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Montgomery County (known sometimes as "Montco") is a county northwest of Philadelphia. It ranges in character from farm country to suburbia. It has a population of over 830,000 (2019), making it the third most populous county in Pennsylvania. The county seat and largest community is Norristown.


Map of Montgomery County (Pennsylvania)
  • 1 Abington
  • 2 Ardmore
  • 3 Audubon — named for naturalist John James Audubon, who lived there as a young man; including Oaks, Eagleville, and Mont Clare
  • 4 Bala Cynwyd
  • 5 Blue Bell
  • 6 Bridgeport
  • 7 Bryn Mawr
  • 8 Collegeville— home of Ursinus College; including Skippack, Schwenksville, Trappe, and Spring Mount
  • 9 Conshohocken
  • 10 East Norriton
  • 11 Fort Washington — including Ambler, Spring House, and Flourtown
  • 12 Haverford Township
  • 13 Huntingdon Valley
  • 14 Jenkintown
  • 15 King of Prussia
  • 16 Lansdale — including North Wales, Souderton, Kulpsville, Harleysville, Doylestown, and Montgomeryville
  • 17 Lower Gwynedd Township
  • 18 Narberth
  • 19 Norristown — including Bridgeport, Gladwyne, Jeffersonville, Conshohocken and Lafayette Hill
  • 20 Palm
  • 21 Pennsburg — including Green Lane, Greenville, East Greenville, Macungie, Palm, Spinnerstown, Red Hill, and Quakertown
  • 22 Pottstown — including Gilbertsville, Limerick, Sassamansville, Royersford and Linfield
  • 23 Towamencin
  • 24 Willow Grove — including Horsham, and Hatboro

Get in[edit]

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL IATA): Fly in from any major airport. Approximately 30-minute drive from Philadelphia.
  • SEPTA Regional Rail Connects Philadelphia to Montgomery County. See Schedules[dead link]
  • By car from Philadelphia: I-76 West, I-95 North.
  • By car from Allentown: I-476
  • By Greyhound bus twice a day from the New York Port Authority bus terminal on 8th Ave. between 40th and 41st St. in Manhattan., $27-45, 2¼hr
  • By Bieber Tourways bus four times a day from the New York Port Authority bus terminal, $24-35, 2¼hr


There are historic sites all over Montgomery County, each representing a unique aspect of its history.

There are several beautiful parks in Montgomery County, which are great for fishing, barbecuing, and nature hiking.


Valley Forge National Historical Park

Montgomery County parks and historical sites are a must see when visiting this area. This is an excellent destination for eco-tourism because there is an abundance of wildlife and outdoor activities to enjoy.

  • Schuylkill River Trail, +1 610 666-5371. This 11.5-mile multi-use trail, running from Philadelphia to Valley Forge National Historical Park, is a popular destination for biking, rollerblading, jogging, and walking. The trail is administered by Lower Perkiomen Valley Park.

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