Sightseeing in Carlisle

Up to 52% Off at The Hershey Story, Museum on Chocolate Avenue

Hershey

$39.90 $19

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Guests sample sipping chocolates sourced from around the world and explore the culinary and philanthropic legacy of Milton S. Hershey

Up to 46% Off Segway Ride Through Gettysburg

Gettysburg

$45 $27

Guests step on Segways and glide through historic Gettysburg escorted by a staff member

50% Off Phenomacon

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center

$50 $25

Activities for paranormal enthusiasts include ghost hunts, lectures, and costume party stationed in reportedly haunted Eisenhower Hotel

National Watch & Clock Museum – Up to 53% Off Visit

National Clock & Watch Museum

$16 $8

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The continent’s largest collection of timepieces includes the massive Engle Clock, hands-on exhibits, and George Washington’s pocket watch

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting

8, Hampstead

$40 $19

Family-run winery creates varietals such as Vidal Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon on-site, pairing them with cheese and bread during tastings

Up to 54% Off Tours at Kreider Farms

Kreider Farms

$38 $19

90-minute tour provides a close look at the farm's massive loafing barn and high-tech carousel used for milking cows

Up to 51% Off at the Historical Society of Baltimore County

Cockeysville

$10 $6

Society preserves Baltimore County's 350-year history with thousands of artifacts, photographs, primary sources, historic maps and atlases

Up to 55% Off Ghost Hunt or Magic Show

Harpers Ferry

$40 $20

Said to be haunted, the vacation home of John Wilkes Booth hosts everything from overnight ghost hunts to paranormal magic shows

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Perched at the highest point in Harrisburg and just 10 minutes from the state capital, The National Civil War Museum remains the largest museum in the world dedicated to undressing the wounds behind both sides of America's bloodiest war. Meander through the winding halls of history, perusing some 24,000 artifacts, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and other printed documents that paint literary portraits of politics and passions endured in back rooms and battlefields. Throughout the visit, history buffs can explore the war through both Union and Confederate viewpoints, along with military and civilian perspectives that resurrect the ghosts of the war in eerie ingenuity. In addition to displays of uniforms, firearms, and starry-night camp re-creations, inquisitive wanderers can engage the museum's newest interactive Lincoln exhibit, which reveals pressing answers to questions related to wartime legislation and facial-hair fashions of the day.

1 Lincoln Cir
Harrisburg,
PA
US

Featured on Central PA magazine’s 2010 Hot List for Best Leisure Options, The State Museum lays out a telescopic view of the Commonwealth's history throughout its four-story building. Visitors are welcomed by the colossal figure of William Penn, flash-frozen in bronze and captured in his life-like 18-foot majesty. The statue stands flanked by cunning facsimiles of a Pennsylvania past and backed by the museum's featured exhibit, currently Wood on Glass, a photographic history and lecture series on the lumber industry. The second floor recreates a Native American village and unrolls the carpet of history from the Civil War through the Industrial Revolution and beyond. The final level delves thousands of years into the past when the eons-old Marshalls Creek Mastodon lumbered across the Pennsylvanian plains and starred in two MTV reality shows—see the 12,000-year-old, 20-foot skeleton when its exhibit opens on Sunday, February 27.

300 North St
Harrisburg,
PA
US

Cars, Buses, Motorcyles & More! More than 100 cars, 25 Motorcycles and 10 vintage buses on dsiplay. Herbie the Love Bug until 4/2011. Betty White's Cadillac and the Bus from Forrest Gump. Holiday Train display. Displays and exhibits changes frequently so check out the website for the most up to date information.

161 Museum Dr
Hershey,
PA
US

A group of former preschool teachers banded together to create Explore & More Hands-On Children's Museum, a space designed to engage visitors—specifically, those between the ages of 2 and 8—with educational play. Located in a vintage 1860s house, the museum consists of seven themed rooms. Guests can glimpse into the past by entering the 1860s room, which houses a historical general store, or learn about hermit crabs, frogs, and other creatures in the nature area. Children experience the power of magnets first-hand in the exploration room, where they can also stand inside a giant soap bubble.

20 E High St
Gettysburg,
PA
US

The paranormal investigators and tour guides of After Dark Investigations specialize in small-group tours that provide customers with hands-on experience and equipment. Ghost tourists utilize EMF detectors, dowsing rods, and infrared-video cameras to capture any potential appearance of apparitions. The tours stretch to locations such as cemeteries or abandoned amusement parks near the location of the Battle of Gettysburg.

297 Steinwehr Ave
Gettysburg,
PA
US

Keenly aware of Lancaster’s need for a space celebrating the city's vibrant art community, a group of determined artists and citizens banded together in 1965 to found the Goethean Hall Gallery of Art, nestled amid Franklin and Marshall College. Though the art gallery has changed venues and names, the original vision of its founders—to provide visitors with the “best available art”—remains unchanged. Rechristened as the Lancaster Museum of Art (LMA), the museum now resides in the historic Grubb mansion, and boasts diverse exhibits and events for the public. The mansion’s 4,000 square feet of galleries and porticos plays host to an ever-changing lineup of awe-inspiring art, as well as a permanent collection composed of paintings from a roster of Lancaster’s homegrown artists, including Hugh Fitzgerald, Abby Rudisill, and Ellen Slupe. LMA also fosters an artistic dialogue with the community through numerous education programs that introduce the next generation to the ins and outs of the creative process.

135 N Lime St
Lancaster,
PA
US