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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  • East and West Main, West Miller, and South Decatur Streets Strasburg, PA 17579
    The Strasburg Historic District features several buildings that date back to the late 1700s. Don't miss the other architectural sites, including buildings that were part of the Underground Railroad.
  • 900 Main St. Stroudsburg, PA 18360
  • Sugar Grove, PA 16350
    Sugar Grove, founded in 1802 by revolutionary War Veterans, was named for the beautiful maple forest covering its valley and surrounding hills. The community holds several annual events including...
  • 17 S. 5th Ave Clarion, PA 16214-1501
    Clarion was established as the county seat. Of particular interest is the Clarion County Courthouse , the Old County Jail, and the Memorial Park. A walking tour offers an insightful look at the...
  • 19th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
    The Swann Memorial Fountain consists of 3 large sculptures representing the Delaware, Schuylkill and Wissahickon rivers plus frogs and turtles. The fountain was designed by Alexander Stirling...
  • Oley St. Millersburg, PA 17061
    The Swinging Bridge was rebuilt in 1996 after the old one was destroyed in 1972 by a hurricane. The bridge connects Millersburg's two waterfront parks.
  • 1701 N. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122-6011
    This research library focuses on African-American history and culture. The library features a large collection of African-American newspapers dating from late 19th century, paper, and microfilm files.
  • 301 Pine St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-4212
    The Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial honors the Polish born Revolutionary War hero. The house, where he lived from 1797-98, features tours and exhibits.
  • 45 S. Queen St Lancaster, PA 17603-3964
    Currently under construction/restoration, the homes of Thaddeus Stevens and Lydia Hamilton Smith, a notable Underground Railroad conductor, according to oral tradition, will become a historical...
  • 129 S. Second St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-3039
    Thomas Bond House is an exquisitely restored 1769 Bed and Breakfast gem. On the National Register of Historic Places, this Georgian Bed and Breakfast is the only lodging in Independence National...
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