Our first stop was the fort museum. I could fill a truck with photos of the museum, so I just picked a couple to share. Since most of my readers are female, I'll focus on fashion. LOL! As you can see, the British were very well dressed with coat, vest, and knickers. There was also a pair of what I call "hooker boots" and some of the first "gators" every made! Some of the exhibits made me laugh, like the quote from a British military man. And they wonder why we don't like them. LOL! And I would be amiss to not include the "Necessary House" or in plain English, the primitive porta-potty. My husband has a fascination with them and knows where every one in town is. I have suggested that he make a map to be sold at the visitor center in our town but he has yet to embrace my brilliant idea! Who knows? It might be a best seller, especially among families with little children.
We reluctantly headed home in the late afternoon, tired and with sore feet, but we could easily be convinced to return for a visit. When I think about the kind of men and women who forged this history, I feel proud to be an American. I was challenged as well to examine the things that I feel are important and how they affect those with whom I interact and those who will come after me. What kind of legacy will I leave behind? What will be recorded of my life in the hearts of those I leave behind?
So if you are looking for a nice day trip in PA, this is one you will not want to miss!