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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  • 401 Blair St. Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-1805
    814-695-7543
    Incorporated in 1836, Hollidaysburg is a charming town featuring Victorian neighborhoods, a historic district, and great shopping. Come and visit Hollidaysburg today!
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  • Locust St. Braddock, PA 15104
    412-271-6375
    The Hebron Lutheran Church started the Braddock Cemetery in East Pittsburgh about 140 years ago. Locals recognize the cemetery by the name Russell Cemetery and there are members of the Russell...
  • 419 Library St. Braddock, PA 15104-1609
    412-351-5357
    Visit America's oldest Carnegie Library and view French and Indian War items and artifacts from the Battle of the Monongahela. Visit Braddock's Field and the French and Indian War Museum and...
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  • U.S. Route 1 (Baltimore Pike) at Ring Road Chadds Ford, PA 19317
    610-459-3342
    The Battle of Brandywine on Sept. 11, 1777 was the largest single day land battle of the American Revolution. Tours include an introductory video, exhibits, discussion of battle tactics and...
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  • 120 N. Main St. Mercersburg, PA 17236-1724
    717-328-3525
    During the first Chambersburg Raid, Gen. Stuart used his side porch as temporary headquarters and ate lunch with his staff. The Steiger children had German measles, so they declined going inside...
  • 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg National Military Park Gettysburg, PA 17325
    This farm house, owned by Abraham Brien, a free black man, stood in the middle of General Pickett's Confederate army charge during the Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg. The Brien Farm is located...
  • S.R. 15 Business Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Abraham Brien sued the government for damage to his farm during Pickett's Charge - awarded $15.00.
  • 131 Mill St. Bristol, PA 19007
    215-788-4288
    “Welcome Friend” has served Bristol as a motto since a wooden sign greeted the Marquis de Lafayette on his “Farewell Tour of America” in 1824. The original sign still hangs within the...
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  • 1720 Brooklyn Rd. Fort Loudon, PA 17224-9717
    717-369-4865
    Featured in the John Wayne film "Allegheny Uprising," Fort Loudoun was built in 1756 to protect local settlers from Indian raids. The fort was named after the Earl of Loudoun, who commanded British...
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  • 100 Lincoln Way E Chambersburg, PA 17201-2291
    Chambersburg's Main Street, known as the Diamond, is guarded by the bronze statue of a Civil War soldier who faces south down Main Street as though to ward off invaders.
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