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US Route 40: See History in Full Color

08/16/2023 - 12:08pm

The Historic National Road Byway in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands wasn’t christened “historic” for nothing—the area has an overabundance of historic landmarks, perhaps only matched by the proliferation of spectacular views. As the nation’s first federally funded interstate highway...

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Preserving American History: Valley Forge National Park

08/16/2023 - 12:00pm

In December of 1777, a massive group of rebel soldiers began a grueling affair just 20 miles from Philadelphia. Troops arrived in the thousands to Valley Forge for the 3rd Winter Encampment of the Continental Army and the gathering was tremendous; hundreds of log huts were built, making the location one of the biggest cities in the colonies. Dis...

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Distilleries are Worth a Shot (or cocktail)

08/16/2023 - 11:17am

As the cradle of the first American whiskey, Pennsylvania has a heritage that is both deep and wide when it comes to crafting exceptional spirits. Take a stiff drink of aromatic history combined with assertive forward-looking flavors at some of the state’s best distilleries. Stoll...

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An Artisanal Christmas in Bucks County Pennsylvania

08/16/2023 - 11:06am

Are you looking to find that perfect gift and a little bit of Christmas spirit on an idyllic Christmas getaway weekend? Architectural Antiques in Perkasie and Byer’s Choice Christmas Museum and Gift Emporium are hidden gems in historic Bucks County that will help you find gifts—and memories—to be treasured for a lifetime.

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Barking Up the Right Tree

08/16/2023 - 9:37am

Lumber was one of Pennsylvania's greatest resources in the late 19th Century. In the height of the industry, lumber lords harvested thousands of giant hemlocks and the bark was peeled off from felled trees between April and June, when the sap ran freely from the tree's roots to the needles. To celebrate the end of this busy time, a festival was...

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Adams Apples

08/14/2023 - 10:04am

The rocky, nitrate-rich soil in the fertile valley of Adams County, Pennsylvania, combined with prime altitude, rainfall, and temperature make Adams County one of the most intense and significant fruit-growing regions in the United States. While all 67 Pennsylvania counties grow apples, Adams is the largest producer, a feat that has earned it th...

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Dig Deeper to Find Pennsylvania's Treasures

08/06/2023 - 1:53pm

You don’t have to dig too deep to recall the rare natural features that set Pennsylvania apart—but you may need to go deep underground. At Lincoln Caverns & Whisper Rocks near Huntingdon and Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park...

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Cosmopolitans and Adventurers Unite in Erie

08/06/2023 - 1:49pm

Some look for inspiring cultural experiences in urban centers and some look for exhilarating outdoor experiences in rural areas—but what if it’s possible to have both at once? In Erie, the cosmopolitan and the countrified meet: between favorite destinations such as the Erie Art Museum and Presque Isle State Park, sojourners to Erie’s shores and...

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Find the Childlike In You at Hershey’s Chocolate World’s 50th Celebration

06/21/2023 - 6:49pm

If there’s anything that beats a sugar rush, it may be the flood of nostalgia when you rediscover something that tangibly reminds you of your childhood. At Hershey’s Chocolate World—celebrating 50 years this summer—you can combine what is sweet and sentimental in one stroke....

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A New Side to Old History at Gettysburg’s Beyond the Battle Museum

06/21/2023 - 6:35pm

While the lore and literature surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg may seem exhaustive, there is still a “new” side of the battle to explore: the brand-new, state-of-the-art Gettysburg Beyond the Battle Museum delves into the stories of civilians—not soldie...

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