Hours & Directions
The Plantation is generally open to the public from April through November.
Through Spring 2021, the Plantation will be open on Saturdays and Sundays. Please see our Calendar of Events page for details. Hours are 11am-4pm, with last admission at 3pm, unless otherwise noted.
For upcoming events and to purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE
COVID 19 RULES AND REGULATIONS
Below is the policy through May 31, 2021
Cloth or disposable masks are required when social distancing cannot be maintained and at all times when interacting with our staff and volunteers regardless of distance. Faceshields are not an acceptable substitution--the mouth and nose must be covered.
Effective June 1, 2021 Masks for visitors are not required for those fully vaccinated. All others must continue to wear masks in accordance with Park rules.
Our office is open year round, Monday through Friday 9am to 2pm. Our office is located at the Ridley Creek State Park Mansion, second floor. You can reach us by phone at 610-566-1725 or by email at email@example.com.
Adults (ages 13-64): $10.00
Children (ages 4-12) and Seniors (65+): $6.00
Children under age 4 are free.
Saturdays 11 AM - 4 PM (last admission, 3:00PM)
Please click here for information on admission discounts and local partnerships.
Special pricing may be in effect for select events.
The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation welcomes visitors with disabilities. We are committed to providing accessible programs, events and services. The first floor of our historic farmhouse is accessible by wheelchair. Due to the rural nature of the historic farm, there are many areas of rough terrain. The walk from our parking area to the main historic complex may be long for visitors with mobility issues; in most circumstances we will allow visitors with mobility concerns to drive through our back entrance to reach the farmhouse. For more information about accessibility, please call 610-566-1725.
The Plantation is located in Ridley Creek State Park, Edgmont Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Note: The Plantation offices are located inside the Ridley Creek State Park mansion. This is in a separate location from the Plantation. You will find plenty of signage along Gradyville Road in the park for both the Mansion and the Plantation.
From the "Blue Route" (Route 476) - Exit at Route 3 (West Chester Pike). Follow Route 3 toward West Chester. Drive approximately 7.5 miles. Go a half mile beyond Providence Road and look on the left for the entrance to Ridley Creek State Park (North Sandy Flash Drive). Enter the Park and go about 1.5 miles. The Plantation parking lot is on the right.
From Route 202 South - Exit at Route 3 (West Chester Pike). Head east on Route 3 toward Newtown Square/Broomall. Drive approximately 5 miles. Go about 1 mile beyond Delchester Road. Signs for Ridley Creek State Park are on the right (North Sandy Flash Drive). Enter the Park and go about 1.5 miles. The Plantation parking lot is on the right.
From Paoli - Take Route 252 south. Follow the signs toward Newtown Square/Media. Go to the intersection of Route 252 and Route 3 (West Chester Pike). Turn right onto Route 3. Drive toward West Chester approximately 3 miles. Go a half mile beyond Providence Road. Signs for Ridley Creek State Park are on the left (North Sandy Flash Drive). Enter the Park and go about 1.5 miles. The Plantation parking lot is on the right.
GPS and Google Maps Address:
3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Coordinates: Latitude: 39.965 Longitude: -75.4511.
There is ample free parking in the lot located outside the main entrance for everyone including buses.