Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2031 North Reading Road
Denver, PA 17517
Phone: (717) 336-7000
Fax: (717) 336-3413
Arts & Museums
The Lerch Tavern was constructed in 1797 and is a two-story rectangular-shaped structure built in limestone. Over the span of years, it has gained significance as a historic tavern and inn in Werners Ville. It is the headquarters to the Heidelberg Heritage Society. Provisions are made for guided tours and ample parking facilities to ensure the well-being of large groups. The tavern has period rooms furnished with stellar antiques and vintage belongings. It is an important museum and also home to a non-circulating reading library.
Located on the second floor of the historic Old Country Store, the People's Place Quilt Museum features nationally acclaimed exhibits of antique Amish quilts and decorative arts.
Supported in part by grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, this museum offers an array of mixed media work on a variety of arts, science, and civilization.
Focusing on railroading and exhibits, this society museum is nestled on 25 acres and includes the 15 inch gauge Laurel Run Railroad, a large "O" scale model railroad, one inch and one and a half inch scale Live Steam railroads, and much more.
Built in the 1700s by Paul Gemberling, one of the earliest German settlers in the community, the property Gemberling-Rex House comprises of the half-timbered house, a bake oven, a smoke house and an incompletely built stone barn. Located in Schaefferstown, within a township called Heidelberg, PA, the Rex House forms an important landmark and represents the village origins and underlying culture. Now managed and owned by Historic Schaefferstown, Inc it is open to public for informative tours every Tuesday from 1p to 4p.
Housed in the oldest African American-owned church building in Reading and Berks County, a registered landmark and a stop on the Underground Railroad, the Central Pennsylvania African-American Museum establishes, preserves, and maintains a collection of objects, artifacts, papers, books, photographs, and more that document the history and culture of African Americans in the New World, with an emphasis on local and regional African American history and culture.
A living history village and farm, Landis Valley Museum collects, preserves and interprets the history and culture of the Pennsylvania German rural community from 1740 to 1940. The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Award-winning warbirds, classic airliners, and rare and unusual military and civilian aircraft and historical exhibits are showcased at this unique museum that is a major Reading tourist attraction.
Designed for children ages two to ten, Hands-on House, Children
Exhibits at the Americana Museum of Bird-in-Hand include a barber shop, woodworking shop, tea parlor, print shop, millinery, toy store, blacksmith shop, tobacco shop, an apothecary, a wheelwright shop, and a country general store. Self-guided tours are offered throughout the day. This museum is typically open April through November from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Opened in 1955, to offer correct information about the Amish, the Amish Farm and House is the oldest, most authentic Amish home open to the public in Lancaster County. A 45-minute guided tour of the Amish farmhouse, built in 1805, is available. Farmed since 1715, this 15-acre farm contains many historical buildings and items, including a one-room school house, tobacco shed and a stone bank barn.
Open on Fridays and Saturdays from May through October, Rough and Tumble features many types of historical farming equipment, but also steam railroading and antique autos and trucks. Items you can see include kerosene and gasoline powered farm tractors, stationary engines, a full-size operating saw mill, and threshing machines. Special events are held throughout the year.