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Cro ssroads Lower Swedish Cabin
> 9 Creek Road, Drexel Hill, PA
Arustic log cabin is an icon of the American frontier, bringing to mind Davy Crockett, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Abraham Lincoln. However, American frontiers- men didn’t invent the log cabin. It came here from Scandinavia, before our frontier had the name “America” in front of it. In the mid-1600s, Delaware County was part of Sweden’s New World Empire. When the first settlers arrived, they built the sturdy, easy-to-construct shelters from their homeland, fitting logs together without the use of nails or wooden pegs. Of the many log cabins that inhabited New Sweden 300 years ago, one lone example remains along the banks of Darby Creek. While not flashy or grand, it is a simple reminder — in a lovely setting — of the ingenuity and perseverance of the first Delco inhabitants.
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 21 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 — includ-
ing 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.
CIVIL WAR BATTLE & CAMP WEEKEND MEDIEVAL DAYS WEEKEND
HALLOWEEN ON THE FARM (FOR CHILDREN)
“Breathtaking. A treasure worth exploring.”–Trip Advisor Review
AN AMERICAN TREASURE
Located minutes from I-95, exit 7, in Delaware • winterthur.org • 800.448.3883
Plan your visit today!
a world-renowned garden • mansion and garden tours • special exhibitions Yuletide at Winterthur • du Pont family history • enchanted woods for families
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