to get too. Shopping and eating is the main reason one may visit these places, but they are extremely interesting places to visit as well. If you would rather not shop in a conventional shopping mall, then there are places such as Manayunk, Chestnut Hill and Ambler to go to. Each of these places have one-of-a-kind restaurants and shops which attract people from many places around the state.
Ambler is a five-minute drive away from Fort Washington, it has many stores and restaurants, but most of all the Ambler theater which is over a 100 years old. However, Ambler is known for its restaurants, such as Casey's Alley, Bridget's and Shanachie an Irish pub.
Manayunk is more of a 'bar-town' but still has much to buy.
Lastly, there is Chestnut Hill, a paradise for creative people are artists.
But the most well-known mall, the King of Prussia Mall which is one of the largest in the nation, is an easy thirty-minute drive. The SEPTA also makes a stop at this mall.