Pennsylvania Beer, Wine and History Tours

Educational Private Tours and Pub Crawl - Est. 2016.

 

The Rockville Bridge - 1905  ---R.W. Johnston, Library of Congress

About The Lost Pint
 
The Lost Pint creates unique learning experiences using beer, wine and history. The tour is conducted in a manner reminiscent of a college classroom. The “Mobile Classroom” nomenclature is meant to conjure imagery of a journey or field trip. Tours are designed to encourage inclusive discourse that is engaging and fun. Experience "The Mobile Classroom" with your own professor and tour guide, in a field trip style beer and wine tour!
 
How I Got Started

 

The Lost Pint utilizes my passions and interests to create a product-experience that attracts people looking for a unique travel experience that is no part of the impersonal corporate machine. The Lost Pint is the cumulative destination of my life's work and endeavors, proving, once and for all, that not all those who wonder are lost!
 
The Ideal Customer

 

People interested in unique experiences that involve beer, wine, and learning about the Central Pennsylvania region. People that demand the unusual. People wanting to explore. People desiring a field trip to learn about historical elements of the Pennsylvania experience. People that would enjoy refreshing at a local artisan brewery or vineyard.

Harrisburg's Market Street Bridge, affectionately called the camelback bridge, 1889.

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“A Lone Grave on the Battlefield of Antietam” – Alexander Gardner (1862)

Civil War History

The Civil War History Tour begins at a local artisan brewery or vineyard, then moves on to the National Civil War Museum, in Harrisburg. You will visit a final brewery or vineyard to reflect on our shared learning experience. The tour is at least 4 hours. $99/person.

*Image is not the actual train that you will ride. Click here to see the actual train.

Milk & Honey Line Tour

You will visit 3 breweries and/or wineries. Then, you will board a 1920’s vintage coach at an 1891 Freight Station in Middletown, Pennsylvania, for an 11 mile ride. The Milk and Honey Line Tour is available May through September and is about 4 hours. $99/person.

The Appalachian Trail is 2160 miles long: Maine to Georgia!

Appalachian Trail

This unique tour begins at Peter's Mountain, along the Susquehanna River. You will hike a very short piece of the famous Appalachian Trail to a scenic overlook. Local lore and history of this famous trail will be discussed. Afterwords you will visit at least one brewery and/or winery.

The Appalachian Trail Tour is at least 4 hours - $69/person

Susquehanna River Valley

siskëwahane - Muddy River (Lenape)

 

You will learn about the native inhabitants of the Susquehanna River valley, regional geology, British forts, and Pennsylvania’s beer, and wine culture. We will visit a Pennsylvania Canal lock ruins, an iron forge ruins, a local brewery, vineyard and/or distillery. 

The Susquehanna Valley Tour is at least 5 hours: $99.00/person

 

Map of Susquehanna river and the Finger Lakes

Carte Blanche

Draw your own map!
Are you more interested in beer? Maybe you like wine better? Perhaps history is not your cup of tea? Maybe you don’t want to drink alcohol at all.

You can choose your own path!
I will help you find the best tour route based on your interests and personal taste.
$20/hour/person. 2 hour min., 6 person min.

Uncharted: oolong tea and ink. © Eugene Showers 2002. Brussels Collection.

Stream of Consciousness

Meditative Stream of Consciousness writing workshop and tour. Inspiration is critical for your unique creative process. You will benefit from this experiential workshop. Images, thoughtful questions and a unique environment will trigger a flow of creative energy giving you distilled material for you to mature and age. This workshop will take place En Plein Air and will conclude with a visit to a local artisan brewery and/or vineyard.

Stream of Consciousness Tour is at least 4 hours - $69/person

Pennsylvania Wine

You will visit 4 vineyards, and choose between the Upper and Lower Susquehanna Valley Wine Regions. Each region offers beautiful views and great wine. The Pennsylvania Wine Tour takes 4 to 5 hours: $99/person

 

 

Covered Bridges

You will travel through 4 Lancaster County wooden covered bridges along a scenic, and rural Pennsylvania country road. These bridges are at Forry's Mill, Siegrist's Mill, Shenck's Mill, and Kauffman's Distillery locations. Keep on the watch for Amish horse drawn carriages steadily hoofing along. Also, we will visit a Pennsylvania Canal lock ruins; the remnants of a bygone era that has left interesting stone structures along the river’s edge. You will see a Civil War era iron furnace ruin. You will also enjoy a brewery, distillery, and/or vineyard. This tour is at least 5 hours. — $99/person

 

 

Underground Railroad

“Where the great big river meets the little river, Follow the drinking gourd.”
—traditional spiritual

 

You will learn what “follow the drinking gourd” meant to southern slaves looking for a way out of bondage, as well as, other interesting facts about The Underground Railroad and Pennsylvania’s unique historical role. You will visit Harrisburg and Columbia. You will also learn about Pennsylvania’s beer, wine, and whiskey culture. The Underground Railroad Tour is at least 5 hours and departs from Harrisburg, PA. This tour will visit a local craft brewery, vineyard and/or distillery. $99/person

Harrisburg

You will learn about the native inhabitants of this region, before Mr. Harris established his ferry at the banks of the mighty Susquehanna River. Many river crossings dotted the Susquehanna’s east banks; however, it was Harris’ Ferry that was one of the first, and it also opened up the settlement of the Cumberland Valley. We will also talk about the Susquehanna River in terms of its geology and location (Appalachian Trail). We will visit the grounds of Fort Hunter, see the ruins of a canal lock, and visit local craft breweries, a distillery, and/or vineyards.

The Harrisburg Tour is at least 4 hours. $89/person

Experience the Mobile Classroom

Tours are every Saturday - email: eugene@thelostpint.com

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