Delaware County: Where Pennsylvania Began

Help celebrate over 250 years of American history in Delaware County


Delaware County has a multitude of historic sites, theaters, parks, museums, colleges and sports complex to visit. They all contribute to the heritage of Delaware County and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Help celebrate America's 250th birthday with your organization or group, get involved with the planning of events, or just attend them. All levels of involvement are welcome.


Delaware County is where Pennsylvania started and has so many stories to tell. Find out more about the place where you live, its impact on American history, and tell your story!

  •  6/19/2023 01:00 PM - 6/19/2023 05:00 PM
  •   Rose Tree Park, Media, PA, USA

The celebration, hosted by Delaware County Council, the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association, and Taylor Made Vets will feature live music, artistic performances from local schools, vendors, food, and more.

  • $2
  •  6/4/2023 11:00 AM - 6/4/2023 04:00 PM
  •   1682 Karakung Drive, Havertown, PA, USA

Fun for the whole family! Demonstrations, crafts, food, music, beer, etc. Craft vendors and non-profits are invited to register. The theme this year is first responders! Suggested donation $2.

  •  5/29/2023 10:00 AM - 5/29/2023 02:00 PM
  •   poore park, team road, aston, 19014

Parade (including bike parade) starts staging at 10:30 at Rockdale Art Center (starts 11:15). Ends at Monument at New/Mount Roads where there will be music, food, gifts, raffles, etc. from 10 am onwards.

  •  4/25/2023 06:30 PM
  •   Middletown Free Library, 464 South Old Middletown Road, Media, PA, USA

Help celebrate over 250 years of American History in Delco! The program is designed to tell the story of Delaware County people, places, and events from before the founding of America to the present time for the celebration of America 250 occurring in 2026. This presentation would be a "how-to create" an online presence, click link below for one example, for those people, places, or events.

Road to 2026

Road to 2026


In an effort to promote a healthier Pennsylvania, America250PA is encouraging Pennsylvanians to live a healthier lifestyle by walking, running, biking or wheeling their way to 2026, all while taking in the #EPIC views of our Commonwealth. Participants can walk, run, bike or wheel their own race, at their own pace, and submit their times to track their progress. In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and our county partners, America250PA will also highlight and encourage visitation to Pennsylvania state parks, county parks and local historic points of interests. Race managed by Wolf Creek Race Management in Butler County. Explore Delco parks and trails- Visit Delco- Delaware County Parks and Trails Explorer- AllTrails- Let us know you're participating through our Socials!

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History Talk: Party Like It's 1976! - At Nitre Hall

History Talk: Party Like It's 1976! - At Nitre Hall


As we prepare for the country’s 250th birthday, join local historian Jim Segrave-Daly to discuss how Philadelphia & Delaware County celebrated America’s bicentennial. From President Ford’s visit to Valley Forge & Philadelphia to the film “Independence” by Academy Award-winning director John Huston, the area celebrated in style. Joint program with Haverford Township Historical Society, Haverford Township Free Library and America250PADelco. Click Read More to watch the video.

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Delaware County becomes official partner to America250PA

Delaware County becomes official partner to America250PA


At the July 21, 2021 County Council meeting, Councilman Madden read out a Resolution supporting the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States semi-quincentennial (America250PA). Agenda item 7.A at the meeting. Item 9.E was for approval of applying for a PHMC HARC grant which, if successful, would involve America250PADelco in the third phase of the Collections Care project throughout Delaware County. Click the button to watch the video of both items.

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