Operating since 1997 in Harrisburg, the Appalachian Brewing Company has expanded to include the Abbey Bar, and brewpubs in Camp Hill and Gettysburg. Using natural ingredients and strict quality guidelines, the brewing company has turned out a good number of flagship brews including Trail Blaze …
Month: June 2021
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 …
Established as an assembly facility in 1973, Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, PA assembles the Touring, Softail®, CVO™ and Trike models. They also perform a variety of manufacturing operations – making parts like frames, fuel tanks, and fenders. At the Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center, you’ll explore exhibits that detail the manufacturing and assembly processes of the factory. You’ll also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles and visit the gift shop for tour-related souvenirs. The Kids Corner, a specially designed area for visitors under the age of 12, makes the York facility an ideal family destination. Your factory tour begins with an introductory video and continues on the factory floor where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the people, processes and products of Vehicle Operations. You’ll be guided through the manufacturing of key components and the assembly of Softail, Touring, CVO and Trike motorcycles. Then it’s on to the end of the line, where every motorcycle is roll-tested prior to shipping. Over the years, thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts have made the journey to York, Pennsylvania to witness passion forged in steel.
Free Factory Tour
The free factory tour offers a limited view of the assembly line and designated fabrication areas. Tours last approximately one hour.
• Free tours begin at regular intervals between the hours of 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis for each day’s available tours. It is recommended that you arrive early in the day.
• Tours are not offered on weekends, major holidays, or during production changes and year-end maintenance. Tour schedule and route are subject to change.
• Reservations for 10 or more are required.
Steel Toe Tour
The Steel Toe Tour gives you a chance to experience Harley-Davidson history and get up-close and personal with the Softail,® Touring, Trike and CVO™ model families. The tour route has been expanded for smaller groups to provide a more personalized tour experience. The Steel Toe Tour takes you through the manufacturing of fuel tanks, frames, and fenders, as well as many ‘employee only’ areas in paint and polish. The Steel Toe Tour goes behind-the-scenes through areas previously unseen by the public. You will be required to wear a safety vest, safety glasses, and steel toe protection, all of which are provided.
Steel Toe Tour Admission Includes:
• One tour ticket
• Commemorative pin
• Group photo
• Safety vest
• One $5 coupon, redeemable in our Gift Shop
Two sessions are offered daily Monday through Friday at 9:30 am and Noon. Other sessions are added to accommodate peak times. Duration for each tour is approximately two hours. Tour schedule and route are subject to change.
Harley-Davidson Museum Member: $30.00
Groups of 16 or more: $32.00
Jimmy Stewart was actually 4th generation Pennsylvanian. He was born on Pennsylvania St in Indiana Pa. He was a boyscout, went to Princeton and studied architecture. He also played the accordian and served in the service. Most people don’t know that Jimmy also wrote poetry, some of which was published.
Laurel Caverns, the largest cave system in Pennsylvania, is located 2,600′ above sea level in Fayette county, PA. On a clear day, you can see four surrounding counties, the Pittsburgh skyline and of course, Fayette county. The three miles of paths through the caverns average …
The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the largest museum of its kind in the world. As a museum dedicated to portraying one of the greatest American Tragedies, from beginning to end, the Museum takes the lessons of a textbook and brings them to life. Portrayals of battles and leaders are impartial, factual and without prejudice or undo consideration to either side. In many cases, the images presented at The National Civil War Museum are the actual written and spoken words of the men and women, who lived, laughed, cried and died during the American Civil War. It is a war story of brother against brother, of father against son, but always Americans against Americans.
The National Civil War Museum, housed within a 65,000 square foot facility in the capital city of Harrisburg PA, presents artifacts and stories from one of the most hallowed times in the history of The United States: The American Civil War.
This traumatic and momentous time in American history often referred to by many authorities as the period when America defined itself as a nation, is carefully and respectfully displayed at the museum. Opened in 2001, the museum is dedicated to education and public service. Visitors discover and learn insights not only on the four war years between 1861 and 1865 but also on the years form 1850 leading up to the shots fired on Fort Sumpter and the post war years to 1876 and the effect the Civil War had on westward expansion. Currently the museum has 28 galleries on tow floors that provide both knowledge and first hand experiences of a war that was fought over issues including slavery and states rights.
Portraying the pre-war period, the museum offers artifacts and first hand accounts that illustrate sectional controversies and slavery. The war period captures the military as well as the civilian side of the conflict with examples of personal equipment, artillery, and prisoner of war experiences. In addition the Museum addresses medical treatment methods during the civil war era, including surgery methods, treatment of battle wounds, and disease. In the post-war galleries the museum explains the impact of the civil war on westward expansion.
The gallery tour begins on the second floor, which features ten galleries that portray the various reasons why and how the civil war was fought and include among the presentations: “A House Divided,” “The Peculiar Institution,” “First Shots;” “Call to Arms;” and Making of Armies.”
The Tour ends on the first floor with galleries that present treatments of Gettysburg, the 1864 Campaign, the cost of the war, and includes a 14-foot battle map of the 1863-1865 campaigns.
The National Civil War Museum has over 3,500 artifacts and more than 17,000ducumnets in its overall collection. Currently the museum has on display approximately 800. In addition The Museum features a temporary exhibit gallery, which enables it to explore specific areas of the war in a more in depth fashion. Passed exhibits have featured themes such as children during the war, Women’s roles, and flags.
The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center (USAHEC) is the premier facility for historical research on U.S. Army history and is dedicated to “Telling the Army story…one Soldier at a time.” This interactive and interpretive facility includes the Military History Institute archives, Visitor and Education Center and Exhibits, and …
Imagine walking through a beating human heart. Watching science in motion. Discovering the body, electric, the stars and more all in the same day! The Franklin Institute offers 3 floors of learning, including 9 permanent exhibits and many traveling exhibits. Visitors can learn about the …
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!
Sandcastle Waterpark is set alongside the Monongahela River on an old rail yard for a steelworks facility. Opened in 1989, Sandcastle now boasts 14 attractions, including slides, pools, kids play areas and the worlds largest hot tub. Among the waterslides are the Blue Tubaluba, the …
At the Martin Guitar factory tour, you will see how guitars are made by skilled craftsmen using old world tools. Tours are on a first come, first served basis. Group tours can be scheduled at different times (check the website). Non-flash camera photography is allowed. …
In Carbon County, the 2,972-acre Beltzville State Park is developed around the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control project, Beltzville Dam. Beltzville Lake is 949 acres with a shoreline of 19.8 miles. The park is along the Pohopoco Creek with recreation areas around the lake.
Recreational facilities are a result of a cooperative effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Bureau of State Parks and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers programs for pre-schoolers through college students. Center staff also provide community programs on many subjects like natural and cultural history and outdoor recreation. The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers programs for pre-schoolers through college students. Center staff …
Bucktail State Park provides a beautiful 75-mile scenic drive along PA 120 from Emporium, through Renovo, to Lock Haven. It stretches through a narrow valley which has for years been called the Bucktail Trail, named after the famous American Civil War regiment of Woodsmen, the …
The Tipton Waterworks is part of the DelGrosso Amusement Park and is the best way in the Allegheny Mountain region to cool off in the summertime.
Tube Waterslides, Bodyslides, Tipping Buckets and more fill the park with crisp col water.
Top that off with the Del Grosso’s famous food and you have a great day in the making. Check their website for further information and make your plans today!