Sleep Inn & Suites
3427 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: (215) 244-2300
Fax: (215) 638-3891
Founded in the early 19th century, Bustleton United Methodist Church provides worship and fellowship opportunities for adults and youth. Adult members participate in contemporary worship, Bible study classes, choir, parent support groups, a quilting group, women's circles and bell choir. Children are involved in Sunday school, children's choir, junior youth groups for grades 6-12, Christ's Cool Kids program, and sponsored scout programs. Korean prayer and worship services are also featured at various times. Alcoholics' Anonymous is hosted at this location.
Glen Foerd On The Delaware, is the only waterfront estate left in the city that opens its gates to the public. This mansion that overlooks the River Delaware was built by Charles Macalester, but was later purchased by Robert H. Foerderer. The expansive grounds are adorned with beautiful trees, colorful flowers and different varieties of plants. The water features like lily pond and other structures further add to its beauty; visitors can tour the grounds free of charge and they are open to the general public throughout the year. Its main mansion is as lavish as its grounds; antiques, artifacts, furnishings speaks volumes about the rich tastes of its occupants. Tourists can tour the mansion on Wednesdays and Saturdays only; prior booking is required. Apart from that, Glen Foerd also hosts cultural and social events. This grandiose venue can also be hired for weddings and other private events. For details, call ahead.
Spread across a vast area of 64.6 acres (26.1 hectare) the Beverly National Cemetery was established in 1863. It has a whooping 49,080 interments as of 2008. the cemetery has housed numerous soldiers and Medal of Honor recipients from the Civil War era. Veterans from the Revolutionary War, the Vietnam War and Word War II are also resting here. The cemetery is open to public from 8:00 am to sunset, however there is no staff at the site. Visitors are allowed to explore the place and get acquainted with the historic importance it has to offer.
Cairnwood was the estate of an American industrialist, John Pitcairn, Jr. and his family. Thomas Hastings of the Carrère and Hastings firm, renowned for delving in Beaux Arts architectural style, designed this structure in 1895. More than a residence, Cairnwood was used to host events. Wedding receptions, church gatherings, school meets, parties, musical and cultural shows were organized here. In 1980, Cairnwood was gifted to the Academy of the New Church. It opened to the public in 1995, for tours and as an event space.
Built in 1731, the Southampton Baptist Church is standing still today. This landmark is touted to be one the foremost baptist churches in the county. Both the church and its cemetery were incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1978.
Frankford Arsenal is located adjacent to the Bridesburg neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was a United States Army ammunition plant that opened in 1816 C.E. The land was purchased by then President James Madison and it was the center of U.S. military small-arms ammunition design and development until its closure in 1977 C.E. It was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on March 16, 1972.
The Fox Chase Farm, formerly Stanley is among the last remaining working farms in the city. This educational farm is spread across 112 acres (45.32 hectares) of farmland and historic buildings such as the Manor House, stone shed, bank barn and pig house. Built in 1822, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
The kids will bug you to take them to the Philadelphia Insectarium, a fascinating museum that is designed to educate the public about the wonderful world of insects. The goal of the museum is to show the critical role that insects play in the balance of nature, the environment and our economy. There are two floors of live and mounted insects from around the globe, a tank inhabited by glow-in-the-dark scorpions, a working beehive and a live termite colony. The big hit with kids is a glass-enclosed kitchen crawling with thousands of cockroaches.
Children participate in Sunday school, singing choir, bell choir and youth fellowship groups. Supervised trips to Methodist camps are also arranged. There are plenty of opportunities for adult fellowship as well; women's circles meet monthly to socialize and discuss religion and current topics. Fellowship groups plan trips to the shore, to dinner, bowling or work together at fund raising events. All members attend dances, movies and other activities in the church social hall. Youth and adults perform together in plays and musical performances. The church auditorium seats approximately 400 people.
Craven Hall was originally built in in 1780, with renovations done in 1823, and an additional floor added in the 20th Century. It is located in Warminster Township, Pennsylvania. The architectural style of the building is traditional Greek style that makes it unique and stands out in the rural setting of Pennsylvania. The house is built with stone walls and finished with stucco. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 11, 2007.
Members of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church are part of a warm and caring Congregation. Families and individuals participate in a variety of ministries that support the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the community. Some of the ministries include Aid for Friends, Thanksgiving Dinners, Christmas Collections, a Missionary to Mexico City, Summer Mission programs, Collection for Hot Food program, and College Care Packages. The Sunday School classes provide religious training to everyone from infants to seniors and two new electives include an extensive Bible study class and a class in Contemporary Christian Music.
The society of Methodists in Tacony numbered 16 members in 1873 when worship services were first held in a small chapel. After outgrowing that location, a new church was built in 1882 and continues to be used today. Members form a tight-knit Congregation whose purpose is to proclaim the love of God to the world and to serve the surrounding community. Individuals and families actively participate in the ministries of the Tacony United Methodist Church and its various fellowship programs.