Local Area

  • The Temple-area neighborhoods have a great deal of offerings for the surrounding area. From schools to community gardens, to murals, there are great sites to see and ways to engage with the local area.

    - Wagner Free Institute of Science
    http://www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org/
    A natural history museum located near Temple University. It was founded in 1855 by William Wagner, a notable merchant, philanthropist, and gentleman scientist of the time, who sought to offer free educational courses to all who would seek to learn about the natural world.
    - Edgar Allen Poe Site
    http://www.nps.gov/edal/index.htm
    Not far from campus is The Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site. Located in his residence here in Philadelphia, this was the site where many of his famous writings were written.
    - Mural Arts Program
    http://muralarts.org/
    There are many murals, part of the MuralArtsProgram, located in the North Philadelphia community. Find them here:
     -Philadelphia Free Library
    http://www.freelibrary.org/
    There are 13 branches of the Philadelphia Free Library located in North Philadelphia.
    - Habitat For Humanities Restore
    http://www.habitatphiladelphia.org/restore
    The ReStore is a second-hand retail outlet where quality donated home furnishings, furniture, and building materials are sold to the public at a fraction of the original cost, with all revenue going directly back into Habitat Philadelphia’s Homebuilding and Weatherization & Home Repair Programs.
    - Philadelphia Urban Creators
    http://phillyurbancreators.org/
    The Philadelphia Urban Creators (PUC) are a group of young people who are building relationships with Philadelphia communities in order to develop our neighborhoods sustainably, and equitably, from the ground up.
    - Girard College Founder’s Hall Museum Collections
    http://www.girardcollege.edu/page.cfm?p=835
    The Stephen Girard Collection is Philadelphia's great intact single-owner collection from the early national period. These original items (1780-1830), including furniture, silver, paintings, ceramics and textiles, were owned and used by Stephen Girard in his Philadelphia townhouse at 23 North Water Street.