In March 2010, Philadelphia Magazine named Phoenixville one of the “10 Awesome Neighborhoods To Call Home”. Rich in history and culture, Phoenixville is a bustling town with plenty to see and experience.
In the twentieth century, Phoenixville was a vital manufacturing town. It was the site of great iron and steel mills such as Phoenix Iron Works, Boiler works, and the famous and collectible Etruscan Majolica Pottery.
Opening in 1903, Phoenixville is home to the Colonial Theater. This theater was featured in the motion picture “the blob”. This claim to fame is celebrated with an annual “blobfest”. Festivities include a reenactment of the scene at the Colonial Theater.
Phoenixville also hosts “first friday” each month. Stores, restaurants, and businesses hold outdoor concerts and street musicians for the community to enjoy.
Phoenixville is in close proximity to Valley Forge National Park and the Perkiomen and Schuylkill River trails. This area is a nexus point for major highways in the state: Route 422, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Schuylkill Expressway (Route 76), Route 23, Route 202, Route 113 and Route 29.
There is so much history just waiting to be explored in the beautiful area of Valley Forge.
Valley Forge National Historical Park is over 3,500 acres with restored structures and monuments from when General George Washington camped there with his army. The park also has 26 miles of hiking and biking trails. Visitors can take in a piece of history while enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
Follow in Washington’s footsteps, discover beautiful gardens and world class art museums or enjoy an afternoon of golf in the area.
Whether you’re looking for a quaint country village, a Farmers' Market, a factory outlet or the East Coast’s largest retail shopping mall, the King of Prussia Mall, Phoenixville/Valley Forge has it all!