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King of Prussia: A guide to short-term rentals

Home to one of the largest malls in the country and a historic inn that George Washington visited, King of Prussia is one of Philadelphia’s fastest-growing suburbs. A short-term rental is the best way to explore all that the city has to offer.

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Discover King of Prussia

After booking your short-term rental in King of Prussia, here's everything you need to know for your trip.

King of Prussia (or KOP) is a suburb of Philadelphia located about 20 miles northwest of the city center. The city has just 20,000 permanent residents, but it’s in the midst of a surge of development. It’s best known for being the home of one of the country’s largest shopping malls, also called King of Prussia.

Before European colonization, the Lenape people inhabited the area that now encompasses King of Prussia. The Lenape were expelled from the region by settlers and their populations were decimated by disease.

The city and the mall’s name comes from King of Prussia Inn, an 18th century tavern in turn named for King Frederick the Great of Prussia, a former German state. The tavern was built by a pair of Welsh Quakers, and it attracted travelers to and from Philadelphia, since it was about a day’s ride away by horse, making it a convenient stopover point for people riding west and east.

General George Washington visited the King of Prussia during the American Revolution shortly before the Continental Army famously camped at Valley Forge for the winter. His visit was in 1777 on Thanksgiving day. Today, the inn is no longer in its original location. The construction of highways in the area almost leveled it, but history-minded petitioners got the highway plan amended so that the north and southbound lanes of Route 202 wound around the structure, which was isolated in its median. Later, the inn was relocated and reopened.

Up until 1960, King of Prussia was a small municipality best known for General George Washington’s brief visit, but spillover growth from Philadelphia has caused a boom of development, including the mall, office space, housing, and an entire downtown that didn’t exist before. Particularly thanks to its proximity to Philadelphia, the city has excellent access to food, restaurants, museums, and entertainment, and there are great short-term rental options near it all.