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Historic Rittenhousetown Arboretum


Historic Rittenhousetown Arboretum


Historic RittenhouseTown Arboretum is located on a 20 acre historic site in the Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia.  Historic RittenhouseTown is the site of the first paper mill in America, an early 19th century industrial site and the 1707 Homestead of the Rittenhouse family, it is a National Historic Landmark.  The Arboretum (HRTA) features two unique collections of cherry trees and magnolias.  The Magnolia Grove is dedicated to Dr. Jack Fogg, who received his PhD in Botany from Harvard University in 1929, his many accolades include the cofounding the American Magnolia Society.  The cherry collection runs alongside the Monoshone/ Paper Mill Run which powered the early water wheels on site.  In addition, HRTA is home to over 80 species of trees and shrubs.


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208 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144, United States,
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