Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Stage Travel Along Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia

During the early 1800’s, which represented the high point of stagecoach travel in the eastern United States, riders would have been jostled in a stage wagon or stagecoach over the Frankford and Bristol Turnpike (formerly known as the King’s Highway).  In order to gain insight on stage travel in and around 18th and 19th century Philadelphia, it is important to first know about the roads and bridges on which the coaches traveled and the public houses along the route where they stopped. Charlie Moody will tell us about these roads and bridges, and the mile markers, tollhouses, and businesses they passed along the way.ture will be coming soon.

Lectures are FREE and open to the public.

Abington Friends Meeting, The Barnes Room
520 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown

The lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum. For more information please call the Old York Road Historical Society at 215–886–8590.