History & Heritage in Dutch Country Roads PA

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  • 152 E. Market St. York, PA 17401-1219
    717-848-1587
    Built in 1840, this three-story dwelling was purchased by artist and prominent Yorker Horace Bonham in 1875. With its original Bonham-family furnishings and period rooms, the restored house is an...
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  • 120 N. Main St. Mercersburg, PA 17236-1724
    717-328-3525
    During the first Chambersburg Raid, Gen. Stuart used his side porch as temporary headquarters and ate lunch with his staff. The Steiger children had German measles, so they declined going inside...
  • 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg National Military Park Gettysburg, PA 17325
    This farm house, owned by Abraham Brien, a free black man, stood in the middle of General Pickett's Confederate army charge during the Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg. The Brien Farm is located...
  • S.R. 15 Business Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Abraham Brien sued the government for damage to his farm during Pickett's Charge - awarded $15.00.
  • 1720 Brooklyn Rd. Fort Loudon, PA 17224-9717
    717-369-4865
    Featured in the John Wayne film "Allegheny Uprising," Fort Loudoun was built in 1756 to protect local settlers from Indian raids. The fort was named after the Earl of Loudoun, who commanded British...
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  • 100 Lincoln Way E Chambersburg, PA 17201-2291
    Chambersburg's Main Street, known as the Diamond, is guarded by the bronze statue of a Civil War soldier who faces south down Main Street as though to ward off invaders.
  • Star Route, Route 16 Mercersburg, PA 17236
    717-485-3948
    This small park is the birthplace of James Buchanan, the 15th president of the U.S. and has picnicking and stream fishing.
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  • Chambersburg Memorial Square, Facing US 11, In Dirt Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Unable to pay the ransom demanded by the Confederate army, Chambersburg is ordered burned. More than 500 structures were destroyed and more than 2,000 were left homeless.
  • 124 Hellam St. Wrightsville, PA 17368-1310
    717-252-1169
    On June 28, 1863, a brigade of Confederate soldiers advanced on York. In an attempt to undo Confederate troop movement eastward across the Susquehanna River, the townspeople of York, who were loyal...
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  • North Front Street, Commons Park, In Grass Wrightsville, PA 17368
    After invading Pennsylvania and capturing York, Confederates planned to take Harrisburg and possibly Philadelphia. To get there they had to cross the Susquehanna River at Wrightsville.
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