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Top 4 Places to Explore Treehouses Near Philadephia

Photo: Tyler Arboretum / Mei McNeill

Most people have dreamed about having a treehouse in their backyard. For city-dwellers, Philadelphia doesn’t afford the space or environment to create a tiny house among the trees. Fortunately, there's a few great public gardens in the Philadelphia area where kids and adults can live out their treehouse dreams! Check out our Top 4 Treehouse Destinations Near Philadelphia.

1: Morris Arboretum

Philadelphia, PA •
Out on a Limb, Tree Adventure Exhibit

Out on a Limb, Tree Adventure Exhibit at Morris Arboretum.

Nestled in the Northwest corner of Philadelphia, Morris Arboretum is home to Out on a Limb Tree Adventure Exhibit. A sprawling walkway provides a bird’s eye view of the forest from 50 feet up. Scramble like squirrels on nets suspended within the tree canopy or pretend you are a bird in a larger-than-life Robin’s nest. Best of all, this outdoor exhibit is fully ADA accessible for all ages and abilities to enjoy.

2. Tyler Arboretum

Media, PA •
Multiple Treehouses

Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum boast six (yes, six!) unique treehouses spread throughout the 650 acres of this natural sanctuary. Make a day of epic treehouse exploration with the whole family. From elevated walkaways to giant bird houses and storybook structures, there’s sure to be a treehouse at Tyler Arboretum that will delight the imagination.

3. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

Kennett Square, PA •
Multiple Treehouses

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is home to three distinctly different treehouses: Canopy Cathedral, Birdhouse, and Lookout Loft. They range from an architect-designed dwelling that’s seemingly move-in ready to a rustic, open-air platform perched 20+ feet in the air. Each treehouse is designed to compliment it’s natural environment, along with interactive features to enhance the experience. Bonus: The Lookout Loft is ADA accessible.

4. Grounds For Sculpture

Hamilton, NJ •
Bamboo Observation Tower

The Bamboo Observation Tower at Grounds For Sculpture

The Bamboo Observation Tower at Grounds For Sculpture is a three-story garden feature offering impressive views through the treetops. Visitors will feel as if they are climbing the trees themselves as they make their way up winding stairs surrounded by lush greenery.