History is what makes visiting Pennsylvania a unique experience. This nation was born in Philadelphia, saved at Gettysburg and ushered in the Industrial Revolution in cities of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Scranton, Allentown, Erie, and York to name a few. It was on Pennsylvania soil that the South seceded to the North, spelling out a tale of American history. In the shadow of the Civil War, Pennsylvania emerged with a strong and robust economy, its industries catapulting the Commonwealth into a manufacturing leader.
In Pennsylvania, all roads lead to history. At every turn, historical museums, battlefields, memorials and landscapes tell our nation’s story.