GMercyU is located just 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia

Explore Philadelphia


The fifth largest city in the United States, Philadelphia is just a short car, bus, or train ride away from Gwynedd Mercy University’s main and Bensalem, Pa, campuses. When visiting the birthplace of America, you can browse renowned museums, root on local sports teams, take in a concert or theater production, or indulge in the city's endless diverse and delicious restaurants. There is always something to do, see, or eat in Philadelphia.

Historical Sites

City Hall
Elfreth's Alley
Independence Hall
Independence National Historical Park
The Betsy Ross House
The Liberty Bell Center 

For more historical attractions, visit historicphiladelphia.org. 

Museums and Attractions

Eastern State Penitentiary
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Barnes Foundation
The Philadelphia Zoo
National Constitution Center

For more museums and attractions in Philadelphia, explore visitphilly.com.

Restaurants

Philadelphia may be known for cheesesteak and pretzels but it is also home to some of the country's finest restaurants. Explore visitphilly.com to make your reservations.   

Sports

Philadelphia's sports fans are known for their passion and loyalty which makes any game the place to be. Visit the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia where the homes of Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and Sixers are all just steps away from each other.

Theater

Academy of Music
Forrest Theater
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Shubert Theater

Transportation

Taking the train from GMercyU’s Gwynedd Valley campus? Public Safety offers students a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Gwynedd Valley Train Station, which services the SEPTA R5 line.