25 Budget Friendly Things to Do in Montgomery County
Get the family out of the house for an affordable adventure in Montgomery County. Packed with parks, trails, museums, art, and an abundance of other attractions, Montco is the perfect destination for a low-cost day with the ones you love.
1. Valley Forge National Historical Park
Enjoy a scenic day with your family at this beautiful park. Full of historic landmarks, trails, and alluring nature, the Valley Forge National Historical Park is the perfect way to get your family out of the house totally free of cost.
2. Green Lane Park
Park visitors can enjoy fishing, boating (including boat rentals), family and group camping, picnicking, 25 miles of trails for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as two children's playgrounds. Winter enthusiasts can cross-country ski, ice fish or go ice skating. The park also offers summer concerts and movies, and family-oriented, environmental education programs on weekends.
3. Fort Washington State Park
This park is home to 3.5 miles of trails that are considered to be a bit more difficult than your average trail. If you're not up to the challenge, the park also features a nine-hole disc golf course and trout fishing in the Wissahickon creek as well as carp, catfish, panfish, and suckers.
4. Abington Art Center Sculpture Park
Explore this fascinating .65-mile trail loop and discover marvelous sculptures crafted by respected artists and visitors alike.
5. Schuylkill River Trail
Named the "Best Urban Trail" by readers of USA Today the trail runs parallel with the Schuylkill River from southern Montgomery County to Philadelphia.
6. Chester Valley Trail
The Chester Valley Trail is a 13-mile rail trail which runs largely through the Great Valley of Pennsylvania in Chester and Montgomery counties in southeastern Pennsylvania.
7. Wissahickon Trail
The Wissahickon Trail, also known as the Green Ribbon Trail, is unique in that much of its 12-mile course is walking-only. The dirt path follows the Wissahickon Creek through eastern Montgomery County, passing through Fort Washington State Park.
8. Perkiomen Trail
The Perkiomen Trail winds its way from Green Lane Park in the north to Valley Forge Park in the south. The Perk connects with the Schuylkill River Trail in Oaks, allowing riders to continue uninterrupted to Philadelphia, a 43-mile journey.
9. Pennypack Trail
The Pennypack Trail crosses 15 miles in eastern Montgomery County, passing through the communities of Bryn Athyn, Rockledge, Lower Moreland, and Upper Moreland.
10. Cross County Trail
The Cross County Trail is a spur off of the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken. The trail heads north for three miles before ending in Plymouth Meeting.
11. John James Audubon Historic Center at Mill Grove
Learn about the life and art of John James Audubon inside the visitors center and explore over 7 miles of trails loaded with birds and wildlife. The farmhouse even contains a museum, enlightening visitors about the history of Mill Grove and its residents.
12. Pennypacker Mills
Experience what life was like in the early 1900s in this fully furnished mansion with the antiques and documents of former Pennsylvania Governor, Samuel W. Pennypacker. Get a free tour and picnic facility today.
13. Peter Wentz Farmstead
This beautiful English Georgian style house was built with many features reflecting the German heritage of its builders and residents, Peter and Rosanna Wentz. During the American Revolution in 1777, George Washington and his staff used the home as a temporary headquarters. Now, you can explore the home and learn its history free of charge.
14. Pottsgrove Manor
Admire the early Georgian architecture and learn about the lives and history of the Potts family as well as the paid, indentured, and enslaved people who worked there. Embark on a guided tour and listen to stories about the skilled ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, John Potts.
15. Tour our Towns and Main Streets
Enjoy a nice stroll and some window shopping at one of our many charming towns and main streets.
16. Berman Museum of Art
Feast your eyes on beautiful artwork at the Ursinus College Berman Museum of Art. This museum is home to historical and modern paintings and sculptures that are sure to inspire.
17. Asher’s Chocolate
Bring the kids to watch their favorite chocolate treats made right in front of their eyes. This delightful chocolate factory has been serving sweets to the people of Souderton since 1892.
18. Washington Memorial Chapel
Admire beautiful architecture and the renowned Washington Memorial National Carillon, a bell tower with 58 massive bells.
19. The King of Prussia Mall
Go window shopping at the prestigious King of Prussia Mall, the mall with the largest square footage in America. You can even bring the family outside to the King of Prussia Town Center to get some fresh air and have a picnic.
20. Willow Grove Park Mall
If the King of Prussia Mall is too big for your taste you can spend the day browsing through its delightful little sibling, The Willow Grove Park Mall.
21. Skippack Village
Take a stroll through this classic American small town and soak in the cozy homelike atmosphere.
22. Merrymead Farm
Take a trip to this cozy farm and creamery to see adorable farm animals such as cows, baby calves, sheep, bunnies, peacocks, goats, “Franklin” the pig, and “Tootsie” the donkey.
23. Freddy Hill Farms
Have some fun outside with the family at Freddy Hill Farms where you can mini golf, hit the batting cages, driving range, or dine on their delicious ice cream.
24. The Justice Bell
This 2,000 pound bell traveled over 5,000 miles across 67 counties, to raise awareness for the Women's Suffrage Movement in Pennsylvania. Thanks to the efforts of the Suffragettes traveling with this bell all around the state, Pennsylvania women gained the right to vote in 1920. Now, you can come and see the bell for free at the Washington Memorial Chapel in the Valley Forge National Historical Park.
25. American Treasure Tour
Flashback to your favorite decades with this guided tour of American pop culture memorabilia. Bring the kids and their grandparents for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.