History Comes Alive

2-Day Tour Option including Gettysburg Historic Sites!

Bring your group to York to experience the history of our nation and its roots in Central PA. Tour fascinating historical sites in Gettysburg and York (while taking advantage of the competitive hotel rates in York County!)

Day 1 Itinerary 

10 a.m. - Colonial Complex Tour $ (YCHT)*

The Colonial Complex is run by the York County History Center. Tour includes General Gates House, Golden Plough Tavern, Barnett Bobb Log Cabin, and the Colonial Courthouse. These four buildings will give you a look back into United States past, focusing on the Revolutionary period.

Tour: 45 - 60 minutes Cost: $6 for 2 YCHT sites (i.e. Colonial Complex & Ag Museum) .3 miles or a 5 minute walk to Agricultural and Industrial Museum

11 a.m. - Agricultural and Industrial Museum $ (YCHC)*

Learn about York County's many contributions to agricultural and industrial progress on a visit to the Agricultural and Industrial Museum. Agricultural products used or produced in the county over three centuries include locally made wagons, tractors, steam engines, and farm tools.

Tour: 1.5 - 2 hours Cost: see above | .5 miles to Central Market

*Other YCHT Sites are available and have rotating exhibits. Info on all available sites can be found at www.yorkhistorycenter.org

12:30 p.m. - Lunch at Central Market & Shopping

Enjoy lunch and shopping at the historic Central Market, built in 1888. Here you will find a multitude of restaurant style stands from fried chicken to sushi. Shop for hand made crafts, home made goodies and boutique dog treats!

Lunch & Shopping: 1.5 hours. Depart for York Emporium: travel time <5mins.

2 p.m. - York Emporium / York Time Institute

The York Emporium has been one of the best kept secrets of York for a quarter century! Your group will love this variety shop filled with books, music, antiques, militaria and other curiosities. Your group also has the opportunity to have a meet & greet with the shop's owner - a published author of history-oriented books! The Emporium's coach-accessible parking lot is also within half a block's walk to the York Time Institute, which offers an up-close glimpse at the hub of activity in a master timekeeper's shop.

For over thirty years, York Time Institute founder, Dan Nied has kept perfect time with the conservation, restoration and repair of antique timepieces, as well as manufacturing of custom watches and clocks. Watch craftsmen at work as you discover the evolution of timekeeping. Enjoy an up-close look at historic and modern timepieces and the machines used to carefully craft and restore them. Reservations Required.

Depart for Hotel approx. 3:45pm.

          Check into hotel at 4 p.m.

5:45 p.m. - Dutch Apple Dinner Theater $

Enjoy dinner and a broadway show with nationally selected actors and a live orchestra. Show length and cost vary depending on the show.

Day 2 Itinerary

Breakfast at Hotel

10 a.m. - Tour Historic Hanover $ (prelude to Gettysburg)

Visit the Neas House, built in 1783. It is a historic Georgian residence that has been restored by the Hanover Area Historical Society. From the Neas House, head over to the Warehime-Myers Mansion. The Mansion was built in 1911 for Clinton N. Myers of the Hanover Shoe Company and purchased in 1997 by J. William Warehime who donated the house to the Hanover Area Historical Society. Reservations Required.

Time: 2 hours Cost: $8 (group must have 10 or more people)

Noon - Lunch in Hanover ($) Call for suggestions/pricing.
Approx. Dist. Hanover to Gburg Military Park 16 miles

1:30 p.m. - Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center $

The Gettysburg Experience begins at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitors Center. The Visitors Center features the exclusive Cyclorama, Film, and Museum Experience.

Time: 2.5-3 hours Cost: $7.50 (group must have 16 or more people)

Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour $ (departs from Visitor Center)

Enjoy a guided bus tour of the Gettysburg Battlefields with your own personal tour guide. A Licensed Battlefield Guide will join you on your bus for a tour that will make your Gettysburg trip complete.

Tour: 2 hours (other time length options available) Cost: $125 per group

Depart for Home

 (*Note - Itinerary can be adjusted based on your group's arrival time/travel distance. Some factories have special operating schedules, please call to verify that the factories will be open at the time of your visit - if not, other options will be suggested. We will work with you to ensure the success of your visit to York County, PA! Also, contact us for help with hotel room rates and blocks.)


Patrick Bourque
Sales Manager
717-852-9675 x 110
888-858-YORK (9675)