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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  • Main St. Alexandria, PA 16611
    Founded in 1793, Alexandria was an important stop during the canal period. Walking tours of the historic district are available.
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  • 20th Street & Ben Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-636-4433
    Commissioned in 1927, the memorial stands as a tribute to African American war heroes.
  • 4734 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2951
    412-682-1624
    After its incorporation in 1844, 100 acres were purchased and the first interment took place in 1845. Today, Allegheny Cemetery encompasses 300 acres with over 15 miles of roadways. Of that 300...
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  • 520 N. Main St. Meadville, PA 16335-3903
    814-332-6755
    A unique place where students embrace the college's total educational experience.
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  • 436 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    412-350-6500
    The Allegheny County Courthouse is an outstanding example of the Richardson Romanesque style. The complex is dominated by a tall turreted tower. Three murals by Vincent Nesbert decorate the lobby...
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  • 159 Riverview Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15214-2252
    412-321-2400
    Although it's an important research tool for the University of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny Observatory is available for public tours by appointment between April and October. An open house is held...
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  • 1421-1427 Twelfth Ave. Altoona, PA 16601
    814-940-1922
    This heritage-rich area tells western Pennsylvania's early industrialization story while providing a better opportunity to develop, interpret, and restore the region's historic and cultural...
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  • Main and Seminary Streets Mercersburg, PA 17050
    On July 3, 1863, three Confederate riders in the town square of Mercersburg were ambushed by two union stragglers.
  • 1820 Red Bridge Rd. New Oxford, PA 17350-9641
    717-624-8176
    The 1863 Gettysburg Civilians: Hear their stories! Experience their Drama! ...
  • 3121 Old Philadelphia Pk. Bird-In-Hand, PA 17505
    717-768-3600
    The Amish Farmlands Tour offers visitors the opportunity to both learn about Amish culture, observing the Amish at work and play. Certified guides take 14 guests in shuttle-type vehicles down back...
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