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Visit Pennsylvania's Historic Places
More than 1,000 museums and hundreds of historical sites tell of the Commonwealth’s rich, storied, and important past. Gettysburg and Philadelphia are best known, but the entire state is rich with historic preservation—as well as the kind of living history you can only find in a place that treasures its streetscapes and architecture. Pennsylvania boasts 30 National Park Service parks, trails, and landmarks.
And when you’re finished touring, great antique shops and local merchants offer unique, historic, and local merchandise. There are more than 130 farmers and artisans markets in Pennsylvania.
So when you get off the highway in Pennsylvania, you can truly take a trip to Unique!
History & Heritage Blog
All Aboard the Fall Foliage Express09/17/2017 - 12:50pm
Well-known by its famous moniker, “Penn’s Woods,” Pennsylvania is one of the most enchanting locations in the country for the fall foliage season. As the autumn colors cover the states in the seasonal spectacle, there’s no better way to enjoy the brilliant shades of red, yellow, and orange than on one of Pennsylvania’s many historic railroads. E...Read More
5 Hikes for History Buffs09/10/2017 - 10:59am
Looking for a way to squeeze in a workout and a history lesson on your next getaway? Flex your muscle memory while enjoying the timeless beauty of Cumberland Valley with these five historical hiking trails and spots.
Tour the Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth, PA08/02/2017 - 5:13pm
Almost two centuries ago, Christian “C.F.” Martin left Germany for the freedom of New York City, leaving behind the economic restrictions of the European guild system to start America’s oldest guitar manufacturing company. Within a few years, the German immigrant relocated his burgeoning young business to Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Besides crafting...Read More
Pennsylvania's Old Economy Village06/25/2017 - 2:17pm
With its foundations constructed on the tenant of religious freedom, Pennsylvania was an attractive option for thousands of emigrants seeking refuge from the religious persecution that could be easily encountered in 18th- and 19th century Europe. For a group of German Lutherans, under the leadership of a self-proclaimed prophet by the name of Ge...Read More
Philadelphia’s New Museum of the American Revolution06/03/2017 - 1:57pm
Philadelphia’s brand new museum in its Historic District, just feet away from Independence Hall, tells the story of the creation of the American nation, one that history had been waiting for, and brings to life the people, events, and ideals that defined the American Revolution. The 118,000 square foot museum opened its doors on April 19, 2017 d...Read More
Discover Gettysburg at the Dobbin House Tavern05/19/2017 - 9:27am
The Dobbin House Tavern is Gettysburg’s oldest and most historic home; not only was the house built in 1776—an important year for our history—it also acted as a hospital following the Battle of Gettysburg and a crawl space for runaway slaves seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad. The house’s role as a spectator and participant in some of o...Read More
Take a Tour of Fallingwater03/22/2017 - 10:04am
Pennsylvania’s roots run deep into its soil and cover many layers, dozens of facets, and take on a variety of forms. From lumber to apples, Pennsylvania has been leading many of the planet’s richest industries by reaping the rewards of a lush land abundant with natural resources. But besides its industry and inventiveness, Pennsylvania also has...Read More
Visit Valley Forge during President's Day Week02/22/2017 - 9:18am
It’s President’s Day and there isn’t a better spot to celebrate our greatest Founding Father than at Valley Forge National Historic Park. The 3,500 acres of fields were once the site of George Washington’s winter encampment during the Revolutionary War. Despite the famine, disease, and exposure endured by the army in the winter of 1777-1778, whe...Read More
February in Philadelphia: Visiting the National Constitution Center01/28/2017 - 10:49am
Spend February in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center, where America’s most treasured document is celebrated, shared, and discussed with all kinds of people. It is here that the coastal colonies of North America finally changed the course of history, making the daring decision to take their ruling into their own hands. Nicknamed the...Read More
A Saga of Sports: The Western PA Sports Museum01/06/2017 - 6:14pm
If you were an athlete, then you know the value of sports within our lives and how the experience has left its mark on you, defined you, or made you strong. Sports teach us to be better, to push the limits of our bodies but more importantly our minds, and to carry mankind to further heights than we had ever believed possible. It’s why we keep tr...Read More