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What to do? Milford area

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What to do? Milford area

We are staying at the Malibu Dude Ranch for a few days, and want to find things to do in the area before our stay. We are traveling with kids ages 9& 11. We would love to do something obscure and fun! We would like to whitewater raft, but I don't know if there is any small rapids nearby.

Also, places to stay? We need to have a place for a home base for three or four nights. Somewhere near Milford, as we are coming from Massachusetts, so along 84 would be great!

Are there any "must do" adventures, or even something splurge worthy?

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Milford, Pennsylvania - The Columns Museum - Bloody Lincoln Flag

The Columns is a county museum that has a propensity for the macabre!

Its main artifact is the "Bloody Lincoln Flag," but also the noose used in the only public hanging in the town. Plus: 200 year old arsenic tainted birds. Rumors of the ghost of Juliette Peirce, the philosophers wife. Nightshirt belonging to the fattest man in the area -- a Mr. Cornelius, who was 645 pounds at death and was lowered into the ground by a crane. Mourning attire.

It's all housed in a 1904 neo-classical mansion on Broad Street in Milford, Pa.

RA: The museum is run by the Pike County Historical Society. The "Lincoln Flag" is actually the red, white, and blue bunting that hung from the front of Lincoln's Ford's Theatre box. It was shoved under Lincoln's head as he lay mortally wounded, and the blood stain is pretty big. The bunting was taken by the theater manager who gave it to his daughter who gave it to her son. He lived in Milford and used to hang it on his porch every July 4.

Address:608 Broad St., Milford, PA

Hours:W, Sa, Su 1-4 pm, Jul-Aug W-Su (Call to verify)

Phone:570-296-8126

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Also, in Port Jervis, NY you can stand in 3 states. PA, NJ and NY. You must enter Laurel Grove Cemetary off Main St in Port Jervis and drive through.

The monument is actually next to the Delaware River under the I-84 bridge. Park your car next to the guardrail and walk down to it (only 20 yards or so.)

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/21765

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Grey Tower is right in Milford and worth the trip. Great castle-like mansion and grounds. There's a tour of the house that's interesting -- even for 9 + 11 YO.

http://www.greytowers.org/

Waterfall tours are fun. Dingmans and Raymondskill and Childs are the ones close to Milford; get a map at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area -- Dingman's Falls visitors center.

PEEC (Pocono Environmental Education Center) has lots of great hiking trails - Tumbling Waters Trail leads to a spectacular overlook of the area.

Second the recommendation to do a float trip on the Delaware. No rapids, but great fun.

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