Historic Philadelphia

Philadelphia is an historic city, and we planned to hit as many sites as we could today. We set out early and drove into the city to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the front steps immortalized in the movie, “Rocky”. I convinced Alan to park out front, and he strode up the steps while…

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

With the rain and winds subsided, today we ventured out to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Hopewell Furnace is comprised of 848 acres with historic structures to illustrate how the business, technology and lifestyle of an “iron plantation” helped of our nation grow into an industrial giant. The plantation operated from 1771 to 1883, cultivating…

Steamtown National Historic Site

Despite the rain and strong winds, we drove to Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. The site has wonderfully interactive displays detailing the birth and history of the steam engine locomotive. From the Visitor Center you can walk through…