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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  • 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.
  • Bounded by Franklin Ave. Church and Main Streets Brookville, PA 15825
    814-849-8448
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Towns, Brookville features a beautifully restored Victorian Main Street. The 90-acre historic district offers self-guided walking tours and turn-of-the...
  • 69 Market St. Brownsville, PA 15417-1777
    724-785-9331
    Experience Historic Brownsville during National Road Era-westward migration-early 1800s and Industrial era of coal and coke-early 1900's. Must visit, first Cast Iron Bridge in America-Nemacolin...
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  • Star Route, Route 16 Mercersburg, PA 17236
    717-485-3948
    This small park is the birthplace of James Buchanan, the 15th president of the U.S. and has picnicking and stream fishing.
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  • 4501 Durham Rd., Rte. 412 Kintnersville, PA 18930
    610-847-8948
    Several paranormal investigative teams have done research at The Bucksville House and have found evidence of "friendly" spirits. Bring your digital cameras to possibly get some "orbs."
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  • Route 120 and 555 Driftwood, PA 15832
    This monument pays tribute to the soldiers of the 42nd Infantry who fought in the Civil War, known as the Bucktails.
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