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Relax and unwind on your Pennsylvania vacation in our historic, comfortable bed and breakfast while you experience some nearby attractions.

Enjoy some of the best Pennsylvania adventure travel available anywhere in the state. Hike on a section of the world-renowned Appalachian Trail; observe wildflowers and wildlife at Pinchot State Park and Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Watch for raptors at Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch, the State Parks, and at the pond at Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast in Carlisle, PA, where Great Blue Herons and snowy egrets have been spotted. If you love fly-fishing, be sure to try your luck at the famous LeTort Spring Run and Yellow Breeches Creek. We will be happy to arrange a guide to take you to the best fishing holes.

While in Carlisle, PA, learn the history of our battles for freedom by visiting the Army Heritage & Education Center that houses a Civil War Photography Exhibit, the history of Carlisle Barracks, WWI and WWII Exhibits, plus an interactive outdoor museum.

Your history lesson can continue at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA, which portrays a balanced interpretation of the entire Civil War. The museum houses artifacts of famous personalities such as Robert E Lee and Abraham Lincoln, but the exhibits mostly showcase supplies, ammo, and guns used by the average soldier. While in Harrisburg, you may want to visit the Pennsylvania Capitol building. The centerpiece of this outstanding architectural building is the spectacular center dome.

Probably the most famous battle of the Civil War occurred in Gettysburg, PA. Paid tours of the battlefield are available, or you can rent an audiotape for a driving tour or even ride a horse to experience the history of this 4-day battle.

If you are traveling to our area for the PA Farm Show, Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Horse Sales and Auctions, Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, Christian Homeschool Association, Harrisburg Kennel Club Dog Show, or other events at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, enjoy a relaxing stay at our convenient central PA bed and breakfast. Start the day with a home-cooked, full country breakfast before your visit to the Harrisburg, PA expo center. You will be pleased with the easy access via I-81.

Have a day of pure fun in Hershey, PA. HersheyPark is enjoyable for everyone whether a child delighting in a roller coaster ride or an adult remembering old songs at one of the many free shows. Hershey Gardens includes the original rose garden of Catherine Hershey, a Children’s Garden, and butterfly house. Delight in a free multimedia presentation of chocolate making plus a free sample at Hershey’s Chocolate World.

Experience the camaraderie of a gathering of car enthusiasts at Carlisle Events annual car shows, which include All-GM Nationals, All-Ford Nationals, All-Chrysler Nationals, and Corvettes at Carlisle.

Experience our area's arts and crafts galleries. Follow the Rt15 Arts Trail, which leads to the Village Artisans Gallery in Boiling Springs, the Garden Gallery in Carlisle, PA, and the 2nd Floor Gallery in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Local Tourism Information and things to do in the Hershey, Harrisburg, Carlisle, Gettysburg area

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Fly Fishing in the Yellow Breeches or LeTort Spring Run

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History of Carlisle and Cumberland County

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