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1 Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, & Washington, DC The Mid Atlantic Medley Chapter 7

2 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited

3 Getting There Air Pennsylvania PHL, PIT Maryland BWI Virginia IAD Washington, DC DCA, BWI & IAD

4 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Getting There Rail AMTRAK, commuter trains & bus connections INTO Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Coach tours Becoming popular – no parking, and no getting lost in the city Car Other than traffic congestion and parking in Washington - popular

5 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited When to Go Summer Hot and humid Winter Cold & snowy Fall Foliage in Shenandoah Pocono's Summer Washington Spring & Summer SW Virginia Sept to May

6 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Getting Around Highway systems Good Tolls Train & Bus connections Good Tour operators

7 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Getting Around (cont.) City Centres Subway Excellent in PHL & WAS Taxis Reasonable Tours most popular choice No cars in Colonial Williamsburg

8 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains History Adoption of Declaration & Constitution Summer & winter resorts Close proximity

9 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Philadelphia 1 st capital of US Independence Mall Americas most historic square mile Independence Hall Constitution Declaration of Independence signed National Liberty Museum

10 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Philadelphia (cont.) Congress Hall US congress Betsy Rosss House 1 st US flag Liberty Bell Christ Church Benjamin Franklin buried here Break from Church of England Franklin Court Museum and exhibitions dedicated to Ben Franklin

11 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Philadelphia (cont.) Museums Franklin Institute Science Museum Playground for the mind – interactive Rodin Museum Largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside France Museum of Art 3 rd largest art museum in US Barnes Foundation Renoir, Matisse, Degas & Picasso

12 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Philadelphia – Day Trips Philadelphia Zoo 1 st zoo in US Valley Forge State Park George Washington lost 2000 men without a shot fired Reading Outlet shopping mecca Fairmount Park 9200 Acres of parkland

13 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Pennsylvania Dutch Country Lancaster Amish lifestyles, restaurants and craft shops Strasburg, Bird-in-Hand, Intercourse & Paradise Hershey Chocolate Town USA Resort & HERSHEY PARK Harrisburg State capital

14 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Pocono Mountains 4 seasons of fun Natural scenic beauty lakes Resorts Honeymooners Family Weekend getaways Ski resorts Big Boulder, Jack Frost Longest run 2km

15 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Pittsburgh Frick Art Museum Home, gardens, garage & greenhouses of Henry Clay Frick Carnegie Library, museums, art and culture Fallingwater Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kaufmann family in 1935, the house is built over a waterfall Sports Teams Steelers, Penguins, Pirates Andy Warhol Museum

16 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Maryland Stop off or side trip Chesapeake Bay Annapolis US Naval Academy State capital Cuisine crab

17 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Baltimore, Maryland Inner Harbor 27 story Top of the World Observation USS Constellation Harborplace 121 stores National Aquarium Maryland Science Center Pride of Baltimore II 160ft schooner

18 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Baltimore (cont.) Edgar Allan Poe House and cemetery Oriole Park Camden Yards Babe Ruth Baseball Center Fort McHenry National Monument 1814 Francis Scott Key wrote Star Spangled Banner

19 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Delaware Dover Capital NASCAR racing 1 st State Wilmington Winterthur Henry Francis duPonts country estate Beaches Rehoboth Lewes

20 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Washington, DC Monuments Vietnam Veterans Memorial Washington Monument Lincoln Memorial Jefferson Memorial

21 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Washington, DC (cont.) Smithsonian 17 museums & zoo All free! Americas Attic International Spy Museum Espionage in world events

22 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Washington, DC (cont.) The Mall Public promenade from 3 rd St to 14th 18 major sites along the Mall

23 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Washington, DC (cont.) Arlington, Va National Cemetery Tomb of the Unknowns Capitol Hill White House

24 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Washington, DC (cont.) Washington National Cathedral 2 nd largest in US 215 stained glass windows 68 - Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., preached his last Sunday sermon

25 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Virginia Mt Vernon George Washington's estate and gardens Monticello Thomas Jeffersons mountaintop home

26 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Tidewater Virginia Historic region along Chesapeake Bay Williamsburg 88 original buildings and other home, shops and public buildings Living museum – 18 th C

27 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Tidewater Virginia (cont.) Jamestown 1 st permanent settlement 1607 –400 years ago The New World Festival Park Yorktown Yorktown Battlefield Last major battle of American Revolutionary War Beginning and end of English Colonial America

28 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Virginia (cont.) Richmond State capital St Johns Church 1610 Only building that survived the burning during the Civil War

29 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Shenandoah National Park Blue Ridge Mountains Trails, camping, hiking Flora & fauna Appalachian Trail 165 km Skyline Drive 170 km scenic Luray Caverns stalactite and stalagmite formations

30 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited Accommodations Washington Typically expensive Hotel market is business travellers Willard Intercontinental Watergate Hay Adams Hotel Williamsburg Williamsburg Inn Mennonite Farmhouses Guesthouses, B&B, hotels, motels, lodges and campgrounds


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