Comfort Inn Midway
41 Diner Road
Bethel, PA 19507-9204
Phone: (717) 933-8888
Fax: (717) 933-9845
41 Diner Road I-78 Midway exit 16, Bethel, PA, US, 19507-9204
- Phone: (717) 933-8888
- Fax: (717) 933-9845
Arts & Museums
Roadside America features a mini-model of American landscape complete with rail roads, hills, buildings, churches, school, forests, pretty much everything! Housed in a property of about 8,000 square feet (740 square meters), it was set up by Laurence Gieringer in 1935. An expansive piece of work that Gieringer kept adding to ever since its establishment, Roadside America remains largely unperturbed since 1963 owing to Gieringer's death that same year.
Built in the 1700s by Paul Gemberling, one of the earliest German settlers in the community, the property Gemberling-Rex House comprises of the half-timbered house, a bake oven, a smoke house and an incompletely built stone barn. Located in Schaefferstown, within a township called Heidelberg, PA, the Rex House forms an important landmark and represents the village origins and underlying culture. Now managed and owned by Historic Schaefferstown, Inc it is open to public for informative tours every Tuesday from 1p to 4p.
The Lerch Tavern was constructed in 1797 and is a two-story rectangular-shaped structure built in limestone. Over the span of years, it has gained significance as a historic tavern and inn in Werners Ville. It is the headquarters to the Heidelberg Heritage Society. Provisions are made for guided tours and ample parking facilities to ensure the well-being of large groups. The tavern has period rooms furnished with stellar antiques and vintage belongings. It is an important museum and also home to a non-circulating reading library.
Housed in the three-story Lebanon County Historical building that has served as a private residence and contained the Lebanon County's first courthouse, the Stoy Museum features exhibits regarding Pennsylvania German craftsmanship, firefighting, blacksmithing, farming, milling, carpentry, printing, weaving, shoemaking, railroading and mining, a one-room schoolhouse, turn-of-the century stocked general store and more. The Hauck Memorial Research Archives and a gift shop can also be found here.
Award-winning warbirds, classic airliners, and rare and unusual military and civilian aircraft and historical exhibits are showcased at this unique museum that is a major Reading tourist attraction.
Supported in part by grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, this museum offers an array of mixed media work on a variety of arts, science, and civilization.
Focusing on railroading and exhibits, this society museum is nestled on 25 acres and includes the 15 inch gauge Laurel Run Railroad, a large "O" scale model railroad, one inch and one and a half inch scale Live Steam railroads, and much more.