On May 31, 1889, a neglected dam and a phenomenal storm led to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people died. It’s a story of great tragedy, and of triumphant recovery. You’ll see exhibits, a 3-D multimedia presentation and an Academy Award-winning documentary. Tickets include admission …
Visit the house where wounded Polish freedom fighter Thaddeus Kosciuszko lived and hear how this brilliant military engineer designed successful fortifications during the American Revolution. See the room where he received notable visitors such as Chief Little Turtle and Thomas Jefferson, who said he was …
For over 30 years, the Museum of Indian Culture has been a fun and educational place to learn about Native American history and culture. Located in Allentown’s scenic Little Lehigh Parkway, the Museum offers visitors a chance to try Native American hunting and survival skills, see a reproduction Eastern Woodland wigwam, and tour exhibits that include American Indian stone, basketry, beadwork, clothing, artwork, and pottery.
The Museum has several festivals each year celebrating Native American culture. The largest, the Roasting Ears of Corn Festival during the third weekend in August, attracts hundreds of families, researchers, and enthusiasts each year.
The oldest official presidential residence, the Germantown White House, (Deshler-Morris House) twice sheltered George Washington. In October 1793, he found refuge during the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Continuing the business of government, he held four cabinet meetings here. The next summer, it was a …
The 3,452-acre Codorus State Park is in the rolling hills of southern York County. The 1,275-acre Lake Marburg has 26 miles of shoreline and is a reststop for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. The lake is also popular with sailboaters and motorboaters. Anglers love the lake …
The Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Ice Harvest Museum is located in Lakeville, PA off route 590.
This two-part attraction includes the factory tour, where you can see how an ics sculpture is created. From the process to freeze water into crystal clear blocks of ice for carving to the finished product, you will see the tools used, and the process followed to create each work of frozen art.
In the Ice Harvest Museum, you will learn how ice was harvested and stored for use in the time before refrigeration.
To make your plans most effective, call before your trip so you can schedule during an ice carving.
America on Wheels is a 48,000-square-foot facility devoted to exhibits about “over the road transportation.” The museum allows visitors to inspect rare and historic vehicles up close, whether it’s a 1915 Model T roadster, an early motorcycle, or rare Mac Truck. The Mack Truck corporation …
If you want to find a good time year round this is the place to be! Hartwood sponsers free concerts and the biggest fireworks display in the U.S.
The original Mansion was erected in 1927 and is open for tours. It sits on 629 acres that you’re welcome to walk through while waiting for whatever festivities have been scheduled to begin.
This is the site I would recommend saving in my favorites. It would be my first go to when looking for some fun!
The varied topography and mixed hardwood and evergreen forest make the 612-acre Linn Run State Park a scenic place for picnicking, hiking and cabin rentals. Grove and Rock runs join to make Linn Run, an excellent trout stream that has a lovely waterfall, Adams Falls. Forbes State Forest borders Linn Run State Park and offers 50,000 acres of land for outdoor recreation.
The 1,200-acre Keystone State Park is great for day-trips and family vacations year-round. Camping, modern cabins, many trails and a lake are all within walking distance, providing an ideal setting for wildlife watching or outdoor adventures. The park is within easy driving distance from the …
LancasterHistory.org is a combination of the Lancaster County’s Historical Society and President James Buchanan’s Wheatland. This large campus contains not only an archive, library and exhibition gallery, it also has on it’s ground the Tanger Arboretum.
This national landmark has just reopened in the spring of 2013 after completing a 19,755 sq ft addition. This will now include new research facilities. learning centers, collection storage areas and educational auditorium.
Part of their initiative is to make the center more park-like and visitor friendly. The arboretum contains aver 100 different species of trees.
There is a separate charge for Wheatland.
Late tours on Tuesday and Thursdays