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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  • 1112 River Rd. Washington Crossing, PA 18977
    215-493-4076
    Visit the site where General George Washington and 2,400 troops crossed the icy Delaware River on Christmas night, 1776. The soldiers entered Trenton the following morning, surprising Hessian...
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  • Route 23, Box 98 Valley Forge, PA 19481
    610-783-0120
    Commemorates George Washington's life and the nation's history with rich, decorative elements, including statues, carvings, and soaring stained glass windows. National Patriots Bell Tower features...
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  • Route 4038, Linden Hall Rd. Perryopolis, PA 15473
    724-736-4078
    Washington Mill Run Park is seven acres of historic buildings that include a 1790s distillery, an 1856 bake shop, an 1814 fulling mill, and the foundation of the George Washington Grist Mill.
  • - Western Pennsylvania, PA 15213
    This trail is a driving route through western Pennsylvania. Traversing modern highways, the route commemorates young George Washington's first military and diplomatic venture in the Fall and...
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  • 810 Main St. Honesdale, PA 18431-1847
    570-253-3240
    Offering many exhibits including The Delaware and Hudson Canal exhibit and the Here Comes The Bride the history of Wayne County and its historic value. Faces in clay such as, local Native American,...
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  • 2916 Old Philadelphia Pk. Bird-In-Hand, PA 17505-9721
    Step inside an authentic one-room school, built in 1877. Life-sized animation brings this interactive classroom to life.
  • 1 Dent Drive Lewisburg, PA 17837
    570-577-1000
    Programming includes acts from around the world, in a variety of genres, including blues, jazz, world music, dance, classical, and much more.
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  • 229 S. Jefferson St. New Castle, PA 16101-3894
    724-654-8408
    Explore the simplicity and traditions surrounding the Old Order Amish villages of Volant and New Wilmington.
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  • North Concourse Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131
    Place your friends at one end of bench (its back is the wall). Walk to far end and sit. Whisper sweet nothings or a grocery list and see their eyes light up.
  • 1 University Pl. Chester, PA 19013-5700
    610-499-4433
    Old Main is currently the university's administration building. A National Historic landmark, it was designed and built by John Crump in just five months, April through August, in 1882. It replaced...
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