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Fort Washington is a community in Upper Dublin Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and is considered a suburb of Philadelphia.

This article also covers the neighboring communities of Ambler, Spring House, and Flourtown.

Understand[edit]

It is home to 5,400 people (2010).

Get in[edit]

Fort Washington is close to the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL IATA). There are rental cars, SEPTA, and even the Lansdale/Doylestown Regional Rail line via a connection with the Airport Line that is available to take to from the airport. Fort Washington has a Regional Rail and SEPTA stop, which is a half mile from a Holiday Inn. The Lansdale/Doylestown Regional Rail line also runs through Center City with connecting trains from New York and New Jersey.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Highlands Mansion & Gardens, 7001 Sheaff Ln, +1 215 641-2687. 44-acre historic site with a late 18th-century Georgian mansion and two-acre formal garden.
  • Temple University Ambler, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, +1 267 468-8000. The 187-acre campus is home to the Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler and the Center for Sustainable Communities. Offers diverse entertaining, engaging community programs for students and the public.
  • Hope Lodge & Mather Mill, 553 S. Bethlehem Pk, +1 215 646-1595. Georgian estate built between 1743-1748 by Quaker entrepreneur Samuel Morris.
  • The Stoogeum, 904 Sheble Lane, Spring House, +1 267 468-0810. This is the world's only Three Stooges museum. View rare "Stoogeabilia" including personal belongings, movie props, toys and games. Enjoy the Stooges art gallery, theater and research library.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Willow Grove Park Mall, 2500 W Moreland Rd Willow Grove, +1 215 657-6000. The mall features more than 130 specialty retailers and is anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Sears, Primark, Macy’s, and Nordstrom Rack. The SEPTA makes a stop at this mall.
  • Ambler Main Street, +1 215 641-1070. A welcoming community with a vibrant town center, offering shopping and nightlife with independent stores, restaurants, art-house movies, live theater and tree-lined streets, an easy 35-minute train ride to Philadelphia.

Eat[edit]

  • Great American Grill Restaurant, 530 Pennsylvania Avenue, +1 215 366-1006. Located in the Hilton Garden Inn serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service in the evening and on-site catering available.
  • Palace of Asia Indian Restaurant, 285 Commerce Drive, +1 215 646-2133. Fine restaurant, bar and banquet facility, rated "Excellent" by Zagat, presenting a wide selection of Indian haute cuisine. A healthful alternative made from the finest and freshest ingredients. Catering available.
  • Harvey's New Market Restaurant, 432 Pennsylvania Ave (in the Holiday Inn), +1 215 643-3000. Combines hearty dining with an elegant atmosphere.
  • [dead link] Sorella Rose Bar and Grill at the Springfield Hotel, 1800 Bethlehem Pk, Flourtown, +1 215 233-0616. Casual dining in a charming 19th-century inn. American cuisine featuring steaks, seafood, and innovative pastas. Open air porch dining. Banquet facilities for up to 200.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington Philadelphia, 530 Pennsylvania Avenue, +1 215 646-4637. Fort Washington's newest hotel features an indoor pool and fitness center, and 24-hour business center. All rooms equipped with refrigerators, microwave ovens and coffee makers. 2,000 square-feet of meeting space available.
  • Holiday Inn Fort Washington, 432 Pennsylvania Ave, +1 215 643-3000. At PA Tpk exit 339, this 216-room hotel and conference center features 10,000 sq ft of meeting space, Harvey's Restaurant, Holly's Lounge, business center, outdoor pool, and fitness center.

Connect[edit]

Upper Dublin Township, 801 Loch Alsh Avenue, +1 215 643-1600

Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

One of the best things about Fort Washington is 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 more enjoyable.

  • Center City — A train ride is only 30 minutes, and from here you can see the Liberty Bell, the famous Art Museum, and City Hall.
  • Ambler is a 5-minute drive 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.
  • Chestnut Hill — Appeals to the artistic
  • King of Prussia Mall — One of the largest malls in the nation, is an easy thirty-minute drive. The SEPTA also makes a stop there.
  • Manayunk — a "bar-town"


Routes through Fort Washington
Harrisburg via I-76.svgPennsylvania Turnpike logo.svgKing of Prussia  W I-276.svgPennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg E  Willow GroveBristol
DoylestownLower Gwynedd Township  N SEPTA Lansdale-Doylestown icon.png S  JenkintownPhiladelphia



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