Driving & Walking Tours

Many communities throughout the Heritage Area have developed walking and driving tours to help share their unique stories. A variety of self-guided tour brochures are available, allowing visitors to discover the rich heritage of the region simply by driving through the countryside or walking through some of the region's historic downtowns.

Places to Tour

There are a number of tours that celebrate the unique history, art and culture of the region. For example, the Hex Barn Art Tour takes visitors through some of Berks County's most scenic roadways on a journey of discovery to over 20 barns bearing striking and distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs. A self-guided walking tour of Pottsville highlights the city's murals, while another focuses on points of interest, including America's oldest brewery, the prison where the Molly Maguires were hanged, Pottsville's oldest church, and many more sites. Not all driving and walking tours are self-guided. Historic Germantown Tour Packages offer themed, guided tours that give an indepth look at several of Germantown's 15 historic sites. A wide variety of guided walking tours can be found in Philadelphia (see link right).

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Links

Molly Maguire Auto Tour

Hex Barn Art Tour

Historic Germantown Tour Packages

Walking Tours of Pottsville

Other Driving & Walking Tour Opportunities

Municipalities, historical societies and visitors bureaus develop walking and tours that connect visitors to interesting sites, including:

Valley Forge Escapes lists three-day themed driving tours.

Philadelphia Walking Tours

Berks County Covered Bridge Tour