Small Town USA Music Capital

Small Town USA Music Capital

Bobby Vinton~Perry Como~Four Coins Hometown

Canonsburg, PA

Day One

Tour Canonsburg, the hometown of Perry Como, Bobby Vinton, and The Four Coins, learning about the famous sons of the musical birthplace of more than 190 worldwide Top 10 recordings and the rich Italian, Polish, and Greek heritage of the area.  See the Como, Vinton, and Four Coins exhibits before a matinee dinner show featuring a performance of Bobby Vinton and Perry Como hits by recording artist, Bobby Shawn in the Eagles Club where Bobby Vinton got his start.  Lunch will be a buffet featuring the tastes of Canonsburg – Italian, Greek, and Polish cuisine.  Then, make  a yummy stop at Sarris Candies where you’ll find delectable candies and enjoy an old fashioned ice cream cone in the parlor. Check into your hotel and freshen up.  Dinner is at elegant George Washington Hotel with a live polka band.  (If a day trip, visit the Bradford House or LeMoyne House before dinner.  Depart for home following dinner.)

Day Two

Return to yesteryear when trolley bells clanged, clanged, clanged.  See restored and ridable trolley cars, including the actual streetcar named “Desire”  at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.  Ride the trolleys through the countryside.  Have a country buffet lunch at The Spring House where you can see a working dairy farm, and pet and bottle feed the calves (optional).  Depart for home or stay one more day.  The afternoon finds you at the Shoppes at Quail Acres and Tanger Outlets, if you like to shop OR if history is more your thing, tour the Bradford House, a key site of the Whiskey Rebellion – the first challenge to our new nation’s existence. Young America is on the balance at the1788 site (on the National Register of Historic Places); and the LeMoyne House, Pennsylvania’s first National Historic Landmark of the Underground Railroad. This stately 1812 home, busy medical practice and apothecary was also a safe stop for escaping slaves along freedom’s path.