Pennsylvania

Roadside America

 
Roadside America is an indoor miniature village depicting over 200 years of American architecture and history. Local to Eastern Pennsylvania, Lawrence Gieringer began building it the early 1900s and continued until his death in 1963. Built by hand, to scale, and from scratch, the 6,000-square-foot display features replicas of trees, trolleys, trains, a coal mine, circus, construction workers, and more for groups to explore. Witness nighttime fall over the village as streetlights illuminate the towns and the moon peaks over the mountain, aided by music. Groups must have at least 25 people to qualify for group rates.
 
Visit us online at www.roadsideamericainc.com.
For group tour information, visit www.roadsideamericainc.com/group-tour-planner.
 
Contact Info
Address: 109 Roadside Drive, P. O. Box 2, Shartlesville, PA 19554. Berks County. Tel: 610-488-6241. Email: roadsideamericainc@comcast.net. Website: www.roadsideamericainc.com. Hrs: Vary. Same Day Booking: Yes. Contact: Brian Hilbert.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

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