Historic Rittenhouse Town runs along Lincoln Drive in Northwest Philadelphia. Surrounding Rittenhouse Town are bridges, streams, and some of the best hiking paths around.
Walking through this historic area — most especially in autumn — draws many “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” as one takes in the abundant natural beauty.
Text reads: “RITTENHOUSE TOWN – William Rittenhouse, first Mennonite minister in America, erected here in 1690 the colonies’ first paper mill. Successive generations of Rittenhouses built additional mills, establishing this region as the center of American papermaking. By the 1850s this village had over 40 buildings, and seven early buildings survive from this once prosperous industrial community. Scientist David Rittenhouse was born here in 1732.”