Wednesday, September 10, 2014


York, Pennsylvania High 79 Low 68

We drove to old downtown York and looked at a lot of the old buildings. There is an area call Colonial Square where a lot of old buildings are located. There are many signs throughout the downtown area telling about the history that took place there.

We stopped at a church that said one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was buried in the church graveyard.We loved all the stained glass in the church. We were having a little difficulty locating James Smith's grave and talked to one of the landscapers. He told us the original church was over 200 years old and had been added onto several times in the 1850s.

There was a sign in front of the church that tell that the ground on which the church stands was granted to grandsons of William Penn in 1785.

There are many examples of Victorian architecture.

 We like all the stained glass in the various churches.

We also found a Foundry Park with large flower decorations made from iron gears.

After all the old buildings, we went to a cookie outlet store on our way back to the RV Park. Of coarse, we had to buy a few cookies.
Tomorrow we leave here for Gettysburg.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Be sure and do the horseback ride through the battlefield from Artillery Ridge Campground. We worth the experience.

    1. I don't know if it is going on, but the camper next to us said ,if possible, go to the re-enactment.

  2. Love your tour of York especially when it ends with cookies.

    1. Cindy reminded me that I forgot to mention that the cookies are made for Trader Joe's and this was the outlet store for seconds. (They are delicious.)

  3. You're going to LOVE Gettysburg!!! I guess I missed the story about Penny ... more pictures please???