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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  • Driving Tour from Jim Thorpe to White Haven White Haven, PA 18661
    The Auto Tour highlights John James Audubon’s 1829 visit to the Upper Lehigh River in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where he studied the variety of birds and other wildlife.  The Auto...
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  • 980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    412-258-2700
    One of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, the August Wilson Center for African American...
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  • 5384 Route 872 Austin, PA 16720
    814-647-3318
    Just outside the quaint town of Austin sits a vivid reminder of one of Pennsylvania's worst disasters – the Austin Flood. In 1909, the dam was constructed on Freeman Run to power the Bayless...
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  • 16709 Conneaut Lake Rd Meadville, PA 16335-3747
    814-333-1258
    At Titusville, consider a stop at Drake Well Museum just south of town before setting out. From Titusville, follow Rt. 27 to Meadville. Take Rt. 102 from Meadville to Harmonsburg, turn onto Rt. 618...
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  • 50 N. Water Ave. Sharon, PA 16146-1344
    From the town of Mercer (just off I-80 in the southeast corner of the county), take Rt. 258 west to Rt. 18 north. Immediately on the north side of the Rt. 18 Shenango Reservoir causeway, turn right...
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  • 2619 E. State St. Hermitage, PA 16148-2719
    First installed during the Iranian Hostage crisis, today the 444 banners along the Avenue of Flags serve as a tribute to freedom and patriotism.
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  • 54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19143
    215-729-5281
    Just minutes from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House is America's oldest living botanic garden, a pastoral 18th century homestead surrounded by the urban bustle of...
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  • Located at Lincoln Cemetery, Long Ln. near Lincoln Lane Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Biggs, an African American, was hired to disinter more than 3,500 fallen Union soldiers buried around south central Pennsylvania so the fallen can be properly buried.
  • 146 Carlisle St. Hanover, PA 17331
    717-637-6130
    One of the reasons General Robert Lee failed to gain victory at Gettysburg might have been the unplanned encounter at Hanover. Come trace the footsteps of the Battle of Hanover in a self-guided...
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  • Tate Farm on R 394, 1 mile E of US 15, in dirt Gettysburg, PA 17325
    If not for the Battle of Hunterstown on July 2, 1863, approximately 2,129 more Confederate infantry may have fought in the battles of Culp's Hill and East Cemetery Hill.
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