419 Suedberg Rd
Pine Grove, PA 17963
Phone: (570) 345-4099
Fax: (570) 345-4984
Arts & Museums
Housed in the three-story Lebanon County Historical building that has served as a private residence and contained the Lebanon County's first courthouse, the Stoy Museum features exhibits regarding Pennsylvania German craftsmanship, firefighting, blacksmithing, farming, milling, carpentry, printing, weaving, shoemaking, railroading and mining, a one-room schoolhouse, turn-of-the century stocked general store and more. The Hauck Memorial Research Archives and a gift shop can also be found here.
Roadside America features a mini-model of American landscape complete with rail roads, hills, buildings, churches, school, forests, pretty much everything! Housed in a property of about 8,000 square feet (740 square meters), it was set up by Laurence Gieringer in 1935. An expansive piece of work that Gieringer kept adding to ever since its establishment, Roadside America remains largely unperturbed since 1963 owing to Gieringer's death that same year.
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.
Milton Hershey, who was born in 1857, was not only a confectioner and a founder of the Chocolate Hershey Company, but also a founder of the Hershey town. Situated along the Chocolate Avenue, the Hershey Story Museum offers an interesting journey into his life through interactive displays, exhibitions and educational objects. The museum consists of a Chocolate Lab, where visitors get a first hand knowledge on chocolate making. There is also a museum shop that sells souvenirs, and Cafe Zooka, which offers chocolate desserts and snacks.
For all those who love cars, Antique Auto Museum is a must stop, while visiting Hershey's. Boasting a huge collection of vintage cars, this museum has several such cars displayed under the different settings. In the process of increasing the 1920 collection, you will be simply awed by the cars here, which have been so well-maintained and preserved. Several educational and school tours are organized by this museum, which offer an insight into the history of these expensive beauties.
A non-profit organization and part of Antique Automobile Club of America, the Hershey Region Chuck Wagon Lodge promotes sportsmanship by hosting various events and exhibitions in antique automobiles.
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.
Open year round to all, the Children's Museum strives to provide hands-on educational experiences to children, create and provide interactive traveling exhibits, and to extend educational outreach services to the region.