- The Reading Terminal Market opened in 1893.
- The last train departed the Reading station on November 6, 1984.
- The terminal is now part of the Pennsylvania Convention Center (It's kind of a depressing area as far as other things to see).
- The train shed is the oldest in the world. (I'm not really sure what a train shed is).
- The Reading Market has over 80 different merchants.
Walk, you lazy fools!
Located on 12th and Filbert (or near enough - just pass the guy in the wheelchair asking for money)
- Visit the Fair Food Farmstand (local, organic food including dairy, meat, and produce and open 7 days a week)
- Visit the Amish food stands like Miller's Twist for the best Pennsylvania Dutch pretzels. Or try Lancaster Co Dairy which has delicious strawberry lemonade (and a gorgeous Amish grandson).
- Try Bassetts ice cream (America's oldest ice cream company!) - especially the banana flavor.
- Produce at Iovine Brothers (if you can avoid the geriatric rush)
- Try to visit the Amish stands from Sunday to Tuesday (they're off tilling the fields or something).
- Go on weekends (it's all tourists who mill around bleating like sheep)
- Go hungry if you're there to shop. (You may find yourself walking out with a pound of cherry dream whip or chocolate pudding when you came in for some spring onions.)