History & Heritage in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, all roads lead to history. From its iconic buildings and battlefields to its museums and memorials, visitors not only come to the Keystone State for a Pennsylvania history lesson, but they absorb our nation’s chronicles. 

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  • 701 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-1504
    215-574-0380
    The African American Museum in Philadelphia collects and preserves art and artifacts and, through exhibitions and programs, interprets the history and stories of African Americans and those of the...
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  • 7131 Hamilton Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15208-1828
    412-241-6775
    The Afro-American Music Institute preserves the heritage of African-American music through a variety of events and performances. The institute also offers instruction in jazz, gospel, and other areas.
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  • 35 Piper St. Beaver Falls, PA 15010-1043
    724-843-2820
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  • 407 Franklin Street Alburtis, PA 18011
    484-366-9987
    The Borough of Alburtis was incorporated in 1913 by the joining of two villages, Alburtis & Lock Ridge. The Alburtis-Lock Ridge Historical Society began in 1976, the year of our country's...
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  • Main St. Alexandria, PA 16611
    Founded in 1793, Alexandria was an important stop during the canal period. Walking tours of the historic district are available.
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  • 20th Street & Ben Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-636-4433
    Commissioned in 1927, the memorial stands as a tribute to African American war heroes.
  • 4734 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2951
    412-682-1624
    Visit the burial site of Josh Gibson (1911-1947), who was called the Babe Ruth of the Negro Baseball League. A superb athlete who made history and spawned legends in his years with the Pittsburgh...
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  • 520 N. Main St. Meadville, PA 16335-3903
    814-332-6755
    A unique place where students embrace the college's total educational experience.
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  • 436 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    412-350-6500
    The Allegheny County Courthouse is an outstanding example of the Richardson Romanesque style. The complex is dominated by a tall turreted tower. Three murals by Vincent Nesbert decorate the lobby...
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  • 159 Riverview Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15214-2252
    412-321-2400
    Although it's an important research tool for the University of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny Observatory is available for public tours by appointment between April and October. An open house is held...
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