Andalusia

January 22nd, 2014

The residence of Nicholas Biddle, head of the Second Bank of the United States, from 1821 to 1844. The house was originally designed in 1806 by architect Benjamin Latrobe. Upon purchasing the house, Biddle added river side drawing rooms, a kitchen, library wings, and a large wooden portico. The new additions were designed by architect […]

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Gershom Craft House

January 22nd, 2014

Built in 1806-1808, the Craft house is an outstanding example of Federal style architecture.

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S.S. United States

January 22nd, 2014

The S.S. United States became the fastest passenger ship ever built and the largest built in the U.S., upon her maiden voyage in 1952. Tours of the boat are not available but it is visible from the river.

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Washington Square

January 22nd, 2014

One of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn when he laid out the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682.

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Burlington Historic District

January 22nd, 2014

One of New Jersey’s most historic towns, Burlington was first incorporated in 1693. Today the historic district, bounded by the Delaware River and High, West Broad, Albot, and Reed Sreets, is known for its significant architecture, including structures by Richard Upjohn and William Strickland.

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William Trent House

January 22nd, 2014

The William Trent House, built in 1719, is the oldest house in Trenton, NJ, which became the capital of New Jersey.

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Glen Foerd

January 22nd, 2014

Glen Foerd is the only Delaware River estate located in Philadelphia, which is open to the public. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. First built in 1850 by the Macalester family, it underwent extensive renovations and additions in 1895 by the Foerderer family, upon which the name was changed to Glen […]

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Calhoun Street Toll Supported Bridge

January 22nd, 2014

Calhoun Street Toll Supported Bridge a historic bridge connecting Trenton, NJ to Morrisville, PA. The bridge was constructed by the Phoenix Bridge Company of Phoenixville in 1884.

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Fort Mifflin

January 22nd, 2014

In October and November of 1777, Fort Mifflin was the site of defense by Americans against the British fleet. The British were overtaking the Delaware River to open supply lines to British-held Philadelphia. The Americans were defeated, but this battle contributed to British frustration at loss of men, supplies, and time. After the war, Pierre […]

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Girard Group

January 22nd, 2014

Piers 3 and 5 North were built in 1923 and are named in honor of Stephen Girard.

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