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OVERVIEW
The Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor offers an unparalleled quality of life for residents and employers alike, offering an impressive array of cultural activities in the CSSC Region. Hundreds of miles of shoreline, dynamic town centers, traditional and new neighborhoods, waterfront communities, and historic districts are minutes away from thriving urban centers. The region's energetic lifestyle provides wealth of opportunities and amenities for exploration and entertainment, including major league sports, Broadway productions, exciting night life, nationally renowned museums, pristine beaches, and world-class golf courses. Cultural opportunities in the Region are numerous.

MARYLAND

HARFORD COUNTY
Just 25 miles north of Baltimore visit a lighthouse, cross a covered bridge, tour a topiary garden, experience Ripken Stadium, hike to a waterfall, and play Maryland's best golf & more! In Harford County, there is something for everyone to love!"

LANDMARKS, MUSEUMS, HISTORIC SITES, AND THE ARTS

The Harford County Cultural Arts Board
As the government-appointed local arts agency, the Harford County Cultural Arts Board (HCCAB) is the premier local resource for arts, cultural and historical organizations, individual artists and the residents of Harford County, Maryland.Phone: 410.638.3578, Email: arts@harfordcountymd.gov

The Center for the Arts
www.centerfortheartsharford.com
The Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a home for the arts in Harford County, Maryland. Incorporated in March 2005 as the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Inc., the Center for the Arts was granted 501 (c)(3) nonprofit status in November 2005. The goal of the organization is to Build the Building - a facility that includes classrooms, arts studios, dance studios, rehearsal spaces, performance spaces, and gallery exhibit spaces, as well as state-of-the-art technical and support spaces - for music, dance, theater, literary and visual arts pursuits.

Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum
www.aberdeenroom.com
The Museum is a historical and educational facility of the city of Aberdeen. Memorabilia and artifacts relating to the social, economic and cultural development of the city are acquired, recorded, and displayed.

Concord Pt. Lighthouse/O'Neil House
410-939-9040
The Concord Point Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in continual use on the East Coast. It affords a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay

Conowingo Dam
410-457-5011
Conowingo Dam is one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the nation. The dam forms a freshwater lake 14 miles long which is a year round angler's dream.

Harford Community College
410-836-4000
http://www.harford.edu/About/Arts_Culture.asp?FA=Arts
(HCC) is the center of cultural and leisure activities in Harford County. HCC offers a Fine Arts Calendar which brings nationally known artists to Harford County as well as performances and exhibitions by local artists, students and faculty members. Through the programs, students, faculty and community residents enjoy fine cultural and artistic opportunities which are normally available only in more urban areas.

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum
410-939-3739
www.decoymuseum.com
Located on the banks of the historic Susquehanna Flats, the Decoy Museum houses one of the finest collections of working waterfowl decoys from the Chesapeake Bay and around the Country. The museum exists to serve as a constant reminder of our heritage, and to support a greater awareness of the environment and wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay.

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
410-939-4800
www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org
The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum's mission is to collect, document, preserve and interpret the maritime skills and heritage of Lower Susquehanna River and Upper Chesapeake Bay. 

Hays House Museum
410-838-1213
Built in 1788, the museum is named for Thomas A. Hays, a prominent lawyer, landowner, and entrepreneur who purchased the house in 1811. The house retains virtually all its original features including staircase, weatherboards, mantels, woodwork and shutters.

Jericho Covered Bridge
(Gun Powder Falls State Park)
http://www.jerusalemmill.org/bridge.html

Historic Jerusalem Mill Village
410-877-3560
www.jerusalemmill.org
Historic Jerusalem Mill Village in the scenic Gunpowder Falls State Park in Kingsville offers a variety of interesting activities ranging from Revolutionary and Civil War era living history demonstrations and encampments to a 1st Sunday concert series from May to September. 

Liriodendron
410-879-4424/410 838-3942
http://www.liriodendron.com/
Built in 1898 by a prominent Johns Hopkins physician, Liriodendron Mansion is a Palladian style building housing three large reception rooms, complete with antique furnishings, as well as a carved staircase and a dozen unique fireplaces.  Outside guests can enjoy two sheltered oval porticos, a terrace with wisteria covered archways and a boxwood garden. Liriodendron is available for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, private functions and special events.

Rockfield Manor
410-638-4565
rockfield.manor@comcast.net
Historic mansion built in 1921 on 5.4 acres. Spacious garden and patio, featuring several medium-sized reception rooms, a cozy living room with fireplace and a sun room. Available for small wedding receptions, business meetings and other social events.

Steppingstone Museum
410-939-2299
www.steppingstonemuseum.org
Museum that preserves and demonstrates the rural arts and crafts of the 1880-1920 time periods. The museum offers pre-arranged tours, pavilion rentals, membership and volunteer opportunities, speaker programs and numerous special events.

Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lockhouse
410-939-5780
www.lockhousemuseum.org
Restored in 1836 lockhouse, canal lock, and swing bridge on the Susquehanna River. Period rooms and display of Havre de Grace history.

Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra
410-838-6465
www.ssochestra.org

CECIL COUNTY
Discover "The Arts" in Cecil County. Whether you enjoy browsing through art shops and galleries, or would like to participate in a fascinating class or workshop in pottery, photography, painting, or poetry, you can find it in Cecil County. Art enthusiasts can find a winning line-up of more than 20 art exhibits produced by Cecil County Arts Council throughout the year. Solo, group, juried, and themed shows are offered at their main gallery in Elkton, and their satellite gallery in historic Chesapeake City.

CECIL COUNTY MUSEUMS
http://seececil.org/about/museums.html

Bainbridge Museum
Special collection of Bainbridge military memorabilia.
410-378-4641 or 410-287-9172

C&D Canal Museum
Highlights the history of the busiest canal in the U.S., in operation since 1829. Exhibits, artifacts, and monitor giving up to the minute locations of ships in the canal; Waterwheel, and the oldest engines of their kind in the U.S. still on their original mount, on display.
410-885-5622
web site

Historical Society of Cecil County
Research library, gallery exhibit, historic log cabin, and replica of a country store from days gone by.
410-398-1790
web site

John F. DeWitt Military Museum / Historical Society of Cecil County
Impressive display of military memorabilia from the Revolutionary War through Desert Storm.
410-398-1790

Paw Paw Museum
Collection of household items, fascinating letters dated as far back as the Civil War, and photographs depicting 19th and 20th century life in Port Deposit.
410-378-4480
http://www.portdeposit.com/History/pawpaw.htm

Perryville Railroad Museum
Housed in the historic Perryville MARC train station. A working train display/ artifacts
410-939-0546
http://www.planetware.com/perryville/perryville-railway-museum-us-md-prm.htm

The 107 House (Tory House)
Visit this circa 1750 home in the first incorporated town in Cecil County. Lower level of this 2 story federal style structure houses a restored colonial tavern kitchen.
410-287-8262

Upper Bay Museum
A unique museum collection that reflects the heritage of commercial and recreational fishing and hunting on the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Decoys, gunning rigs, antique marine engines, mahogany miniatures, and more.
410-287-2675
Email upperbaymuseum@dol.net

GALLERIES IN CECIL COUNTY 

Art Space on Main
State of the art studio with adjourning gallery & boutique.
138 W. Main Street, Elkton
410-620-2464
web site

Canal Artworks 
The oldest established Art Gallery in Chesapeake City. Limited edition prints of the local historic area. Full service frame shop, specializing in custom framing. Open weekends or by appointment.  
17 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City
410-885-5083
web site

Cecil Community College Cultural Center
Theatrical, dance, vocal, and instrumental programs.  Theater is also available on a rental basis. 
Rt. 272, just north of North East
410-287-1037
web site

Cecil Community College - Elkton Station
Performing Arts Hall, Young People's Theatre, Art shows & activities;
107 Railroad Ave, Elkton
410-392-3366

East of the Bay Gallery
Fine art gallery-gifts, and jewelry featuring original works by local & regional artists
17 S. Main St., North East
410-287-4373
web site 

Elkton Arts Center
Home to the Cecil County Arts Council offices and primary gallery.  The historic building plays host to art exhibitions, workshops, lectures, poetry readings, and other events. 
135 E. Main St, Elkton
410-392-5740
web site

McKeown Gallery
Geraldine McKeown Art studio and Gallery; nationally recognized artist's gallery featuring local landscapes & landmarks. Prints and originals artwork available.
227 Gallaher Rd., Elkton
410-398-5447
web site

Horizon Creative Escapes Workshops & Gallery
Weekend photo workshops for all skill levels. Lectures, field work, and hands on activity in the studio and on location; Gallery has art, photography and books.
98 Bohemia Ave, Chesapeake City
410-885-2433
web site

Kevin Quinlan Photography
Fine art nature photography gallery located in historic Chesapeake City.
208 George Street
1-800-330-3127
web site

Liz and Iris Magickal Gallery
Original artwork, herbs, spices and teas, imports and jewelry.
156 W. Main Street; Elkton
410-620-0772

Neil's Artwork
Art shop and gallery with original and limited edition prints.
226 George St, Chesapeake City
410-885-5094

THEATER IN CECIL COUNTY
Cecil Community College Cultural Center
Theatrical, dance, vocal, and instrumental programs.
410-287-1037
web site

Miracle Theatre
The Miracle Theatre is dedicated to providing wholesome family entertainment year round while entoring and educating hundreds of young people as well as adults in all forms of theatrical entertainment.  For
show schedules, address, or ticket information log onto www.miracletheatre.org.
410-658-2311

BALTIMORE COUNTY
Living in Baltimore County means a comfortable blend of historic neighborhoods, suburban communities and rural landscapes. Baltimore's lively Inner Harbor resounds with cheers for the Baltimore Orioles and NFL Ravens. Preakness thoroughbreds race at Pimlico, and are bred and trained in Baltimore County's rolling horse farms. With more than 175 miles of shoreline and over 60 marinas, Baltimore County is a destination for boaters and fishermen from throughout the Mid-Atlantic.  Boat, hike, fish or swim in over 10,000 acres of Baltimore County parkland, Tailgate gourmet-style with the international racing community at challenging point-to-point races, including the Maryland Hunt Cup. Taste and tour Baltimore County's vineyards or check out the blue ribbon winners at the annual Maryland State Fair at Timonium Fairgrounds.

Oregon Ridge is filled with the sounds of music when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra comes to Oregon Ridge Park each summer. Popular music comes to large arenas and intimate venues such as the Recher Theatre in Towson. World-renowned art collections are minutes away at the Baltimore Museum, Walters Art Museum, and AmericanVisionaryArt Museum.  Baltimore's many theaters, including the newly restored historic Hippodrome, offer a wide range of performing arts from local troupes to Broadway shows. 

For a charming adventure at home, discover antique rows in Cockeysville, Reisterstown, Monkton and the historic milltown of Oella.  Make it a "vacation at home" with a B&B stay, in-town or in rural Baltimore County.  Bring your bikes to the Northern Central Railroad Trail, a railroad converted to biking and hiking trail running from rural Baltimore County into Pennsylvania.

Take the family downtown to the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery Children's Museum, or the new Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. Enjoy a night out at Power Plant Live or have a great meal at one of our fabulous restaurants featuring Maryland seafood. 

Tourist Attractions
The Baltimore metro area has developed into a highly traveled tourist destination.  The following places are the most popular in the area ranked by attendance:

Arundel Mills Mall Maryland Science Center
B & O Railroad Museum Lexington Market Inc.
Baltimore Museum of Art National Aquarium
Baltimore Museum of Industry M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore Maritime Museum National Historic Seaport of Baltimore
Baltimore Zoo Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Berrywine Plantations Linganore Wine Cellars Pimlico Race Course
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc. The Power Plant
Ft McHenry National Monument Power Plant Live!
Harborplace Port Discovery, the kid-powered museum
Historic Savage Mill The Walters Art Museum

Cruise Lines
Our advantage as the westernmost port for cargo on the East Coast is an advantage for cruising too! And as the cruise lines expand their appeal to all types of families, they have come to appreciate, as many Americans have, Baltimore's strategic mid-Atlantic location for easy access.

Baltimore's new $13 million South Locust Point Marine Terminal is located just off I-95. The new easy access 60,000 square foot building is situated on 15 acres of land with on-site parking for 500 vehicles, passenger drop-off and pick-up areas. The cruise industry's annual economic impact to the Maryland economy is $50 million. In 2005 more than 122,000 passengers departed from Baltimore. During the 2006 season, 30 cruises are scheduled to depart.

Crabs
Crabs and baseball are two of our favorite pastimes here in Baltimore County. If you don't already know about Maryland blue crabs, you will find them to be one of the tastiest delicacies in the world.  So go find your local crab house, root for the Orioles and enjoy!

Contacts
Department of Recreation and Parks - Parks and marinas
410-887-3871
Baltimore!
1-877-BALTIMORE
Baltimore County Conference and Visitors Bureau
410-296-4886

BALTIMORE CITY
Arts and culture have always been an important part of Baltimore. From our world renowned museums to our symphony with the nation's first female conductor, from a dentistry museum to the Night of 100 Elvises, you can find any sort of art or culture you're looking for all here in Baltimore.

MUSEUMS - General Link:
http://www.livebaltimore.com/res/citylifelinks/

American Visionary Arts Museum
www.avam.org

Babe Ruth Museum
www.baberuthmuseum.com

Baltimore Museum of Art
www.artbma.org

The Baltimore Museum of Industry
www.thebmi.org

Eubie Blake National Museum
www.eubieblake.org

Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum
www.eapoe.org

The Great Blacks in Wax Museum
www.ngbiwm.com

Jewish Museum of Maryland
www.jhsm.org

The Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry
www.dentalmuseum.org

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
www.africanamericanculture.org

Maryland Art Place
www.mdartplace.org

Maryland Historical Society
www.mdhs.org

Maryland Science Center
www.mdsci.org

Mount Clare Museum House
www.mountclare.org

The Walters Art Museum
www.thewalters.org

Baltimore Maritime Museum
http://www.baltomaritimemuseum.org/

CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
http://www.livebaltimore.com/res/citylifelinks/

Baltimore Opera Company
http://www.baltimoreopera.com/

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
http://www.baltimoresymphony.org/

Center Stage Theatre
http://www.centerstage.org/index.php

The Creative Alliance at the Patterson
http://www.creativealliance.org/

Everyman Theatre
http://www.everymantheatre.org/

Maryland Humanities Council
www.mdhc.org

Peabody Conservatory of Music
www.peabody.jhu.edu

The Red Room
http://www.redroom.org/

School 33 Art Center
http://www.school33.org/

DELAWARE
NEW CASTLE COUNTY
With a land area of 494 square miles, the County's landscapes vary from the rolling hills and forest covered "Chateau Country" in the north, to farmland and tidal marshes in the south. With its strategic location in the Mid-Atlantic section of the east coast, New Castle County offers easy access to the region's major metropolitan centers.

New Castle County is home of nationally known attractions and museums, such as Winterthur, An American Country Estate; Longwood Gardens; Nemours Mansion & Gardens; Hagley Museum; the Delaware Art Museum; and the Brandywine River Museum.

Your calendar will be filled year-round. Cultural events and festivals abound, such as the Italian, Greek and Jazz festivals in June; the African and Ice Cream Festivals in July' the Riverfront Blues and the Bob Marley People's Festivals in August; and the Polish and German Festivals in September. There are also plenty of high end shopping, outlet malls and other unique opportunities to keep you busy.

New Castle County has beautiful downtowns! According to The Baltimore Sun, "Wilmington is undergoing a robust renaissance that makes it a prime destination...It has a waterfront that's becoming sleek and hip, a restaurant scene that's off the charts, and a thriving cultural arts community." With Newark's college scene and old New Castle, New Castle County is the perfect place to enjoy downtown amenities such as boutiques, antique shopping, unique restaurants, cultural arts and recreation!

MUSEUMS
http://visitors.delawareonline.com/ncc_attractions.html#museums

Museum of the American Road
(302) 658-5900

Delaware Art Museum, Collection includes works of Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Robert Indiana, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Andrew Wyeth and John Sloan. (302) 571-9590

Delaware History Museum, Changing interactive exhibits on Delaware's history, displays of rare items of everyday life, costumes, toys and regional decorative arts and paintings. (302) 656-0637

Delaware Museum of Natural History, Exhibits range from local fauna to wildlife.
(302) 658-9111

West Chester Railroad, The West Chester Railroad is a special events tourist railroad which offers a variety of nostalgic train trips in conjunction with special events in the towns along the line. (610) 430-2233

Amstel House Museum, The world of the 18th century comes to life in this home which once housed a wedding attended by George Washington. New Castle. (302) 322-2794.

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, about 30 exhibitions annually of regional and nationally known contemporary artists, studios for 26 artists, educational programs, community outreach and special events (302) 656-6466, www.thedcca.org.

Delaware Children's Museum, This museum is rebuilding. For the latest information visit www.delawarechildrensmuseum.com.

Delaware History Museum, The First State's past is seen through exciting mixed media exhibits. (302) 656-0637.

Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum, One of only three of its kind in the United State, this museum is an historical reference of antique and contemporary dollhouses, miniatures, sample furniture, dolls, toys and trains from the 18th to 20th centuries. (302) 427-TOYS.

George Read II House and Garden, Built between 1797 and 1804 by the son of the one of Delaware signers of the Declaration of Independence, this home showcases life during Colonial times. (302) 322-8411.

Hagley Museum and Library. Come see where the DuPont Co. began. Indoor and outdoor exhibits showcase the history of U.S. industry during the 19th century. (302) 658-2400.

Historic Houses of Odessa, Four fully-restored 18th- and 19th-century homes -- the Corbit-Sharp House, the Collins-Sharp House, the Brick Hotel and the Wilson Warner House -- exemplify life of wealthy in this lower New Castle County town. (302) 378-4069.

Iron Hill Museum of Natural History, Artifacts and collections on state birds, mammals, minerals, prehistoric objects and Delaware Native Americans highlight this museum. (302) 368-5703.

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation Shipyard and Museum, Tour the building grounds and the authentically produced replica of one of the first ships to sail Delaware's waters. (302) 429-7447.

Old Town Hall Museum, Built in 1798, this Georgian-style building served as a center of political and social activity during the height of Wilmington's mercantile-milling economy. Toddy, it features historic and artistic achievements as well as children's toys from the Historical Society of Delaware. (302) 655-7161.

Nemours Mansion and Gardens, The formal French gardens, antiques and vintage autos of Alfred I. du Pont are on display in this Louis XVI-inspired chateau which sits on 300 acres of lush grounds. Rockland Road Wilmington. (302) 651-6912.

Old Dutch House, Furnished with colonial antiques, this 17th century home harkens back to the founding of Old New Castle. Wilmington. (302) 322-2794.

Old New Castle Courthouse, Exhibits on William Penn and Delaware abolitionists are featured in this structure, which once served as the Colonial capitol of Delaware. New Castle. (302) 323-4453.

Olde Swedes Church and Hendrickson House Museum, Visit two of Wilmington's oldest structures; the church dates back to 1698; the museum from 1690. Wilmington. (302) 652-5629.

Robinson House, During the American revolution, this 18th century structure was home to George Washington, General "Lighthouse" Harry Lee, and others (302) 792-0285.

Willington Square, Enclave of four historically important 18th century houses now used as offices. (302) 655-7161.

Winterthur Museum, The one-time estate of Henry Francis du Pont now houses the world's largest collection of Early American decorative arts from 1640 to 1860 as well as world-renowned gardens. The Museum itself is comprised of 175 period rooms, three exhibit galleries with interactive exhibits and 980 acres of property, including 60 acres of native and exotic plant life. (302) 448-3883 or 1-800-448-3883.

THE ARTS http://visitors.delawareonline.com/ncc_attractions.html#thearts

Grand Opera House, Delaware's premier center for the performing arts is housed in a totally refurbished Victorian theater built in 1871. Once a home to vaudeville acts, minstrel shows and the like, its recent performances have seen the likes of Crystal Gayle, Jim Carrey, the Vienna Boys Choir and the Delaware Symphony. (302) 652-5577 or 1-800-37GRAND.

Playhouse Theater, Wilmington's "Little Broadway" has seen some of today's most popular stars and productions performed in this Victorian theater (302) 656-4401 or 1-800-338-0881.

Candlelight Music Dinner Theater, Since 1969 Broadway favorites have produced year-round in this charming barn theater. Each production is preceded by a home-cooked buffet. (302) 475-2131.

Chapel Street Players, Newark's oldest community theater celebrates 65 years of theatrical offerings ranging from Neil Simon to Wendy Wasserstein. (302) 368-2248.

Christina Cultural Arts Center, With a special emphasis on African-American culture, this multi-disciplined facility offers special events in visual and performing arts (302) 652-0101.

Delaware Children's Theater, For more than 25 years, DCT has provided families with classic as well as original productions of children's favorites (302) 655-1014.

Delaware Dance Company, Newark (302) 738-2023.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra, The state's largest professional orchestra performs throughout the year. Calling the Grand Opera House its home, it presents concerts ranging from classical to pops, to chamber, to family to educational performances. The Grand Opera House. (302) 652-5577.

Delaware Theater Company, The First State's only professional resident theater company offers an array of productions ranging from comedy to drama. (302) 594-1100.

First State Company, Original productions featuring the works of local playwrights highlight this innovative theater company. Wilmington. (302) 656-7320.

Opera Delaware, The nation's 14th-oldest (and Delaware's only) professional opera company celebrated its 60th season in 2005-2006. Opera Delaware performs grand opera at the historic Grand Opera House, as well as opera comique, operetta, concert and family opera. Opera Delaware is the only company bringing opera to students in Delaware. (302) 658-8063.

Professional Theater Training Program (PTTP), The University of Delaware's three-year graduate conservatory for a fine arts degree, PTTP trains students through plays with an emphasis on dramatic literature. (302) 831-2204.

Russian Ballet Theater of Delaware, Since its debut in 1994, this troupe of Russian dancers is Delaware's only fully-professional resident ballet company. Performances: Grand Opera House. (302) 656-4401.

Three Little Bakers, Founded in 1972 by the Immediato Brothers acrobatic troupe, Delaware's largest dinner theater seats nearly 1,000 people for an array of entertainment ranging from Broadway musicals to favorites such as Jerry Vale, Carol Lawrence and Boxcar Willie. (302) 368-1616 or 1-800-368-3303.

Wilmington Drama League, Delaware's oldest community theater continues to offer audiences an array of theatrical productions including drama, comedy, family fare, musicals, staged readings and one-act festivals. (302) 764-1172.

PENNSYLVANIA

CHESTER COUNTY

MUSEUMS
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

American Helicopter Museum

Chester County Historical Society

PERFORMING ARTS
Brandywine Ballet Company

The Colonial Theatre

Kennett Symphony of Chester County

The People's Light and Theatre Company

CHESTER COUNTY WINERIES
Folly Hill Vineyards

Kreutz Creek Vineyards

Paradocx Vineyard

Stargazers Vineyard

Va La Vineyards

AMISH
Intercourse Village
Enjoy over 100 shops, restaurants, galleries and interesting places located throughout our village. The Village stands as a clear reminder of our traditional American heritage as people live by a simpler way of life. We trust the reward of discovery, growth and joy will be yours as you visit our friendly village.

LANCASTER COUNTY
It's all here in Lancaster County, from theme parks and theatres to buggy rides and breweries to golf, museums and taste-tempting tours. Add in all the great diningshoppingevents and outdoor recreation, and the days (and nights) get filled with fun pretty quickly. But save some time for what makes Lancaster County unique - the warmth, color and charm of our farmland communities, where a simpler way of life means a world of simple pleasures to share.
http://www.padutchcountry.com/things_to_do/index.asp

MUSEUMS
For more information on these Lancaster County museum and historic attractions listings, click the links below.

American Military Edged Weaponry Museum
717-768-7185
More than 5,000 specimens span the broad spectrum of U.S. military history.

Amish Farm and House
717-394-6185
See a charming, Pennsylvania Dutch farm in operation, complete with farm animals and fowl. Learn about the Old Order Amish.

Amish Village
717-687-8511
Discover the Amish way of life at this interesting, informative, and educational village.

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
717-566-7100
Explore Hershey's one of a kind interactive automobile experience guaranteed to educate and fascinate visitors of all ages!

Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction
800-858-8320
Presentation to explain the history, construction, and spiritual significance of this symbolic dwelling place for God. Only at the Mennonite Information Center.

Boyds Bear Country
866-367-8338
The world's most humongous Teddy Bear store and free museum. Fun for the whole family!

Brandywine River Museum
610-388-2700
Just a short and scenic drive from Lancaster County, the Brandywine River Museum exhibits American art in a 19th century gristmill.

Christiana Underground Railroad Center
This self-guided museum will allow you to trace the steps leading up to and following the Resistance at Christiana, also know as the Christiana Riot.

Conestoga Area Historical Society
717-872-1699
See a Conestoga wagon on display at this museum which is housed in an old tobacco shed. The museum gallery features revolving local exhibits and Native American artifacts.

Cornwall Iron Furnace
717-272-9711
Heart of a vast industrial plantation for a century and a half, the Cornwall Iron Furnace is a landmark of Pennsylvania's iron and steel industry.

Demuth Museum
717-299-9940
Six rotating exhibitions, tours of the restored 1700s home and painting studio of Lancaster's most famous resident and world-famous artist, Charles Demuth.

Ephrata Cloister
717-733-6600
One of America's earliest communal societies, best known for its original art and music and distinctive medieval Germanic architecture.

Hands-on House Children's Museum
717-569-KIDS
A children's museum dedicated to helping kids learn, and making sure they have lots of fun in the process. Playing and learning go hand-in-hand.

Hans Herr House and Museum
717-464-4438
Cross this threshold into colonial life and enter the oldest Mennonite meetinghouse in America.

Heritage Center Museum
717-299-6440
Come face to face with history at the Heritage Center Museum.

Kutztown Folk Festival
888-674-6136
Pennsylvania Dutch folk life and fun - a rare gathering of 200 of America's finest folk artists and traditional craftsmen.

Lancaster County Historical Society
717-392-4633
Trace your family history or learn more about Lancaster County. Stop by the Lancaster County Historical Society.

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
717-393-9745
A wonderful source for Pennsylvania German history, genealogy, and material culture. Includes museum exhibit, "Decorated and Plain: A Mennonite and Amish Sampler."

Lancaster Museum of Art
717-394-3497
Changing exhibitions of local, national and international artists located in a scenic downtown public park.

Lancaster Newspapers Newseum
717-291-8600
Come and see 200 years of history of newspapers.

Lancaster Quilt &Textile Museum
717-299-6440
Lancaster County's newest museum is home to the former Esprit collection of Lancaster County Amish quilts. Visit to learn what makes these quilts unique.

Landis Valley Museum
717-569-0401
Largest Pennsylvania Dutch Living History Farm & Village in the country, interpreting German Heritage from 1740-1940, including tours and traditional craft demonstrations.

Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home
717-656-7616
The Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler family home offer a window to early American milling, housekeeping, and family life.

Mennonite Information Center
800-858-8320
We provide authentic information on Amish and Mennonite faith and culture with maps and brochures of the area. Ask about our step-on-guide custom tours.

Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad
877-9TRAIN9
Enjoy an 11-mile train ride along the Swatara Creek while learning the history of the area.

THEATERS
Find yourself in awe, in stitches or singing along as stories come to life on stages throughout Lancaster County. You'll find a variety of theatres featuring musical, dramatic, spiritual and comedy productions, as well as dinner theater and interactive experiences. For more information on these Lancaster County theatre listings, click the links below.

Allenberry Playhouse
800-430-5468
Allenberry brings Broadway to Central PA. Be sure to ask about our great getaway packages.

American Music Theatre
800-648-4102
Suitably dubbed "Lancaster's Entertainment Showplace," this 1,600-seat theatre produces critically acclaimed original shows and plays host to more than 50 celebrity concerts every year.

Amish Experience Theater
717-768-3600
The dramatic tale of an Amish family's effort to preserve a lifestyle and culture is told through a high-tech, multi-media production.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
717-898-1900
Celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy a great meal and fantastic entertainment. It's an exciting, hassle-free evening!

Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre
610-593-7013
Historical and modern-day events brought to life as well as original and standard musicals, comedies and dramas in a truly unique setting!

Fulton Theatre
888-480-1265
See world-class live professional productions, including Broadway musicals, comedies and dramas in this national historic landmark theatre. Ask about Ghost Tours.

Laserdome
717-492-0002
High-tech fun park, with laser tag, virtual reality and laser theater.

Living The Experience Underground Railroad Reenactment
800-510-5899
An interactive journey through dramatization that takes you back to the time of the Underground Railroad.

Pennsylvania Academy of Music, The
717-399-9733
Enjoy soloists and chamber ensembles performing music primarily in the European classical tradition.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
717-665-7021
Experience the fantasy and relive the romance and adventure of bygone days and knights in our 35-acre Elizabethan village at Mount Hope Estate & Winery.

Rainbow Dinner Theatre
800-292-4301
Come laugh with us. The only "comedy only" dinner theatre in the US!

Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre
717-687-7800
The largest Christian theatre in the United States brings the Bible to life with spectacular sets, a 300-foot wrap-around stage, live animals and outstanding performances.

Sight & Sound Living Waters Theatre
717-687-7800
Bringing the Bible to life through stories of heroism, truth and faith in an intimate theatre setting.

Theater in the Mansion Series at Mount Hope Estate
717-665-7021
Victorian Mount Hope Mansion served as the summer residence of five generations of the Lancaster County Grubb family.

Theater of the Seventh Sister
717-396-7764
From Shakespeare to Arthur Miller, Theater of the Seventh Sister offers the best in classic and contemporary theatre in Lancaster County.

AMISH
Lancaster County is home to America's oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old "Plain" lifestyle.  It's a place where visitors can step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace - where the horse & buggy remains a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape, providing a nature-harnessed power source.  A vital part of Lancaster County, the Amish are involved in agriculture and an array of cottage industries.  Many Amish-themed attractions, events, foods and crafts are available for your education and enjoyment. For more information, click here http://www.padutchcountry.com/things_to_do/amish.asp

YORK COUNTY
York, as a tourist attraction, grows in importance for it was here that the Articles of Confederation were drafted and adopted when York was the Nation's first capital in 1777 and 1778. These articles made the first use of the term - United States of America. Other points of historic interest within York County are the Colonial Valley, with its 229-year old grist mill, the little red school house, the farmer's market, and old brick end barns. For more information call the Visitors Bureau 1-888-858-9675, or visit www.yorkpa.org.

THEATER AND THE ARTS
Dream Wrights Youth & Family Theatre
Telephone: 717-848-8623
Website: www.dreamwrights.org

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Telephone: 717-898-1900
Website: www.dutchapple.com

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
Telephone: 717-637-7086
Website: www.TheEich.org

Greater York Center for Dance Education/Greater York Youth Ballet
Telephone: 717-755-6683
website: www.gycde.com

Hanover Area Art Guild, Inc.
Telephone: 717-632-2521
Website: www.hanoverareaarts.com

Pullo Family Performing Arts Center
Telephone: 717-505-8900
Website: www.pullocenter.psu.edu

Rainbow Dinner Theatre
Box 56, Paradise, PA
Telephone: 800-292-4301
Website: www.rainbowdinnertheatre.com

Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center
Telephone: 717-846-1111
Website: www.strandcapitol.org

Totem Pole Playhouse
Telephone: 888-805-7056
Website: www.totempoleplayhouse.org

York Little Theatre
Telephone: 717-854-3894
Website: www.ylt.org

York Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 717-812-0717
Website: www.yorksymphony.org

York Arts
Telephone: 717-848-3200
Website: www.yorkarts.org

MUSEUMS
Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Telephone: 717-566-7100
Website: www.aacamuseum.org

Burning of the Bridge Historic Wrightsville, Inc
Telephone: 717-252-1169
Website: www.geocities.com/historicwrightsville

Indian Steps Museum
Telephone: 717-862-3948
Website: www.indiansteps.org

Ma + Pa Railroad Preservation Society
Telephone: 717-927-9565
Website: www.maandparailroad.com

National Watch & Clock Museum
Telephone: 717-684-8261
Website:  www.nawcc.org/museum

Police Heritage Museum, Inc.
Telephone: 717-845-2677
Website: www.policeheritagemuseum.com

The National Civil War Museum
Telephone: 866-258-4729
Website: www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

The Shoe House
Telephone: 717-840-8339
Website: www.shoehouse.us

William C. Goodridge Freedom House
Telephone: 717-848-3610
Website: www.goodridgefreedomhouse.com

Wrightsville Historical Museum
Telephone: 717-252-1169
Website: www.geocities.com/historicwrightsville

YCHT - Agricultural & Industrial Museum
Telephone: 717-846-6452
Website: www.yorkheritage.org

YCHT - Bonham House
Telephone: 717-848-1587
Website: www.yorkheritage.org

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