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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  • 810 Main St. Honesdale, PA 18431-1847
    570-253-3240
    Offering many exhibits including The Delaware and Hudson Canal exhibit and the Here Comes The Bride the history of Wayne County and its historic value. Faces in clay such as, local Native American,...
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  • 2916 Old Philadelphia Pk. Bird-In-Hand, PA 17505-9721
    Step inside an authentic one-room school, built in 1877. Life-sized animation brings this interactive classroom to life.
  • 1 Dent Drive Lewisburg, PA 17837
    570-577-1000
    Programming includes acts from around the world, in a variety of genres, including blues, jazz, world music, dance, classical, and much more.
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  • 229 S. Jefferson St. New Castle, PA 16101-3894
    724-654-8408
    Explore the simplicity and traditions surrounding the Old Order Amish villages of Volant and New Wilmington.
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  • North Concourse Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131
    Place your friends at one end of bench (its back is the wall). Walk to far end and sit. Whisper sweet nothings or a grocery list and see their eyes light up.
  • 1 University Pl. Chester, PA 19013-5700
    610-499-4433
    Old Main is currently the university's administration building. A National Historic landmark, it was designed and built by John Crump in just five months, April through August, in 1882. It replaced...
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  • Crosses Maiden Creek Ontelaunee, PA 19605
    Built in 1883, Wiley's Bridge is a Whipple truss bridge. It is 202-feet long and spans Maiden Creek.
  • 123 E. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17403-1437
    717-848-3610
    Visit the home of William C. Goodridge, one of the area's most active Underground Railroad stationmasters. A prominent African American businessman in York, Goodridge built the tallest building of...
  • 14 W. Market St York, PA 17401-1215
    717-846-6452
    The mural is part of the Murals of York, maintained by the York County Heritage Trust. Self-guided and guided tours are available.
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  • Mount Penn Reading, PA 19603
    610-375-6399
    The William Penn Memorial Fire Tower rises 950 feet above 5th and Penn Street and offers majestic views of Reading and the surrounding area. If you're up for it, climb the 120 steel steps for a...
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