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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
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
Winter Wine Tasting: The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail12/12/2016 - 11:46am
Lift your spirits this holiday season on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, eastern Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing wine region. The award-winning wine trail spreads its nine family-owned wineries and vineyards across six counties near the metropolitan area of Philadelphia. Known for its signature grape, Chambourcin, that all nine wineries grow, the L...Read More
February is Black History Month11/14/2016 - 10:50am
The City of Pittsburgh has collaborated with the Toonseum to celebrate Black History Month. The exhibition entitled "Beyond the Funny Pages: The works of art and life captured in comics" is located in the lobby of the City-County Building and open from February 3-28, 2014 weekdays from 8:00am...Read More
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Boalsburg11/13/2016 - 8:23pm
Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Located just five minutes from the Penn State University campus in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, the village of Historic Boalsburg is widely known as the birthplace of Memorial Day. Boalsburg is the home of the...Read More
Avenue of Artists: PA’s Route 6 Heritage08/18/2016 - 9:25pm
The Route 6 Heritage Corridor is a 3,652 mile road from Cape Cod to Long Beach, California. In Pennsylvania, Route 6 stretches 427 miles and Galeton, a small town in Potter County, hosts the Pennsylvania Route 6 Tourist Association, a castle-like information center covered in ivy. Route 6 hosts the famous locations of the world’s first undergrou...Read More
Fields of War: The Gettysburg Reenactment06/16/2016 - 8:43pm
The green hills, farms, and forests of Pennsylvania turned red during the Civil War when the central region of the state became the main priority of the Confederate States of America with its ability, as a national crossroads, to control trade, travel, and power. Gettysburg alone conjoins ten roads, the reason why the Confederacy hoped to take t...Read More
Adams County Winery's Monumental Trolley Tour05/22/2015 - 6:08pm
The Adams County Winery is located in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania, eight miles west of Gettysburg. It first began operations in 1975 and will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on June 27. New this year is the launch of the Monumental Trolley Tour on June 7. The tour begins at the Winery and...Read More
Celebrate National Train Days!04/09/2015 - 7:06pm
Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 are National Train Days where train enthusiasts across the country gather at hundreds of locations to celebrate the history and heritage of our railroad system and how it shaped America. Here in Pennsylvania we have a number of locations that showcase our rich railroad heritage. The...Read More
Charter Day's - Free Admission at Historical Sites02/10/2015 - 5:27pm
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.” Sunday, March 10 is the 332nd birthday of Pennsylvania.
On Charter Day, many of Pennsylvania’s Trails of History sites offer “free admis...Read More
Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia02/04/2015 - 5:41pm
Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated February as Black History Month or National African American History Month to honor and celebrate the achievements by black Americans. It is also the time to recognize the role of African Americans in U.S. history.
African American culture played an influential role in shaping th...Read More