1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast

409 South Lingle Avenue, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17078
Innkeeper(s): Will McQueen

Cars and Christmas at the AACA Museum, Hershey, PA 20 Nov 2014, 7:00 am








Lots to see and do these next few weeks at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum!

Running from November 14, 2015 – January 4, 2015, Cars & Christmas is the annual holiday event at the Museum.  Holiday decorations are up on each level, with dozens of decorated Christmas trees throughout.  Be sure to look for the model train displays. Also during this time, the Museum is encouraging visitors to consider donating non-perishable food items or a new, unwrapped toy (for Toys For Tots) to be shared with those less fortunate.

Always a favorite, The Grinch and Max Scavenger Hunt, and out front to greet visitors will be Sammy the Snowplow. On display (except for Sunday, November 23rd) will be  Ernie’s taxi from the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life.

New this year is a display of nine vintage bicycles along with the opening of their newest permanent display, The Cammack Tucker Gallery featuring the world’s largest display of Tucker automobiles and automobilia.

For more information about the AACA Museum, please visit their website.


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Pennsylvania Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA 17 Nov 2014, 7:00 am



A Pennsylvania tradition for nearly one hundred years..99 years in 2015, to be exact. Our State is proud to host the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation…over 13,000 competitive exhibits, close to 6,000 animals and an impressive number of commercial exhibits..300 expected..

Housed in 24 acres under roof and spread over 11 buildings, the show rounds up the best of farming innovation, new equipment, education, fun activities and competitions, and all sorts of tasty treats for visitors…and the visitors do come each year.. hundreds of thousands.

No visit would be complete without seeing the annual 1,000 pound butter sculpture, experiencing the now famous sheep to shawl competition or sampling some of the local fare.

There is so much to see and do, it would be difficult to fit it all into one day. And so the show runs a full week, the 2015 show runs from Saturday, January 10, 2015 – Saturday, January 17, 2015. There are those who wonder why an event this huge would be held during a time of year when adverse weather conditions could be a factor..and they usually are! But January is the time of year when farmers are not out working their land…

The official website has an abundance of information, so do visit!

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Christmastime in Hershey, Hershey, PA 13 Nov 2014, 7:00 am







That magical time of year is approaching…Christmastime in Hershey! If you are starting to plan your activities for the holidays, may we give you some suggestions to keep in mind..

Christmas Candylane at Hersheypark..in addition to all of the rides available, check out the millions of twinkling lights, festive holiday decorations and the Hershey Product Characters!

Hershey Sweet Lights..drive through two miles of lighted and animated displays (almost 600 of them!). A family tradition, it seems to glow more each year!

Little Elves Workshops at the Hershey Story..another family favorite.  Join the elves as they once again set up shop in The Hershey Story.  Visitors will journey through the workshop and roll out chocolate clay to make their own unique Christmas ornament.

Mannheim Steamroller at the Hershey Theatre (See our blog for Steamroller)

Santa’s Secret Garden at Hershey Gardens..as you enter, Santa’s elves are ready to help you travel along a twinkle lit path to Santa and his secret garden!  Enjoy holiday activities and receive a tree sapling from Santa himself.  Mrs. Claus will also be on hand to tell a holiday story.

Snowball Saturdays at the Hershey Story..ever experience an indoor snowball fight? Here is your chance!  Enjoy a visit with Coco of the Hershey’s Bears, have your photo taken with a Hershey’s snowman and enjoy a special holiday story.

Wild Winter Adventure at ZooAmerica..Have you ever wondered how animals deal with the cold and survive winter?  This 3-hour program is designed to teach children all about the animal world in winter. Young animal lovers will explore the zoo, meet some of the residents, participate in story time and enjoy a snack.

Most of these activities (with the exception of the Mannheim Steamroller) run during the months of November and December. To view all the details, including hours and days of operation and admission prices, please check the Hershey website

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Elf: The Musical, Hershey Theatre 10 Nov 2014, 7:00 am






Based on the motion picture of the same name, Elf: The Musical takes us on a journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas..

As the story unfolds… William “Buddy” Hobbs, a young orphan boy,  finds himself at the North Pole after he accidentally crawls into Santa’s toy sack.  Years later, Buddy learns he is actually a human and is granted Santa’s permission to go back to New York to find his father.

Buddy is successful in locating his father, Walter, but finds his father, brother and most of New York not believing in the spirit of Christmas…he is determined to help them all believe in the true meaning of the holiday!

Dates: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – Sunday, December 14, 2014

Admission: $28, $30, $53, $58, $68, $73, $78 and $83

Times: Tues-Thurs 7:30 PM, Fri 8:00 PM, Sat 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Sun 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

NOTE: ASL interpreted performance will be Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 PM

To purchase tickets, please visit the Hershey Theatre website

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Holiday Open House at Historic Mount Joy Mansion, November 28-30, 2014 6 Nov 2014, 7:00 am




NOVEMBER 28-30, 2014




Join the folks at the historic Mount Hope Mansion as they usher in this year’s holiday season with their 8th Annual Holiday Open House..

Fresh Christmas trees and traditional Victorian ornaments adorn the Mansion in time for holiday visitors.  Savory holiday treats from the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern and complimentary samplings of Mount Hope wines will be in abundance.  Be sure to save time for shopping from the many unique merchants and a visit to Father Christmas.

This event is family friendly…free admission for the event as well as plenty of free parking.

Of Note: 2015 discounted event tickets will be available this weekend only and make wonderful Christmas gifts.  Also, you will be able to purchase tickets for this season’s production of A Dickens Of A Christmas.

The open house takes place over the Thanksgiving weekend…Friday, November 28; Saturday, November 29; and Sunday, November 30, 2014.  Hours are from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

More information is available on their website..and be sure to check their faq page.

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If Hess trucks are your bailiwick you most certainly won’t want to miss this one-day event at the AACA Museum..

Celebrating 50 years of Hess Toy Trucks, the mobile museum will be in town Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The exhibit is comprised of two distinct areas..inside the mobile museum visitors can view all trucks made since 1964. Fans can watch clips from the old Hess commercials, with a photo opportunity to put yourself into one of those commercials. Lots to learn and you can even find out the details of how the trucks are made.

Outside the museum is an interactive activity area with a prize wheel and a full arcade of the recent Hess Toy Truck mobile app games.

It all started with a visionary and leader, Leon Hess, who began with a second-hand truck delivering fuel oil.  Read more details at the official website.

One day only: Sunday, November 30, 2014

Times: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission: Free to all

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The National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA, 2014 30 Oct 2014, 7:00 am




To understand what has made our great country what it is..one needs to look to the past.

Opening its doors in 2001, The National Civil War Museum offers an insightful glimpse into that past..documenting and cataloging four years of that war (1861-1865) as well as before the war and the aftermath, encompassing the years of 1850-1876.  Thousands of artifacts and documents are available for public viewing, as well as many thousand more securely stored for future exhibits,  scholarly research, museum members and private appointment. In 2009, the museum became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

The museum exhibits were designed and formulated to tell “the entire story of the American Civil War … without bias to the Union or Confederate causes”. Comprised of changing and permanent exhibits, “Meet Mr. Lincoln” is the newest permanent, interactive exhibit.

Museum Hours: The Museum is open 7 days a week. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am – 5pm, Wed 10am – 8pm and Sun 12pm – 5 pm

Admission: Adult $11.00, Senior $10.00, Student $9.00 and Family Pass $40.00

Many more details are available on their website

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A Glimpse of Fall at the 1825 Inn, 2014 27 Oct 2014, 7:00 am



THE 1825 INN


FALL 2014




Each season brings its own special magic..and Fall at the 1825 Inn is no exception.

Days are getting a little shorter, sweaters and jackets are making an appearance, and there is that certain nip in the air..not to mention the occasional whiff of wood smoke.  To many, it’s a time to mourn the loss of suntan lotion and air conditioning for another spell.  Not to us at the Inn as we look forward to what this time of year brings.

The garden was good to us this year.  Tomatoes and green beans couldn’t thank us enough for giving them honored spots in our garden plot..each time we say this will be the last harvest, more seem to appear!  Sunny zinnias continued to grace our tables in the breakfast room until a week or so ago.  We’re now noticing beauty of a different sort in the rose hips from our prolific canes, sedum is coming into its own  and, of course, the leaves are changing quickly  (and dropping just as fast!).


We at the Inn hope not only that you take time to smell the roses, but take the time to enjoy all that these Fall months have to offer..







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Harrisburg Doll Museum, Harrisburg, PA, 2014 23 Oct 2014, 7:00 am










Established in 1993 and formerly known as The Doll House Museum, this is the place dreams are made of…for all ages.

Over 5,000 dolls and toys from 1840 to present day are available for viewing..from porcelain and bisque, paper dolls and baby dolls, to Barbies and GI Joe dolls..all displayed within ten different rooms in a life sized Victorian Doll House.  There are also thousands of Hot Wheels cars to see, as well as a large “O” gauge train layout..so guys, no need to feel left out.

There is a 1900’s ice cream parlor available for tea and birthday parties with prior reservations.  Buses and large groups are welcome.

Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open: May 1st – December 31st

Admission: $5.00

For more detailed information, please visit their website.

Of Note: While there is an opportunity to email the museum, the proprietor prefers a phone call for more details and can be reached at 717-233-1476.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hershey Theatre, October 25, 2014 20 Oct 2014, 7:00 am





OCTOBER 25, 2014



Long a cult favorite, this 1975 released film was based on the 1973 musical The Rocky Horror Show. The screenplay was written by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien (who wrote The Rocky Horror Show musical). Intended to be an homage  to science fiction and B horror movies…it definitely hit its mark.  Rocky Horror starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick.

Although it was largely ignored on its release, it rapidly became one of the most famous (and to this day, still is) midnight movies…it all started at the Waverly Theater in New York City in 1976, where audience members participated in the antics, dance and music.

In 2005, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

More details are available on the fan-based website.

Show Time: 11:59

Admission: $8.00

To Purchase Tickets: Click Here

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