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Historic Columbia named Best Small Town to Visit

The charming small town of Columbia, Pennsylvania was named one of the top 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014 by Smithsonian Magazine. Ranked at number 13, Columbia is a quaint town located on the banks of the Susquehanna River. When you visit Columbia, you'll sense that you stumbled upon the true meaning of "Small Town America." Friendly people full of town pride. Corner stores that harken back to simpler times. But the more you explore, the more you'll discover just how big a part Columbia played in the building of America herself. From the frontier days, to the Revolution, to the War Between the States, to the birth of industry...and even the decadence of the prohibition era, Columbia will give you a taste of American history perhaps unlike any you've had before.

Learn how freedom rang throughout its history. The small town of Columbia provided safe passage for the Continental Congress as they avoided the Red Coats, and even burned their own bridge to change the course of the Civil War. Columbia also served as an important "station" in the Underground Railroad - providing safe harbor for escaped slaves on their way to freedom. Throughout Columbia, you'll find the American history you know, and an America full of surprises. Stroll the tree-lined streets of its National Historic District and wonder at the Colonial, Federal, and Victorian architecture. You'll find history all around preserved in the many museums and cultural attractions such as, The Wrights Ferry Mansion, the Columbia Museum of History, the First National Bank Museum and the National Watch & Clock Museum.

Plan your trip today with a stay at a nearby Bed & Breakfast.

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