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Home to the peace loving Quakers, Chadds Ford, was the site of one of the largest Revolutionary War battles where, in 1777,  29,000 British and Revolutionary troops faced-off.  The battle is best remembered as the Battle of Brandywine. Today, Chadds Ford is best known a... more

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Easton, a college town (Lafayette College) is home to two of the more interesting venues in this book, the National Canal Museum and the Crayola Factory, located at the same location.... more

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Gettysburg is famous for its battlefields and place in history. Those interested in the Civil War will want to include it in a trip in this part of Pennsylvania. To visit Gettysburg and to gain an understanding of the Civil War you will need to plan a minimum of one day in this area. ... more

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Harrisburg is the state capital of Pennsylvania. The capitol building, an Italian Renaissance structure dedicated in 1906 by President Teddy Roosevelt, is worthy of a visit and a guided tour. (717-787-6810) The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 3rd and North Streets, houses and features t... more

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Welcome to the town of Hershey, the city of chocolate, with the Milton S. Hershey Museum, Hershey’s Chocolate World, and Hershey Gardens. If chocolate is a passion of yours, then you will enjoy the tourism that has grown with the success of Milton S. Hershey, the creator of the ... more

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The city of Lancaster is the seat of Lancaster County and is worth a visit for its historical buildings and the central market. Guided walking tours lasting 90 minutes are available. Five miles south of downtown Lancaster off Route 222 an interesting visit may be made to the Hans Herr... more

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Merion, only five miles from the center of Philadelphia, is home to the Barnes Foundation, a museum famous for its Impressionist and Post-impressionist collection.... more

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Spend a day meandering pleasurably through Doylestown and New Hope with time for antiquing, for a leisurely lunch, and perhaps for attending a performance at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope.... more

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Sometimes called the “Cradle of Liberty” and often referred to as the “City of Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia is where the United States of America was born on July 4, 1776 with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. This is also where the Constitution... more

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Home to Penn State, the community of State College embraces the university. Beware, if you are heading to State College in the fall football season or even during spring football season.  During these periods, finding accomodations in this pigskin fanatical community can be a cha... more

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In the town of Strasburg is the Amish Village (http://theamishvillage.net/) with staged exhibits that serve as an introduction to Amish life and culture. It is also home to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. (From Lancaster take Route 896 then turn east on Route 741 for 1 mile.) For... more

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On the outskirts of Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Park is 20 miles northwest of the city, via I-76 west. For those interested in the War of Independence, this visit is one not to miss. It was in Valley Forge that George Washington’s army of 12,000 troops camped in the winter o... more

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