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QVC Studio Tour

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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Historic Pottsgrove Manor

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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Peter Wentz Farmstead

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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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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Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park

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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Peddler’s Village

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 www.peddlersvillage.com or call 215/794-4000.

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The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

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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New Hope

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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Miller’s Smorgasbord & Bakery

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

Lunch/Dinner:
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 http://www.Millers1929.com

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The James A. Michener Art Museum

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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