Category: Arts and Culture

Amish Experience and Magic Lantern Show

Seriously…I couldn’t have a blog about travel in the Southeastern part of PA and not include a visit to something Amish-related.  Those of us that live in Lancaster County may not even consider visiting a destination to learn about the Amish, but for people who come from…

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Longwood Gardens

No doubt worthy of a” Top Ten Most Beautiful Gardens in America” designation, here in Southeastern Pennsylvania we have the lucky privilege of being within easy shot of Longwood Gardens.  Thirty miles from Philadelphia and 40 miles from Lancaster, it is well worth the trip if you have not yet…

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Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum

It’s possible you’ve lived in Lancaster County your whole life, perhaps driven by it, or went to its next door neighbor, Hands-On House Museum, and still have no idea Lancaster’s premier colonial village even exists!  At least that’s what one of the moms on my…

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Taste the World Walking Tour-Downtown Lancaster

As warmer weather is upon us, I was reminded of a fun activity that allows you to walk and eat your way through downtown Lancaster.  Perfect for a date with your spouse (or kid!) or for the whole family to enjoy, Taste the World is a pre-arranged grouping of…

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Driving Tour of Fairmount Park (Philadelphia) Historic Mansions

Fairmount Park in Philadelphia is the nation’s largest urban park with a sprawling 9,200 acres of quiet, natural beauty containing miles of trails, recreational fields, shaded woodlands, and peaceful waterfront vistas all within easy reach of Philadelphia citizens.  A special feature (and my personal favorite) are the…

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Sight and Sound Theater

Thanks to an exchange of services my husband has gotten free tickets to Sight and Sound for a number of years now.  In fact, this will be the first year we won’t go because we’ve seen all the shows and “Jonah” is returning for an encore season.  I…

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National Watch and Clock Museum

I always thought the name of this museum sounded impressive so I had been meaning to check it out for some time.  Thanks to a free family pass from the library, I finally got around to it the other week.  I took all four children by myself on a Saturday…

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The Ware Center/Winter Center-Millersville University

Living in a college town has some hidden benefits for a young family with children…low-cost cultural/performing arts experiences, as there is almost always a few family-friendly choices.  Millersville University has two performing arts facilities with the Winter Center on main campus and the Ware Center in…

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PA Farm Show

The second most visited event in Pennsylvania (after the Mummer’s Parade!), the PA Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the United States!  The sprawling complex houses almost 6,000 animals and 10,000 competitive exhibits.  Chances are you have already been there, but before last year…

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Rockford Plantation-Yuletide Tours

(I meant to write this earlier but Christmas took over.  If you want to check this event out, you have to hurry—going on now and the next couple of days!) By now it’s no secret that I love historical architecture, but what is even better than touring an…

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