The USS Washoe County LST 1165 Association 15th Annual Reunion
Double Tree by Hilton Philadelphia -
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
September 4- September 8, 2013
The room rates quoted below are in effect three days prior to, during, and three days after the 2013 REUNION.
Room Rate: Queen and King Room: $109 per night.
- Room rate does not include applicable taxes
- Room rate includes buffet breakfast & omelet bar
- Please Specify: Two double beds or King Size Bed
- Room rate includes breakfast for up to two guests per room.
Reunion attendees may reserve their rooms by calling the hotel’s FRONT DESK AT, 1(610)-337-1200. A major credit card number will be required to secure your reservation. Make sure you mention that you are making the reservation for the USS Washoe County LST 1165 Association Reunion. Attendees must complete their room reservations no later than August 1, 2013 to receive the discounted room rate.
Attendees may also reserve their room online by using this link:
If you have special requirements such as an accessible room or you need a refrigerator for medical reasons, please contact the hotel directly using the number listed above.
Members and Associate Members are requested to contact any non-member and USS WASHOE COUNTY shipmates they know and encourage them to attend the reunion. Memberships in the USS Washoe County LST 1165 Association is NOT required to attend the reunion. Your friends and family members are always welcome.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS AND REGISTRATION IS AUGUST 1, 2013!!!
Double Tree Philadelphia- Valley Forge
301 DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, PA 19406
The Association Reunion Committee is looking forward to welcoming you all to our 2013 reunion in King of Prussia, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
USS WASHOE COUNTY ASSOCIATION
2013 REUNION TOURS
USS Washoe County – September 5, 2013
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY
LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Home of the oldest and one of the largest communities of “Plain People” in America
Your day in Lancaster County will concentrate on one of the most conservative of the Plain People - The Old Order Amish. We begin with a visit to the Amish Farm & House for an introduction to their most unusual lifestyle. The Amish people have inhabited this area for more than 250 years. They live today much like their forefathers who came to Pennsylvania in the early 1700's to escape religious persecution. You will be fascinated as your guide relates interesting information regarding their lifestyle, their church services, clothing, language, transportation, weddings and more.
We will then board the coach for a tour of the Back Country driving through their beautifully “silent” farmlands to experience first-hand the lifestyle of these Plain People from cradle to the grave. We pass by one-room school houses, cemeteries, a carriage maker, and working farms where mules and horses pull the machinery in the fields. We will stop at a roadside stand where delicious homemade jellies, relishes, breads and cookies are sold. Then we will visit an Old Order Amish home which houses a quilt shop. Marvel at the exquisite handwork as you have the opportunity to “chat” with family members.
Hope you brought a big appetite! Lunch at one of the family-style restaurants. Enjoy as much as you want of a variety of foods such as fried chicken, ham, meat loaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and a variety of desserts including pies, puddings and ice cream. It is all perfectly delicious!
USS Washoe County – September 6, 2013
HISTORICAL & CULTURAL PHILADELPHIA
BATTLESHIP USS NEW JERSEY BB-62 TOUR
We will travel to Camden New Jersey to tour the most decorated battleship in US Naval history. The USS New Jersey, BB-62 was the flagship for Admiral Halsey and served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam & the Persian Gulf. She is located on the Camden Waterfront next to the Adventure Aquarium. Our Memorial Service will be conducted aboard the USS New Jersey and a box lunches will be provided.
We will then walk in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers along brick walkways and cobblestone streets in William Penn’s “Green Country Towne,” Philadelphia. This city, which served as the capital of the colony of Pennsylvania, the capital of Colonial America, and the Federal capital from 1790-1800, has a history that is unrivaled in America. In an area known as “America’s Most Historic Square Mile,” we visit or passsuch sites as Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed; The Liberty Bell, America’s most cherished artifact now housed in a new Pavilion with interesting displays regarding the bell’s history, Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously occupied residential street in America, Betsy Ross House, Quaker seamstress who legend maintains made our first flag & whose home is an excellent example of an 18th c. working class residence; & Christ Church, Anglican church (1695) where many of the founding fathers worshiped.
Your tour will also include a driving overview of downtown Philadelphia including the Penn’s Landing area along the Delaware waterfront, the charming 18th century neighborhood of Society Hill to see its many mansions, churches, cemeteries and gardens, City Hall, which is the largest municipal building in the U.S., & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, referred to as the “Champs Elysees of America.”
Other places and things to see and do in the Philadelphia Area:
Philadelphia Visitors Bureau: www.PhiladelphiaUSA.travel
- Christ Church
- Betsy Ross House
- Reading Terminal Market (farmers market – Food stands)
- National Constitution Center
- USS Olympia- Admiral Dewey’s flag ship- Spanish American War
Valley Forge Area Visitors Bureau: www.valleyforge.org
Click on ‘Things to do’ then Click on ‘All Attractions’
- Valley Forge National Park Web site: www.nps.gov/vafo General George Washington’s Revolutionary War winter camp 1777-1778. Approximately 2 miles from the Doubletree Hotel.
- American Helicopter Museum
- QVC Studio Park
- Longwood Gardens Legacy - of the DuPont Family
- Battle of Brandywine
- King of Prussia Mall – no tax on clothes or shoes!!!
Click here for the Plan of the Day
Click here Printable Registration Form