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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  • 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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  • Crosses Maiden Creek Ontelaunee, PA 19605
    Built in 1883, Wiley's Bridge is a Whipple truss bridge. It is 202-feet long and spans Maiden Creek.
  • 123 E. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17403-1437
    717-848-3610
    Visit the home of William C. Goodridge, one of the area's most active Underground Railroad stationmasters. A prominent African American businessman in York, Goodridge built the tallest building of...
  • 14 W. Market St York, PA 17401-1215
    717-846-6452
    This larger than life outdoor mural pays tribute to William Goodridge, one of the most prominent stationmasters on the Underground Railroad. A prominent African-American businessman in York,...
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  • Mount Penn Reading, PA 19603
    610-375-6399
    The William Penn Memorial Fire Tower rises 950 feet above 5th and Penn Street and offers majestic views of Reading and the surrounding area. If you're up for it, climb the 120 steel steps for a...
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  • 244 S. 12th St Philadelphia, PA 19107-5638
    This long overdue historical marker does not fully capture the significance of William Still's story. He was one of the two or three most important figures in the history of the Underground...
  • 1409 Somerset Ave. Windber, PA 15963-1653
    814-467-9014
    The Windber Historic District covers the area originally set aside by the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company in 1897. One architectural gem is the Palace Hotel.
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  • Frederick St., east of Forney Avenue Hanover, PA 17331
    An important setting of the Battle of Hanover. It was at the Winebrenner Tannery that the Confederate Col. William F.M. Payne was taken prisoner by the Yankee troops, after being fished out of the...
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