Day Trips

Valley Forge National Historic Park

20 miles northwest; full day

Explore the site of the Continental Army's winter encampment from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778, today a 5.5-sq-mile park of scenic beauty and open space.

Brandywine River Museum of Art

25 miles southwest; full day

Enjoy this showcase of the Brandywine School of Art with works by Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish and the Wyeths (NC, Andrew and Jamie).

Longwood Gardens

29 miles southwest; full day

The DuPont family crafted these 1083 acres into a display of horticultural magnificence featuring fountains, a maze, the world's largest greenhouses and over 100,000 plants.

Lancaster

63 miles west: full day

The main city in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, home to Amish, Mennonite and German Baptist (Brethren) communities. The city has a popular farmers market and a good museum.

Strasburg & Ronks

57 miles west; full day

The main attractions in pleasant little Strasburg and nearby Ronks are old-fashioned, steam-driven trains. Since 1832 the Strasburg Railroad has run the same route (and speed) to Paradise and back that it does today.