Elkins Park is a great destination to get away from the hustle of the city but yet still surrounded by diversity downtown Philly has to offer. Only a thirty minute drive to Center City or fifteen minute train ride. Elkins Park has attractions to satisfy the thrill for people of all ages. Come visit where so much history has taken place and new history is being made. Elkins Park is where leaders are born or call home, such as, singer Pink, comedian Bill Cosby, NFL player Marvin Harrison, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, and many many more.
There are many ways to get to Elkins Park from various cities of the Pennsylvania or even other parts of the country. Easy roads are available, national highways, a train station, bus stops, and a close by airport.
Route 73 and route 611 are major roads that run through Elkins Park.
The main major highway is Route 309 which leads to the Pennsyvania Turnpike as well as other Montgomery County cities.
If traveling by plane, the airport to land in is Philadelphia International Airport. It is a 30-minute drive to Elkins Park. Trains from and to the airport are available at the Elkins Park train station.
Train station is Elkins Park Station. Served by SEPTA with the R1, R2, R3, and R5 trains stopping at Elkins Park to transport passengers into or out of Philadelphia.
The Elkins Park train station has trains that stop twice every hour. There are bus stops conveniently scattered throughout the town. Personal cars are an easy way of transportation as well, finding parking spots is not an issue.
- Beth Sholom Synagogue, 8231 Old York Rd. The only synagogue designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is listed in the National Register of Historic places.
- Lynnewood Hall, 920 Spring Avenue. It is a 110-room mansion and is considered the largest surviving Gilded Age mansion in the Philadelphia area. Although entering the premises is prohibited, looking at the building is magnificent.
- Richard C. Wall House Museum, 1 Wall Park Drive. Sunday 1PM-4PM. The house was built by Richard Wall, a founding father of Cheltenham Township. It is four floors and displays what a house and life was like during the beginning of Cheltenham.