Thursday, March 24, 2011
Happy Birthday Harry Houdini! Learn About Him on Route 6
Harry Houdini is trending on Twitter today. Why? It's his 137th birthday - posthumously, naturally. This son of a Rabbi remains one of the best, most entertaining magicians in history, and you can learn his story at the Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA. Yup - a US Route 6 town. Though a mile or so off the route on Main Street, this little museum is more like an intimate theater - open most weekends in the warmer months and daily in July and August. Virtually hidden in a cozy home, the museum owners tell visitors all about Houdini and his talents - and then put on a smashing magic show. It's quite the attraction - and well worth the stop.