The men and women of the Continental Army were ordinary, like many of us, but these ordinary people were thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation — it honors the ability …
Month: March 2021
The 349-acre Warriors Path State Park lies very near the famous path used by the Iroquois in raids and wars with the Cherokees and other American Indians in southern Pennsylvania.
The park is a seasonal day use area open from mid-April through the end of October. At other times of the year, visitors must park near the main gate and walk into the park.
This finger of land is bounded on three sides by the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, which empties into Raystown Lake approximately one mile downstream. The unique shape of the park was formed as a result of river meandering. This section of the river exhibits some of the best examples of natural stream meandering in the state.
In 1861 Julius Sturgis had the first pretzel bakery ever to be opened. Located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania, visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, and watch the bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand.
During your tour, each person is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel.They also get to see the ovens and visit the kitchens where the pretzels are made. And when your done, everyone gets complimentary “Little Ones” hardpretzels at the end of their visit.
Kids of all ages love trying their hand at pretzel twisting.
They will accomodate groups of all sizes, over 10 please call for reservations.
Sturgis pretzels are a staple of Lancaster. Come in for yourself and see why.
The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park is in Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg on US 30. Caledonia is in the northernmost section of the Blue Ridge Mountains known locally as South Mountain. Blue Mountain, the easternmost ridge of the Allegheny Mountains, is …
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. This was the world’s first true `penitentiary,` a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone. Through November 30: Pandemonium, a site specific sound installation by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miler.
Admission: $12 Adults. $10 Seniors. $8 Students and Kids.
Address: 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia.
Public Contact: www.EasternState.org, or (215) 236-3300.