“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen,” so begins Poe’s famous short story “The Black Cat,” written while living in this house with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe…
The Gazelas records date back to 1901, it’s possible that she’s from 1883. The Gazela is listed as a Barkentine. She has three masts and is operated by the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild. She is one of the many “tall ships”
She was originally built in Portugal as a fishing boat to be used in New Foundland. Currently, she is the good-will ambassador for the port of Philadelphia, where she serves as a reminder of the city’s heritage as a great international port.
The Preservation Guild offers sailing classes and sailing opportunities aboard the Gazela. Check their website for a calendar of events and classes. If you’re not sure about the commitment they’ll be glad to take you on as a volunteer.
It’s a great chance for kids and adults alike to see first hand the history of a hand-made vessel. It might even bring out a little pirate in ya!
Sight & Sound Theatres has been described in many ways: ‘the largest faith-based live theatre in America,’ ‘the Christian Broadway,’ ‘one of the top three theatre destinations on the East Coast’ . . . and the list goes on. Each year, about 800,000 people come…
A deep, steep-walled gorge, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and many waterfalls characterize Lehigh Gorge State Park. In Luzerne and Carbon Counties in eastern Pennsylvania, the park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park. Whitewater boating and biking are popular activities.
The David Bradford House is full of 18th Century History, Architecture, and Antiques. The House is lovely and filled with lovely things. Appreciate the history as you tour the beautifully decorated house. Step out back to the kitchen and see what foods are being prepared and then make a stop at the Sign of the Seven Stars Tavern where the Rebellion began.
The 554-acre Trough Creek State Park is a scenic gorge formed as Great Trough Creek cuts through Terrace Mountain and empties into Raystown Lake. Rugged hiking trails lead to wonders like Balanced Rock and Rainbow Falls. Rothrock State Forest and Raystown Lake Recreation Area border…
The Philadelphia Mint was the first mint to be opened but what you’ll be visiting is actually the fourth building to house the mint. The initial idea started in 1792 by President Washington. The mint first only produced coins as our currency and still, to this day, has the original machine used to press those coins.
All tours are self guided and you’ll see everything from large coils of copper and nickel to the seven glass mosaics the Tiffany created to celebrate the opening of the third building in 1901. Look for the areas designed for the kids. All tours have audio.
While you’re there don’t forget to look for Peter. He’s the Mint Eagle. He made the first mint his home and the mint artists still study Peter when using new eagle designs.
You’ll see the coin presses in operation, the Mint key and the Mint deed signed by President Andrew Jackson along with many other artifacts on
This year Sesame Place®, the nation’s only theme park based on the award-winning television show Sesame Street®, opens Elmo’s World, an all-new land with three new rides. Ride a flyin’, fish. Wiggle through a garden of giggles. And blast into space. It’s Elmo’s World, we just play in it. Hang out with your furry friends, and enjoy all the rides, shows, play areas and dining that make this the only place where Sesame Street® comes to life! Sesame Place is located 30 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of NYC. For more information, call 215-752-7070 or visit sesameplace.com.
Rides, Waterworks, a Speedway, MiniGolf? What more can you ask for in an amusement park? The DelGrosso Amusement park, in businesss since the turn of the century (the early 1900’s, not just this past turn…) has undergone many changes keeping in step with the idea…
The 8,500-acre Cook Forest State Park lies in scenic northwestern Pennsylvania. Once called the `Black Forest,` the area is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest’s `Forest Cathedral` of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The Clarion River…
Spring Mountain is the mountain where everyone begins their family tradition of Skiing, Snowboarding or Snow tubing. There simply is no better place to make the most of Winter. Spring Mountain has 8 trails, two snow tubing runs, four lifts, a terrain park and half-pipe, plus we’re just around the corner.
When there isn’t snow on the ground at home, Spring Mountain always has snow for you. Our state-of-the-art snow guns make all of the snow you’ll need, even without Mother Nature’s help.
If you or any member of your group don’t have equipment, don’t worry we have it all for you. Our rental area can provide you with the latest in: skis, ski boots, Burton snowboards, snowboarding boots, and helmets.
Plus if you need lessons we have a variety of programs designed to meet your abilities and help you take your skiing and snowboarding skills to new levels.
Spring Mountain is the perfect cure for the Winter blues! Get your family and friends out to Ski, Snowboard, or Snow tube today at the Philadelphia Areas destination for Winter sports SPRING MOUNTAIN!