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  HISTORY HERITAGE
      DELCO TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN ITS RICH HISTORY AND PIONEERING SPIRIT. DOZENS OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND SITES ARE SPRINKLED THROUGHOUT THE REGION.
LET US SHARE OUR STORIED PAST WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
  Main Streets
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
> ColonialPlantation.org
The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is always a beautiful place to visit in the fall, but for a few weekends in October, it’s BOO-ti-ful as well. On October 13, 20, and 27, you can relive 300 years of Delco’s most mysterious, scary, and TRUE tales of terror. The Plantation’s Lantern Ghost Tours take you on a candlelit tour of the farmhouse and grounds — including a stop at a colonial funeral — while you learn about the lives (and deaths) of past inhabitants of the estate. Sound creepy enough for you? Be sure to get tickets early and remember: this event is for ghosts ages 10 and up.
   Do n’t Miss
 CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT
 PRESERVATION DAY
 WINTER WORKSHOPS
     Main Streets Bartram’s Covered Bridge
MORE OF THE HISTORY SURROUNDING THE BRIDGE AND THE COMMUNITY THAT IT SERVED CAN BE FOUND IN THE BOOK “BARTRAM COVERED BRIDGE: SPANNING HISTORY,” AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.
    Don’t (Newtown Square) Miss
> HistoricNewtownSquare.org/Historic-Sites/ Bartrams-Covered-Bridge
 More than 150 years ago, Delco had the same challenge it has today — lots of commuters looking for the best way to get from Point A to Point B. So in 1860, Ferdinand Wood (the PennDOT of his day) built Bartram’s Covered Bridge, named for neighboring
landowner Mordecai Bartram, to be “high and wide as a load of hay.” Today it is the last remain- ing covered bridge in the county (there were once 30) and the only one in Pennsylvania with a slanted plank portal design. The bridge straddles Crum Creek near the intersection of Goshen and Boot Roads in Newtown Square.
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