Child price with two paying adults:
Ages 5-12, $299 and ages 13-16, $279
One Night Accommodations
“Queen Esther” at Sight & Sound Theatre
Kitchen Kettle Village
Pa State Capitol Tour
Hershey Chocolate World Trolley Tour
Sight and Sound presentation of Queen Esther - Set in the opulent perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this?
Kitchen Kettle Village - The recipe for great Pennsylvania Dutch shopping is simple...start with over 40 local shops in one outdoor shopping village, filled with homemade Lancaster County food, fresh baked goods and tasty canned goods. You can watch Amish and Mennonite ladies making jams and jellies on site, and you can taste test a variety of freshly-made products. Then enjoy the variety of baked goods and other unique gift items available at the many interesting shops in the village.
Pennsylvania State Capitol - a National Historic Landmark - Pennsylvania's Capitol is, first and foremost, a public building belonging to the citizens of the Commonwealth. It is also a priceless architectural and artistic treasure, a majestic symbol of history and power, and an icon of democracy and freedom.
When President Theodore Roosevelt attended the dedication of the building on October 4, 1906, he said, "This is the handsomest building I ever saw." The Capitol was designed in the American Renaissance style by Philadelphia architect Joseph Huston (1866-1940), who envisioned the building as a "Palace of Art."Built and furnished at a cost of $13 million, the Capitol features paintings, stained glass and furnishings by some of the best artisans of the day. The building incorporates various Renaissance designs in some of its largest rooms: Italian in the House Chamber, French in the Senate Chamber, and English in the Governor's Reception Room. It also reflects Greek, Roman and Victorian influences in its art and ornamentation. Throughout the building, Huston blended the various styles with motifs featuring Pennsylvania's achievements in labor, industry and history, making the Capitol uniquely American. Its five-story exterior is faced with handsome Vermont granite, and the roof is composed of green glazed terra cotta tile. The Capitol's centerpiece is a spectacular 272-foot, 52 million-pound dome inspired by Michelangelo's design for St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Following its completion, the building was the tallest structure between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh for 80 years. While the building has been modernized over time, efforts to blend form and function continue today, and a special Capitol Preservation Committee ensures that as the building evolves, the artistic elements are never lost. The seat of Pennsylvania's government continues to inspire visitors with its wealth of art, its outstanding architecture, and its strong connection to the vision of the Commonwealth's founder, William Penn, who sought to establish a land that would be governed by just laws and tolerant of all religious faiths.
Hershey Chocolate World History and Chocolate Tour - The Historical Trolley Tour is an in depth historical, sightseeing, & chocolate tasting tour with one of our knowledgeable (and highly entertaining) conductors. The trolley starts with the Hershey of today, then jumps back all the way to a time before there was a town, or a chocolate factory, or even chocolate in America for that matter. Then work our way through the inspiring life of Milton Hershey, simultaneously visiting the historical sites of town he created, and tasting the chocolate that made him famous. We end with an exclusive, spectacular view of the Sweetest Place on Earth from the “Welcome to Hershey” hill. The Historical Trolley Tour is the only one that we offer year-round.