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Celebrate the Star Spangled Banner with a visit to Independence Square

10/20/2019 - 11:11pm

Inspired by the sight of the American flag still waving in the early morning air following the relentless British assault on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, the poem that would later be known as the Star Spangled Banner actually did not become our official national anthem until 1931. Before that, we didn’t have a national anthem a...

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Terrifying Tourism: Explore Philly’s Eastern State Penitentiary

10/20/2019 - 11:10pm

Opened nearly two hundred years ago, the world’s most expensive prison is now one of the scariest themed attractions around. The stone gothic structure, originally designed in Benjamin Franklin’s home and built with soaring 30-foot high fortress walls, was built with the intention to terrify those that entered its boundaries. Its dark past alone...

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Discover 16,000 Years of History at the Meadowcroft Rockshelter

10/20/2019 - 11:10pm

Travel back 16,000 years to western Pennsylvania this spring with a visit to the Meadowcroft Rockshelter. Sixty years ago, a Washington County, PA farmer struck something a little more valuable than gold: a soon-to-be major archaeological site that would yield over two million artifacts from the oldest site of human habitation ever discovered on...

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Welcome to Winter in PA: We Call It Ski Season

10/20/2019 - 9:11pm

With ski season officially here, we’re getting ready for three months of snow, hot chocolate, and a cozy fire. But we’re also gearing up for the outdoors and hitting the slopes. With the Alleghenies to the west and Poconos to the northeast, PA is a winter adventurer’s wonderland. From cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to an Olympic-size half...

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Steel Away to Pittsburgh for a look at Industrial Heritage

10/20/2019 - 9:07pm

Founded on March 18, 1816, the City of Pittsburgh is celebrating its 201st birthday. The city forged its history at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers. In the early 1800s, the city garnered a reputation for its dramatic industrial development, boasting glass factories, breweries, iron mills and a steam engine factory. E...

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February in Philadelphia: Visit The National Constitution Center

10/20/2019 - 9:02pm

Spend February in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center, where America’s most treasured document is celebrated, shared, and discussed with all kinds of people. It is here that the coastal colonies of North America finally changed the course of history, making the daring decision to take their ruling into their own hands. Nicknamed the...

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The PA Farm Show

10/20/2019 - 8:50pm

It's time for the PA Farm Show!  It's the country's largest indoor agricultural Exhibit and it's happening NOW!

If you're a foodie, all the delectible items are "Made in PA and it makes a difference"!  Mushrooms, potatoes, roast beef, pulled pork, milkshakes, and honey ice cream will start your lunch at the Farm Show.  Continue your tour...

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Holiday Horticulture: The Longwood Christmas Garden

10/20/2019 - 8:29pm

"I think that if ever a mortal heard the word of God 

it would be in a garden at the cool of the day."
- F. Frankfort Moore

Visit the Brandywine Creek Valley this season for the famous Longwood Garden Christmas display, a festive demonstration of lights, music, and holiday cheer. As one of the premier displays of outdoor an...

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The York Fair - America's First Fair

10/20/2019 - 4:38pm

America’s first fair, the York Fair, was held in the historic old town of York in 1765, 11 years before the nation was founded. At that time the York Fair was a two-day agricultural market on the town commons, now known as Penn Park. In 1856, the fair was a three-day event and held at the new fairground that was east of the City of York near wha...

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The Other Football team in Pittsburgh!

10/20/2019 - 4:23pm

We call it soccer, but the British and others around the world call it football. Pittsburgh is home to the Riverhounds - an elite pro soccer team that recruits top players from around the country and world. Founded in 1999, all home games are played at the NEW Highmark Stadi...

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