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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

Steamtown Railfest

08/30/2019 - 10:37am

Located on a working railroad yard in Scranton, Steamtown USA is one of the country’s most unique National Historic Sites and one of the few that dedicates itself to the story of industrialization in the United States. The museum at Steamtown’s 40-acre site details the history and technology of locomotives in America and Pennsylvania,...

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Pittsburgh’s Best Distillery and the Whiskey Rebellion Trail

07/27/2019 - 12:00pm

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...

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Explore Gettysburg in July for the Annual Reenactment & More

07/06/2019 - 5:06pm

A small town in south-central Pennsylvania suddenly found itself as the site of the Civil War’s climactic battle more than 150 years ago. The rural village, after four days that made it the bloodiest battle in American history, would become some of America’s most hallowed ground. Whether you’re seeking to immerse yourself in the histor...

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The Keystone State & The National Park Service

06/18/2019 - 9:14am

While the Keystone State boasts no official National Parks, we make up for it national battlefields, heritage areas, historic parks, forests, and trails that are all managed by the National Park Service. Exploring these locations and landmarks is a great way to experience both the natural landscape of PA and its rich history and herita...

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Visit the Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial

04/29/2019 - 9:05am

Almost twenty years ago, four commercial airliners were hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists. While two crashed into the World Trade Center towers and a third into the Pentagon, the fourth, United Flight 93, crashed into a common field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It wasn’t until later that the complete and heroic story of Flight 93’s fi...

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Experience 16,000 Years of History at Meadowcroft

04/14/2019 - 9:24am

Experience thousands of years of history in a single day at the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. Dig into the archaeological evidence that led scientists to conclude the rockshelter had been continuously inhabited for 16,000 years and then experience rural life in the carefully recreated 19th century village of Meadowcroft...

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Celebrate PA's 338th Birthday!

02/10/2019 - 3:09pm

Pennsylvania residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the commonwealth's 338th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 10 with free admission to many historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trails of History. Charter Day celebrates the founding of Pennsylvania and visitors have a rare opportunity to see the origi...

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PA Farm Show - A Wintertime Favorite

12/29/2018 - 7:03pm

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest agricultural event in the nation, and it’s one of the capitol area’s wintertime favorites. Besides the judged food competitions, rodeos, wine tasting, and Dairymen’s milkshakes, the PA Farm Show is an important venue for knowledge-sharing in our state’s most profitable industry. Farmers have an opportuni...

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Explore Christkindlmarkts

12/01/2018 - 12:58pm

The Pennsylvania Dutch brought more than delicious food when they crossed the Atlantic Ocean in search of a better life. Today, we can enjoy a holiday tradition deeply rooted in Europe: the Christkindlmarkt. Originating in Germany, the Christkindlmarkt was a way to celebrate the season and birth of Christ with food, drink, and artisanal products...

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Golf one of the Country's Oldest Course

09/20/2018 - 9:51am

You’ll find one of the country’s oldest golf courses, constructed in 1895, near Bedford, PA. The historic course offers a high-caliber experience with views to match of the Allegheny Mountains and Cumberland Valley. The completely restored and historic course is true to its original design, and features bentgrass tees, plush greens, and well-man...

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