Harrisburg Bus Tour & Concours d'Elegance Car Show in Hershey - June 9 - 10, 2018

June 9, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Join ADSW for a chartered bus tour to Harrisburg and Hershey, Pennsylvania June 9th and 10th, 2018. We will tour Art Deco architecture in Pennsylvania's state capitol including the State Library, Forum, Finance, and Farm Show Complex and the Capitol Building on the 9th and then attend the Elegance at Hershey car show at the historic Hotel Hershey on the 10th. Afternoon brunch will be available in the Hotel Hershey.
Join the Art Deco Society of Washington for a tour of the spectacular Art Deco and other decorative arts in and around the Pennsylvania State Capitol complex in Harrisburg and a visit to one of the nation's best antique car shows-The Elegance at Hershey. 
Highlights include guided tours of
  • the decorative artof the Pennsylvania State Capitol, constructed between 1902 and 1906-one of the nation's most beautiful;

[Pick up a sample copy of the latest Trans-Lux focusing on the artists who created the decorative arts in the Capitol at the Washington Modernism Show, April 28-29, at the Dulles Expo Center. Limited to supplies on hand.]
  • the interiors of the late 1920s Art Deco Forum building, including the recently completed restoration of the Law Library;
  • the spectacular Forum auditorium; and 
  • the interiors of the 1939 Finance Building.

Plenty of time is allowed to explore the equally impressive exteriors of these and other buildings including bas reliefs, doors, and other ornamentation. 
The bas reliefs decorating the Farm Show Complex will also be explored.
Tour fees cover all admissions plus
  • dinner at Char's Tracy Mansion, a restored 1913 mansion along Harrisburg's riverfront;
Here's a sample menu from Char's.
  • admission to and souvenir program for the Elegance at Hershey car show on the grounds of the historic Hotel Hershey;
  • Sunday brunch in The Circular, the elegant flagship restaurant at the Hotel Hershey, overlooking the formal gardens and car show; and

Review a sample menu for the Sunday brunch.
  • deluxe motorcoach transport between the Strathmore/Grosvenor Metro Station in Bethesda and Harrisburg & Hershey.
(Actual bus may differ.)
What is not included:
  • Overnight accommodations in Harrisburg at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza  (separate reservations and fee required). A special rate of $129 King (1 -2 persons) and $144 Double (2 - 4 persons) has been secured. 
  • Lunch in Harrisburg. A list of nearby restaurants will be provided.
  • Breakfast in Harrisburg. A list of options (i.e, the nearest Starbucks) will be provided.
For those who want an alternate pick-up location or to meet the tour in Harrisburg....
  • add an additional pickup/dropoff location north of Baltimore,
  • provide rebates for individuals joining the tour in Harrisburg,
  • add a tour of the 1933 Hershey Theatre to the itinerary,
  • extend the deadline for making hotel reservations, and
  • add Harrisburg's 1860 Broad Street Market to the itinerary for lunch.
Baltimore Pickup Added
To accommodate Baltimore-area residents, a second pickup has been added.
The bus will stop at the Maryland State Highway Administration-operated Park and Ride stop at
Exit 20 off I-83
This location allows overnight parking.
Although travel time to Harrisburg is not affected, we will leave Strathmore/Grosvenor 15 minutes earlier to compensate for the additional stop.
Join the Tour in Harrisburg
If you want to travel on your own and join the tour in Harrisburg, ADSW will rebate a portion of your tour fees.
The amount of the rebate will depend on total participation
  • $25 for 30 to 39 participants
  • $40 for 40 to 49 participants
  • $60 for 50 or more participants
If you travel to Harrisburg on your own, you will need to meet the tour group in the State Capitol for the 11 AM tour.  

The bus will return to Harrisburg to visit the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex following the visit to Hershey but will not return to the host hotel.

Hershey Theatre Tour Added

As the tour leaves the Elegance at Hershey it will stop at the 1933 Hershey Theatre for a private tour.
The magnificent Hershey Theatre was conceived by entrepreneur and philanthropist Milton S. Hershey in the early twentieth century. Lancaster architect C. Emlen Urban drew the plans for the Community Center Building in 1915; however, it was built between 1929 and 1933 as part of Mr. Hershey's "Great Building Campaign" of the Great Depression.
Hotel Deadline Extended
The deadline for making hotel reservations has been extended to May 21st.
Overnight accommodations in Harrisburg at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza  (separate reservations and fee required). A special rate of $129 King (1 -2 persons) and $144 Double (2 - 4 persons) has been secured. 
To secure the special rate, you must call the hotel directly and request the Art Deco tour rate. The online code does not work.
Lunch at Broad Street Market
Rather than scatter for lunch in local restaurants after the tour of the Capitol, we will board the bus and go to the historic Broad Street market. 
This marlet, opened in 1860, offers a wide variety of food vendors where participants can have lunch on their own. Those desiring a more formal lunch can tour the Millworks project across the street.
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