Community Connections

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Welcome to Swarthmore. Our community is small and diverse, full of many things to do and experience. Here are a few small ideas of ways to spend your day:

  • Visit Downtown Swarthmore and take a look at our unique shops and service businesses or have a bite to eat at one of our great restaurants.
  • Buy something delicious at the Farmers Market Saturdays between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.  It is open May through the first week in December and is located in the Municipal parking  lot at the corner of Park and Dartmouth Avenues.
  • Stroll along our beautiful streets. Swarthmore has been named a "Tree City USA ” for the past 30 years and is full of mature trees which line our streets- every season of the year it is a pleasant way to pass the day.  
  • Pick up a copy of  the Swarthmore Historic Walking Tour at either the Library or the Borough Administration Office.  It's a fastinating look at some of Swarthmore's most interesting houses.
  • Stop by Little Crum Creek Park and view our newly restored wetland. You’ll see many native plant species and see nature at work.
  • Visit the Scott Arboretum located on the grounds of Swarthmore College.  
  • Knock on the door to the Fire House and take a look at one of our restored antique fire engines.  
  • View an art exhibit in Borough Hall. Swarthmore Friends of the Arts updates the exhibits every other month- stop by and see what is new.  
  • Also in Borough Hall, on the upper level there are two walls full of historical Swarthmore photos.