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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
Charter Day's - Free Admission at Historical Sites10/11/2023 - 10:12am
In 1681, England’s King Charles II used a charter to grant the land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn. It is often referred to as the “Penn Charter” or “Pennsylvania’s birth certificate.”
On Charter Day, many of Pennsylvania’s Trails of History sites offer “free admission” in celebration of Pennsylvania’s birthday. Throug...Read More
Pennsbury Manor Celebrating 75 Years...10/11/2023 - 10:02am
The estate of Pennsylvania's founder, William Penn is the historic Pennsbury Manor located in Morrisville, PA. William Penn knew what he wanted "a country life and estate I like best for my children." Today his recreated 17th century estate (1939-2014) sits on 43 acres...Read More
Journey Back to the 18th Century10/11/2023 - 10:00am
Journey back to the 18th century to a place where the flag of His Majesty King George still flies. Enjoy the unique Fort Ligonier adventure and excitement of our backcountry heritage during the epic period of the clash for empire between Great Britian and France. Explore the remarkable Fort Ligonier museum exhibits, and see George Washington's o...Read More
A Town to Come Home To10/11/2023 - 9:53am
There is no noise, no traffic, no lines, no hassle! Just plenty of open spaces, beautiful mountains and valleys to hike, fish, hunt, raft, browse unique shops and dine at irresistible eateries.
Welcome to Galeton, Pennsylvania located in the heart of Potter County - God's Country - along Scenic Route 6...Read More
Rediscover Frank Lloyd Wright10/01/2023 - 10:22am
Whether you’re a devotee of or merely acquainted with Frank Lloyd Wright—who some consider “the greatest American architect of all time”—you probably haven’t explored the full range of this avant-garde craftsman and innovator. Southern Pennsylvania is the region where his most well-known structures, as well his architectural philosophy, came int...Read More
From Rails to Trails08/23/2023 - 3:09pm
Miles of railroad track once spread like an intricately woven web across Pennsylvania connecting the tiniest towns to the largest cities and creating the framework for the largest transportation system in the world. By 1980, many lines were sold and abandoned. These same lines were transformed into greenway corridors to preserve a colorful part...Read More
Pittsburgh’s Best Distillery and Whiskey Rebellion Trail08/23/2023 - 1:12pm
In 1791, the federal government imposed its first tax on a domestic product: all distilled spirits. But American whiskey was by far the country’s most popular distilled beverage so what became known as “the whiskey tax” rapidly sparked civil disobedience, violence, tax evasion, and intimidation tactics throughout the western states and the front...Read More
Fun Things to Do This December in Pennsylvania08/23/2023 - 9:05am
Kick-off the Christmas season (and check-off items on your shopping list) at Christmas Village in Philadelphia, where you can sample authentic German food as well as find rare crafts, jewelry, and art work. With more than 80 vendors and a visitation by the original Christkind from Germ...Read More
Season for Timeless Towns: Buck’s County Main Streets08/23/2023 - 8:41am
During Christmastime, main streets in Bucks County are not only central to each town’s history, but also—with the plethora of twinkling lights, oversized wreaths, and festive displays adorning historic buildings and quaint businesses—they’re the heart of the holiday season. To find the key to your Christmas spirit this year, visit one of these p...Read More