Holiday House Tour of Waynesborough & Sugartown

Magical homes await you, all decorated with Christmas cheer! Join the BHC on this festive day trip as we explore Waynesborough and historic Sugartown. Waynesborough is the magnificent Georgian-style country manor house of Revolutionary War hero, Major General Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).  Sugartown Historic District is a National Historic District that encompasses 14 contributing buildings including […]

Historic Annapolis with Charlie Adams

Charlie Adams spends the day with history enthusiasts in Maryland's historic capital city! Enjoy a 90-minute walking tour of the United States Naval Academy, a National Historic Landmark and the second oldest of the five US service academies, educating midshipmen for the officer corps of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. After the […]

Two Du Pont Properties

Enjoy a day of impressive estates and spectacular gardens with the Berks History Center! The du Ponts in the Brandywine Valley made their names known in the world of horticulture and preservation, especially Alfred I. du Pont of Nemours and Lammot du Pont Copeland at Mt. Cuba Center. During this day-long excursion, participants will first […]

Oley Valley Barn Tour: Part IX

Discover Hidden Barn Treasures in Historic Oley Valley! During this enriching program, Greg Huber (the Sherlock Holmes of Pennsylvania barns), will share his wealth of knowledge about various Oley Valley barns, their construction, builders, and mysterious etchings. Part IX includes barns that have not been featured on previous tours. This tour is a guided driving tour. […]

BHC travels to Nova Scotia featuring Prince Edward Island

Join BHC for this unforgettable trip to Nova Scotia, with 4,600 miles of coastline, natural beauty of rolling sea, lush green forests, lakes and farmland abound! Click here for more information. To register, contact Vicky Heffner, BHC Education Curator, at or by calling 610-375-4375.

Historic Long Beach Island, NJ, with Charlie Adams

Enjoy high tides and good vibes with BHC and BHC trustee, Charlie Adams, on a one-day excursion to historic Long Beach Island, NJ!  First, guests will explore the intriguing New Jersey Maritime Museum, packed with shipwreck finds, photos, navigation equipment and more. Next, stroll through Beach Haven Historic District, which was added to the National Register […]

Locks, Lakes and Legends: Finger Lakes, NY

*We apologize for any inconvenience, but the Locks, Lakes and Legends trip has been canceled. Experience the beauty and abundance of life that the Finger Lakes region has to offer. Featuring 11 pristine inland seas in the heart of upstate New York, this “Locks, Lakes and Legends” multi-day trip has it all, including a Seneca […]

Buses, Boats, Trains and Trolleys: Raystown Lake and East Broad Top Railroad

Enjoy this all-around transportation experience with rides on buses, boats, trains and trolleys at Raystown Lake and East Broad Top Railroad! During this day trip, guests will enjoy cruising around Pennsylvania's largest lake aboard the Proud Mary Showboat. It has an enclosed lower deck with an exposed top deck, both with seating, so no matter […]

Celebrate the Holidays in Fredericksburg, VA

*We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, but this trip has been canceled. Please call 610-375-4375 with any questions. Enjoy holiday magic with BHC and the Washington Family! This multi-day trip will highlight the historic properties of the Washingtons all decked out for the holidays, including George’s boyhood home of Ferry Farm, the place he later […]

Holiday Historic House Tour

Celebrate the holiday season with the Berks History Center’s annual bus trip to historic homes adorned with traditional Christmas decorations! This holiday season, the BHC will visit Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, where the 18th century is brought to life. Through preservation, education, and interpretation, the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation inspires today’s audience to appreciate the hard-working families […]