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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  • 407 Franklin Street Alburtis, PA 18011
    The Borough of Alburtis was incorporated in 1913 by the joining of two villages, Alburtis & Lock Ridge. The Alburtis-Lock Ridge Historical Society began in 1976, the year of our country's...
  • 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.
  • 20th Street & Ben Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Commissioned in 1927, the memorial stands as a tribute to African American war heroes.
  • 4734 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2951
    Visit the burial site of Josh Gibson (1911-1947), who was called the Babe Ruth of the Negro Baseball League. A superb athlete who made history and spawned legends in his years with the Pittsburgh...
  • 520 N. Main St. Meadville, PA 16335-3903
    A unique place where students embrace the college's total educational experience.
  • 436 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    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....
  • 159 Riverview Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15214-2252
    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...
  • 1421-1427 Twelfth Ave. Altoona, PA 16601
    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...
  • 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
    The 1863 Gettysburg Civilians: Hear their stories! Experience their Drama! Step back in time with American Stories and experience the drama of the 1863 civilians as they are surrounded by the...
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