Preservation Pennsylvania hosted Mod Betty of Retro Roadmap for a whirlwind tour of Pennsylvania. She’s the expert on “cool vintage places, good eats, and retro fun” and shared her top picks from Adams County to York County. The event was sponsored by Lincoln Highway Legacy.

Her talk included diners with delicious specialities (like the Village Diner in Milford County and the Wellsboro Diner in Tioga County), retro cinemas, vintage shops to tickle your fancy (Queen Street in Lancaster is a fave destination), and more!

So, if you’ve been itching to hit the road and explore, let her expertise guide your journey and help you discover the best of Pennsylvania’s treats and treasures along the way.

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A Legacy Business is defined as:

owned by three or more generations of a family and/or in the same location for 50+ years.

Help spread the word about these places! When you visit a legacy business, post it on social media. Be sure to include the location and county. Tell people why you love it. Use the hashtag #LegacyLovePA, Together, we can help ensure success for these small businesses.

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Crowd-Sourced Recommendations

an ornate building facade supports a vertical neon sign
The Ambler Theater, Ambler, Montgomery County, PA

We invited attendees to chime in and share other places they love. Here are their suggestions!

To discover all of Pennsylvania’s Works Progress Administration post office murals, check the Wikipedia list.

Fulton County

Johnnies Motel and Diner right on the Lincoln Highway

Juniata County

Try the Midway Theater

Montgomery County

Ambler offers a WPA post office mural and a vintage movie theater

Northumberland County

Knoebels Amusement Park, Elysburg: “It’s where old rides go to retire, 50’s, 60’s vintage! They have so many wooden roller coasters that they have a lumberyard next door. Camping and cottages available.” The Knoebels Family moved to the site in 1880 and the amusement park was established in 1926 with the Crystal Pool, a merry-go-round, and a few food stands.

Susquehanna County

Montrose Theatre

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