They have hayrides,a lake for fishing, a playground, a swim team. They even offer classes periodically.
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 Jean Bonnet has a history that dates backs to the early 1700’s. Originally a rooming house it later started serving food along with it’s distinct brews and was one of the first Public Houses to open in the U.S.
It has long been known to the locals who reside in close proximity to the Jean Bonnet that there is much more to the allure of the tavern than its historical past, charming atmosphere, and excellent food and drink.
So many, the stories of hauntings and ghostly visitors draw them to the tavern in hopes of having an encounter themselves. Sightings and encounters have been experienced by both employees and guests.
“Return to the Haunted Jean Bonnet Tavern” published in the The Pennsylvania Ghost Guide Vol. II, written by Patti Wilson. It has also been listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.
So if you have an interest in the paranormal or if you’re just interested in “things that go bump in the night”, have a meal, get a room and see if any spectres keep you awake at night.
The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is an entire city block where art happens, and this place fascinates me!
I can’t think of any other building where you can see the displays, talk with the artists or try your hand at their craft. The six buildings and 145,000 square feet of space offer everything from 200 arts-based classes every 10 weeks, to 45 artists working in their professional studios.
They have a calendar that includes Glass Blowing and Ceramics to Metal Smithing and Poetry. There’s a class level for every age so whether your taking your kids for the day or planning on starting a life-long hobby, you’re sure to find something for everyone.
Once you visit the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, you’ll want to go back again and again!
What a great way to see the Amish country.
Smoketown Airport Tours offers you the opportunity to book any of their four sight seeing tours.
You have your choice of the Amish Country Tour, an Aerial Tour over the heart of the Amish country, covering such areas as Bird-in-Hand, Intercourse, Strasburg, and Dutch Wonderland. Then there’s the Susquehanna River Tour, a tour over the mile wide Susquehanna River from Columbia to the Safe Harbor Dam.
Smoketown Airport Tours also offers a combination tour of the first two, the Amish Country and River Tours combined. And the last tour is the Chesapeake Bay Flight. A Scenic flight west to the Susquehanna River then south following the river all the way to the Chesapeake Bay.
The Amish Country tour is great for seeing the patchwork and colors of the fields and farmlands of Lancaster. This is a wonderful trip for the photo enthusiast.
All tours require reservations.
If you’re looking for something to do that’s out of the ordinary, this is the place to go.
Mount Hope Estate has been the permanent home to thePennsylvania Renaissance Faire for more than 33 years ago,and is listed as one of the top 5 in the country.
The Faire is held on a 35-acre site with 90 shows performed daily on 12 stages, hundreds of costumed characters, and a recreation of a 16th-century English village with authentic Tudor buildings. But that’s not all.Each weekend during the festival is dedicated to a different theme. There are plenty of places to eat and drink. There’s even an area just for kids!
Not interested in the Reaissance? Then check out their other events through out the year. Some of them are free.
There’s the Celtic Fling Weekend or the FlavorFest. Or maybe you’re more interested in what takes place at the mansion, like Poe’s Evermore or a Dickens Christmas.
Whatever event you attend you’ll find the village authentic, the costumes stunning, the shows enjoyable and yourself transported to another era. It’s definitely worth the visit!
Are you a fan of the Three Stooges?? The Stoogeum is the world’s first and only museum of Three Stooges memorabilia. Containing close to 100,000 pieces of memorabilia, offers fans a chance to view a vast array of artifacts which celebrate the legacy of this legendary comedy team.
This 3 story, 10,000 square-foot building houses artifacts as early as 1918, several interactive displays, a research library and even an 85 seat theatre used for film screenings and special presentations.
The Stoogeum is also used as the headquarters for The Three Stooges Fan club with 2000 members worldwide. An annual meeting of the fan club brings together Stooges relatives,supporting actors, impersonators and fans with the Stoogeum at the hub of the event.
Once a month they have open house, check their website for dates.
Even if your not a fan of slapstick you can appreciate the history.