The Philadelphia Area

Schuylkill River near Bryn Athyn College

The Philadelphia Area

Bryn Athyn College is located in the warm and thriving borough of Bryn Athyn, nestled in the suburbs north of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, the country’s sixth largest city, is easily accessible from Bryn Athyn by car, bus, or train.

Historic Sites

History buffs love Philadelphia, a former capital of the United States and the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Students can visit the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Penn’s Landing, City Tavern, and plenty of other historic and cultural sites.

Cultural Attractions

Philadelphia is a city rich with culture. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, the Barnes Foundation, and the many other museums along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway offer student discounts. On the first Friday of every month, the art galleries in Old City are open late and free of charge. For a taste of the best Philadelphia cuisine, visit the Reading Terminal Market, or decide for yourself whether Pat’s or Geno’s makes the better cheesesteak. And of course, sports are a big part of Philly culture, with teams such as the Flyers, 76ers, Eagles and Phillies rallying fans throughout the year.

Community Service Opportunities

Philadelphia truly is the city of brotherly love. If you’re interested in community service, you can volunteer at any of the many charitable organizations in the area. Bryn Athyn students regularly team up to cook at the Ronald McDonald House or to build a house with the Philadelphia chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

See what Philly has to offer at, the official visitor site for Greater Philadelphia.

Nearby Towns

Bryn Athyn is located in northern Montgomery County, a short drive from a number of small towns—Chestnut Hill, Newtown, Jenkintown, Doylestown, and New Hope all have shops, restaurants, and many other attractions and events.