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As one of the original 13 colonies and the headquarters for many key historic events, Pennsylvania is the perfect place to delve into our nation’s past — including the legacy of American presidency. We’re also home to President James Buchanan (Lancaster) and two vice presidents – George Dallas (...
AT A GLANCE Each year on Feb. 2, thousands of revelers travel to Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., (northcentral part of the state approximately 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh) to witness the prediction. Punxsutawney Phil has the mythical ability of forecasting either an early spring or long...
Home to millions of acres of unspoiled forests and mountains, as well as the largest free-roaming elk herd in the eastern United States, the Pennsylvania Wilds region is composed of 13 distinct and beautiful counties, each with its own heritage, character, charm and outdoor adventure. This region...
PUNXSUTAWNEY HISTORY + TRADITION The first legendary trek to Gobbler’s Knob was in 1886. In early observances, the groundhog’s predictions were conducted in private wooded areas that neighbor the town. Presently, Phil makes his prediction in Gobbler’s Knob in front of tens of thousands of...
The longstanding traditions and folklore that surround Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pa., have made it one of the nation’s most quirky and family-friendly celebrations. This former coal mining town provides visitors with the perfect setting for the famous weather forecast, while offering many fun...
Whether it’s a quaint eatery tucked away in the mountains or a friendly local storefront off a quiet road, Pennsylvania boasts main streets and small towns that have something for everyone. Shop, dine and explore these charming regions of PA to uncover hidden gems and one-of-a-kind experiences....
Pennsylvania is not only known for producing award-winning brews and wines, but also cider and distilled products, many of which are made with the agriculture grown right here in the Keystone State. Explore one of these cideries and distilleries while enjoying scenic views at the orchards and...
Each year, thousands of baseball fans will travel to the town famous for hosting the Little League World Series. During the extra time between homeruns and double plays, hop on to U.S. Route 220 or U.S. Route 15 and check out some of these family friendly things to do only a short drive from...
Automobile aficionados rejoice! Pennsylvania is the birthplace of the Jeep® and home to some of the largest collections of automotive memorabilia and vehicles. Across the state, car lovers can find one-of-a-kind vehicles, historical displays and a roadway to fun.   Antique Automobile Club of...
Pennsylvania was founded on the principal of religious freedom and is home to more first churches than any other state, including the oldest German Reformed Church in America, the first Church of the Brethren, the oldest Mennonite Church and the first Methodist Church. Philadelphia played a...

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