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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  • 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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  • 900 Cathedral Road Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
    Serving as a respected symbol of the New Church, the Bryn Athyn Cathedral is a prime example of the Gothic and early Romanesque styles that dominated architectural design when the building was...
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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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  • Chambersburg Memorial Square, Facing US 11, In Dirt Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Unable to pay the ransom demanded by the Confederate army, Chambersburg is ordered burned. More than 500 structures were destroyed and more than 2,000 were left homeless.
  • 124 Hellam St. Wrightsville, PA 17368-1310
    717-252-1169
    On June 28, 1863, a brigade of Confederate soldiers advanced on York. In an attempt to undo Confederate troop movement eastward across the Susquehanna River, the townspeople of York, who were loyal...
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  • North Front Street, Commons Park, In Grass Wrightsville, PA 17368
    After invading Pennsylvania and capturing York, Confederates planned to take Harrisburg and possibly Philadelphia. To get there they had to cross the Susquehanna River at Wrightsville.
  • 1461 Schoenersville Rd Bethlehem, PA 18018
    610-691-6055
    Burnside Plantation is an 18th century Moravian farm that today is a living history museum. The Plantation demonstrates farming methods between 1748 and 1848, a time of great change in agriculture....
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  • 1253 Bushy Run Rd Jeannette, PA 15644
    724-527-5584
    Bushy Run Battlefield preserves and interprets for citizens and visitors the site of this pivotal battle fought between British and Native Americans during the conflict known as Pontiac's War (1763...
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