Hop in the car and follow a Pennsylvania Trail of History.
History is just ahead! With over 300 years of American history at your fingertips, which trail will you take? Pennsylvania's Trails of History is your route through our nation's farming, industrial, military and community roots. Jump in the car, fill the tank and spend a day traveling back through the centuries. Click on a Trail or a site and begin planning your trip today!
In Pennsylvania, all roads lead to history. To help find your path, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has blazed several special-interest trails leading to some of Pennsylvania’s most historic sites. We invite you to explore one site at a time, travel an entire trail, or create your own road trip to Pennsylvania’s past. No matter whether you choose one of our classic trails, a trail based on PHMC’s annual themes, or if you blaze your own, we’re sure it will lead you to experience and embrace the people, places, and events that make Pennsylvania so special.
Military History Trail
Erie Maritime Museum and the Flagship Niagara
Fort Pitt Museum
Bushy Run Battlefield
Pennsylvania Military Museum
Brandywine Battlefield Park
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Historic Homes Trail
Joseph Priestley House
Conrad Weiser Homestead
Hope Lodge and Mathers Mill
Pennsbury Manor Industrial Heritage Trail Drake Well Museum Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum Eckley Miners' Village Cornwall Iron Furnace Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Rural Farm and Village History Trail Old Economy Village Somerset Historical Center Landis Valley Museum Ephrata Cloister Daniel Boone Homestead