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Mar 1, 2013 - Touring Pennsylvania rental bus style

Rental bus trips in Pennsylvania are always interesting, and will appeal to a wide range of rental bus visitors, especially if they have an interest in American history, art or architecture.  Having been the focus much of America’s industrial development a century ago, Pennsylvania has some major historical and cultural attractions that can be best visited with a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from Bus Rentals Philadelphia.  Take a tour through Pennsylvania and travel in style and comfort with your fully equipped rental bus.

Philadelphia played an important role in the founding of the United States and rental bus visitors can find out more about this turning point in American history by visiting the Independence Visitor Center,  which has extensive displays that highlight a series of historic events.  The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written in Independence Hall, and the cracked Liberty Bell has stood as a symbol of freedom for more than two centuries.  For the arts minded rental bus visitor, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has an extensive collection with more than 225,000 objects. The American art, Impressionist art, costume and textile collections are particularly note worthy, and the museum regularly hosts special exhibitions.

Two of America's most famous battlefields are found in southern Pennsylvania. During the harsh winter of 1777 to 1778, the Continental Army encamped at Valley Forge.  Rental bus tourist can visit the Valley Forge park which commemorates the struggles of the soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War and endured brutal conditions in their quest for freedom. In addition to historic exhibits, the park contains 28 miles of authorized trails where rental bus visitors can go  hiking, biking and horseback riding.  The Battle of Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle, but it was a decisive victory for the Union forces and a turning point. Take a rental bus ride to to the Gettysburg National Military Park located on the actual site where it took place.  Rangers lead rental bus visitors on historic walks and lectures and give evening campfire programs.  Museums throughout the park exhibit information about the war.

For an insight in a different culture and way of life, take your rental bus over to Lancaster County.  Lancaster County is home to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and large Amish and Mennonite communities.  Rental bus visitors going on Amish heritage tours can visit typical houses, farms or villages which provide information about the community's lifestyle.  Shops in the area sell quilts and other Amish-made craft items.  Rental bus tourists can take a buggy ride or eat a family-style meal. As you travel in your rental bus along the the Susquehanna River, you will find local markets and wineries are open for public tours and tastings.  Rental bus visitors to the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, which first opened its doors in 1861, can take a tour of the facility and receive a hands-on lesson on how to twist their own pretzels.  Downtown Lancaster holds a farmers' market that has been in operation since the 1730s, and is a favorite stop for rental bus visitors.

For a great time touring through Pennsylvania on a rental bus, choose a rental bus from Bus Rentals Philadelphia’s fleet of fully equipped rental buses, and take advantage of their friendly, personalized service.