Neshaminy, Pennsylvania: Windows of History

America's heroic colonial history, told in miniature dioramas set into the wall of a shopping mall.

Neshaminy Mall

Address:
707 Neshaminy Mall, Neshaminy, PA
Directions:
Neshaminy Mall. On the east side of US Hwy 1 just north of the Pennsylvania Tpke. Inside the Mall, outside of Macy's.
Hours:
Mall hours Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Windows of History

Windows of History

The "Windows of History" diorama displays are complete with battle scenes, George Washington, Ben Franklin, and the native Lenni-Lenape. I was surprised to come across these while visiting the Neshaminy Mall, which is supposedly one of the first malls in the U.S. The dioramas were (formerly) animatronic and motion sensitive. There is an effort underway to have them refurnished. They were commissioned by the the store that originally occupied the spot, Strawbridge and Clothier.

[Michael Garson, 02/14/2015]

The dioramas date to the opening of the Mall in 1967. Their original name was "Freedom Wall."


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