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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  • Tate Farm on R 394, 1 mile E of US 15, in dirt Gettysburg, PA 17325
    If not for the Battle of Hunterstown on July 2, 1863, approximately 2,129 more Confederate infantry may have fought in the battles of Culp's Hill and East Cemetery Hill.
  • 401 Baltimore St. Gettysburg, PA 17325-2623
    717-337-1217
    A comprehensive tour of the historic battlefield in your own vehicle. Written by licensed guides and critiqued by the National Park Service. The tour includes all three days of conflict. Cassette...
  • 131 S. Juliana St Bedford, PA 15522-1320
    814-623-0048
    Visit the Bedford Historic District and browse are many specialty shops, antique malls, fine eateries, and spend the night out one of our fine bed and breakfasts. Free guided walking tours are...
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  • Stony Batter Bellefonte, PA 16823
    814-355-1501
    An important center during the Industrial Age, Bellefonte has stunning examples of Victorian and Ante-bellum architecture. Visit the historic district that is full of charm and history.
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  • 2000 Belmont Mansion Drive Philadelphia, PA 19131
    215-878-8844
    Experience 18th and 19th century history through the events and lives of people associated with Belmont Mansion in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA. Our house museum is dedicated to colonial...
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  • Benezette Benezette, PA 15821
    814-849-5197
    Benezette, a quiet village that is home to the largest herd of free-roaming elk in the Northeast. Bring your camera and wander or let an elk tour guide show you one of America’s most magnificent...
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  • I-676 East and Rte. 30 East Philadelphia, PA 19147
    856-968-3300
    Named for Philadelphia's most famous son, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is a stunning example of utility transformed into art. At night, watch the dazzling lights along the bridge.
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  • 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-448-1329
    In the Rotunda of the Franklin Institute, the colossal seated marble figure of Benjamin Franklin was made by James Earle Fraser in 1938. It honors the inventor-statesman who filled a variety of...
  • Blanche Levy Park Philadelphia, PA 19104
    215-898-5000
    This 1899 Benjamin Franklin statue is an old and wise representation of the university's founder. It is one of three statues of Franklin on the university's campus.
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  • CHRIST CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, 5TH AND ARCH STREETS Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-922-1695
    Final resting place of Benjamin Franklin and 4 other signers of the Declaration of Independence, early medical pioneers, and Revolutionary War heroes.
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