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Posted 5/24/2000

INFORMATION

Pennsylvania Visitors Guide, (800) 847-4872.

Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau, (800) 762-6667, www.pocomts@poconos.org.

ATTRACTIONS

Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, (412) 237-8300. The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh's tribute to the famous Pop artist and native son.

Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-2700. Overlooking the titular river, the Brandywine houses numerous works by N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth and other collections of American art.

Hershey Park, Hershey, (800) 437-7439. Rides, entertainment, and Hershey's chocolate. Did we mention the chocolate?

Johnson House Historic Site, Germantown, (215) 438-1768. An important stop on the Underground Railroad. Tour the house while listening to songs of enslaved Africans fighting for freedom.

Longwood Gardens, (610) 388-6771, www.longwoodgardens.org. Indoor and outdoor gardens on a 1,000-acre plus former du Pont estate, plus illuminated fountains and a children's garden (where plants grow, not children--but kids like to visit).

Philadelphia Doll Museum, (215) 787-0220. More than 300 dolls showing how black people have been depicted throughout world history.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, (215) 763-8100, www.philamuseum.org. This museum features paintings, sculptures, and other artworks spanning 2,000 years.

Philadelphia Zoo, (215) 243-1100, www.philadephizoo.org. This zoo includes a primate reserve, children's petting zoo, and an indoor tree house.

Please Touch Museum, 210 N. 21st St., Philadelphia, (215) 963-0667, www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. As you might guess, this is a hands-on museum. It's designed for children ages 8 and under, and the permanent exhibits include displays on Alice in Wonderland, transportation, and supermarket science.

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, (215) 757-1100. Join Sesame Street characters Grover, Big Bird, Elmo, Ernie, Bert, and Oscar the Grouch at their own theme park, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Hey, at least it'll tire the kids out, right?

EVENTS

Annual Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-29, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-2700. A variety of American and English furniture, glass, ceramics, quilts, and more are on display and on sale. Proceeds benefit the Brandywine River Museum Volunteers' Art Purchase Fund.

Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, July 13-24, (215) 733-0608, www.tlavideo.com/piglff. This annual film fest spotlights some 200 films, including 50 feature-length movies.

Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival, Sept 2-4, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-6221, www.chaddsford.com. Wine tasting, picnics, and live music are offered each day on the grounds of the Chadds Ford Winery.

N.C. Wyeth House and Studio Tour, To Nov. 19, Brandywine River Museum, Brandywine, (610) 388-2700, $3 per person plus museum admission. These tours, which began in 1996, provide insight into N.C. Wyeth's world. The house and the studio have been restored to reflect how they looked in 1945 when the artist died.

SPORTS & RECREATION

Jenkins Arboretum, sunrise-sunset daily, King of Prussia, (610) 647-8870, free. Hiking trails surrounded by botanical beauty; paved walkways provide vistas of Valley Forge National Historical Park.

GETAWAYS

Equestrian Estates Horse-Farm Bed and Breakfast, 221 Schultz Road, Lancaster, (717) 464-2164, http://www.castyournet.com/Equestrian.

Farm Vacations, (888) 856-6622, www.pafarmstay.com.

Glasbern, 2141 Packhouse Road, Fogelsville, (610) 285-4723.

Hen-Apple Bed and Breakfast, 409 S. Lingle Ave., Palmyra, (717) 838-8282.

Hotel Hershey, (800) 437-7439, www.HersheyPa. com.

Jonde Lane Farm Bed and Breakfast, 1103 Auction Road, Manheim, (717) 665-4231.

1725 Historic Witmers Tavern and Inn, 2014 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, (717) 299-5305.

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