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distle-300x255Attend a fair in Pennsylvana’s Americana Region and you’re likely to indulge in local favorites like funnel cake and birch beer, or pass barns adorned with hex signs.With deep roots in the culture of the original German settlers, the Deutsch eventually evolved into the Pennsylvania Dutch as they adapted to their new home. Today, the Pennsylvania Dutch of Berks County celebrate their culture in the sticky sweetness of shoo-fly pie, the ornate designs of hex signs, the warmth of hand-sewn quilts and the folksy incorporation of PA Dutch language in everyday conversation. We are proud of our Pennsylvania Dutch heritage in Berks County and invites you to share in on our piece of unique American culture.
Visit our Partners:
Deitsch Eck Restaurant 87 Penn Street (Old Rt 22), Lenhartsville, PA 19534 610-562-8520 Enjoy delicious heaping portions of traditoinal PA Dutch Food. Dreibelbis Station Bridge Covered Bridge Rd., Lenhartsville, PA 19534 Drive through the covered bridge made unique with PA Dutch folk art.
PA German Cultural Heritage Center 22 Luckenbill Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530 610-683-1589 Discover how the Deutsch evolved into the fancy “Dutch.”
Kutztown Area Historical Society Whiteoak St. & Normal Ave., Kutztown, PA 19530 610-683-7697 Learn how PA Dutch heritage shaped modern Berks County culture.
Renninger’s Farmers Market & Antiques Center 740 Noble St., Kutztown, PA 610-683-6848 Taste the sweet and savory local cuisine.
Leesport Farmers Market 312 Gernants Church Rd., Leesport, PA 19533 610-926-1307 Enjoy fresh produce and PA Dutch delicacies.
Berks County Heritage Center 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading, PA 19605 610-374-8839 Appreciate the everyday life of the PA Dutch settlers.
Berks History Center  940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601 610-375-4375 View an impressive collection of items exhibiting the rich historic and artistic legacy of the PA Dutch.
Tom Sturgis Pretzels Inc. 2267 Lancaster Pike, Reading, PA 19607 610-775-0335 Remember your visit with a bag of the hard pretzels made famous by the PA Dutch of Berks County.
*If you’re visiting during the summer, stop by the Kutztown Folk Festival for more PA Dutch fun. Check kutztownfestival.com for dates and details.