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Abington Art Center


515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA

Gallery hours: Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. until 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission: donations requested. aaclogo2
Abington Art Center hosts rotating exhibitions for today’s artists in its galleries and its unique 27 acre Sculpture Park. AAC is a member supported cultural center that provides opportunities to experience, appreciate, and participate in the arts. Visit for more information about upcoming programs, events, and exhibits or check out

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Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site


Route 1, Chadds Ford, PA

9:30 am-4:30 pm Tues-Sat; 12-4:30 pm Sun. Admission. Winter hours begin in December. Please call.
Site of the largest land battle of the American Revolution, Sept. 11, 1777. Museum, guided tours of headquarters of Washington and Lafayette, museum shop, areas for hiking and picnics. Events throughout the year include battle reenactments, summer history camps, Commemoration Day for both Sept. 11, 1777 and 2001, and the Battlefield by Candlelight in December.

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Chestnut Hill


Germantown Avenue from Cresheim Valley Road to the top of the Hill.

Chestnut Hill, designated by Philadelphia Magazine as Philly’s best Main Street shopping, is fabulous year-round with an amazing selection of dining options too. Only 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia and easily accessible train, Chestnut Hill offers the nostalgia of Main Street. 215/247-6696 or

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Downtown Haddonfield, NJ

Haddonfield, NJ.

There are many reasons why Philadelphia Magazine chose Haddonfield as Best Main Street Shopping in the Delaware Valley. Haddonfield is a lovingly-preserved town with a strong history dating back to 1682, A short ride from Center City on the Patco Speedline takes you to the heart of the retail district. Spend an afternoon strolling the tree-lined streets with more than 200 shops, galleries and restaurants offering unique items with old-world hospitality. It’s no wonder that Haddonfield is consistently ranked one of the top towns year after year.

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Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

215-685- 4167

Fort Mifflin & Hog Island Roads, Philadelphia, PA 19153

Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday 10 Am to 4 Pm, March to December, winter by chance or appointment, please check the website at
Site of the largest bombardment of the Revolutionary War during the Fall of 1777. The valiant defense of the fort provided Washington time to establish winter quarters in Valley Forge and thus gave us the title “the Fort That Saved America.” Museum, 14 original historic buildings, guided tours, gift shop, areas for hiking and picnics along the picturesque Delaware River. School, Group, and Summer Camp programs available.

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Located in Montgomery County at 100 West King St., Pottstown, PA

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays. Educational and fun programs offered throughout the year.
The historic home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown offers a unique look at the lifestyle of a wealthy 18th century gentleman, his family, servants and slaves.

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Longwood Gardens

Rt. 1, Kennett Square PA 19348-0501. 610/388-1000.

Open daily 9 am-6 pm. year ’round. Adults: $16. Seniors (ages 62+): $14. Students (ages 5-22): $6. Children age 4 and under: Free
Longwood Gardens is a jewel situated in southern Chester County, and a place of unparalleled beauty. Offering a new experience every day of the year, Longwood presents one-of-a kind events, wonderful concerts, and delicious fine and casual cuisine in breathtaking settings. Often referred to as the world’s premier horticultural showplace, Longwood Gardens’ 1050 acres of natural woodlands, majestic gardens, opulent conservatories and dancing fountains are open every day of the year!

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Miller’s Smorgasbord & Bakery


2811 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30) Ronks PA 17572

Saturday & Sunday, 7:30am-10:30am

Friday-Sunday from 11:30am Monday-Thusday from 4pm
If you miss Miller’s, you miss Lancaster County. The area’s original smorgasbord restaurant now features a new menu with specials starting at $7.99. They’re conveniently located near attractions and outlets on Route 30, six miles east of Lancaster (GPS: 2811 Lincoln Highway East, Ronks). Reservations, call ahead seating, and walk-ins are welcome 1-800-669-3568. Miller’s is PA Preferred, a Reader’s Choice and ServSafe Award Winner. Get the whole story, and coupons, at

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New Hope


About 40 minutes north of Philadelphia on I-95, Then 10 miles north on River Road

Bucks County has always been the home of a great art community. And when it comes to art, crafts, food, and music by a lazy river, there’s a very good chance you’ll discover quickly why people have always come here, and keep coming back.

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Peddler’s Village


Routes 202 and Street Road in Lahaska

Follow the winding brick pathways of the Village throughout the 42 acres of lush landscaping and charming 18th century-style architecture for a unique shopping and dining experience. Peddler’s Village has something for everyone, from 70 quality specialty shops and six restaurants to the 70-room Golden Plough Inn and Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center. Enjoy free seasonal festivals and year-round family events. For more information, please visit or call 215/794-4000.

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Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park


Penn’s Cave is located in Central Pennsylvania, 18 miles East of State College, home of Pennsylvania State University. Interstate 80 is approximately 30 minutes from the cavern

Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park America’s only all-water cavern & wildlife park are located 18 miles east of State College in Centre Hall, PA. The cavern tour is a guided one-hour tour by motorboat on an underground stream. The farm & wildlife tour is a guided 90-minute motorized tour over 1,500 acres of Penn’s Cave forests and fields which have been carefully preserved as a natural habitat for birds, plants, and animals.

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Pennypacker Mills

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Pennypacker Mills is an historic site located in central Montgomery County that was the home of former PA Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker. Take a guided tour, see changing exhibits, experience seasonal weekend events, and a unique look at life at the turn-of-the-twentieth century.

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East of intersection of Routes 73 and 363. Center Point, Box 240, Worcester, PA 19490

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1to 4 p.m. for tours.
The 1744 Peter Wentz Farmstead is a restored Pennsylvania German family farm in the center of Montgomery County. The 1758 house, farm buildings, garden and livestock represent the Revolutionary War era when General Washington headquartered here. The Georgian style house is unique for its architectural features and unusual paint motifs. Located in Worcester Township east of the junction of Routes 363 and 73.

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QVC Studio Tour


QVC Studio Park, 1200 Wilson Drive, West Chester PA

qvcpassLights! Cameras! Shopping! The QVC Studio Tour offers public tours of its vast broadcasting and electronic retailing center, located near West Chester, Pennsylvania. Visitors learn how products are selected and sold live on air in 91 million U.S. homes. This 75-minute guided walkthrough illustrates the combination of technology and talent that have changed the way America shops over the past twenty years. See a live broadcast in action, then enjoy shopping at the Studio Store.

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Sesame Place


Sesame Place is located just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia. Bucks County, Langhorne, PA

Sesame Street comes to life at Sesame Place through whirling rides, water slides and exciting shows. Dance and sing-a-long with everyone’s favorite furry friends inthe amazing Neighborhood Street Party parade with day and night performances. Join the fun and celebrate being a kid – or being a kid again! Sesame Place is located just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia. Bucks County, Langhorne, PA.

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Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor


Exit 16 off I-195 Jackson, NJ

Weekends in October, Six Flags Great Adventure hosts the Northeast’s largest Halloween party – Fright Fest. The 140-acre theme park is transformed into a haunted Halloween haven filled with seasonally-themed rides, shows and attractions like Dead Man’s Party dance show, Hayride, and Looney Tunes Screamport for little boys and ghouls. All Fright Fest events are included in park admission. Plus, the park’s great thrill rides operate through closing day. And on Saturdays and Sundays, Six Flags Wild Safari, the world’s largest drive-thru Safari outside of Africa, is FREE with paid theme park admission.

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Strasburg Railroad

Plan a day trip your family will never forget. Take a journey through Pennsylvania Dutch Country aboard America’s oldest short-line railroad. See breathtaking scenery and working Amish farms. Back at the station, ride on our miniature steam train, power your own pump car and watch our pint-sized passengers on the cranky cars. Plus, shopping, dinning, tours and more. Order your tickets today online.

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The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts


200 South Madison St. Wilmington, DE 19801

Hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Admission is $5.
This non-collecting art museum presents more than 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society. Located just of I-95 and a few blocks from the train station.

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The James A. Michener Art Museum


138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA 18901

Winter Hours (November 1 – March 31) Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm Summer Hours (April 1 – October 31) Tuesday through Friday: 10am to 4:30pm Wednesday: Open on select evenings (call the main number for dates) Saturday: 10am to 5pm Sunday: 12pm to 5pm Art reference library available by appointment only.
The Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden and Terrace close one-half hour before galleries. The Museum is closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Presidents’ Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Adult: $6.50. Senior: $6.00. Students/Children age 6-18: $4.00. Members and Children under 6: Free. Some exhibitions may require an additional $6.00 special exhibition fee. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The Museum is handicapped accessible.
The James A. Michener Art Museum, located in Doylestown and New Hope, Pennsylvania, is an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts. Home to a world class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, the Museum also hosts nationally touring exhibitions and showcases important regional artists.

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The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad


32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938

Open year round with many special events to choose from.
The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, a leading Bucks County attraction, featuring narrated 45 minute, 9 mile round trip excursions through the beautiful countryside aboard our 1920’s railcars pulled by a real steam or vintage diesel locomotive. With numerous restored antique railcars to choose from you’re sure to feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Learn many interesting facts such as the film, Perils of Pauline, being filmed along our tracks. Open year round with many special events to choose from.

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Valley Forge National Historical Park


Route 23 and N. Gulph Road, Valley Forge, PA

Tour dates: Saturday- Monday May 29- 31, Saturday- Sunday June 5- 6, Saturday- Sunday June 12 – 13, Friday – Monday June 18 – 21, Thursday – Monday June 21 – Sep. 6 Tour ticket prices: Adults $15.50, Students 13-16 $10.50, National Park Pass Holders $10.50. Children under 12 $7.50. For information about the tours call 610.783.7503.
George Washington slept here. This national park preserves the terrible beauty of that harsh and crucial winter in America’s history. Also a great place for picnics.

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VF Outlet Village

610/378-0408, 800/772-8336

801 Hill Avenue, Reading, PA 19610-3026

America’s original outlet center, located in Reading, PA, is still America’s favorite! Discover where outlet shopping began. Big Brands! Small Prices! 75 great outlets. Save 20-70% off brand name and designer fashions for your family and home. Featuring VF Outlet, the world’s largest outlet store. Save up to 70% off everyday on your favorite brands for your entire family. Vanity Fair, Lee, Wrangler, JanSport, Healthtex, Nautica and more! Visit us at for more info

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Washington Crossing Historic Park


1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Washington Crossing Historic Park interprets Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware, the American Revolution, and daily life of the early 19th century village of Taylorsville. Visitor services include: visitor center, orientation film, museum store, picnic areas, and guided tours. Visit 18th and 19th century homes, a tavern, revolutionary soldier’s graves and Bowman’s Hill Tower.

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Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center


Millville, NJ

Wheaton Arts is one of South Jersey’s best cultural destinations. Watch world-class art created in the Glass Studio. Tour the impressive Museum of American Glass with its notable collection. Walk through the Artist Studios and see skilled artists at work throughout the day. Explore South Jersey’s rich cultural traditions in the Down Jersey Folklife Center. Browse through the finest selection of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gift items in our museum stores. Train ride, hotel and restaurant.

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