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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

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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A Town to Come Home To

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

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...

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250th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

It was during the sultry days of August that British and Native American forces collided in the woods of western Pennsylvania near a small stream known as Bushy Run. Bushy Run Battlefield is the site of a battle between forces led by Colonel Henry Bouquet, en route to relieve besi...

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Journey Back to the 18th Century

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

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...

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The Road from Appomattox

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

A co-production with Totem Pole Playhouse, the Majestic Theatre in downtown Gettysburg presents Richard Hellesen’s The Road From Appomattox in its first production outside of Washington, D.C. from July 10 to July 21, 2013.

Much has been written by abou...

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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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The Road to Gettysburg: A Bridge Shapes History

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Columbia is one of three Susquehanna River Towns, each involved in the war in their own way and each a symbol of the civil resistance that colors the picture of the Civil War in Central Pennsylvania. In June 1863, as Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was set to cross into Columbia to capture Lancaster on its way towards Harrisburg, militia from Co...

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150 Reasons Why to Visit Gettysburg

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

On June 28, 1863, Confederate troops marched on Gettysburg. A few days later, nearly 170,000 Union and Confederate troops would converge on the fields and in this small town. The war's most famous battle would rage for three days, leaving 51,000 dead, wounded, captured or missing.

The...

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Gettysburg - 150 years later

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

In 2013, the nation will remember and commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg - sometimes called the "high water mark" of the Civil War.  Education and preparation for the 150th anniversary of that battle have already begun. Gettysburg will host several reenactments during 2013 and lots of educational presentations. Many of the towns near Gettysbur...

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