Welcome to The Lost Pint: Pub Crawl through History

Educational Private Tours of the Hershey/Harrisburg Region - Est. 2016.

 

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

Experience The Lost Pint - Wine Tours, Pub Crawl, Gettysburg Tour

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. Try out a standard Pub Crawl, or one of our Wine Tours or come learn about Pennsylvania  history with the Gettysburg Tour. There are many tour choices and options for a unique touring experience.
 
The Ideal Customer

 

People interested in unique experiences that involves learning about the Central Pennsylvania region. People that demand the unusual. People wanting to explore.The Lost Pint is a unique experience that attracts people looking for a 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 that "not all those who wonder are lost!"

The Lost Pint in Harrisburg Magazine!

The Lost Pint was featured in the June, 2017 edition of Harrisburg Magazine. The article is written by Jill Gleeson.

Click HERE for link to article

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Tours available by appointment; 4 person minimum: eugene@thelostpint.com

Short Tour

The Short Tour is a 3 - 4 hour tour that includes 2 winery/brewery/distillery stops. Some local history and site-seeing along the mighty Susquehanna River. The Short Tour is for the budget and time conscious visitiors. The Short Tour is $69/person.

Historic Gettysburg Tour

Learn about some of the historic homes and families that lived in Gettysburg during the time of the epic Battle of Gettysburg that took place here during the summer of 1863. We will visit the Evergreen Cemetery and learn about 19th century death rituals. We will make a stop at the historic railroad station where President Lincoln arrived to give his historic and influential Gettysburg Address.

Historic Gettysburg Tour is about 6 hours: $99/person.

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

Civil War History

The Civil War History Tour begins in historic Harrisburg. We will see the breastworks of Fort Couch that was hastily constructed to defend Harrisburg from General Lee's push north. We will follow the Susquehanna south to Wrightsville where we will see the old bridge piers that once held the longest wooden covered bridge in the world. Union militia set the bridge ablaze to prevent Confederate troops from crossing. 

The tour is about 6 hours: $99/person.

"Just the Beer, Please."

"Just the Beer, Please" is a standard Pub Crawl for those looking to sample the local beer offerings of the Harrisburg region. The region boasts many breweries so that it is possible to revisit in the future. We will visit 5 breweries. A brief drive-by in route educational view of Harrisburg is included, if so desired.

"Just the Beer, Please" Tour is about 5 hours: $89/person.

Whiskey & Moonshine

Learn about whiskey and moonshine on an educational field trip that begins at the first distillery in Harrisburg since prohibition. Take a step back in time and visit the defunct Highspire Whiskey barrel aging warehouse and  see remnants of a bygone era. Lancaster will surprise you when we visit an old tobacco barn downtown that is home to the best rye whiskey distiller in Central PA! Our last stop is historic Lititz, home to a new distillery and the famous Bull’s Head Public House. The Bull’s Head is a genuine English pub where you will learn about whiskey, eat some tasty pub grub and enjoy choosing a whiskey flight! Whiskey & Moonshine Tour is about 6 hours: $99/person.

Express Tour to Philadelphia

This tour begins in the Harrisburg/Hershey area and takes you to Philadelphia where you will begin your own adventure discovering this historic city. This tour includes multiple stops along the Harrisburg Philadelphia corridor. Breweries and distilleries abound along this corridor. You will be dropped off at a location of your choice within Philadelphia. Choose to spend the night and hop the train in the morning or return with The Lost Pint.

Express Tour to Philadelphia is about 6 hours and is $99/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, lime kiln ruins, a local brewery, vineyard and distillery. 

Susquehanna River Valley Tour is about 6 hours: $99.00/person.

 

Underground Railroad

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 learn about Thaddeus Stevens, a significant abolitionist who is buried in Lancaster. You will visit historic Columbia, Wrightsville and Lancaster. Afterwards we will enjoy some adult beverages.

8 person minimum.

Underground Railroad Tour is about 8 hours: $109/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 about 6 hours. $99/person

Pennsylvania Wine Tour

Pennsylvania wine is growing up. Waltz Vineyards, and The Vineyard at Grandview rival California quality. Your Pennsylvania Wine Tour will visit at least 4 vineyards, and focus on the Upper OR Lower Susquehanna Valley Wine Regions. Each region offers beautiful views and great wine. You will also enjoy a historical location and views of the Susquehanna River. The Pennsylvania Wine Tour is about 6 hours: $99/person

Warriors Path to Carlisle

Native Americans travelled the Cumberland Valley for seasonal migration, trade with Europeans, and war. Europeans continued this tradition. This tour will follow the Warrior's Path from Harrisburg to Carlisle ending at the US Army Heritage Center. The Army Barracks is depicted here with Native Americans people "enrolled" in classes designed to "civilize" them. Molly Pitcher is buried in the old public graveyard. A microbrewery, on South Street is named after her. The Warriors Path Tour is about 6 hours: $99.00/person

Historic Pottsville

Pottsville developed around the energy dense anthracite coal veins discovered there in the 1780's. A coal fired forge was constructed in 1790. In 1829, David G. Yuengling, an immigrant from Germany, establishes America's oldest brewery. We will tour Yuengling Brewery and go back in time with a peek at the old fermentation caves under the brewery! This is the home of the infamous Schuylkill County Prison where some of the Mollie Maguires were executed. The Historic Pottsville Tour is at about 6 hours and is $99/person.

 

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

Appalachian Trail

This unique tour begins at Fort Hunter where you will learn about regional geology and frontier forts. We will travel north along the Susquehanna River and pass by the famous Dauphin Narrows Statue of Liberty. We will continue north to 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, we will have lunch at the historic Doyle Hotel, where thousands of “Through Hikers” have stayed the night. The tour concludes at Zeroday brewery. A “Zeroday” is Appalachian Trail, Through Hiker, vernacular for a day with 0 miles gained.

The Appalachian Trail Tour is about 5 hours - $89/person

Evening Dinner

The Evening Dinner Tour is a short 2 hour tour that provides the right environment to meet with your customers or clients. The tour will give you some local history, and drive-by sight seeing, allowing you time to get to know your customer or client. The tour will end at a local brewpub where you will have time to discuss business interests over a meal or a beer. Food and drinks not included. The Evening Dinner Tour is $49/person

Experience the Mobile Classroom

Tours available by appointment; 4 person minimum: eugene@thelostpint.com

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The Lost Pint donated a tour to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2018.

 

 

The Lost Pint donated a tour to The Perry County Council of the Arts for their annual fund raiser for 2017, and 2018.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Question: How do I schedule a tour?
Answer: Submit a form request or email (eugene@thelostpint.com) to arrange the details of your personal tour.

 

Question: Why is there a 4 person minimum?
Answer: This is the smallest tour that I can take and be able to make a small profit.

 

Question: What if I can't get 4 people together, but I would like to take a tour anyway?
Answer: Call or email me to find out if a tour is scheduled and I will try to fit you in.

 

Question: What is your cancellation policy?
Answer: No problem. No penalty. Please give as much notice as possible.

 

Question: Do you take credit cards?

Answer: Yes! I use “Square” Point of Sales to accept most magnetic strip and chipped credit cards, Android Pay and Apple Pay.

 

Question: What kind of tour should I expect?
Answer: This is not a tour with an entertainer on a megaphone. This is a field trip focusing on discussion based education on location. This is much more engaging and interesting than listening to someone recite a script.


Question: Where does the tour depart from?

Answer: Pick up and drop off are included with the tour as long as it is within a 15 miles radius of Harrisburg. Pick-up from a hotel, BNB, or private residence will be determined based on each customers needs.

 

Question: Is the beer included with the tour price?

Answer: Sometimes there are costs associated with tasting or sampling. Your tour does not include this cost. This almost never happens at a brewery; however, wineries almost always charge for tasting. Some wineries waive the tasting fee if you buy a bottle. Either way this cost will be your responsibility.

 

Question: May I drink alcoholic beverages in the van?
Answer: No. Pennsylvania Open Container Law prohibits the drinking of Alcoholic beverages while in a motor vehicle.

 

Question: What type of vehicle will I be touring in?
A: 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 12 passenger.

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