"Off-centered goodness for off-centered people."
Sam Calagione's Dogfish Head began in 1995 with the opening of Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The reputation of Dogfish Head quickly grew beyond Delaware's borders. Calls from Philadelphia and Washington D.C. poured in, with patrons demanding their favorite beach beer at home. By 1999, Dogfish Head was distributing five year-round bottled brands in about a dozen states.
Dogfish Head quickly outgrew it's original distributing brewery and in the summer of 2002, moved it's entire production into a 100,000 square foot converted cannery in Milton, Delaware.
Front entrance to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Baseball is more than just a game…It’s a family experience that connects generations.
It’s an American tradition that holds a special place in the hearts and minds of fans, young and old.
It’s the feelings and emotion behind the memories.
It’s everyone who has made the pilgrimage to Cooperstown to honor the all-time greats who are enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
It’s the relationships forged, stories shared, cherished memories created – the game connects us all.
That’s baseball – and that’s what the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is all about.
Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
The only American president in history to be elected four times, Roosevelt is often rated by scholars as one of the three greatest U.S. presidents, along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Library and living room inside the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.
"Fight of the Century" - Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier
On March 8, 1971, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier met for the “Fight of the Century” at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The bout marked Ali’s return to the marquee three-and-a-half years after boxing commissions revoked his license over his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War. It was also Ali’s first chance to win back the heavyweight championship, which had been stripped by the World Boxing Association.
The fight lived up to the hype. Ali initially landed more punches, gliding about the ring as light on his feet as he was in the prime of his career. Frazier’s punches, however, seemed to have more impact. In the end, after 15 rounds of thrilling toe-to-toe action, Frazier won a unanimous decision. The two fighters would fight twice more, in 1974 ("Super Fight II") and 1975 ("Thrilla in Manila"), with Ali winning both fights. The rivalry was so intense that, 20 years after their final fight, when Ali carried the torch and lit the ceremonial flame at
The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame, located in Canastota, New York, United States, honors boxers, trainers and other contributors to the sport worldwide. Inductees are selected by members of the Boxing Writers Association of America.
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." - Muhammad Ali
On the surface, the value of a fight ticket is to gain entrance through the gate into the area where the scheduled bouts are to take place on a specific date. Tickets can be very plain with one color, or they can be multicolored with beautiful photos of the contestants ready for battle or the city or arena where it is to take place.
When the contest has ended, don't throw away that ticket, it could become a collector's item!
The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York and are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The team was established in 1970, along with the Vancouver Canucks, when the league expanded to 14 teams. They have played at KeyBank Center since 1996 and are currently competing in their 47th season.
Letchworth State Park is a 14,427-acre state park located in Livingston and Wyoming counties, New York. The park is roughly 17 miles long, following the course of the Genesee River as it flows north through a deep gorge and over several large waterfalls.
Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs--as high as 600 feet in some places--surrounded by lush forests. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails. Trails are also available for horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.
"The Search For Everything Tour"
Did you know the Philadelphia Phillies are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports, dating back to 1883?
The Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame is a collection of plaques, mounted on a brick wall next to the Left Field Gate at Citizens Bank Park, the ballpark of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Spectacular and intimate ... breathtaking views ... dazzling amenities ... and a staggering array of special features! Those are just a few things you can find in your experience at the award-winning Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies' spectacular ballpark.
The Phillie Phanatic dates back to 1977-1978, when Dennis Lehman (an executive in the Phillies organization) wanted to create a mascot for the team. He was inspired by the San Diego Padres and the San Diego Chicken. Lehman worked with a company in NYC called Harrison/Erickson which had done work before with Jim Henson's Muppets.
They wanted a mascot that was unique and also representative of the fanbase, hence they wanted something "fanatical". The result was the Phillie Phanatic, a creature who embraces everything about the Phillies. He was given a backstory and a place of origin with great detail to actually make it seem like a real person/creature. "Officially" the Phanatic is from the Galapagos (known for their wild abundance of unique lifeforms known only to the islands) and is the Phillies biggest fan.
View of the Philadelphia skyline from Citizens Bank Park.
A cheesesteak is a sandwich made from thinly sliced pieces of beefsteak and melted cheese in a long hoagie roll. A popular regional fast food, it has its roots in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It is now the centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Within Independence Hall’s Assembly Room, the Constitution was debated, ratified, and signed on September 17, 1787.
The individuals who gathered in the Assembly Room over the years were famous leaders in U.S. history: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington, among many others
They risked everything — “their lives, their fortune and their sacred honor.” During the blistering summer of 1776, 56 courageous men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House and defied the King of England. Eleven years later, representatives from 12 states gathered to shape the U.S. Constitution, finally creating one unified nation.
Although not one of the Founding Fathers, there's arguably no film (or character) as iconically "Philly" as Rocky.
Visitors wishing to tour Independence Hall may pick up free tickets inside the visitor's center, where they may also pose for a selfie with Mr. Balboa.
The Liberty Bell stands today as one of the most prominent and widely recognized symbols of America.
Pennsylvania's State Capitol, proclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a priceless architectural and artistic treasure, a majestic symbol of history and power, and an icon of democracy and freedom.
"Commonwealth," by sculptor Roland Hinton Perry, is a female figure representing Pennsylvania. Placed at the top of the Capitol dome on May 25, 1905, the gilded bronze statue stands 17 feet, 8 inches tall. The figure holds the mace of statehood in her left hand and extends her right hand in benediction.
Situated in the heart of downtown Harrisburg is a building once called by President Theodore Roosevelt the “handsomest building I ever saw." If you’ve ever visited the city, it’s likely that you’ve seen this majestic building, or at least its green dome, standing out among the otherwise unremarkable skyline.
Today, more than 100 years after its dedication, the Pennsylvania State Capitol building is still one of the “handsomest” buildings you’ll find in America. However, if you’ve only seen the outside of this majestic building, you’re missing out on the even more spectacular interior. This is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the city and a great place for photographers visiting Harrisburg.
The richly appointed Senate Chamber is where Pennsylvania's 50 state Senators meet to debate and vote on legislation and resolutions.
The Senate Chamber is more than a vital seat of government for the people. It is an impressive marriage of art, architecture and functionality. A major restoration of the Chamber was completed in 1994. Today, its original design by architect Joseph Huston and painter Violet Oakley survives remarkably intact.
The Senate Chamber viewing gallery.
From the bronze and glass chandeliers to the stained glass windows and vibrant murals, the Senate Chamber is full of awe-inspiring artisanship and historically significant artifacts.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is America's first independent legislative body.