Monday, November 7, 2011

Automobiles in Lancaster County

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles abound in Lancaster County Pennsylvania! Okay, well not really many airplanes, but there are definitely plenty of train and automobile museums. Whether you’re planning a family weekend at the Strasburg Railroad, or a spur of the moment trip with your “hunny” at the Antique Auto Museum, you’ll discover rich history and educational fun. Obviously you can visit museums at any time, but I recommend a trip on the weekend of November 18-20 because there are many events to enjoy.

The Strasburg Railroad is hosting their “Day Out With Thomas”. This event gives children the opportunity to take a train ride by Thomas the Tank Engine. In addition there will be stories, videos, pump car rides and more. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is right next door and has trains on display, as well as an outdoor rail yard with a turn table.

The Antique Auto Museum at Hershey features automobiles from the past 80 years. You can view the largest collection of buses and even see a car that Betty White used to drive! The AACA Museum is hosting their Autos and Ales event on Friday night November 18. In addition to microbrews and vintage cars, there will be cooking demonstrations, live music, and raffles.

Start planning your trip today, because the weekend will be here before you realize it! And if you’re not sure where to stay, try any one of the Authentic Bed and Breakfast. They are close to both Strasburg and Hershey, not to mention the luxurious accommodations and savory breakfasts!

Submitted by Tom and Wanda Innkeepers of the Amethyst Inn B&B

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