FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa.?

Montgomery County is Philadelphia's western suburbs. Valley Forge National Historical Park is located in south central Montgomery County, just 18 miles from Center City Philadelphia. 

What is the "Schuylkill Expressway"?

The Schuylkill Expressway, also known as I-76, is the main highway connecting Valley Forge and Philadelphia. It takes its name from the Schuylkill River that parallels the highway for most of its length. 

What is SEPTA?

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA, is a public transportation organization serving Philadelphia and the suburbs. Its Regional Rail lines serve 43 Montgomery County communities, connecting them with Philadelphia and the suburbs. SEPTA also manages 54 bus routes in Montgomery County and several subway lines in the city of Philadelphia.

What is the "Main Line"?

Philadelphia's Main Line is a collection of suburbs that sit along what was once the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Many of these towns and communities, like Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Narberth and Wynnewood, are located in Montgomery County. Today, the SEPTA Regional Rail's Paoli / Thorndale Line serves many of these communities.