SURROUNDING COUNTIES

Looking for rolling hills and an industrial mill town for your production? Extraordinary gardens and colonial homes? Maybe a Revolutionary War Battlefield and a covered bridge? You can find all of this and much more in the counties surrounding the city of Philadelphia. We offer not only cityscapes but the best countryside scenery you can find — and its all convenient to Center City!

Philadelphia County

love-park-philadelphiaA regional transportation and communications center, Philadelphia sits at the hub of Amtrak’s busy Northeast Corridor. Highway connections are made easy by the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Turnpikes, Interstates 95 and 76, the Atlantic City Expressway, and the Blue Route, Interstate 476.

Conveniently reached attractions include Valley Forge National Park, the scenic Brandywine Valley, historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Hershey, Gettysburg, and Southern New Jersey beach resorts, including Atlantic City.

For further information on all locations, please contact the Film Office.

For more information, please contact:
Erin Jackson Wagner, Production Coordinator, Greater Philadelphia Film Office
One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 | 215-686-2668 |Fax: 215-686-3659

Bucks County

Located in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, this covered bridge, built in 1871, crosses the Cabin Run Creek. Of the 36 covered bridges originally built in Bucks County, only 11 remain.

Tucked neatly amidst rolling hillsides, working farms and picturesque old-time towns, Bucks County is marked by a particularly inviting countryside. Lively main streets, historical treasures, charming lodging and a vibrant nightlife scene are peppered throughout this bucolic region. Conveniently located 25 miles from Philadelphia and 75 miles from New York City, Bucks County is easily accessible from many major highways and rail systems.

You’ll marvel at the imaginative concrete castles of Renaissance Man Henry Mercer. Walk in the footsteps of our first president at Washington Crossing Historic Park, where he and his troops made their dramatic crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night, 1776. Each town’s rich history blends seamlessly with the excitement of modern life. Bucks County and its 600 square miles combine history and charm with modern amenities to suit any and all needs.

For more information, please contact:
Alexis Johnson, Public Relations Manager, Visit Bucks County,
 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 | (215) 639-0300 ext 227 or (800) 836-BUCKS | www.visitbuckscounty.com

Chester County

chester-countyIf you’re looking for a street scene from the last three centuries, come to Chester County. Need a setting in an industrial mill town – a country village – a Main Line mansion – Colonial churches – covered bridges – horse farms – fox hunts – enchanted gardens – university campuses with special features – a mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival court house – a repertory theater – a battlefield – a center for high-tech industry – Amish farms and their distinctive horse and buggies – a steel town which produces steel for all of the U.S. Navy nuclear fleet – they can all be found in Chester County.

You’ll find Chester County an easy place to work in and to access. We’ll help you with police assistance, permits, hotel accommodations and finding a site. We’re in a great location – one hour from downtown Philadelphia, two hours from New York and two and one-half hours from Washington, D.C. We have a county airport which handles corporate jets and we are within a one-half hour drive to the Philadelphia International Airport. High speed train service and major roads such as the PA. Turnpike, the famous high-tech corridor Route 202, U.S. 30, and U.S. 1 which ties in with I-95 make it easy to get to Chester County.

For more information, please contact:
Nina Kelly, Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau
17 Wilmont Mews, Suite 400, West Chester, PA 19382 | (800) 566-0109 | www.brandywinevalley.com

Delaware County

delaware-countyLocated midway between Wilmington and Philadelphia, Delaware County blends rolling Pennsylvania countryside and turn-of-the-century small towns with waterfront industry, all close to the city.

Delaware County is neighborhoods with large Victorian homes on wide shaded streets; a restored business district complete with trolley down the main street, anchored by a gleaming white courthouse.

You can find a working 18th century colonial farm on 112 acres with barns, orchards, gardens and farm animals or a Revolutionary War battlefield with headquarters, museums and reenactments; log cabins, a one room school house, a working grist mill, country estates and dozens of restored historic homes.

Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack sits majestically on the Delaware River where you can view ocean liners, oil tankers and leisure craft moving up and down the river while pacers and trotters are running the fastest 5/8 mile track on the east coast. PPL Park is the home of the Philadelphia Union Soccer Team. Sitting on the banks of the Delaware River, this park holds 18K for soccer and up to 25K for concerts and other assorted events.

The Sun Center Studios opened in 2010. This facility offers pre-production, production and post-production capabilities. Two 30k square foot sound stages; a set construction building and the coming of an events site dedicated to the movie industry. Located minutes from the airport with accommodations close by. Delaware County provides an assortment of sites and scenery. Let us help you find the sites and services you need.

For more information, please contact:
Tore Fiore, Executive Director, Destination Delco, 1501 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063
(610) 565-3679 or (800)-343-3983 |  www.destinationdelco.com

Montgomery County

History fans are rapt as Once Upon A Nation’s costumed, professional re-enactors recount some of the events that took place during George Washington’s 1777 encampment at Valley Forge.

From Towns and Main Streets to sprawling farmland, Main Line mansions to gritty industrial areas, Montgomery County offers a wide variety of locations marking every period of our nation’s history.

Washington’s Headquarters, log huts and rows of cannon on the rolling hillside of 3,600-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park are just the start. Settings include a stone castle, majestic Georgian mansions, towering cathedrals and Victorian villages, ivy-covered campuses, a Frank Lloyd Wright synagogue and many public gardens and arboreta. Fifty-five miles of biking trails, more than 70 public and private golf courses and several serene parks complete the landscape.

Located in Philadelphia’s countryside, Montgomery County is easily accessible to Philadelphia International Airport, Wings Field, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and three other Interstate highways.

For more information, please contact:
John Golden, Dir.of Communications or Lauren Trevorah, Convention Sales Assistant, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
1000 First Avenue, Suite 101, King of Prussia, PA 19406 | Office 610.834.7985 |Fax 610.834.0202 | golden@valleyforge.org