Museum, Pond, Bird Observatory, & Trail Hours


Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm

Saturday from 10 am-5pm

Sunday from 1 pm-5 pm
Nature Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk.


Admission Fees


Friends of Briar Bush Members: free
Abington Township residents: free
Non-member/non-residents: $3 for adults; $2 for children ages 2-17; free for children under the age of 2.

Hours of Operation

Directions Mass Transit


As an environmental leader, we always encourage the use of mass transit options. Visit the SEPTA website for schedules.

Take either the R2 Warminster Regional Rail line or Bus line 22 and exit at Roslyn Station (Easton and Susquehanna Roads). Walk up the hill on Susquehanna Road, turn left on Edge Hill Road (at the traffic light) and Briar Bush will be on your left after a few blocks.




Find us with Google Maps


From the Philadelphia Area: Most visitors will come up Old York Road (PA-611) from the south. Turn LEFT onto Susquehanna Road. At the traffic light at the top of the hill, turn RIGHT onto Edge Hill Road. Go .25 miles and Briar Bush will be on the LEFT at the intersection of Edge Hill Road and Tyson Ave. The driveway is one way.


From outside the Philadelphia Area: Most visitors from the North, South, East or West will want to find their way to the PA Turnpike Extension (I-276) and exit at Willow Grove onto PA-611 Southbound, towards Willow Grove. Turn LEFT onto Old Welsh Road. Take a RIGHT Edge Hill Road. Go 1.0 miles. Briar Bush is on the RIGHT at the intersection of Edge Hill Road and Tyson Ave. The driveway is one way.


School Buses: All size school buses are able to drive down the driveway in order to drop off/pick up students. If necessary, one of our staff members will be happy to help guide you around corners. Please drive down to the front door - do not park at the top of the driveway. Buses may not stay parked in our driveway - they may park at Highland

Elementary (Abington buses only), at the nearby Target, or somewhere else.

2019 Closings

As part of Abington Township Parks and Recreation, the nature center closes on some Abington Township holidays and may close on emergency (snow) days. Trails are always open dawn to dusk.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019-New Year's Day-closed

Monday, May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day-closed
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Independence Day-closed
Monday, September 2, 2019 - Labor Day-closed 

Monday, October 14, 2019 - Columbus Day-closed
Monday, November 11, 2018 - Veteran's Day (observed)-closed

Thursday, November 28, 2019 -Thanksgiving Day-closed
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 -Christmas Day-closed

© Copyright Briar Bush Nature Center, 2019 | 1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington, PA 19001 | (215) 887-6603

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