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December 2016

The Great Gatsby’s Gold Coast

December 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Discover the romantic Gold Coast Mansions of Historic Long Island, NY on a three-day bus trip. Enjoy 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 night’s stay and motorcoach transportation to The Phipps Estate, Vanderbilt Museum, Mill Neck Manor, Planting Fields Estate’s Coe Hall and Oheka Castle. $590 double occupancy, $775 single occupancy Cost includes all taxes, meal gratuities, luggage handling, admission, transportation and a souvenir gift. For more information and reservations call 610-375-4375.

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January 2017

Baltimore: Poe & the B&O with Charlie Adams, III

January 19, 2017

      After a short visit to Edgar Allan Poe's grave-site in Westminster Hall and Burial Grounds, we will spend our morning together at the B & O Museum. This museum possesses the oldest, most historic and most comprehensive American railroad collections in the world! After our one-hour guided tour, there will be time to explore this designated 40-acre National Historic Landmarks that is recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. Lunch is on your own in historic Fell's…

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April 2017

Butterfly Atrium at Hershey Gardens

April 21, 2017

Our morning begins with a guided tour at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, where we will share the historical evolution of all types of vehicles. No other automobile museum in PA comes close to its uniqueness and historical value. Lunch will be very special, a buffet at the historic Hershey Hotel. Just opened, the 16,000-square-foot conservatory is the first permanent, year-round building at Hershey Gardens. Stepping into the climate-controlled Butterfly Atrium is like stepping into another world! Following…

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Azalea Festival Virginia

April 27, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights touring Norfolk’s most esteemed attractions including the VA Naval Base and MacArthur Memorial. Tickets also include reserved seats at the Azalea Festival’s Parade of Nations and the International Tattoo Show featuring Marching Bands & Precision Drill Teams. Click here for more information. $650 Double Occupancy For more information and reservations call 610-375-4375.  

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June 2017

Manhattan’s Historic and Haunted Lower East Side with Charlie Adams

June 17, 2017

Charlie Adams will once again entertain participants in this ghostly tour of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Merchant’s House Museum is the only nineteenth-century home in New York City preserved intact, both inside and out. Built in 1832 by hatter Joseph Brewster, it was later sold to Seabury Tredwell in 1840 whose daughter lived there until the 1930s. Gertrude was responsible for the preservation of this elegant home, and after her death a distant cousin opened it as…

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July 2017

Philadelphia & the NEW Museum of the American Revolution

July 1, 2017

Enjoy a journey through the remarkable story of America’s founding and gain a deeper understanding of the people, events, and ideals that gave birth to the nation by joining the Berks History Center and visit the NEW Museum of the American Revolution. Mingle among an Oneida council meeting, stand beneath a full-scale reproduction of the Liberty Tree and view General George Washington’s headquarters tent!  Lunch will be at the historic City Tavern Restaurant which was the location of the first…

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September 2017

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect at the Brandywine River Museum

September 12, 2017

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect will bring together both well-known and rarely seen works created between the mid-1930’s and Wyeth’s death in 2009. This exhibit reveals the subjects that continually inspired Wyeth and the evolution of his imagery. Guided tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio and Kuerner Farm will further examine Wyeth’s unrelenting realism in the context of the 20th century. The Kuerner Farm was often where Wyeth painted, and tour goers will look at how his choice of subjects and…

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December 2017

Southern Hospitality in Savannah. GA & Charleston, SC

December 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 6, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

  Tour Fort Sumter and Magnolia Plantation while exploring the historic cities of the South.   $825 per person (double occupancy)/ $1000 per person (single occupancy) Click here for more information. Contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org to register.

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Holiday House Tour of Historic Homes in Delaware

December 13, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season by visiting several historic homes in Delaware decorated for Christmas! Welcome to the tranquil village of Odessa, although in colonial times it was a busy grain shipping port. Tour beautifully restored 18th and 19th century homes with outstanding examples of household furnishings made by prominent Delaware cabinet makers. The Historic Odessa Foundation’s collection of regional paintings, prints, textiles, silver and pewter is steeped in Delaware history and rich in the finest samples of mid-Atlantic craftsmanship. For…

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January 2018

Poe Cottage & Historic Yonkers with Charlie Adams

January 19

Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe 209th birthday with Charlie Adam and a visit to his home in NYC! Poe’s Cottage was where Edgar lived the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849. This small wooden farmhouse, built in 1812, once commanded unobstructed vistas over the rolling Bronx hills to the shores of Long Island. This bucolic setting is where the great writer penned many of his most poetic works, including “Annabel Lee” and “The Bells.” On November 28, 1776,…

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