from the pressures of the modern world, St. Joseph's in the Hills
Retreat House in Malvern, Pennsylvania is nestled among the horse farms
of Chester County on 125 acres of beautiful grounds. The Retreat House
is located 22 miles west of Philadelphia just off U.S. 30. There is
frequent train service to nearby Paoli, PA. The Philadelphia
International Airport is only a 40-minute drive.
Take the NJ Turnpike and connect with the PA
Turnpike, then follow directions above. .
THE PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...
Take I95 South to THE BLUE ROUTE "Route 476N" to
Route 3 (West Chester Pike). Proceed west on Route 3 to Route
252 N. Proceed on 252 to Route 30 West. Go West (left) onto
Route 30 for 4 stoplights to Paoli Pike (Matthews Ford). Bear left onto
Paoli Pike and proceed for 3 stoplights. (Malvern Retreat signs will
direct you.) Turn right at the 3rd stoplight. This is Warren Avenue.
Follow Warren Avenue until you see the sign: St. Joseph's in the
For those who are familiar with the area, take
I-95 South to THE BLUE ROUTE "Route 476N" toward Plymouth
Meeting. Take US-1 exit toward Lima/Springfield.
Keep left at the forks. Merge onto US-1S/Media Byp.
Take the PA-252 N exit. Turn onto N Providence RD/PA
252. Turn left onto N Providence Rd. Turn Right
onto South Warren Ave.
You could make arrangements ahead of time at your expense with Paoli Limousine (610) 647-5466 to take you from the airport to Malvern Retreat. Arrangements must be made in advance with Paoli Limousine.
WILMINGTON, SOUTH JERSEY, AND POINTS SOUTH...
Follow Route 202 North and proceed to the Paoli Pike East Exit. Take a left at the end of the ramp. Follow
Paoli Pike until you come to the sign: Malvern Prep. This is Warren
Avenue. Turn left onto Warren Avenue; St. Joseph's in the Hills Retreat
House will be a short distance up on the right.
COATESVILLE AND POINTS WEST...
Take Business Route 30, past Route 29, and
proceed under the over pass about 1/4 mile to stoplight. Turn
right on Old Lincoln Highway Road; go to third road on right - Bridge
Street. Turn right on Bridge Street, go to stop sign, turn right onto
King Street. At first light, turn left onto Warren Avenue. Go three
blocks to St. Joseph's in the Hills sign on left.
From 30th Street Station take Septa's R5 Malvern
Local. Get off at the Malvern Station.
From the Malvern train station walk up Warren
Avenue (approx. 8 min.)
Septa Travel Information Center -
Click on Transit Quest to map your train route.
Amtrak information is 800-872-RAIL
Click on Station Locator to map your route.
Take the 92 bus from King of Prussia/West Chester. Get off at Warren
Avenue and King St. Walk up Warren Ave (about 8 min) to St.
Joseph's in the Hills. Call Septa information
the top entrance - near the Gatehouse
St Joseph's Hall parking
Follow our drive until you see on
the left a circle of flowers with a St. Joseph statue in the middle. It
is standing in front of St. Joseph's building. Stay to the left of the
building and you will be heading towards St. Joseph's Parking
lot. Registration is in St. Joseph's Hall Library.
Follow our drive past the Gatehouse on the right
hand side you will see Corrigan Hall. Make a right onto the
lane that bears left around Corrigan Hall. (This lane is
before the circle with St Joseph's statue). Registration is
in St. Joseph's Hall Library.
the lower entrance
Our Lady's Parking
In the St. Joseph's lot, you will
see (on the right) signs saying, "Dining Room" and "Office". Drive on
that side of the parking lot down a narrow path by the office. As you
get to the bottom of the path you will see a sign saying "Our Lady's
Hall". Stop there; bring your suitcases inside. Then continue down the
hill to the parking lot below (Our Lady's parking lot).
Return to Our Lady's library area for registration.
Family Life Center Parking
Enter through the lower
entrance. At the Good Shepherd statue bear right.
The Family Life Center is on the right-hand side (before reaching Our
Lady's parking lot).