2010 - 2011 Adventure travel blog

Bob at bus

Unloading at Meiserville

Statue of Liberty in middle of lake

Meiserville Inn

Leanne and Bob at Meiserville

Old schoolhouse in Meiserville

Backside of Mill

Heading to the Mill from the Inn

Outside oven

Meiser tombstone (one of many)


Had a real breakfast at the hotel. Then gathered for our tour of Meiserville, PA. That’s where the original family settled, and there are still about 30 people living there. It was about 60 miles north of Gettysburg, and we followed a lot of those windy, hilly, narrow roads to get there (that was pretty scary in the huge motorcoach we were in). We had gone through Harrisburg (the state capital) and weren't too far from Hershey (yummy).

They have a stone mill, built around 1805 by Frederick Meiser, son of Henry Meiser who settled there in 1765. After the Civil War, his son Joseph built a wooden addition to the front of the old stone mill, and in the 1900’s a large wooden structure was added to the north side. A hammer mill powered by a diesel motor was installed to grind the grain. The historic structure has operated continuously for 204 years, and continues to be run by Harold Meiser. Harold and his family live in 2 of the 4 homes that are still left in town.

There is also a quaint inn that has been operating since the 1800’s. When we got there all our pre-ordered meals were at the tables and we were able to sit right down and eat – and it was still hot! We then walked down to the mill and explored the area, which included the stream that powered the mill and an outside bake oven.

We then went to the nearby cemetery where a lot of the Meisers are buried.

Then back to the Eisenhower and hit the lounge. Later we were served a hot turkey sandwich meal, followed by a visit to the hospitality room.



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