Follow in the footsteps of early visitors George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson to America’s oldest botanical garden, a 45-acre horticultural gem not far from downtown. This National Historic Landmark overlooks the Schuylkill River and includes the 18th century home, barn and farm buildings of naturalist, botanist, and explorer John Bartram. The children will have fun going on a treasure hunt for the oldest living Gingko tree, or spying the different buildings that mark the Philadelphia skyline which you’ll see from the riverside meadow trail.
Contact number: (215) 729-5281
Location: 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19143
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