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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  • 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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  • 501 Greenfield Rd Lancaster, PA 17601-5822
    800-63-AMISH
    Step back into a world of years past - a world without modern technology or convenience - with a tour of the Amish farmlands and countryside of Lancaster County. This one-hour tour through the back...
  • 123 N. Prince St. Lancaster, PA 17603-3525
    717-291-5861
    The home of Andrew Ellicott from 1801 to 1813. Ellicott was something of a genius. He designed and built scientific instruments and helped plan Washington, D.C. He later became the Secretary of the...
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  • Bounded by Quittapahilla Creek, Lebanon, Saylor and Marshall Streets Annville, PA 17003
    This attractive historic district features many restored Victorian homes. Each December, the Friends of Old Annville conduct candlelight tours through the district, offering visitors a special...
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  • Antique Clothing Buttons Display
    1001 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801
    814-234-4779
    Over 500 antique clothing buttons will be on display February 23rd at the Centre Furnace Mansion. Buttons exhibited will consist of different materials, and specialty buttons will include: railroad...
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  • 320 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-2114
    215-413-1804
    Learn about the fascinating history of an early religious sect at this active Quaker meeting house built in 1804 on a land grant to William Penn. Because Quaker women had equal status in their...
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