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My list includes several different activities in and around SE Pennsylvania that will please everyone in your family-no matter how different their interests are!
You may get goosebumps when you realize that you are standing next to the chair that Thomas Jefferson actually sat in when he and others met to forge our great nation.
When you are finished visiting Independence Hall, step across the street and have your picture taken with this hallowed piece of American history!
After the history buffs in your family have had their fill, head out to this beautiful new state-of-the-art ballpark to watch the Philadelphia Phillies play baseball. Arrive an hour or two early and you can watch batting practice up close. Don't forget to get a picture of the cool neon Liberty Bell out in center field and stop at one of the concession stands for a philly steak and cheese for the ultimate Philadelphia baseball-watching experience!
This hotel defines "room with a view", as the views from virtually every guest room are breathtaking. Overlook the Delaware River, Camden, New Jersey and the famous Ben Franklin Bridge. Decor is funky modern and the Historic District is a short, safe couple of blocks away!
A great time for kids of all ages! This is one of our family's favorite amusement parks. Thrilling rides, relaxing atmosphere, beautiful small town setting and, of course, CHOCOLATE!! Don't miss the free "World of Chocolate" exhibit near the park entrance. A short train ride will take you through an exhibit that shows you all of the aspects of chocolate making and there is a free sweet treat waiting for you at the end of the tour, not to mention a huge gift shop that will satisfy even the most hardened "chocoholic"!
A great rainy day idea! Even our two kids who "aren't into history" were fascinated by the rare artifacts found in this museum. Decks of playing cards, soldiers' mess kits, authentic uniforms and dresses-it's all here and so much more. No Civil War buff should ever miss this wonderful attraction, especially since it is only a short drive from Gettysburg.
This is a wonderful place to stay while in Gettysburg. The rooms are clean and spacious and the decor is cozy country. The indoor pool and workout room are fantastic, as is the free breakfast buffet. There are even free cookies and candy at the front desk for all guests. Last but not least, it is adjacent to a wonderful Outlet Mall with some terrific stores and a pleasant, laid-back atmosphere.
Civil War buffs will never want to leave this national treasure, and even those family members who aren't interested in the historical significance can enjoy the natural beauty of this rolling, partially-wooded acreage. The battlefield bus tours are very informational, and the multiple monuments dotting the field make for great photo ops. Don't forget to visit the Gettysburg National Cemetery where President Lincoln gave his famed "Gettysburg Address". Awe-inspiring! For the more athletically inclined, you can rent bicycles and ride to your heart's content.
The closest thing to time travel that we have ever found! Take a two-hour trail ride with a knowledgable guide and see areas of the Gettysburg Battlefield where vehicle traffic can't go-it's like stepping back into the nineteenth century! The horses are gentle and well-trained trail horses and the guides are very helpful, even for the novice riders in your group. Our fourteen-year-old son who "hates horses" and thinks that history is boring even had a ball. This is one attraction that no one should miss while in Gettysburg! Make sure to book early, as this attraction fills up fast!
This buffet-style restaurant will give you the most bang for your buck of any restaurant in Gettysburg. Look past the cheesy name and you will find delicious, homestyle food in an eclectic setting-there's even a photo gallery in the back from the making of the film "Gettysburg". Our family of four all had the lunch buffet here and we paid less than $20 total and left feeling mighty full. Shame on you if you walk out of this delightful establishment hungry!