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24 M A Y / J U N E 2 0 1 7 a keystone S T A T E o f M I N D A s one of the United States' original 13 Colonies, Pennsylvania played a pivotal role in the country's birth as a nation, setting the stage for the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, as well as critical events like the Battle of Brandywine and George Washington's bitter winter with his troops in Valley Forge. When groups travel to the Keystone State, they can expect to experience these vivid and essential examples of history, but they will also discover picturesque country roads, old covered bridges, handcrafted goods, passion- ate art communities and world-class museums. With so many attractions from which to choose, here are some highlights from four key regions in the state. PHILADELPHIA: ART AND FLAVOR With its proximity to New York and Washington, Phila- delphia can be overlooked as a major destination, but the City of Brotherly Love has so much to offer beyond standard attractions like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Located underneath the former Reading Terminal train shed, Reading Terminal Market is one of the oldest farmers markets in the country and features a vibrant community of more than 80 merchants. roughout the stalls, groups can sample everything from fresh-roasted espresso at Old City Coffee to smoked fish at Wan's Seafood and artisan breads from the Market Bakery. In April, the city debuted the Museum of the American Revolution, which pays special tribute to many of the war's unsung heroes, particularly Colonial women, runaway slaves and Native Americans. A few highlights include Washing- ton's original war tent, a replicated privateer ship and the BY SAVANNAH OSBOURN FOUR DESTINATIONS SHARE TOP BILLING IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA Liberty One Observation Deck collection

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