River Walk From Historic Pottsgrove Manor, September 24th

For immediate release: Saturday, September 24th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm River Walk & Picnic

Pottstown, Pennsylvania— On Saturday, September 24, Pottsgrove Manor’s historic site supervisor will offer an informative walking tour from the Manor to the Riverfront Park along the Schuylkill River. The walk will begin at Pottsgrove Manor at 11:00 a.m. and will conclude at the site at 2:00 p.m.

Along the way, we will discuss the history and importance of the Manatawny Creek and the Schuylkill River to the iron working business of the Potts family. A picnic lunch along the river will be provided before heading back to the Manor. An optional guided tour of the house will be offered upon returning to Pottsgrove Manor. Please bring water, wear sunscreen and/or a hat, and wear comfortable shoes. The route is approximately 2 miles of paved trail and sidewalk. The terrain is mostly flat, with one set of stairs.

There is a fee of $15 for this program. Registration is required by September 20th. Registrants will be given a choice of boxed lunches when they call to register.  Contact: Lynn Symborski, Museum Educator; lsymbors@montcopa.org or (610) 326-4014

Pottsgrove Manor, home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown,Pennsylvania.  Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks and Heritage Services Department. 

Regular museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tours are given on the hour; last tour of the day begins as 3:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more should pre-register by calling 610.326.4014. For more information and a full calendar of events, visit us on the web at http://historicsites.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor or http://www.facebook.com/PottsgroveManor.

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York PA: Home Of The Factory Tour

If you enjoy seeing how things are made then you should take a trip to York.  A number of manufacturers offer guided tours of their facilities.  A Washington Post Reporter visited York as was amazed.

This year, five factories and businesses are opening their doors and giving guided tours of their production facilities.  They include:  Sunrise Soap Company, Sweet Willow Creamery, Modern Landfill and Recycling Center and York County Resource Recovery.  Later this spring a fifth tour will be available at the Turkey Hill Experience (ice cream).  Tours were already available at Martin’s Potato Chips, Bluett Brothers Violins and Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.

Read the entire Washington Post article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/made-in-york-pa/2011/03/31/AFYdeivC_story.html