Collegeville is a city in Montgomery County in Southeastern Pennsylvania about 30 miles from Philadelphia. The large borough is made up mostly of residential neighborhoods, privately owned restaurants, and a small strip of shops. Collegeville derives its name from Ursinus College which is in the middle of the town. Although Ursinus is not a large college, many of the residents in Collegeville are Ursinus students or alumni.
This article also covers the neighboring communities of Skippack, Schwenksville, Trappe, and Spring Mount.
- Ursinus College/Berman Museum, 601 E. Main St - Ursinus College, ☏ . Noted for its rich diversity, the museum presents exhibits and programs to fost great art literacy.
- Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Rd, Schwenksville, ☏ . Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM, Su 1-4PM. Turn-of-the-20th century country gentleman's estate of Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker. Victorian family furnishings. and political memorabilla.
- Augustus Lutheran Church, 717 W. Main St, Trappe, ☏ . Old Augustus Lutheran Church founded 1730, built in 1743 by Reverend Henry Melchior Muhlenburg. The church is the oldest unchanged Lutheran church in America. Tours available year-round by appointment. Call for hours.
- Skippack Village, 4019 Skippack Pike, Skippack, ☏ . Historic, charming 18th-century village features more than 80 artisan shops and restaurants: art galleries, antiques, boutiques, collectibles, cozy cafés, fine dining, spas, and one great playhouse. Free off-street parking.
- 1 Kuster Mill. A historic fulling mill on Skippack Creek. The complex includes three contributing buildings and one contributing structure. They are the original mill, mill race, a stone house, and Dutch bank barn.
- Spring Mountain, 757 Spring Mount Rd, Spring Mount, toll-free: . Spring mountain offers many adventure activities for all seasons. Skiing, snowboarding and tubing are available during the winter. Rockclimbing, canopy tours, and Geo Caching are available during the spring, summer and fall. This is a great place to have fun outdoors with family and friends.
- Greater Valley Forge Picnic & Sports Complex-Camp Kweebec, 157 Game Farm Road, Schwenksville, ☏ . Corporate picnics, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, team building. More than 150 acres of beautiful grounds with many amenities including zip line, paint ball, and go-karts.
- Central Perkiomen Valley Park, 1 Plank Road, Rts 29 & 73 on Plank Rd, Schwenksville, ☏ . 630 acres along the Perkiomen Creek is a hiker's paradise year-round. A brief respite can be enjoyed in a 20-acre clearing set aside for pavilion picnicking and shuffleboard, volleyball and fishing.
- Red Buffalo Ranch, 1106 Anders Rd, ☏ . Guided horseback trail rides for all ages. One hour or more through Evansburg State Park, 25 minutes away from Valley Forge National Historical Park. Open year round.
- Evansburg State Park, 851 Mayhall Rd, ☏ . Hunting fishing, picnicking, hiking, equestrian trail, and youth hostel.
- Sky Riders Balloon Team, Collegeville (near Rte 113 and Main Street), ☏ . See beautiful Montgomery County from above! A balloon flight is a unique experience, and also the best way to celebrate a special event. The Sky Riders pay special attention to safety and give you a great time floating above the Pennsylvania countryside, then you properly celebrate with a champagne toast. Call for reservations.
- Upper Schuylkill Valley Park, Rt 113, Upper Providence, ☏ . 15-acre display of wild animals and raptors indigenous to Pennsylvania. Featuring picnicking, fishing, and a wildlife center.
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- Courtyard Valley Forge Collegeville, 600 Campus Drive, ☏ . 132 rooms. Marriott rewards, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center on-site, restaurant, free high-speed internet, five spacious meeting rooms. Great weekend rates.