2009 ALPHABETICAL LISTING
ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF PHILADELPHIA.
1900 Ben Franklin Parkway,
Permanent exhibits feature dinosaurs, animals
and their habitats, watersheds, live animals, crystals and gems, Egyptian
Monday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM;
weekends 10 AM-5 PM.
$10 adults; $8
seniors and ages 3-12; under 3 free.
Rollerblade and skateboard park.
Helmets, pads and liability waiver
Children under 12 must be
accompanied by an adult. Open sunrise to sunset. Free
ADVENTURE AQUARIUM. 1 Riverside Drive, Camden,
Featuring sharks, 4-D theater, penguins,
exotic sea life and more.
interactive attractions where you don't just look, but touch!
Open daily 9:30 AM-5 PM.
$19.95 adults; $15.95 ages 2-12; under 2
ART MUSEUM. 31 N. Fifth St., Allentown.
Permanent exhibitions feature European paintings & sculpture from the
14-17th centuries, American art, the James C. Fuller Gem Collection, decorative
arts, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Library from the Francis W. Little house.
Special exhibits through 5/3/09:
"Monet to Matisse:
French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and
Gardens;" through 7/18/09:
Waterfalls and Ripples:
Japanese Art;" and 5/17 through 8/9/09:
Costumes for the Screen."
Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM-5 PM; Sun. noon-5 PM. $6 adults; $4 seniors, $3 ages
6-12; under 6 free.
admission for selected special exhibits.
Free admission every Sunday.
& EDUCATION CENTER.
Brandywine Airport, 1220 American Blvd., West Chester.
This unique museum brings the adventure and history of helicopter flight to
life in the country's only helicopter museum. More than 35 civilian and
military helicopters, autogiros and convert-a-planes. Wednesday-Saturday 10
AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-5 PM.
Call for schedule and
$6 adults; $5 seniors;
$4 ages 2-18; under 2 free with parent. (610-436-9600; www.helicoptermuseum.org
AMERICAN MUSIC THEATER.
2425 Lincoln Highway East,
Musical theater for the entire family.
See website for schedule of events.
MUSEUM OF ART. Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville. 19th
century American paintings, Southeast Asian antiquities,
Pennsylvania German artifacts.
"Annual Student Exhibition."
Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4 PM; Saturday and
Sunday noon-4:30 PM. Free.
BOWMAN HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE.
Park, 1635 River Rd. (Route 32), south of New Hope. Daily guided
tour at 2 PM featuring two dozen trails, more than 1,000 species of native Pennsylvania plants and
Penn's Woods Arboretum. 8:30 AM-sunset daily. Visitor center and gift shop open
9 AM-5 PM. $5 adults; $3 seniors 62+; $2 ages 4-14, under 4 free.
MUSEUM OF HISTORIC
VEHICLES. 85 S. Walnut St.,
Boyertown. Displays of vehicles from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries
including carriages, wagons, bicycles, sleighs, cars and trucks made within 50
miles of Boyertown, plus an exhibit of electric vehicles, all housed in factory
building complex. Tuesday-Sunday 9:30 AM-4 PM. $6 adults; $5 seniors; $4
students; under 6 free. (610-367-2090; www.boyertownmuseum.org
Site of the largest engagement of the Revolutionary War, fought on
September 11, 1777.
museum and gift shop.
AM-4:30 PM; Sunday noon-4:30 PM.
adults; $5 seniors 65+; $3 ages 3-11; under 3 free.
CENTER. 1212 Edgehill Rd.,
Wildlife sanctuary and
environmental education center, Griscom Bird Observatory, 12-acre park and
pre-school discovery den. Monday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 1-5 PM.
Trails open sunrise to sunset. Free.
BUCKS COUNTY RIVER COUNTRY.
Route 32 (8 miles north of New Hope) in Point Pleasant.
Tubing, rafting, canoeing and kayaking on the Delaware
9 AM-5 PM
Season starts 5/9.
Tubing from $14 weekdays; $18 weekends.
BURGESS FOULKE HOUSE AND LIBERTY HALL. 26 N. Main St., Quakertown. The museum of
the Quakertown Historical Society. Built in 1812 by the father of Quakertown' s
first Burgess (mayor) Edward Foulke, Jr.
Call for tour appointment. (215-536-3298; www.foulke.org/history
1461 Schoenersville Rd.,
Bethlehem. James Burnside, Northampton County's first elected representative to
the PA Provinical Assembly, established this historic farm-in-the-city in
It includes a restored 1748/1818
farmhouse, 2 1840s bank barns, a high horse-power wheel, large kitchen garden
and orchard, a corn crib and a wagon shed.
Self-guided walking tours 8:30 AM-5 PM.
BUSHKILL FALLS. Rt. 209, Bushkill. Open since 1904 as one of
the Poconos' most scenic attractions. Nature trails to 8 waterfalls. Pennsylvania wildlife
exhibit, Native American exhibit, gift shops, fudge kitchen, ice cream parlor,
free picnic area with grills. Paddle boating ($3 per person), fishing ($9 per
person), miniature golf ($5 per person). Daily 9 AM-6 PM. $10 adults; $9
seniors & groups; $6 ages 4-10; under 4 free. Admission includes entrance
to all exhibits
. (570-588-6682; www.visitbushkillfalls.com
CAROUSEL WATER AND FUN PARK.
Rt. 652, Beach Lake. Complete family fun center
featuring water slides, bumper boats, go-karts, miniature golf, batting range, kiddie
cars, game room, snack bar, and free picnic area. Open weekends Memorial Day
through mid-June; Wednesday-Sunday from mid-June to Labor Day. Individual ride
prices from $2 or Pay-One-Price $12 children under 45 inches tall; $19.50 over
45 inches tall. (570-729-7532; www.carousel-park.com
PARK. 1 Plank Rd., Schwenksville. Montgomery
County 800-acre park along Perkiomen Creek, featuring fishing, playground,
nature trails, Perkiomen Trail, pavilions & picnic areas, playing fields,
volleyball, horseshoes and shuffleboard. Open 8 AM-dusk. Free.
Church Rd., Wayne.
35-acre garden featuring an ever-changing array of tropical plants, perennials,
and ponds open to tour. Wednesday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM; open Fridays until 8
Guided tours available by
Opens 4/1. $5 adults; under
16 free. (610-687-4163; www.chanticleergarden.org
Churchville Lane, Churchville.
Celebrating environmental education and
preservation for more than forty years.
Trails, wildlife garden and Nature
Numerous special programs listed by date in
Park open daily,
sunrise to sunset.
open Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM-5PM.
COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA PLANTATION. Ridley Creek
State Park, Media. Celebrating
35 years of living history.
century Quaker farm. Saturday-Sunday 10 AM-4 PM.
$5.00 per person. (610-566-1725; www.colonialplantation.org
CONRAD WEISER HOMESTEAD.
28 Weiser Rd.,
Wommelsdorf. Home of Conrad Weiser, influential Pennsylvanian of the early 18th
century who served as diplomat, judge, community planner, soldier and Pennsylvania's foremost
coordinator of Indian policy.
residence, springhouse and gravesite set in 26-acre park.
Self-guided tours available.
Wednesday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-5 PM. $5 adults; $4.50 seniors 65+; $4
ages 3-11; under 3 free.
visitor center free.
Fee for guided
tour. (610-589-2934; www.conradweiserhomestead.org
Tollgate Road, Middletown
Hiking, fishing, boating and boat rental,
ball fields, tennis, playground, picnic area, and horseback riding.
Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM. Free.
OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
3145 Hamilton Blvd.
Hands-on museum that brings science labs to
schools and provides on-site learning programs for children.
Monday-Saturday 9:30 AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-5
$9.95 adults; $7.95 children up to
and seniors 62+; toddlers
DANIEL BOONE HOMESTEAD.
400 Daniel Boone Rd.,
Birdsboro. Birth site of great American frontiersman Daniel Boone, in 1734.
Restored homestead and 6 other restored buildings on 579 acres of land.
Picnicking and hiking areas are available.
Limited tour availability.
for reservations. Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-4:30 PM; Sunday noon-4:30 PM. $6
adults; $5.50 seniors 65+; $4 ages 3-11. (610-582-4900; www.danielboonehomestead.org
Lodi Hill Rd., Upper Black Eddy. 60-mile towpath
of Delaware Canal
from Easton to Bristol.
Canal is National Historic Landmark and towpath is National Heritage
Ideal for hiking, fishing
and picnicking. Free.
DUTCH SPRINGS SCUBA DIVING.
4733 Hanoverville Rd.,
Adventure and fun above and below the surface
of the water.
50-acre lake with sunken
attractions at depths up to 100 feet provides opportunities for beginner and
parties, aqua park.
Weekdays 10 AM-6 PM;
weekends 8 AM-6 PM.
$32 adult divers; $19
weekday non-divers; $21 weekend non-divers.
EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY. 22nd St. & Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia,
5 blocks from the Philadelphia
Art Museum. Tour what was
once the most famous prison in the world. Admission includes audio tour
featuring voices echoing, cell doors slamming, and the 1961 riot. A National
Historic Landmark. Wednesday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM. $12 adults; $10 seniors; $8
ages 7-12; children under the age of 7 not admitted. (215-236-3300; www.easternstate.org
ELECTRIC TROLLEY STATION & MUSEUM.
Cliff Street, downtown Scranton.
The first street
car system in the U.S. built
entirely for operation by electric power began operation November 30, 1886, in Scranton.
The museum provides a picture of the electric
railway history of eastern PA and offers trolley rides.
Museum open daily 9 AM-5 PM; Trolley Rides
Wednesday-Thursday at 10:30 AM, noon, 1:30 PM, and 3 PM.
$4.50 adults; $4 seniors; $3.75 children 3-17; Trolley Ride:
$5.50 adults; $5 seniors; $4 children
ELMWOOD PARK ZOO. Harding Blvd., off
Rt. 202 South, Norristown. Dedicated to the
conservation and exhibition of North American wildlife including wolves,
cougars, jaguar, and birds of prey. Children's petting barn and walk-through
wetlands aviary including otters, beavers and waterfowl. Weekend animal shows
through the summer season. Daily 10 AM-5 PM. $10.75 adults; $7.75 ages 2-11;
under 2 free. (610-277-DUCK; www.elmwoodparkzoo.org
EPHRATA CLOISTER. 632 W. Main St., Ephrata. One of American's
earliest religious communities, founded in 1732 by German settlers. Known for
original music and fraktur, the Ephrata Cloister was also an early center for
publishing in Pennsylvania.
National Historic Landmark. Monday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-5 PM. $9
adults; $8 seniors 65+; $6 3-11; children under 3 free.
(717-733-6600, ext. 3001; www.ephratacloister.org
STATE PARK. 851 May Hall Rd.,
Collegeville. Features hiking trails, equestrian trails, picnicking, golf
course, hunting, fishing in Skippack Creek, a children's playground. Open daily
MUSEUM. E. Court St. and Route 313, Doylestown. Home of creative genius
Henry Chapman Mercer. Castle richly decorated with tiles and treasures from his
around-the- world explorations. Monday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-5 PM.
$9.50 adults; $8.50 seniors; $4 youth; under 5 free.
Combo ticket with Mercer Museum
Guided tours only. Reservations
required. (215-348-9461; www.mercermuseum.org
PARK. 500 Bethlehem Pike, Ft. Washington.
Rich in recreational facilities and historic
significance as site of temporary fort built by George Washington's troops in
1777 before heading to Valley Forge.
Flowering dogwoods are Spring
9-hole disc golf
3.5 miles of moderately
difficult hiking trails.
FOUR MILLS NATURE RESERVE. 12 Morris Rd., Ambler. Wissahickon Valley
Watershed Association maintains trails on 51 acres, museum with child-oriented
nature displays. Open daily dawn-dusk. (215-646-8866; www.wvwa.org
843 Park Rd.,
Two lakes, extensive forests,
30 miles of hiking trails and 2 disc golf courses.
Furnished modern cabins available for
Adjacent to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.
GIGGLEBERRY. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263,
Lahaska. Renovated 1922 carousel available for rides. 10,000 square-foot,
three-story, six-level obstacle course, maze and children's fun center.
Monday-Thursday 10 AM-6 PM; Friday-Saturday 10 AM-10 PM; Sunday 10 AM-7
$14.99 child, $12.99 adult for Discovery Land,
Giggleberry Mountain, and unlimited carousel
GOSCHENHOPPEN FOLKLIFE MUSEUM
AND COUNTRY STORE MUSEUM.
Rtes. 29 and 63, Green Lane.
Pennsylvania Dutch artifacts from early settlement days. Sunday 1:30-4 PM;
other days by appointment. Donations accepted. (610-367-8286; www.goschenhoppen.org
County Line Rd., Horsham.
42-acre historic park featuring the Keith
House, only surviving residence of a colonial Pennsylvania governor.
Free visitation of grounds; fee for house
Wednesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM;
Sunday noon-4 PM.
GREEN LANE PARK.
2144 Snyder Rd., Green Lane, Upper
Frederick, Upper Hanover & Marlborough
3,400-acre park with lakes features 600
picnic tables, 170 charcoal grills, and 16 fireplaces.
Camping, fishing, boating, tennis, hiking, Montgomery County Nature
6 AM-10 PM.
$25 per night for Montgomery County
residents; $35 per night for non-residents.
MUSEUM AND LIBRARY.
Hagley Road, Wilmington, Delaware.
The site of the gunpowder works founded by E.I. du Pont houses an
important collection of manuscripts, photographs, books, and pamphlets
documenting the history of American business and technology.
The site also includes restored mills, a
workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont
9:30 AM-4:30 PM.
$11 adults; $9 students & seniors; $4
children 6-14; under 6 free.
HAWK MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY. 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton. Located
along the Appalachian Flyway, offering an outstanding experience in observation
of migration of nearly 25,000 hawks, eagles and falcons. South lookout is
wheelchair accessible. 8 miles of hiking trails open sunrise to sunset.
Visitor Center with museum, art gallery,
bookstore and wildlife viewing area is open daily 9 AM-5 PM.
Autumn Hawk Watch begins mid-August. $5
adults; $4 seniors; $3 ages 6-12; under 6 free. (610-756-6000; www.hawkmountain.org
HENRY SCHMIEDER ARBORETUM. Delaware Valley
College, 700 E. Butler Ave.,
Doylestown. 60-acre arboretum featuring horticultural displays. Grounds open
dawn to dusk.
Greenhouses open weekdays
8:30 AM-4 PM.
Visitors should check in
with campus security. Free.
VILLAGE. 4 Yardley Ave.,
Fallsington. 300-year-old Bucks
County village recreates
an early Quaker community. Guided tours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 AM-3:30 PM.
$6 adults; $4 seniors; $2 children. Free open
house on May 2nd
HOPE LODGE & MATHER MILL. 553 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington.
Built in the 1740's by prosperous Quaker entrepreneur Samuel Morris, the early
Georgian mansion was used as Surgeon General John Cochran's headquarters during
the 1777 Whitemarsh encampment.
and Colonial Revival style furnishings. Friday & Saturday 10 AM-5 PM;
Sunday noon-5 PM. $6 adults; $5 seniors 65+; $3 ages 3-11; under 3 free.
FURNACE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.
2 Mark Bird Lane,
Preserved early 19th
century iron plantation.
Adjacent to French Creek
Wednesday-Sunday 9 AM-5 PM.
$4 per person; $10 per family.
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
& Walnut St.,
Penns Landing, Philadelphia.
Climb aboard an 1892 cruiser Olympia
and WWII submarine, see ship models, art & artifacts in the hands-on
exhibit, watch a wooden boat being built, search for treasures in the nautical gift
shop and more.
Permanent exhibit "What
Floats Your Boat" explores art and history of shipbuilding.
10 AM-5 PM. $12 adults; $10 seniors 65+; $7.00
10 AM to Noon every Sunday.
have reservations. (215-925-5439; www.phillyseaport.org
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Leading facility in the presentation and
documentation of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions and
noon-8 PM; weekends 11 AM-5 PM.
ART MUSEUM. 138 S.
Pine St., Doylestown.
Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM; Saturday 10
AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-5 PM. $6.50 adults; $6 seniors; $4 students; under 6 free.
Jenkins Ave., Lansdale.
homestead, museum and office of the North Penn Historical Library.
Fee for research services.
Wednesday & Thursday noon-5 PM; Saturday
CENTER AT MILL GROVE. 1201 Pawlings Rd.,
National Historic Landmark.
175-acre nature preserve with numerous hiking trails. The first home in America
of John James Audubon, artist/naturalist, contains displays of his paintings
and drawings. Taxidermy specimens are on view.
Grounds open Tuesday-Sunday 7 AM-dusk; Museum and Museum Shop open
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM.
Museum admission $4 adults; $3 seniors 60+; $2 ages 4-17. (610-666-5593;
MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE
ARTS. 427 N. New St., Bethlehem.
Paintings, antiques, toys, furniture, textiles, glass and hand-painted china.
Thursday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-5
$10 adults; $5 youth.
COAL MINE TOUR.
Amazing interactive tour re-creates the experience of the American coal
miner by allowing visitors to explore 300 feet beneath the earth in an 1860
anthracite coal mine.
$10.00 adults; $9.50
seniors 65+; $7.50 children 3-12; under 3 free.
LE PETIT MUSEUM
OF MUSICAL BOXES. 255 W. Market St., Marietta.
Display of antique music boxes ranging from 1820's to early 1900's.
Saturday and Monday 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday noon-4 PM.
CENTER AND MUSEUM.
W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday Noon-4
$6 adults; $3 children. Free
admission on Sundays.
VALLEY IRON PIGS.
International League Triple-A affiliate of
the Philadelphia Phillies.
listings for home dates.
Some games to
be broadcast on WNPV 1440 AM.
LEHIGH VALLEY VELODROME.
1151 Mosser Rd.,
Bicycle racing and
training facility with 333-meter banked track.
General admission $5; Finish Line seating $8.
LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO. 5150
Game Preserve Rd., just off Rt. 309,
Schnecksville. Native and exotic animals and birds, petting zoo, picnic areas,
concessions, nature study building and trails. 10 AM-4 PM. $9 adults; $7.25
seniors 65+; $6.20 ages 2-11. Zoo members admitted free.
Family membership $85.
GARDENS. Rts. 52 & 1,
Superb outdoor gardens include 21 lakes, woodlands, formal gardens and
New East Conservatory now
open. Daily 9 AM-6 PM; open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday evenings in
summer. $16 adults; $14 seniors 62+; $6 ages 5-18; under 5 free. (610-388-1000;
PARK. 183 Moredon Rd., Huntingdon Valley.
230 acres of woods and meadows.
horseback riding. Picnicking and fishing in the trout-stocked Pennypack
Council Rock, of native American
lore, overlooks creek. Picnicking permitted. 8 AM-sunset. Free.
101 New Mill Road, Oaks.
107 acres in Upper Providence
playground, outdoor sports facilities, trails, amphitheater and picnic
565 Yoder Rd.,
Harleysville. Historical library & archives, museum, visitors center and
unique gift shop.
"Bits and Pieces:
Quilts from Scraps."
Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM; Thursday 7
$5 donation requested. (215-256-3020; www.mhep.org
MUSEUM. 84 S. Pine St.,
Doylestown. Towering castle-like museum houses dramatic displays of the
furnishings, folk art, and implements of early America.
Monday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-5 PM;
Tuesday until 9 PM.
$9 adults; $8
seniors 62+; $4 youth 5-17; under 5 free. (215-345-0210; www.mercermuseum.org
208 DeKalb St., Norristown.
Theater, music and art performances and
"Honk!" Call for dates, times and ticket
MORAVIAN MUSEUM OF BETHLEHEM.
66 W. Church St., Bethlehem. Oldest building in Bethlehem with displays of
instruments, silver and furniture used by Moravian settlers. Thursday-Saturday
10 AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-5 PM.
adults; $5 youth. (800-360-8687; www.historicbethlehem.org/museum
MORAVIAN POTTERY & TILE WORKS. 130 Swamp Rd. (Rt. 313), Doylestown. A
living history museum and National Historic Landmark producing decorative tiles
and mosaics in a manner similar to that employed by Henry C. Mercer. Free entry
to tile shop. 10 AM-4:45 PM.
Tours offered every
thirty minutes include short video presentation. $4.50 adults; $3.50 seniors;
$2.50 youth. (215-345-6722; www.buckscounty.org/departments/tileworks
MORGAN LOG HOUSE. 850
Weikel Rd., Towamencin Township.
Preserved home of Daniel Boone's grandparents, built in 1695. May:
Saturday & Sunday, noon-5 PM; June
Thursday-Sunday noon-5 PM.
$3 adults; $2 seniors 65+ and students;
under 6 free. (215-368-2480; www.morganloghouse.org
MORRIS ARBORETUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.
100 Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia.
92-acre public garden listed in the National Register of Historic
Winding paths, steams, flowers,
special garden areas and the Garden Railway Display.
10 AM-4 PM weekdays; 10 AM-5 PM weekends;
Thursdays until 8:30 PM.
$14 adults; $10
seniors 62+; $7 students, under age 3 free.
MUSEUM. 1100 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia.
Exhibits dedicated to tradition of Philadelphia Mummery and New Year's Day
parade. Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 AM-4:30 PM;Thursday til 9:30 PM.
$3.50 adults; $2.50 seniors and
Free parking. Free Thursday evening concerts during
OF INDIAN CULTURE. 2825 Fish Hatchery Rd., Allentown. Discover family life of the
Lenni Lenape Indians during the time of the early settlers to this region. Gift
shop has variety of books, jewelry, craft projects, tapes, cards, posters and
more. Two nature trails and a fish hatchery are adjacent to the museum.
Friday-Sunday noon-4 PM. $5 adults; $4
seniors (with AARP card) and ages 12 to 17; under 12 free. (610-797-2121; www.lenape.org
Two Rivers Landing, 30 Centre
Square, Easton. The
only museum in the country dedicated to telling the story of America's
historic towpath canals.
Monday-Saturday 9:30 AM-5 PM; Sunday 11 AM-5 PM. Admission includes Crayola
Factory Tour also at nearby Two Rivers Landing.
$9.50 adults and children; $9 seniors; children 2 and under free.
Arch St., Philadelphia.
Interactive, interpretive facility dedicated
to increasing understanding and appreciation of The U.S. Constitution.
Monday-Friday 9:30 AM-5 PM; Saturday 9:30
AM-6 PM; Sunday 12-5 PM.
$12 adults; $11
seniors 65+; $8 children ages 4-12; under 4 free.
321 Chestnut St.
between 3rd & 4th Sts., Philadelphia.
Galleries and special exhibits address topics of heroism, freedom, diversity
Daily 10 AM-5 PM. $7 adults;
$6 seniors; $5 students; $2 children 5-17; under 5 free. Free admission every
MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH
HISTORY. 55 N. 5th St.,
Independence Mall East, Philadelphia. Exhibits on
immigration and Jewish identity in America.
Monday-Thursday 10AM-5 PM; Friday 10 AM-3 PM;
Sunday noon-5 PM. Free. (215-923-3811; www.nmajh.org
NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF CZESTOWCHOWA. 654 Ferry Rd., Doylestown.
The shrine includes a basilica and monastery. Stained-glass windows depict the
1,000 years of Polish Christianity. Above the altar is a copy of the painting
"Our Lady of Czestowchowa" also known as the "Black Madonna."
Shrine and gift shop open daily 9 AM-4:30 PM.
STATE PARK. 3401 State Rd.,
Bensalem. Delaware River boating access,
swimming pool, picnicking, hiking, fishing. Open sunrise to sunset. Free.
Pool (admission charged) open Memorial
Day-Labor Day, 10 AM-5 PM weekdays; to 6 PM weekends.
STATE PARK. 1542 Mountain View Road,
Popular boating destination
with four launching areas. Features hiking trails, equestrian trails,
picnicking, swimming pool, interpretive programs, playfields, fishing, boating,
boat rentals, bicycling, and family rental cabins. Sunrise-sunset. Free.
Upper Farm Road, Norristown,
off Germantown Pike.
offering hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking.
Historic structures date to 1764.
Open daily dawn to dusk. Free.
Main St., New Hope.
Built in 1784 by Benjamin Parry and purchased
by New Hope Historical Society in 1966, the Mansion reflect 125 years of
decorative changes from 1775-1900.
Saturday and Sunday 1-5 PM.
adults; $4 seniors and students; $1 under 12.
230 Creek Road, New Britain Township. 1500 acres of public
land including 365-acre Lake
picnicking, boating, fishing, hike & bike path, nature center. Trails open
8 AM to sunset. Free.
Boat rental opens first Saturday in May.
PEARL S. BUCK
HOME. 520 Dublin Rd., Hilltown Township.
Re-opening Spring 2007 after renovations.
Guided tours of this famous author and humanitarian's home are offered
Tuesday-Saturday at 11 AM, 1 & 2 PM; Sunday 1 & 2 PM. Call for special
events in the Pearl S. Buck Cultural Center. $7 adults; $6 seniors and
students; under 6 free. (215-249-0100; www.pearl-s-buck.org
PENNSBURY MANOR. 400
Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville. The country
estate of William Penn. The 40-acre plantation contains the reconstructed 1683
manor house, a smokehouse, blacksmith shop and stable as well as farm animals
and formal English gardens. Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-5 PM. Last
tour daily at 3:30 PM. $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 ages 3-11; grounds pass $3.
ACADEMY OF THE FINE
Galleries at 11-128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia.
Presenting works by some of the region's most
promising art students.
10 AM-5 PM; Sunday 11 AM-5 PM.
Tours between 11:30 AM and
1:15 PM weekdays; between noon and 1:45 PM weekends.
Museum café open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-3:30
PM; Sunday 11 AM-3:30 PM.
$12 adults; $8students;
PENNYPACKER MILLS. 5
Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville. Turn-of-the-century
Colonial Revival mansion, home of former Pennsylvania governor Samuel W.
Pennypacker, preserved as an example of a country gentleman's estate.
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM. Free.
PERKIOMEN TRAIL. Multi-use public trail through Perkiomen Creek
Valley between Green Lane Park and Valley Forge National Historic
Major trailhead access points at Green Lane, Crusher Road in
Marlborough Twp., and Spring Mount provide parking areas, information and
PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD. Rt. 73 & Shearer Rd., Worcester.
Restored 1744 farmhouse served as headquarters for General George Washington in
1777 at time of the Battle of Germantown.
Exhibits represent Pennsylvania German culture and Colonial farm life.
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM. Donation requested. (610-584-5104; www.montcopa.org/historicsites
A'S MUSEUM & LIBRARY. 6 N.
York Rd., Hatboro. Baseball artifacts dealing with
the Philadelphia Athletics American Baseball League team that played in the
city between 1901 and 1954.
Monday-Saturday 10 AM-3 PM. Free.
MUSEUM. Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park,
4231 Ave. of the Republic, Philadelphia.
Children will enjoy eight exhibits (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Barnyard Babies, Sendak,
Move It!, The Supermarket, Kids Construct, Enchanted Colonial
Village, and Story
Garden), interactive theatre performances, specials events and more. Suggested
for children ages 1-7.
AM-5 PM; Sunday 11 AM-5 PM.
admission; under 1 free. Membership available. (215-581-3181; www.pleasetouchmuseum.org
POCONO WHITEWATER RAFTING.
1519 State Route
903, Jim Thorpe.
Rafting, canoeing and
kayaking through Lehigh River Gorge.
Call for summer dam release dates.
Paintball at Skirmish USA.
Daily rates from $59.95 for rafting; $89.95 for whitewater kayaking; $39.95
for bicycling; $29.95 for paintball; deluxe all-inclusive package $74.95.
POTTSGROVE MANOR. 100 W. King St., just off Rt. 100, Pottstown. Historic home of John Potts, colonial
ironmaster and founder of Pottstown. Restored
1752 house has early Georgian architecture and fine period furnishings.
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM.
PRIDE OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVERBOAT.
Authentic paddlewheel riverboat sails the Susquehanna River daily
Memorial Day through October in Harrisburg.
Hourly 45-minute public cruises from $7
adult; $6 seniors 58+; $4 children.
to verify times and rates.
5200 Route 309, Center Valley.
"The highest degree of miniature golf" provides
for family fun on two 18-hole challenging courses.
10 AM-11 PM.
RAILROAD MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Rt. 741 East, Strasburg, Lancaster
County. Explore the
colorful and dynamic history and technology of
railroad industry. More than 100 locomotives and rail cars are on display. Sit
in an engineer's seat, check out a caboose, experience a turn-of-the-century
passenger station and inspect a 62-ton locomotive from underneath. Also,
operating H-O layout, Railway
outdoor yard and Museum store. Monday-Saturday 9 AM-
5 PM; Sunday noon-5 PM. $10 adults (ages 12-64); $9 seniors;
$8 ages 3-11; 2 & under free. (717-687-8628; www.rrmuseumpa.org)
State Park Road, Pipersville. Located along the
Tohickon Creek, this 45-acre state park provides opportunities for rock
climbing as well as picnicking and fishing; family cabins available for
High Rocks area with 200-foot
cliffs of shale is popular with climbers and photographers.
Daily sunrise-sunset. Free.
RASCAL'S FOOD & FUN.
6616 Ruppsville Road,
Upper Macungie Township.
20,000 square feet of family fun including mini-bowling, bumper cars, arcade
with 70 video games, 2-story ball maze, 25-foot rock-climbing tower, and 2
Daily 11 AM-2 AM.
Call ahead for pricing.
500 Museum Rd., Reading. Fine arts, history and science
See monthly listings for
Tuesday, Wednesday and
11 AM-5 PM; Friday 11 AM- 8 PM;
Sunday noon-5 PM. Certain galleries are closed during renovations.
Call for planetarium schedule. Strollers not
$7 adults; $5 seniors and ages
4-17. (610-371-5850; www.readingpublicmuseum.org
Sycamore Mill Rd., Media. Picnic areas and picnic
shelters, woodlands and meadows; hiking trails; paved bicycle trail; trout
fishing; site of Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation. 8 AM-sunset. Free.
PARK. Bridgeton Twp.,
approximately 2 miles west of Upper Black Eddy. Boulder field left by glacier. Strike the
boulders with hammer to hear them ring. Other activities include hiking and
picnicking. Features include unique geological formations and Bucks County's
largest waterfall. Sunrise-sunset. Free.
I-78, exit 23, Shartlesville.
family-favorite since 1935, extensive model train exhibit of miniature villages
spanning more than 200 years in time from pioneer days to the present.
Monday-Friday 10 AM-5 PM; weekends
10 AM-6 PM; July-Labor Day:
Monday-Friday 9 AM-6:30 PM; weekends 9 AM-7 PM. $6 adults; $3 ages 6-11;
under 6 free. (610-488-6241 www.roadsideamericainc.com
SCHUYLKILL RIVER TRAIL.
11.5 mile multi-use, paved trail from Valley
Forge to Philadelphia, built on old PA Railroad
right-of-way parallels Schuylkill
rollerblading, jogging and walking.
National Recreation Trail.
LIBRARY & HERITAGE CENTER. 100 Seminary St., Pennsburg. Tours and exhibits interpreting the history of the
Schwenkfelders and the history of the Upper Perkiomen
Valley region. Tuesday,
Wednesday & Friday 9 AM-4 PM; Thursday 9 AM-8 PM; Saturday 10 AM-3 PM;
Sunday 1-4 PM. Donations requested.
E. Church Street, Sellersville.
Changing exhibits relating predominantly to Bucks County
Free admission but donations
SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRE.
300 Hartman Bridge Road,
The Living Waters Theatre and the
Millennium Theatre comprise one of the premiere live theatre venues in the Eastern U.S., featuring a 300-foot stage that wraps
around 3 sides of the audience for an up-close view and a chance to experience
live shows in a dramatic, personal way.
"Behold the Lamb;"
"Abraham & Sarah."
"In the Beginning."
Call or visit
website for times and pricing. (800-377-1277; www.sight-sound.com
SPRING MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES.
757 Spring Mountain Rd.,
Fly through the air via a
series of zip lines and rope bridges under the canopy of the trees, or enjoy
rock climbing, or get in on the high tech treasure hunting (geocaching).
Monday-Sunday 10 AM-dusk.
See website for restrictions and
STATE CAPITOL. Capitol Hill, Harrisburg. A magnificent building in a
13-acre park features a 272-foot dome, bronze doors, statuary, mural paintings,
stained glass windows. Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4 PM with guided tours every half
Delays possible due to security
Reserve tours as far in
advance as possible. Free.
STATE MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA.
300 North St., Harrisburg. Official museum of the
Commonwealth featuring historical exhibits, fine arts and a planetarium.
Special children's area requires $5
Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM;
Sunday noon-5 PM. Planetarium shows Saturday & Sunday at 1 & 2 PM. Museum
Planetarium admission $3.50. (717-787-4980; www.statemuseumpa.org
STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. S. Washington Ave. (I-81, exit 53), Scranton.
View steam locomotives, a railway post office
car, a caboose and more at former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
railroad yard. Daily 9 AM-5 PM. Park admission:
$6 adults & seniors; ages 16 & under free.
Steam train excursions from $30; "Scranton
Limited" rides $3 6 & up, 5 & under free. (570-340-5200; www.nps.gov/stea
River Road (Route 32), Erwinna.
Situated between the Delaware River and the
Canal, features a historic Bucks
County barn, pavilions,
picnic areas, camping, and May-October Saturday polo matches.
Rd., Point Pleasant.
612-acre park along Tohickon Creek with tent
and cabin camping, picnicking, hiking, swimming pool, fishing.
ARBORETUM. 515 Painter Rd.,
Media, adjacent to Ridley
Park. One of the oldest in the U.S.
encompassing 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic
buildings, and 20 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and
"Totally Terrific Treehouses."
Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM; Saturday and Sunday
9 AM-8 PM.
$7 adults;$6 seniors 65+; $4
ages 3-15; under 3 free. No dogs. (610-566-9134; www.tylerarboretum.org
Swamp Road, Newtown.
Trails, fishing, canoe rental, picnic
facilities, 27-hole "Frisbee" golf course.
Neshaminy Creek meanders through 1,711 acre park.
4201 Neshaminy Blvd., Suite 130,
Bensalem, at Neshaminy Mall.
laser tag arena.
PM; Friday 4 PM-midnight; Saturday 10 AM-midnight; Sunday noon-10 PM.
$6 per laser tag game with $3 mandatory
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY
& ANTHROPOLOGY. 3260 South St.,
Philadelphia. More than 30
galleries feature materials from ancient Egypt,
Mesopotamia, Mesoamerica, Asia and the Greco-Roman world, as well as materials
from native peoples of North America, Africa and Polynesia.
The Body of Evidence."
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4:30 PM; Sunday 1-5 PM. $10 adults; $7 seniors
65+; $6 students 6-17; under 6 free. (215-898-4000; www.museum.upenn.edu
PARK. 600 Black Rock Rd., Royersford.
15-acre park along Schuylkill River
features wildlife center with display of wild animals & raptors. Fishing
Open dawn to
VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK. 1400 N. Rt. 23, Valley Forge. 3,600-acre park commemorates sacrifices and
dedication of Revolutionary War Army through exhibits, artifacts, and a
self-guided tour. Hiking and biking trail.
Welcome center open daily 9 AM-5 PM.
Grounds open 6 AM-10 PM. Free
. (610-783-1077; www.nps.gov/vafo
CROSSING HISTORIC PARK.
Washington Crossing, PA.
George Washington led his troops across the ice-choked Delaware River and
attacked the unsuspecting Hessians at Trenton.
500-acre site includes 13 historic buildings,
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve and many picnic areas.
Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-5
$7 adults; $6 seniors 65+; $4 youth
3-11; under 3 free. (215-493-4076; www.ushistory/washingtoncrossing
WATCH AND CLOCK
MUSEUM. 514 Poplar St., Columbia,
Lancaster County. A collection of more than 12,000
pieces from early pocket sundials to the latest in moon phase watches plus
German musical clocks, American railroad watches, tower clocks, etc.
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM; Sunday noon-4 PM. $8 adults; $7 seniors 65+; $4
ages 6-16; under 6 free; family of 2 adults + children $20. (717-684-8261; www.nawcc.org
WATER WORLD. 655
Schuylkill Rd. (Rt. 724), Phoenixville.
Water-slide and swim park specializing in family, group or business picnics.
Enjoy a large pool with two huge slides, jungle rope swing, beach volleyball,
video arcade, picnic pavilions and snack bar. Open daily June 2-September 9
weather permitting. Weekday admission from $10; $22 with slides; weekends $12;
$24 with slides.
Stagecoach Rd., White Haven.
Lehigh River whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking
with varying levels of challenge and excitement for beginners and
Open daily with rates from
$38.95 adults; $26.95 children.
discounts and lodging packages available.
801 S. Madison St., Wilmington,
Carolina League Baseball Class A affiliate of
the Boston Red Sox.
See monthly listings
for home dates.
$6 general admission; $9
reserved seats; $10 box seats.
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Winterthur, Delaware. The former
country estate of the late Henry Francis DuPont is now a museum filled with his
collection of American decorative arts.
Museum and garden open Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM; library open
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
garden walks 11:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays. Admission includes a tour of the
Galleries, self-guided garden walk, and year-round tram (weather
Enchanted Woods fairy-tale
garden features Tulip Tree House and Faerie Cottage. $18 adults; $16 students
and seniors; $5 ages 2-11. (800-448-3883; www.winterthur.org