Historic Williamsport

CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT, Williamsport, PA 17701 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 570-326-3326
Williamsport may be most famous for being the home of Little League Baseball, and the Little League Museum splendidly displays those origins. But Williamsport also has a rich history that runs from its days as an outpost of the American frontier, experienced today at the Russell Inn and the Samuel Wallis House, to the lumber industry boom that created Millionaire's Row, a string of about twenty mid-19th century mansions on West Fourth Street. The lumber millionaires also helped pave the way for the early adoption of an electric streetcar system in 1891 (one year before the same occurence in Philadelphia). Today, Historic Trolley Tours showcase this town's exciting and interesting heritage. And no visit to Historic Williamsport is complete wthout a stop at the Lycoming County Historical Society's Thomas T. Taber Museum, which features the outstanding Shempp collection of model trains. Come for the baseball, stay for the history.
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