Historic Travels Tour
Saturday, June 9: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, June 9: 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Maximum Jeep Participants: 120
This Saturday-only tour gives participants the chance to experience a hands-on look at historic travel in Butler County. We'll leave Cooper's Lake together in a group and drive on paved, scenic back roads, some of which are known today as Washington's Trail because they retrace George Washington's trip through Butler County in 1753.
Learn from re-enactors portraying a young George Washington and his guide Christopher Gist who will talk about their travels through the wilds of western Pennsylvania. Take an easy hike with an educator from Jennings Environmental Education Center to learn how the landscape looked when Washington and Gist traveled through here.
Visit the Old Stone House, a historic tavern that served and housed drovers and travelers on their way to Erie. You will sample authentic 19th century tavern fare made with the same historic recipes that nourished weary travelers after long days on the road. You'll drive back to the Festival (or where ever you wish to go) at the conclusion of the program. Jeeps will not be driving off-road at all so there are no special requirements.
Please refer to the Rules and Waivers page for any general or activity specific rules.
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