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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

Walk with a Town Historian!

09/18/2014 - 5:27pm

Experience history as you stroll through the streets of 1863 Gettysburg with an experienced historian. A variety of walking tours are available. Every Saturday at 11:00 am you can walk in Lincoln's footsteps, who  was a key figure in a conflict that defined our nation. Learn about his visit to Gettysburg on November 18-19, 1863 including the Wil...

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Historic Columbia named Best Small Town to Visit

04/18/2014 - 9:26am

The charming small town of Columbia, Pennsylvania was named one of the top 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014 by Smithsonian Magazine. Ranked at number 13, Columbia is a quaint town locate...

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Historic Lincoln Highway Turns 100

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Take a leaf peeping drive through the Laurel Highlands along the 100-year old Lincoln Highway (mostly US Route 30) and see why the historic route continues to inspire travelers' love affairs with their cars. From the scenic landscape, roadside art, historic landmarks and quirky attractions, you'll experience an unforgettable road trip. By 1912,...

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Grand Opening - Seminary Ridge Museum

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Gettysburg’s newest museum – the Seminary Ridge Museum – will open on July 1, 2013, 150 years to the day that the Battle of Gettysburg began and was waged on the museum’s grounds.  The museum building itself became the battle’s largest field hospital. Located on the campus of the...

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