DescriptionBird-in-Hand took its name from a tavern sign that pictured a bird resting in a hand. Taverns of the period chose pictures over words because it was immediately recognizable to travelers, many of whom could not read. Four hotels have since stood on the site of the original Bird-in-Hand, which was built to serve travelers on the Philadelphia Turnpike.
ShoppingThe Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, 2710 Old Philadelphia Pike, is a great place to sample the area's specialty foods and crafts. The market is open Wed.-Sat. 8:30-5:30, July-Oct. Hours vary rest of year; phone (717) 393-9674.
The Old Village Store and Bird-in-Hand Village Antique Market, on SR 340, features an operating hardware store and an antique market with about 20 dealers. It is said to be one of the oldest hardware stores in the country. Phone (717) 278-1991.
Things to SeeAbe's Buggy Rides