Author: Cheryl

Toy Museum

Toy Museum

Visitors are allowed to play with some of the robots, which is great for the kids.

Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Weyerbacher Brewing Company

From brewhouse to the glass, you will see how great beer is made right here in Easton.

The Gazela

The Gazela

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!

The David Bradford House Museum

The David Bradford House Museum

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.

U.S. Mint

U.S. Mint

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

Sunnybrook Ballroom

Sunnybrook Ballroom

Built in 1931,  and one of the few remaining large dance halls of the pre-World War II era still in existence, Sunnybrook hosted  many of the great Big Band performers — Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and  Rudy Valli since the ballroom opened.

Now not only can you enjoy various live performers from different genres but indulge in a wonderful meal before the show starts.

Not interested in the show meet some friends in Chummy’s Lounge,with Trivia on Wednesday and Karaoke on Thursday. Don’t forget live music in the Tiki Hut.

Sunnybrook is more than a ballroom, it’s a concert hall, family night, a place for a romantic dinner or some comic relief. Check out their website for a calendar of events or for those of you that are a little more adventurous, sign up for one of their cooking classes.
And yes, there’s always dancing.
Flagship Niagara and Maritime Museum

Flagship Niagara and Maritime Museum

Come see and hear U.S. history in the making!

Piper Aviation Museum

Piper Aviation Museum

The Piper Aviation Museum is expanding all the time. They’re constantly adding to their archives, records, journals and memorabilia. Visit often and see something new. Don’t forget to check out their event calendar before you go!

Ford Loudoun

Ford Loudoun

In 1756, the Pennsylvania General Assembly decided to build a chain of forts along the Blue Mountains to protect it’s citizens against the French during the ongoing war. It is at one of these forts, Fort Loudoun, that the first armed uprising against royal troops took place. Fort Loudon is one of three fort set into the mountains along the Mason-Dixon line.

Come out and walk in the footsteps our soldiers took more than 250 years ago. Imagine the hardships, see how the lived.

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Jimmy Stewart Museum

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.

Thomas T. Taber Museum

Thomas T. Taber Museum

Thomas T. Taber was always interested in history. As a young boy he discovered the railroad while walking home from school and stopped to talk to the railway men. After that he never looked back. With money invested in stocks as he worked through College, then…

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Hershey’s Chocolate World

You want the best free ride on earth? Then you have to go to Hershey’s Chocolate World. There’s a track that runs through a simulated factory. It holds about 15 roller coaster like cars, though the track is flat it does wind back and forth and is a lot of fun. There are songs,characters and a narrator that tells you about the life of the cocoa bean, from the tree to the candy bar. It’s colorful and great for all ages!  Best of all, you get a free sample when you get off!

Parking is free under 3 hours. All other activities cost.

ADA Accessible

Laurel Mountain Vineyard

Laurel Mountain Vineyard

Are you curious about wine and how it’s made? Or maybe you’re just interested in the history and the tools that are used. How about trying to find that one special bouquet without buying bottle after bottle.

LancasterHistory.Org

LancasterHistory.Org

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…

The Mutter Museum

The Mutter Museum

Featured on the Discovery Channel,this Museum was started through donations by  Dr. Thomas Mutter. His intent was to improve medical education. Since 1858 the college has kept its’ promise to Dr. Mutter, but some of the displays, though all are real, border on the macabe.

The donations left by Dr. Mutter stipulated that the college continue to expand the collection,which they did, build a brick building to house and maintain it, and provide lectures on the contents.

All of the displays contain natural phenomenon, some which grew unnaturally. The Mutter Museum of The College of Physicians is also known as the museum of Medical oddities. A fascinating and unforgettable museum for most ages.