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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

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...

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Charter Day's - Free Admission at Historical Sites

02/10/2015 - 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...

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Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia

02/04/2015 - 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...

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Pennsbury Manor Celebrating 75 Years...

10/31/2014 - 7:47pm

The estate of Pennsylvania's founder, William Penn is the historic Pennsbury Manor located in Morrisville, PA. William Penn knew what he wanted "a country life and estate I like best for my children." Today his recreated 17th century estate (1939-2014) sits on 43 acres...

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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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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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