More great places you may not have thought to visit, all within an easy drive!
National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042 (map it)
Take a ride back in time aboard the Josiah White II! Pennsylvania's only mule-drawn canal boat cruises the Lehigh Canal in Hugh Moore Park during the summer. The authentically-dressed crew will guide you through the story of the anthracite canals and the people who worked and lived on them, while our mules - George and Hank - tow you on a 40-minute trip through serene scenery to the Locktender's House and Guard Lock #8. Canal boat tours leave the dock at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m Visit website >
394 S Center St, Pottsville PA, 17901 (map it)
The area's first Classic Car museum! "We've paid attention to detail and have created an authentic atmosphere fitting of displaying these fine motor vehicles from yesteryear. Over 20,000 collectible items of interest that will stir these fond memories are on display. Come and enjoy an experience that you will long remember!" Visit website >
From Easton to Bristol, PA (map it)
A walk along the 60-mile long towpath of Delaware Canal State Park is a stroll into American history. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains an historic canal and towpath, a 90-acre pond, many miles of river shoreline and 11 river islands. From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, visitors to Delaware Canal State Park will enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor. Visit website >
2402 Lehigh Parkway South, Allentown, PA 18103 (map it)
What year did the Mack Senior model debut? When was the first Mack diesel engine produced? When did Mack adopt a bulldog as its mascot? Or a little closer to home: What transmission was outfitted on your grandfather's 1940 Mack? If you've got questions - and perhaps a vehicle identification number - there's a pretty good chance the Mack Museum has the answer in their archives. In addition to being the authority on all things Mack, the Mack Museum also restores and preserves vintage Mack trucks and memorabilia for all to enjoy. Visit website >
1755 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 (map it)
Step up to the wooden porch of Chris Sanderson's country home and tour eight rooms filled with over 200 years of American history. The Sanderson Museum has a rich collection of objects relating to life in Chadds Ford as well as an extensive collection of memorabilia representing the American experience. Visitors to the museum will uncover artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, both World Wars and learn about the Battle of Brandywine along with other local lore. Chris and the Wyeth Family shared a love of the Chadds Ford area. See original sketches and paintings from N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Peter Hurd and other Wyeth family members. Visit website >
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