Historic McKean County

80 E. Corydon St., Bradford, PA 16701-2052 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 814-368-9370
McKean County is home of the famed Civil War Bucktail Regiment Commanded by General Thomas L. Kane. The Old Jail Museum displays many aritifacts from the Civil War and McKean counties' early railroad history. For a close up view of pioneer life plan a tour of Crook Farm, an authentic 1800's homestead located just north of Bradford. One of the last wild places in the east, McKean County is home to the Famed Kinzua Viaduct once the longest and highest railroad bridge in the world. Bradford was the high-grade oil metropolis of the world. Stop by the Penn Brad Oil Museum in Custer City which showcases this history. The Zippo Lighter was invented in Bradford. The Zippo/Case Visitors Center retells Zippo's WWII History and showcases case knives. McKean County has a spirit of indpendence, fortitude and discovery. Chief Cornplanter, head of the Seneca Nation, once roamed these lands. Acres of woodlands and miles of stream are still available for hiking, biking, hunting and fishing.
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On-site Activities: Bicycling, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Swimming
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