Come Home: Life in Delaware County

Distinguished historic sites, beautiful gardens and great dining and theater are just a few of the reasons why Delaware County residents feel such a strong sense of loyalty to the county that is affectionately referred to as “Delco.”

Nestled between Philadelphia and New Castle, Del. counties, Delaware County spans 190 square miles in southeastern Pennsylvania. More than 555,000 people make their home throughout Delco and many commute to jobs throughout the region.

Extensive bus and rail lines connect Delaware County directly with Center City while major highways, like Interstates 95 and 476 (the Blue Route) and Routes 1 and 3, make regional car travel a breeze.

If you desire comfortable suburban living just a heartbeat away from Center City Philadelphia, you’ve come to the right place.

Source: Welcome to Philadelphia

Delaware County’s Brandywine Country

From gardens and parks to theaters and historic sites to restaurants and wineries to shopping and places to stay, Delaware County’s Brandywine Country has something for everyone.

Get Down to Details: Government, Schools, Arts, Parks and More …

For a complete listing of Delaware County municipalities, county offices and much more, visit www.co.delaware.pa.us

Federal Offices and U.S. Congress

U.S. Senate

Senator Arlen Specter

600 Arch Street, Suite 9400
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-597-7200

711 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202-224-4254

Senator Bob Casey

383 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202-224-6324

22 S. Third Street, Suite 6A
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-231-7540

2000 Market Street
Suite 1870
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-405-9660

U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Robert A. Brady (D-District 1)

Colony Building
511 Welsh Street
Chester, PA 19013
610-874-7094

206 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
202-225-4731

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-District 2)

4104 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-387-6404

2301 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
202-225-4001

Congressman Pat Meehan (R-District 7)

940 Sproul Rd.
Springfield, PA 19064
610-690-7323
513 Cannon HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515

Delaware County Officials

Delaware County Council Members

  • Tom McGarrigle
  • Mario Civera Jr.
  • Colleen Morrone
  • John P. McBlain
  • David J. White

www.co.delaware.pa.us or 610-891-4000

Meeting Time

Every Tuesday, 10 a.m. in the Government Center Building, 201 W. Front Street

Contact Information 

Executive Director: Marianne Grace, 610-891-4453 

County Clerk: Anne Coogan, 610-891-4260 

District Attorney: John Whelan, 610-891-4161 

Sheriff: Joseph F. McGinn, 610-891-4296 

Solicitor: Michael L. Maddren, 610-891-4072 

Controller: 610-891-4441

    Youth Centers

    YMCAs
    Lansdowne YMCA
    2110 Garrett Road
    Lansdowne, PA 19050
    610-259-1661

    Ridley Area YMCA
    900 South Avenue
    Secane, PA 19018
    610-544-1080

    Rocky Run YMCA
    1299 W. Baltimore Pike
    Media, PA 19063
    610-627-9622

    Main Line YMCA
    100 St. George’s Rd.
    Ardmore, PA 19003
    610-649-0700

    Youth Clubs

    Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council
    Box 806, Valley Forge, PA 19482
    610-688-6900

    Girlscouts of Southeastern PA
    100 North 17th St., 2nd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    1-888-564-4657

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association
    7150 Chestnut Street
    Upper Darby, PA 19082
    610-352-7255

    Boys’/Girls’ Club of Chester
    Front and Fulton Streets
    Chester, PA 19013
    610-874-1237

    4-H Clubs
    Cooperative Extension of Penn State-Brandywine in Smedley Park
    20 Paper Mill Road
    Springfield, PA 19064
    610-690-2655

    Theater, Dance and Music Venues

    Barnstormers Theater
    Ward and Tome Streets
    Ridley Park, PA 19078
    610-461-9969

    Colonial Playhouse
    Ridley and Magnolia Avenues
    Aldan, PA 19018
    610-622-573

    Delaware County Symphony
    P.O. Box 421
    Newtown Square, PA 19073
    610-356-5673

    Hedgerow Theatre
    64 Rose Valley Road
    Media, PA 19063
    610-565-4211

    Lang Concert Hall
    Swarthmore College
    Swarthmore, PA 19081

    Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra
    28 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Suite 1
    Lansdowne, PA 19050
    610-284-3719

    Marple Newtown Players
    Gauntlett Community Center
    West Chester Pike and Media Line Road
    Newtown Square, PA 19073
    610-353-9181

    Meagher Theater
    Neumann College Life Center
    Aston, PA 19014
    610-558-5626

    Media Theater for the Performing Arts
    104 E. State Street
    Media, PA 19063
    610-891-0100

    Players Club of Swarthmore
    614 Fairview Road
    Swarthmore, PA 19081
    610-328-4271

    Rose Valley Chorus and Orchestra
    P.O. Box 414
    Media, PA 19063
    610-565-5010

    Theatre Widener
    Widener University
    Chester, PA 19013
    610-499-4364

    Tower Theater
    69th and Ludlow Streets
    Upper Darby, PA 19026
    610-622-1189

    Villanova Theatre
    Villanova University
    Villanova, PA 19085
    610-519-7474

    Art Galleries

    Brandywine River Museum
    U.S. Route 1
    Chadds Ford, PA 19317
    610-388-2700

    Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
    Haverford College
    Haverford, PA 19041
    610-896-1287

    Community Arts Center
    414 Plush Mill Road
    Wallingford, PA 19086
    610-566-1713

    Delaware County Community College Art Gallery
    Media Line Road and Route 252
    Media, PA 19063
    610-328-7811

    Widener University Art Gallery and PMC Museum
    1300 Potter Street
    Chester, PA 19013
    610-499-1189

    Professional Sports

    Philadelphia Phillies
    Citizens Bank Park
    1 Citizens Bank Way
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    215-463-1000

    Philadelphia Eagles
    Lincoln Financial Field
    One Lincoln Financial Field Way
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    215-463-5500

    Philadelphia 76ers
    Wachovia Center
    3601 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    610-339-7676

    Philadephia Flyers
    Wachovia Center
    3601 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    215-218-7825

    Philadelphia Union
    PPL Stadium
    Chester, PA 19013
    877-218-6466

    Philadelphia Wings (lacrosse)
    Wachovia Center
    3601 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    215-389-9464

    Philadelphia Kixx
    Wachovia Center
    3601 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    888-888-5499

    Wilmington Blue Rocks
    Frawley Stadium
    801 S. Madison St.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-888-2583

    Camden Riversharks
    Campbell’s Field
    1 Port Center
    Camden, NJ 08102

    Golf Courses

    Public Course

    Bob Thatcher’s Old Masters Golf Club (9-hole)
    4600 West Chester Pike
    Newtown Square, PA 19073
    610-356-7606

    Clayton Park Golf Course (9-hole)
    Chonochester Highway Route 32
    Glen Mills, PA 19342
    610-459-4510

    The Golf Course at Glen Mills
    221 Glen Mills Road
    Glen Mills, PA 19342
    610-558-2142

    Paxon Hollow Country Club
    850 Paxon Hollow Road
    Marple Township, PA
    610-353-0220

    Springfield Country Club
    400 W. Sproul Road
    Springfield, PA 19064
    610-543-9860

    Spring Lake Recreation Center
    449 Wilmington West Chester Pike
    Glen Mills, PA 19342
    610-459-5344

    Private Course

    Aronimink Golf Course
    3600 St. Davids Road
    Newtown Square, PA 19073
    610-356-6055

    Concord Country Club
    Route 1 and Route 202
    Concordville, PA 19331
    610-459-0577

    Edgmont Country Club
    5180 West Chester Pike
    Edgmont, PA 19028
    610-353-1800

    Glenhardie Country Club (9-hole)
    1399 Old Eagle School Road
    Wayne, PA 19087
    610-687-3180

    Llanerch Country Club
    950 West Chester Pike
    Havertown, PA 19083
    610-446-2232

    McCall Field Golf Course
    201 N. Lynn Boulevard
    Upper Darby, PA 19082
    610-734-7903

    Merion Golf Club
    450 Ardmore Ave.
    Ardmore, PA 19003
    610-642-5600

    Overbrook Golf Club
    Godfrey and Sproul Road
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    610-687-6135

    Penn Oaks Golf Club
    150 Penn Oaks Drive
    West Chester, PA 1982
    610-399-0501

    Rolling Green Golf Club
    280 N. State Road
    Springfield, PA 19064
    610-544-4500

    Radnor Valley Country Club
    555 Sproul Road
    Villanova, PA 19085
    610-688-0153

    Springhaven Club
    600 S. Providence Road
    Wallingford, PA 19086
    610-872-8461

    St. Davids Golf Club
    845 Radnor Road
    Wayne, PA 19087
    610-688-9708

    Historic Sites in Delaware County

    Barns-Brinton House
    U.S. Route 1
    Chadds Ford
    610-388-7376

    Brandywine Battlefield Park
    U.S. Route 1
    Chadds Ford
    610-459-3342

    John Chadds House
    U.S. Route 1
    Chadds Ford
    610-338-7376

    Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
    Ridley Creek State Park
    Media
    610-566-1725

    Federal School
    Darby Road
    Haverford, PA
    610-466-7988

    Finley House
    113 West Beechtree Lane
    Wayne, PA
    610-688-2668

    Grange Estate
    Myrtle Avenue at Warwick Road
    Havertown, PA
    610-446-4958

    Latchford hall and Painter Library
    Tyler Arboretum
    515 Painter Road
    Lima, PA
    610-566-5431

    Lawrence Cabin and Nitre Hall
    Karakung Drive
    Powder Mill Valley Park
    Havertown, PA
    610-446-7988

    Thomas Leiper House
    521 Avondale Road
    Wallingford, PA 19086
    610-566-6365

    Thomas Massey House
    Lawrence and Springhouse Roads
    Broomall, PA
    610-353-3644

    Minshall House
    Front Street and Providence Road
    Media, PA
    610-566-3004

    Morton Homestead
    100 Lincoln Avenue
    Prospect Park, PA
    610-583-7221

    Newlin Grist Mill
    29 S. Cheyney Road
    Glen Mills, PA
    610-459-2359

    Old Chester Courthouse
    415 Avenue of the States
    Chester, PA
    610-876-8666

    Octagonal Schoolhouse
    Dunwoody Village
    West Chester Pike
    Newtown Square, PA

    Paper Mill House
    St. David’s and Paper Mill Roads
    Newtown Square, PA
    610-356-0200

    William Penn Landing Site
    Penn Street, between Second and Front Streets
    Chester, PA

    Polecat Road House
    Polecat Rd. and Fox Valley Lane
    Concordville, PA
    610-459-3518

    Caleb Pusey House
    15 Race Street
    Upland, PA
    610-874-5665

    Swedish Cabin
    9 Creek Road
    Drexel Hill, PA
    610-623-1650

    Square Tavern
    Goshen Road and Route 252
    Newtown Square, PA

    Parks

    County Parks

    Clayton Park
    170 acres in Concord Township featuring golf course, picnic groves, sports fields
    www.co.delaware.pa.us/depts/clayton.html

    Glen Providence Park
    30 acres in Media featuring nature trails, lake

    Rose Tree Park
    120 acres in Upper Providence Township featuring a summer outdoor concert series

    Smedley Park
    120 acres in Springfield Township featuring an environmental center, nature trails, sports fields

    Upland Park
    61 acres in Upland Borough featuring the Redwood Community Playhouse

    State Parks
    Brandywine Battlefield
    50 acres on Route 1 in Chadds Ford featuring guided tours, historic buildings, re-enactments, visitor center

    Ridley Creek State Park
    2,600 acres in Upper Providence Township featuring a Colonial Plantation, trout fishing, hiking/horseback trails
    610-892-3900

    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
    1,200 acres featuring nature walks, canoe launch, birdwatching
    215-365-3118

    Private Parks and Reserves

    Chanticleer
    30 acres in Wayne featuring pleasure gardens, sculpture
    610-687-4163

    Newlin Mill Park
    150 acres in Concord Township
    610-459-2359

    Scott Arboretum
    110 acres at Swarthmore College featuring 5,000 ornamental varieties
    610-328-8025

    Taylor Memorial Arboretum
    30 acres in Nether Providence
    610-876-2649

    Tyler Arboretum
    650 acres in Middletown Township featuring trails, wildflowers, butterflies
    610-566-9134