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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  • U.S. Rte. 11 Forty Fort, PA 18704
    Self guided tour of Wyoming Battle Monument, Swetland Homestead, Nathan Denison House, and the Forty Fort Meeting House and Cemetery.
  • Wyoming Ave. and Susquehanna Wyoming, PA 18644
    Memorial completed in 1843 marks the site where victims of the Battle of Wyoming were buried.
  • 6th & Market Streets, Independence Visitor Center Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Along the tour, you can expect an explanation of over 25 sites in the historic district. More comprehensive than any other walking tour, you will see Philadelphia past and present. We see the...
  • 606 Yellow Hill Rd Biglerville, PA 17307-9486
    Yellow Hill in Adams County's Butler Township was once the home of several African American families from the 1840s through the 1890s. The settlement was founded by Edward Mathews, who owned 16...
  • York, PA 17405
    York is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania. York was founded in 1741 by settlers from the Philadelphia region, and named for the English city of the same name. During the American...
  • 135 W. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17403-5307
    The Friends Meeting House, built in 1769, is the oldest house of worship in York. Visitors are welcome any time to view the interior, which is changed little from when it was built.
  • Southeast Quadrant Continental Square York, PA 17401
    In 1863 York became the largest Northern town occupied by the Confederate Army.
  • 40 Railroad St. Youngsville, PA 16371
    Youngsville, Pennsylvania is a friendly community of about 2,000 people located on historic Route 6 in North Western Pennsylvania. Nestled in the serene Brokenstraw Valley, surrounded by the...
  • Cor. Big Spring and High Sts., In Concrete Newville, PA 17241
    Reminiscing about a rumored Rebel invasion, Newville resident Zenas J. Gray wrote, "Someone, seeing great clouds of dust in the State Road west of town, started a rumor that a foe was approaching.
  • 1706 Long Level Road Wrightsville, PA 17368
    Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area (SGHA) offices are located at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage, just south of Wrightsville in Long Level, York County. The historic blue stone home sits on ...
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