The Bucks and Montgomery Counties’ Regional National History Day® event takes place at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. The information below is to help students, teachers, judges and parents navigate their way to Ursinus College on the day of the competition. If you are attending a training or another National History Day® related event at the Mercer Museum & Library, please click here for directions to that location.
FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE:
Exit at Valley Forge (#326). Just beyond the tollgates, take the second exit, follow signs to 422 West/Pottstown. Travel approximately eight miles to the Route 29/Collegeville exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp turn right onto Route 29 North.
Proceed three miles to the traffic light by McDonald’s. Turn left onto Main Street. The campus is approximately one-half mile up the hill on the right.
Coming via US 202 or PA 363 (Valley Forge Rd): Turn right onto Germantown Pike and follow it westward to Collegeville, where it merges with Ridge Pike and becomes Main Street in Collegeville. Ursinus College is located between 5th and 9th Avenue on Main Street. Cars may enter the college’s main entrance, about 100’ past 5th & Main Streets on the right. Follow the signs for National History Day parking, behind Wismer Hall
Coming via PA 113: Follow Route 113 to PA 29 (Gravel Pike) in Rahns. Turn left onto Route 29 and follow it approximately ½ mile to Ninth (9th) Avenue. Turn right on to 9th Avenue and follow it approximately ¾ mile to the rear entrance of Ursinus College (on left). Cars may park anywhere in the large rear parking lot. Buses must follow the driveway up the hill to the turning area and then proceed to the left, down to the drop-off point in back of the gym. (Refer to Ursinus campus map.) This will be the pick-up and drop-off point for all busses. (Buses will be directed to their parking area by Campus Safety officers.)
FROM NORTHEAST EXTENSION, PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE (ROUTE 476):
Exit at Lansdale Exit 31 and turn right, taking Route 63 West to Route 113. Turn left onto Route 113 South and proceed approximately 10 miles until you reach the intersection of routes 113 and 29. Make a left onto Route 29 South (Amoco gas station across the street). Follow approximately 2 miles. At the stop light in Collegeville turn right onto Main Street and proceed straight through the traffic light at the McDonald’s. The campus is approximately one-half mile up the hill on the right.