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Few states offer the historic diversity of Pennsylvania. The Group Tour Company's tours are ones that our forefathers would have loved to take, if only they had a motorcoach.

Pennsylvania Links
Gettysburg Battlefield
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Hagley Museum
Longwood House and Gardens
Hershey's Chocolate World
The Milton Hershey School
The Eisenhower Farm
Gettysburg Visitors Center

Garden Club Tours
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Gardens
The Morris Arboretum
The Philadelphia
Garden Show

One of Pennsylvania's Best Kept Secrets!
Brandywine Valley

The Brandywine River Valley is a little known, but historic and beautiful rural area located near Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. This region holds many pleasant surprises for groups interested in American history and antiques as well as formal gardens. Visit the Hagley Museum, a unique presentation of American industrial life in the 19th century. At Winterthur, explore the nine-story museum and expansive informal gardens of native and exotic plants set in an elegant country setting. Winterthur is now one of America's largest museums of the decorative arts. Longwood House & Gardens, one of the foremost gardens in the country, features glass-enclosed conservatories and panoramic vistas of brilliant blooms. The Brandywine River Museum in a 19th century gristmill is a shrine to the Family Wyeth and other artists from the region.

Historic Pennsylvania

5 Days/4 Nights
Day 1 - Arrive Philadelphia early afternoon. Visit Valley Forge and drive to Lancaster. Enjoy a welcome Pennsylvania Dutch dinner. (D)
Day 2 - A short drive to Hershey and a visit to Founders' Hall at the Milton Hershey School will be followed by a visit to Chocolate World. After lunch at group's own expense, spend the afternoon in Gettysburg. View the Electric Map and enjoy a visit to the Eisenhower Farm or a short Battlefield tour. After dinner, return to Lancaster. (B,D)
Day 3 - Following hotel breakfast, enjoy a Pennsylvania Dutch tour including Amish Farm and Farmer's Market. After lunch at own expense, there will be time for exploring and shopping for country crafts and quilts. End in Philadelphia with the evening free. (B)
Day 4 - Spend all day in the Brandywine Valley, the home of the DuPont's, visiting Winterthur, Longwood Gardens, and the Brandywine River Museum. Return to Philadelphia for a farewell dinner. (D)
Day 5 - This morning and early afternoon, tour modern and historic Philadelphia visiting the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Franklin Court and other historic attractions and/or museums. Regroup for afternoon departure.
As with all our tours, this tour can be customized to reflect actual arrival and departure times as well as any special requests, listed on this site or otherwise, from the group.
Pennsylvania is rich with history and mystique. Our Pennsylvania tours can be customized to include any of the following locations:

The United States of America was born in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1776, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The birth of this idea came a century earlier with William Penn's vision of men of all faiths living in harmony and freedom. Thus, Philadelphia represents a major chapter in our history, and is a must for those groups seeking a new awareness of the birth of our nation.
The Nation Preserved. During the first three days of July, 1863, one hundred and eight-thousand Americans fought each other in the greatest battle ever fought on our soil. From Little Roundtop and Devil's Den to Cemetery Hill, the field of Gettysburg echoes the sounds of the Iron Brigade and Pickett's Charge. A warrior of a different era is identified with Gettysburg. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower bought a farm here and today it is a national historic site.
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Lancaster County is the home of the gentle people, the Amish and Mennonites, whose way of life has changed little over the past three centuries. During your tour of this area, you will discover a way of life that is represented not only historically but currently through an existing life style. World famous Pennsylvania Dutch foods, farmers' markets, buggies, covered bridges, shops, hex signs, and working farms are the major attractions throughout the area.

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