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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  • 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
    717-845-3949
    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...
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  • 135 W. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17403-5307
    717-848-4000
    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
    814-563-4604
    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...
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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...
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