Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was forged on the back of the iron industry, and the town takes its name from master iron worker John Potts. The town lies between Pennsylvania's biggest city, Philadelphia, and its capital, Harrisburg, making it a good midway point for travelers. There are several cheap hotels in Pottstown, PA, for you to stay at whether you're just passing through or basing yourself here for a longer visit.
Philadelphia International Airport is 50 miles southeast of Pottstown. There is no direct public transportation between the two, but you can take the SEPTA trains and buses, with transfers in Philadelphia and Norristown. The best option is to rent a car ahead of time— all the major companies have counters at the airport, and cars can be picked up by Zone 2. If you're going to be visiting the historic attractions in the Birthplace of America before heading on to Pottstown, it's a good idea to book one of the many Philadelphia hotels that are available so you have a place to crash after sightseeing. Pottstown also has places worth visiting, such as Pottsgrove Manor, the homestead of John Potts. Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy Manatawny Park, a large open area with a walking trail by the river and some sporting fields. Culture vultures should check the schedule at Steel River Playhouse and try to catch a show while in town. Most hotels in Pottstown, PA are within walking distance of these attractions, as the town is quite compact and easy to navigate. You can also use Pottstown, PA rental cars to get around and to explore the surrounding areas. Harrisburg is 80 miles to the west, and King of Prussia, the site of one of the country's largest shopping malls, is 22 miles southeast.
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