The Colebrookdale Railroad is Boyertown’s premiere locomotive excursion. Nestled in the heart of Boyertown, the railroad has been a staple fixture in the community since the 18th century all the way until today. The train takes passengers on a journey from Boyertown to Pottstown through the Secret Valley. Picturesque foliage and the wonders of nature whirling past transports you back in time to the age of America’s pioneers (they used to ride these babies for miles!).
The next stop was The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, which takes you back to the time when each vehicle was once deemed as the most ground-breaking piece of technology of its era.
The museum tells a tale through their collection of vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles, carriages, and more. Kendra Cook, curator, and manager of the museum, took us on an accelerated tour showing us some of the most popular vehicles as well as some new exhibits.
Among the various additions to the museum, including a live blacksmith exhibit, she was proud to inform us that they were in the process of installing an elevator to make the facility ADA accessible.
The group favorites were the 1921 Sunoco gas station, the actual 1938 Fegely’s Reading Diner, and an 1870 two horse hearse.
Taylor Backes Glass Blowing Studio was another unique stop in Boyertown. Artists Will Dexter and Karla Trinkey cofounded the studio to continue to express their individual artistic styles and collaborate with other artists to create truly unique glass works.
The studio itself has both a gallery and an active (and hot) glass blowing studio. The gallery is filled with seemingly thousands of works including their renowned “Glass Tears”. They also create commissioned works and offer tours of the studio.
Customers can browse the magnificent colorful, detailed works and even set up an appointment to learn and create their own unique glass creation.
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