The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department has announced its offerings of 2019 bus trips, with visits to some of the northeast’s top historic and cultural sites.
On Sunday, April 7th, check out the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC, or visit the city’s museums and monuments, many of them free! $45 per person includes round-trip motorcoach transportation and bus driver tip.
The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department partners with the West Chester Recreation Department again on Friday May 10th through Sunday, May 12th, this year on a visit to three great waterfront cities: St. Michaels, Annapolis, and Alexandria. Take a guided tour of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum before taking a two-skipjack sail onboard the Rebecca T. Ruark as you visit Tilghman’s Island. Learn to make Eastern shore fare at a cooking class at Two if by Sea. Tour St. Michael’s on your own and meet local mosaic artist Sue Stockman. Start your Saturday at the Rams Head Tavern and Brewery and have lunch in downtown Annapolis. Take a narrated cruise on the Chesapeake and visit the William Paca House and Gardens where you will be treated to ten-layer Smith Island Cake. After spending an evening in National Harbor, visit the George Washington Masonic National Memorial and the Lee Fendall home and garden. Enjoy lunch at the 18th century Gadsby Tavern. Explore the quaint streets and shops of Alexandria’s Old Town. Then depart water taxi to Georgetown fir a memorable Italian dinner at Filomena’s before returning home. Cost is $679 per person for a single room, $529 person for a double room, $479 per person for a triple room, and $439 per person for a quad room.
For those who want to explore New York City on your own, Saturday, June 23rd includes a morning dropoff in the Times Square area. Go shopping, see a show, check out the sites, and grab food on your own before catching the bus home at 7:00 PM. $40 per person includes round-trip motorcoach transportation and bus driver tip.
See Bryce Harper and the rest of the Phillies take on the Mets in New York’s Citi Field. As an added bonus, fans receive a Spiderman bobblehead on Marvel Superhero Day. $70 per person includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, a ticket to the game, and bus driver tip.
Travel by motorcoach to New Jersey’s Liberty State Park and by ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on Saturday, August 10th. This trip costs $55 for adults or $50 for children 12 or under or seniors age 62 or over, and includes round-trip motorcoach and ferry transportation, bus driver trip, admission to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty Pedestal Monument, and audio tours of Ellis and Liberty Islands. Seniors and children must register by July 1, 2019 to be eligible for the discount.
Experience the history of Lower Manhattan on Saturday, September 7th. A local historian will guide you on a 90-minute walking tour of New York’s Financial District. Sights will include The New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, and the famous Wall Street bull. Then enjoy lunch on your own before spending the afternoon at the World Trade Center Memorial and Museum. Please note that this trip requires over one mile of walking. Cost of this trip is $70 for adults or $65 for children 17 or under or seniors 65 or older, and includes a guided tour of New York’s Financial District, entrance to the World Trade Center Museum, round-trip motorcoach transportation, and bus driver tip. Seniors and children must register by August 30, 2019 to be eligible for the discount.
The West Goshen Historical Commission partners with the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department for a Sunday, October 13th trip to Gettysburg. Visit the Seminary Ridge Museum, where you may choose to view Gettysburg from the cupola where General John Buford scouted out the battlefield. See the Visitor Center and Museum before taking a guided tour of the battlefield. Then go to downtown Gettysburg for the David Wills House (where Lincoln slept prior to delivering his Gettysburg Address) and explore the town on your own. Conclude with dinner at the historic Dobbin House. $140 per person includes round-trip transportation, admission to museums, a guided tour of the Battlefield, dinner, and driver and server tips.
Look for information about November and December trips to Radio City Music Hall and the December trip to New York City in the Summer 2019 West Goshen Township Newsletter or check the West Goshen Township Calendar.
To obtain a booklet of the 2019 bus trips offered by the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department, contact Park and Recreation Director Ken Lehr at email@example.com or by phone at 610-696-5266, ext. 4104.
Information and registration forms for 2019 bus trips are available at www.westgoshen.org/government/departments/parks-recreation/bus-trips/.