Hidden Treasures Tour
Two-Day Tour Option
York Barbell Company & Weightlifting Hall of Fame
The York Barbell Company and its legendary Olympic weightlifting team, The York Barbell Club, wrote a substantial chapter in the biography of weightlifting, equipment development, and nutritional supplement industry. The Weightlifting Hall of Fame is a self-guided tour, containing a diverse history of the strength sports; from their evolution from mythology to early Olympic Games onto the 19th and 20th century amateur and professional strongmen to the current specialized sport of Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding.
Sunrise Soap Company
Sunrise Soap Company offers a skin-healthy alternative to many of the harsh soaps and other personal care products found on store shelves. Sunrise soaps are made in small batches and contain high quality oils, which are extremely beneficial to the skin, providing moisture, and produce a wonderful lather. The energetic, 45-minute demonstration will show you how these natural oils are used to make specialty soaps.
Standing at the corner of North Beaver and Philadelphia Streets for over 125 years, Central Market is a reminder of York's storied history and the anchor of the revitalization of Downtown York. Market shoppers enjoy the finest in locally grown flowers and produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, meats, deli products and many specialty items while sellers network and hawk their wares in a bustling, supportive environment. Visitors will find fresh local flavor at the many prepared food vendors, with tons of seating for mingling and making the rounds.
Brown's Orchards and Farm Market
Brown's Orchards and Farm Market is nestled among the rolling hills of Southern York County, yet not far off the well-beaten path. Plenty of delightful shopping awaits you - specialty foods, charming gifts, fresh deli items, delicious baked goods and a welcoming sunroom flower shop. Don't forget the candy counter with everything from fudge to nostalgic candy. Enjoy lunch from The Brown Bean Café or the Shiver Shack BBQ Pit.
Naylor Wine Cellars
Nestled among the green valleys of Southern York County are 80 acres of rich farmland with a soil nearly perfect for growing grapes. This is Naylor Wine country, where some of the state's most rewarded and respected estate wines are grown, fermented, aged and bottled, rooted in traditions dating as far back as the 1800's.
Glen Rock Mill Inn
At the Glen Rock Mill Inn, they are committed to serving fine regional cuisine and spirits in the historic, immersive environment of an original working mill. Their seasonal menu features upscale American regional cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local products. Their menu changes frequently and features unique entrees sure to please the most discriminating diner, time and time again.
Turkey Hill Experience
See how Turkey Hill ice cream is made, sit in a milk truck, milk mechanical cows, and learn about the people and culture of Turkey Hill Dairy. Create your own virtual ice cream flavor, ice cream package and a commercial. Then visit the Turkey Hill Taste Lab and bring your virtual ice cream creation to life as you make your OWN pint of ice cream! Of course, there are plenty of unlimited free samples of ice cream and iced tea products, too.
National Watch and Clock Museum
Experience the treasures of time! From the moment you enter the marble entranceway and beautiful rotunda, you will see why thousands of visitors from around the world have come to experience North America's largest collection of timekeeping artifacts. Visitors can also explore hands-on discovery timekeeping components and examine watch-making machinery.
The Front Porch Tea Room
The Front Porch Tea Room is a Victorian home located in the quaint Town of Hallam, nestled among the rolling hills of Pennsylvania just west of the Susquehanna River. Built in 1869 by the sheriff of York County, Samual Ruby, it's a 2 1/2 story log home with lots of charm and history. Surrounded by large old trees and flower gardens with an expansive front porch, step back in time during your visit and enjoy fresh cups of brewed aromatic tea. Return to another era, where ladies wore fashionable hats, and manners and civility were a way of life. You will be treated to an unforgettable relaxing meal. Take time to browse through the rooms filled with antiques, gifts, tea items and handmade crafts.
Stauffer's Factory Outlet
Stop by Stauffer's Factory Outlet store where you can shop in their large store which is handicapped accessible and set up to accommodate bus groups. Known worldwide for their Animal Crackers and cookies, Stauffer's Outlet offers a wide variety of other cookies, candies and salty treats delighting shoppers with every visit.
*Note - Itinerary can be adjusted based on your arrival time/travel distance. Some factories have special operating schedules, please call or email Patrick 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 Patrick for help with hotel room rates and blocks.
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