Haddonfield is a picturesque borough in New Jersey's Camden County. Incorporated in 1875, it is named after Elizabeth Haddon, an early settler in the region. Home to a number of picturesque parks, Haddonfield is a beautiful destination for a family getaway in the state. The downtown is a blend of local shops, galleries and eateries, making for a wonderful touristy experience. The hometown of many notable people, the town attracts many tourists every year, thanks to its small-town, bucolic charm. Notable attractions here include the Indian King Tavern Museum, the Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site and the Greenfield Hall.
Collingswood is a borough in New Jersey's Camden County. Every year, the town hosts a variety of lively festivals and music shows that attract many tourists and visitors to its abode. With its history tracing back to the Quaker people, Collingswood developed as a dry town. The Downtown Haddon Avenue in the town, which was ranked as the "#1 Small-town Food Scene in America" is known for its eclectic blend of restaurants and shops that attract crows of enthusiastic travelers.
Philadelphia's South Street is home to one of the most remarkable creations of art in the city. Known as the Magic Gardens, this work by artist Isaiah Zagar spans almost an entire block and engulfs everything in sight including the pathways and building walls. The continuously evolving work is a colourful riot and incorporates tiles, bottles, bicycle tires, spokes; pretty much anything you could think of. With this stunning landscape and installations, the artist draws you into his world for a peek into his mind. This one is not to be missed.
Spreading across 9200 acres (3723.11 hectares) with 63 parks, Fairmount Park is among the biggest city park systems in the nation. It features picturesque trails, rolling hills, streams, historical structures, woodlands, public arts and more. The Centennial Arboretum, Horticulture Center, Japanese House and Garden and Philadelphia Museum of Art are some of the interesting sites located in this massive expanse. It also has recreational centers and sporting fields.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art features over 240,000 objects filled with treasures spanning across continents and cultures, drawn from a collection of more than 400,000 works of art like prints, drawings and photographs. The huge stone edifice of the museum, supported by majestic Doric columns, looks over the Schuylkill River. Scale the steps made famous in the 'Rocky' movies.
A jewel of the Independence National Historic Park, the Liberty Bell spans layers and layers of long-standing history. In 1751, William Penn asked that the new bell being cast for the Pennsylvania Statehouse be engraved with the words, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” When the bell first rang to call citizens to the first reading of the Declaration of Independence, little did it know that it was going to change the course of the country forever. It was later dubbed the 'Liberty Bell' by abolitionists, who adopted the bell as a symbol of their fight for freedom for all Americans. A copper-clad, 2,080-pound (940-kilogram) icon of American independence, The Liberty Bell yet serves as a symbol of pride, inspiration and freedom.
The Grace Performance Hall is a beautiful event venue located in the heart of the Haddonfield historic district. With a seating capacity of around 300 guests, the hall offers an intimate ambiance and is perfect for small music concerts, recitals, theatrical performances, conferences, The acoustics and sound systems are exceptional and the seating arrangements are flexible and can be adjusted based on the type of event. The hall is conveniently located is also available for rent making it the perfect spot for your next event or function.
The Haddon Fortnightly Club is a historic clubhouse built in 1857. The Haddon is a women's club and has several events being held regularly for the entertainment of its members. Apart from being a club, it also serves as a rental facility for private events like weddings and parties.
Challenge Grove Park is a 17.77 acre (7.19 hectare) scenic park located in a quaint corner of Caldwell Road and Bortons Mill Road in Cherry Hill. The park provides facilities for biking, softball, long jump and basketball. Challenge Grove Park also features biking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, indoor restrooms, a landscaped donor recognition garden and a bus parking lot with pathways connecting to all the facilities.