Partial List of Historic Places Accessible by Trolley/Light Rail
The Woodlands (Rt. 11, 13, 34, and 36) Entrance across from 40th Street Portal
A National Historic Landmark, Mansion and arboretum started 1770 by William Hamilton. Beautiful Victorian cemetery.
St. James of Kingsessing, (1762) 68th and Woodland (Rt. 11) The second Swedish congregation in Philadelphia.
Behind is the house used by General Howe during the 1777 siege of Ft. Mifflin, “the battle that saved America.”
Blue Bell Inn on Cobbs Creek 1766 /1747, 7303 Woodland Ave. (Rt. 11) Colonial tavern on the main stagecoach
road between Philadelphia and the southern colonies, scene of a 1777 Revolutionary War battle. Part of Philadelphia’s
Fairmount Park, it sits astride the “Minquas Indian Trail”,is part of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
(W3R) , and the interim East Coast Greenway and is next to the Site of Printz’s (Old Swedes) Mill (Circa 1645) (Rt. 11)
Pennsylvania’s first water powered grist mill built by Swedish Governor Johann Printz
Smedley Park (Rt 101) 120 acre park featuring shaded picnic groves, an environmental center, safety-conscious play
areas for children, hiking paths, walking bridges over Crum Creek, and playing fields for baseball, softball, soccer, and
Darby Free Library (Rt. 11, 13) America’s oldest public library in continuous use, established 1743 with the help of
Darby Fire Company No. 1 Chester Pike, Darby (Rt. 11) One of America’s oldest volunteer fire companies, chartered
1775 and home to the Darby Ram and the Shiffler (historic fire-fighting apparatus)
Darby Friends Meeting, 10th and Main, (Established 1682) (Rt. 11) The present building is the third, built 1805.
Darby Friends Burial Ground 12th and Main, Darby (Rt. 11, 13) Established (c. 1682) on lands donated by John
Blunston. Burial place of John Bartram and one of the oldest burial grounds in Pennsylvania.
Trolley Museum, Aldan (Rt 102) (Open by appointment only)
Eden Cemetery, Springfield Road, Collingdale (Rte. 11) (requires a walk up the hill) America’s oldest African-American
cemetery, birthplace of John Bartram and resting place of Marion Anderson, William Still, Octavius Catto, Julain Abele,
Marion Anderson, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and many others. On National Register of Historic Places.
Woodburne Mansion on the Heights of Darby (Rt 11) Behind Little Flower Nursing Home/across from Eden
Cemetery on the grounds of planned County Park
Clark Park (Rt. 13, 34) (University City) site of Satterlee General Army Hospital and location of a statue of Charles
Dickens and “Little Nell” said to be the only statue of Dickens on public display anywhere. It is part of University City with
its outstanding collection of beautiful Victorian buildings and homes.
Mt Moriah Cemetery, (Rt. 13) part of the Rural Cemetery Movement, complete with funeral loop for trolleys. Interim
resting place of Betsy Ross and final resting place for 21 Medal of Honor recipients among many others.
Cobbs Creek Park (Rt. 11, 13) Philadelphia’s green belt and a wonderful place to experience nature
Phladelphia Zoo America's Oldest, accessible via Girard Avenue
69th Street and environs (Market Frankford EL) Art Deco Treasure Trove
Site of Hilldale Park, Yeadon, (Rt. 13) btw Chester and MacDade, home of the 1925 Negro League World Champion
Darby Hilldales (also known as the “Darby Daisys” because of their resilliance) Six Hilldales are in the Baseball Hall of
Fame in Cooperstown.
Bartram’s Garden , 54th and Woodland (Rte. 36) America’s first botanical garden and home to famed naturalist,
philosopher and entrepreneur John Bartram and his son William...plant sales, tours of historic house and much more…
Easy access from the No. 36 trolley from City Hall, getting off at 54th St. across from the gate.
John Drew Memorial Park (next to the Darby Transportation Center) (Rt 11, 13) honors transportation pioneer,
businessman, Hilldale owner, and civil rights activist John Mott Drew. Marker signs provide aditional information about
Mr.Drew and area history.
Minshall House/Providence Friends Meeting, Media (Rt. 101) Quaker Thomas Minshall purchased 625 Acres from
William Penn in 1682 and also donated the land for Providence Friends Meeting across the street
The Grange Estate, Haverford (Rt. 100) A National Register property, the Grange began sometime around 1700 and
hosted many notables including George Washington and Lafayette
Swedish Cabin,(circa 1650) Creek Road, Drexel Hill (Rt 102) A bit of a hike from the trolley stop but worth the visit.
Believed to be part of the New Sweden settlement before Penn's arrival, the cabin was also used by early filmmaker
Site of Arlington House, Darby (Rt 11) birthplace of comedian W.C. Fields (born William Claude Dukenfield, January
For additional information, visit DarbyHistory.com