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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
Explore Eagles Mere in the Endless Mountains05/13/2018 - 5:27pm
For over two centuries, people have been visiting a secluded mountain resort town in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains known for its cool, clean air and crystal clear waters. Eagles Mere, called The Town Time Forgot, remains much as it did years ago thanks to the efforts of its visitors placing the land into the protective stewardship of a Lake A...Read More
Explore the History of Cornwall Iron Furnace03/29/2018 - 6:48pm
Pennsylvania has a long-standing reputation for preserving history and our cities shelter some of the nation’s most important and priceless documents, artifacts, and relics. In Lebanon County, Cornwall Iron Furnace stands as the most complete and well-preserved site (in fact, the only intact) charcoal-burning iron blast furnace in its o...Read More
Uncover Pennsylvania's Underground Railroad Heritage03/16/2018 - 6:19pm
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, freedom seekers made their way by any means necessary to Pennsylvania seeking liberty and civil rights. They were guided by conductors, harbored and welcomed in safe houses, and transported at "stations" along the way. Today, you and your guests can travel in their footsteps, stand on hallowed ground and c...Read More
Visit the Houdini Museum in Scranton03/05/2018 - 11:30am
Selected as one of ten of Pennsylvania’s most haunted locations, the Houdini Museum in Scranton is the only museum in the world entirely devoted to preserving the legacy of the legendary escape artist and stuntman, Harry Houdini. Take a tour of Houdini’s life, watch a classic stage magic show by renowned Dorothy Dietrich, and even play an import...Read More
Explore Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History02/15/2018 - 11:45am
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is one of our state’s greatest cities. Almost singlehandedly, and in tandem with the contributions of Pittsburgh and Johnstown in the west, Bethlehem Steel constructed America’s crown jewel, New York City. Skyscrapers soared upwards to impossible heights. As pioneers of the steel “I beam”, Bethlehem allowed America to rea...Read More
National Historic Site & Victorian Town near the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail01/26/2018 - 6:52pm
A short distance from the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, is the remnants of a Revolutionary War era iron foundry. The only “most complete” charcoal cold blast furnace in the Western Hemisphere, the Cornwall Iron Furnace ...Read More
Experience the American Revolution in Philadelphia01/26/2018 - 9:16am
Bring the revolution to life at Philadelphia’s newest museum, the Museum of the American Revolution (M*AR). The extensive collection of colonial-era artwork, objects, printed works, and priceless artifacts is more than a century in the making and displayed to explore the ideas, events, and legacies of America’s revolutionary foundation. Take a g...Read More
The Age of Iron: The Beginning of America's Industrial Revolution01/10/2018 - 11:10pm
The Longest Road: PA's Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor01/10/2018 - 11:06pm
The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a historic pathway that once carried coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia, connecting the abundant natural resources of northern Pennsylvania with one of America's greatest cities and the rest of the world. Once home to the Native American Lenni Lenape tribe, the large region was a...Read More
150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address01/02/2018 - 1:31pm
"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all me are created equal."
It was three days in July 1863 that brought the small town of Gettysburg to the forefront of our nation. However, it was in November 1863, that President Abraham...Read More