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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  • 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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  • 5th & Linden Streets Columbia, PA 17512
    This cemetery is the final resting place of many soldiers who fought with the Black Company from Columbia during the Civil War. This company fought against Confederate troops advancing along the...
  • N. 5th Street near Old Chickies Hill Road Columbia, PA 17512
    Zion Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of countless African American wives and mothers, husbands and sons, chambermaids and schoolteachers, and valiant soldiers.
  • Zion Union Lane Mercersburg, PA 17236
    717-328-3116
    Explore history and pay homage to American heroes from the 19th century. Zion Union Cemetery is the largest known burial site of the Massachusetts 54th African-American Civil War veterans in a...
  • In front of post office. In grass Mercersburg, PA 17236
    Eighty-eight African Americans from Mercersburg volunteered to defend the Union during the Civil War. At least 36 of those veterans lie in Mercersburg Zion Union Cemetery, established in 1876 by...
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