Your Guide to the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Just 40 minutes from your room at the Historic Smithton Inn is the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. The site, founded in 1771 by ironmaster Mark Bird, is an iron plantation. In the simplest terms, an iron plantation was a … Continue reading

We Know Where to Find the Best Columbia, PA Antiques

Antiquing is a favorite activity for history lovers and vintage thrifters alike, and here in Pennsylvania, we have a few great shops. Discover hidden gems among the sea of antiques and bring back the perfect find as a vacation souvenir! … Continue reading

Visit the Former Studio of a Famous Painter at Demuth Museum

At the Demuth Museum, you will get a grand tour of the famous namesake painter’s former studio and home. Discover Charles Demuth watercolors and paintings along with a lovely garden at the back of the museum and a history of … Continue reading

3 of the Best Things to Do in Lancaster PA on Sunday

Sunday is a quiet day in Lancaster County, in the heart of Amish and Mennonite Country. Sundays are for church or visiting within the Amish community, which means that several local attractions, shops, and restaurants are closed on this respected … Continue reading

Why You Need to Explore the York County Heritage Rail Trail

There are some great nature hikes near the Historic Smithton Inn in Pennsylvania. One of our favorites is the York County Heritage Rail Trail, which winds south down to the Mason-Dixon Line. The York County Heritage Rail Trail Park features … Continue reading