The Philadelphia Gift Show is conveniently located in the King of Prussia area – putting a wide range of entertainment, shopping, recreation and tourism resources within easy reach. From historical and cultural sites of Philadelphia, to the vast green space of Valley Forge National Park, to the unrivaled shopping options at the King of Prussia mall, the choices are limitless. Among the highlights:
Dining & Shopping
King of Prussia Mall
Eight major department stores and 365 shops, including Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany's; and 40 restaurants from Cheesecake Factory to Morton's make this the East Coast's largest retail shopping mall.
The Village of Wayne
Charming historic village with over 100 unique shops, restaurants, spas, cafes, entertainment venues and a luxury inn. Located on Philadelphia's prestigious "Main Line" just minutes from Philadelphia and Valley Forge.
Attractions & Tours
Visit Independence Hall in historic Philadelphia and see some of the nation's most historic and meaningful symbols. The Hall houses the Liberty Bell, Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.
John James Audobon Center at Mill Grove
The first American home of John James Audubon celebrates Audubon's artistic and scientific legacy. Small museum houses all of his major works on paper and several original oil paintings. Gift shop.
Swing in to see the baby orangutan. Visit America's First Zoo, home to more than 1,300 animals, the state-of-the-art PECO Primate Reserve, award-winning Big Cat Falls, and tropical McNeil Avian Center.
Philadelphia offers a wealth of exciting and educational museums, including the Franklin Institute and The Barnes Foundation.
Adventure Aquarium features the West African River Experience, a 40-foot walk-through shark tunnel, Jules Verne Gallery, 4D Theatre and the opportunity to Swim with the Sharks. Timed-tickets required. Parking available; wheel chair accessible.
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
The Plantation is an authentic mid-18th century farm site with historic buildings, interpreters in colonial attire and period farm animals. Features colonial craft and skill demonstrations.
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
One of the most famous prisons in the world, this National Historic Landmark was the model for 300 prisons worldwide and held some of America's most notorious criminals, including Al Capone.
The Constitutional Walking Tour
Year-round self-guided tours; MP3 audio, multi-lingual guided tours and step-on guides daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and Saturday and Sunday spring and fall.
Raven's Claw Golf Club
Rated #8 by Golf Digest Magazine; features new clubhouse, well-stocked pro-shop, Sheerin's Pub Restaurant, locker rentals. A country club experience at affordable prices; ideal for corporate golf outings and social events.
Valley Forge National Historic Park
The focal point of Valley Forge attractions is the 3,600-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park. It was here that General George Washington forged his Continental Army into a fighting force, during the difficult winter encampment of 1777-78.
1,300 seat renovated, acoustically superb 1928 Vaudeville house. Headliner acts, theatrical performances, top name entertainers.
More events and attractions can be found at www.valleyforge.org