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Philadelphia and Amish Country

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Philadelphia and Amish Country

I am planning a trip to Philadephia in late summer and have been reading forum and reviews. Amish country with names such as Bird in hand, etc sound inviting. I will be using public transport. Could someone please tell me is it possible to get to these by bus tours and distance i.e. how long a trip to visit these places. Also time to visit a quilt shop that sells fabric to make quilts. I am a quilt maker and would not be buying ready made quilts. ~Would be grateful for some guidance. Thanks in anticipation.

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1. Re: Philadelphia and Amish Country

Hi there,

I don't really know anything about quilts or supplies, though there is a quilt museum here that might have some resources for you (?)

http://www.quiltandtextilemuseum.com/

I'm also unfamiliar with the commercial buses, but see Conestoga Tours around here a lot

http://www.conestogatours.com/

I went to college in Philly and always liked taking the train (Amtrak) to/from Lancaster. From the Lancaster train station you can connect to public transit that would take you to most points of interest

http://www.redrosetransit.com (route 3 to your connection).

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I can't help you with public transportation (I have no idea), but I think (not 100% sure) that some of the shops in Intercourse and Bird in Hand may sell these fabrics. I'll be there in Aug. but it will probably be too late to let you know about these shops. Hopefully some of the other posters might know about this. Also, I suggest you click on shopping or shops in Intercourse, Pa, and Bird in Hand , Pa, and maybe you might be able to find some of the info you are looking for. Good luck with that, and I hope someone can advise on the transportation issues. I always have my car there, as I drive down from NY.

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3. Re: Philadelphia and Amish Country

Many thanks meanstime. Will check sites suggested.

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4. Re: Philadelphia and Amish Country

While I was on the computer now, I figured I would look at shops in Intercourse, and I was right. some of the shops in the area sell quilts, and fabrics. One store even stated extensive fabric store. If you can get into the area, you would enjoy it. There are some lovely shops selling quilts, fabrics, primitives, gifts, etc., on the main road, route 340. There is also the section called Kitchen Kettle Village, a privately owned area with shops, displays, a cute restaurant called the Kling house. We eat there all the time, it's one of our traditions. (We do all girl shopping trips twice a year). You can do tastings at the Jam shop,and cheese and meat tastings at the meat shop, It's worth it to make a nice afternoon day trip there. We usually go for the outlets, on route 30, but we always start with our first day out, in Intercourse, and Bird in Hand, going to all the pretty shops, and doing our lunch there. Then the next few days are spent in serious shopping at the outlets (lol).

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