Each itinerary package is $39 and includes: Educational documents, historical photos, on location educational reading material, and local beer, wine, spirits, and food recommendations... Choose your tour...
HIGHLIGHTS OF HISTORIC HARRISBURG & THE CIVIL WAR TOUR
John Harris established his ferry service and general store at the banks of the mighty Susquehanna River. The river crossing at Columbia existed 3 years prior to Harris's Ferryman grant, located further south on the Susquehanna. However, it was Harris’ Ferry that opened up the settlement of the Cumberland Valley. You will see John Harris' grave sight along the beautiful Susquehanna River in beautiful River Front Park in downtown Harrisburg. The tour includes historic architecture, the State Capitol, and interesting cemeteries that hold Revolutionary War and Civil War veterens! The National Civil War Museum, in Harrisburg is a MUST SEE. You will visit the breastworks of Fort Couch that were hastily constructed to defend Harrisburg from General Lee's push north. Other points of interest include Bridgeport Heights, the Historic Peace Church at Oysters Point, the Broad Street Market and the Camp Curtin monument.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOUR
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 see the Wesley Union AME Zion Church, a Harrisburg UGRR stop, historic Columbia, Wrightsville and Lancaster.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA WHISKEY TOUR
Learn about whiskey beginning at the first distillery in Harrisburg since prohibition. Take a step back in time and see the defunct Highspire Whiskey barrel aging warehouse and see remnants of a bygone era. Lancaster will surprise you when you visit an old tobacco barn/distillery in downtown Lancaster! Your last stop is historic Lititz, home to a new distillery with a long history and a famous English Public House.