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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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Hollywood and Broadway Legends

12/10/2015 - 9:46pm

Over the past 70 years, Hollywood and Broadway legends have played the stage of the Bucks County Playhouse such as Grace Kelly, Angela Lansbury, Walter Matthau, Liza Minnelli and Robert Redford to name a few.  Located in New Hope, PA on the site of a former grist mill along the banks of the Delaware River.

The Bucks Count...

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The Road to Gettysburg: Defending the Commonwealth

10/21/2019 - 1:07am

The American Civil War tore apart families and torched cities. It was filled with fire and blood, tears and tumult. But it also brought about a new era in the history of our young nation, one where freedom could truly reign and all men were recognized as being created equal.

The Road to Gettysburg begins to tell the story of the cost and...

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Born to Ride!

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

The Great Allegheny Passage, 25 years in the making, is an exploration of our nation’s history. Built on the abandoned grades of the Western Maryland Railway and the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, these rail lines served the iron and steel industry and carried freight traffic down the East Coast and westward. The nearly level 150-mile passag...

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Dine Like a Star

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course offers a variety of dining options that is always a special experience. From fine dining to casual fair, each has its own flair, unique flavors and the kind of red-carpet service you deserve.

Watch the excitement of live thoroughbred horse racing from your own trackside table at Mounta...

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Easy Downhill Rails-to-Trails Biking

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Voted by Outside Magazine, “One of the 50 Best Rides in America,” The Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail is a converted railroad bed, easy downhill trail that provides scenic traffic free riding for 25 miles along the Lehigh River. Pick your own pace as you pedal between towering mountains. You will discover dramatic scenery, numerous waterfalls,...

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You're on the Right Track

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Looking for something different to do, then head to the Philadelphia area that offers two unique horse racing tracks.

Enjoy harness racing at Harrah’s Philadelphia located at 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Chester, a 30-minute drive from Center City Philadelphia. The live horse racing season run...

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The Most Famous Hiking Trail

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

The midway point of the most famous hiking trail, the Appalachian Trail, is located in the Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania.  The trail extends 2,180 miles from Georgia to Maine.  A 13-mile section that is the longest, lowest and flattest section on the entire trail and one of the most accessible portions to the trail is the midway point in the C...

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National Historic Site & Victorian Town near the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail

01/26/2018 - 6:52pm

A short distance from the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, is the remnants of a Revolutionary War era iron foundry. The only “most complete” charcoal cold blast furnace in the Western Hemisphere, the Cornwall Iron Furnace ...

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Join the Celebration - Pine Grove Furnace State Park is 100 Years Old!

10/20/2019 - 11:14pm

In 1764, partners George Stevenson, Robert Thornburgh and John Arthur built an iron furnace along Mountain Creek named Pine Grove Iron Works. It manufactured ten plate stoves, fireplace backs, iron kettles and possibly munitions during the American Revolution. In 1913, the 17,000-acre Pine Grove Iron Works was sold to the Commonwealth of Pennsyl...

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