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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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  • 205 Indian Steps Rd. Airville, PA 17302
    The Indian Steps Museum in southern York County is so named because "steps" were carved centuries ago in the nearby (now submerged) Susquehanna River rocks by Native people who used the footholds...
  • 520 N. Main St. Meadville, PA 16335-3903
    A unique place where students embrace the college's total educational experience.
  • Second & Market streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Christ Church, founded in 1695, is known as The Nation's Church because of the famous Revolutionary-era leaders who worshiped here, including Ben Franklin and George Washington. The church is still...
  • 615 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19123
    Though the first Ashkenazic congregation in the Western Hemisphere dates its founding back to 1795, Rodeph Shalom did not construct its first dedicated sanctuary until 1871 on its current site at...
  • PO Box 3702 Harrisburg, PA 17105
    The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table was organized and established in 1959. Over that time period, the interest of the general public in the Civil War has ebbed and flowed. In contrast, the...
  • Addison Toll House Addison, PA 15411
    Native Cut Stone Structure.  Tollgate #1 on the Historic National Road.  Built in 1835 when the sites became responsible for maintaining the road.
  • 233 Frederick St Hanover, PA 17331-3602
    Telegraph operator Daniel Trone knew he'd be a target during the Battle of Hanover, so he hid his equipment in a loft and left two broken sets on a table in his office as decoys before fleeing....
  • 600 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2702
    Located at the Heinz headquarters on Sixth Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. Jane Grey Swisshelm witnessed slavery firsthand and became dedicated to the abolition movement for the Underground Railroad...
  • 900 Cathedral Road Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
    Serving as a respected symbol of the New Church, the Bryn Athyn Cathedral is a prime example of the Gothic and early Romanesque styles that dominated architectural design when the building was...
  • 106 N. Market St. Schaefferstown, PA 17088
    Visit a 1750s tavern and explore Pennsylvania's German heritage.
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