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The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA

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The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History

Pennsylvania State Archives

Harrisburg, PA

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Established in 1903, the State Archives is the official repository for permanently valuable government records dating back to the founding of the Commonwealth in 1681.

Cornwall Iron Furnace

Lebanon, PA

25 miles

America's most complete charcoal-fueled iron-making complex.Cornwall produced arms for the American Revolution. The well-preserved furnace and mid-19th-century Gothic Revival structures around it include an 1839 steam engine and 24-foot gear.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum

Lancaster, PA

34 miles

Step into a centuries-old crossroads village, the largest museum of early Pennsylvania German life in the country. You will find demonstrating craftspersons, a general store, blacksmith shop, one-room schoolhouse and farm program with animals, gardens, crops and meadows.

Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata, PA

37 miles

Peace, tranquility and beauty are the hallmarks of this 18th-century site.

Conrad Weiser Homestead

Womelsdorf, PA

38 miles

Discover Pennsylvania's celebrated peacemaker. A Colonial diplomat, Weiser is credited with maintaining peace with the powerful Iroquois Confederacy. His 1729 homestead, spring house and family gravesite are well preserved in an early 20th-century landscaped park.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Strasburg PA

43 miles

Explore a fascinating world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and vintage railroad cars from the industry that built the nation.

Joseph Priestley House

Northumberland, PA

44 miles

The American home and laboratory of the discoverer of oxygen. Step into the late 18th century and learn about this famous theologian, educator, political theorist and scientist. His handsome Georgian-style house is the primary exhibit.

Daniel Boone Homestead

Birdsboro, PA

57 miles

Follow in the footsteps of a legendary frontiersman. The homestead, on 579 acres of rural countryside, includes the Boone House, restored and furnished with an outstanding collection of period Pennsylvania furniture, tools and farm implements.

Pennsylvania Military Museum

Boalsburg, PA

60 miles

The museum honors Pennsylvania's citizen-soldiers. Exhibits include uniforms, equipment, weapons and memorabilia. The surrounding 67-acre park includes the 28th Infantry Division Shrine, military vehicles and artillery.

Eckley Miners' Village

Weatherly, PA

74 miles

Visit an authentic 19th-century patch town, a typical coal miners' village of 58 buildings - miners' houses, churches, a doctor's office and company store - situated on 92 acres in the heart of the anthracite coal region.

Brandywine Battlefield Park

Chadds Ford, PA

74 miles

Follow in the footsteps of George Washington at Brandywine Battlefield. Two Quaker farmhouses, occupied by Washington and Lafayette, are located on the grounds and stand much as they did in 1777.

Hope Lodge

Fort Washington, PA

89 miles

Visit this exquisite 18th-century Georgian home. Built for Samuel Morris, it is grand in design and includes unique collections of period furnishings, decorative arts and fine art.

Graeme Park

Horsham, PA

92 miles

This home of a provincial governor is a rare blend of rustic charm and genteel refinement. Built by Governor William Keith in 1722 and sold to Dr. Thomas Graeme in 1739, the house reflects a Scottish heritage and interprets how servants, friends and family members lived in the 1700s.

Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA

100 miles

Discover the people of Pennsylvania's anthracite region - their work, ethnicity and family traditions - from the days when hard coal was king. Featured is the work of 20th-century African American coal sculptor C. Edgar Patience. Programs include lecture series and changing exhibits.

Scranton Iron Furnaces

Scranton, PA

101 miles

The industrial site that rolled the rails for the nation's railroads. Four massive stone stacks are the remains of the blast furnaces of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company, built between 1848 and 1857. The furnaces ranked as the second-largest iron producer in the U.S. by the l880s.

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Washington Crossing, PA

107 miles

See where Washington's army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Night, 1776. The 500-acre park includes 13 historic buildings, the village of Taylorsville and the McConkey's Ferry Inn.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

Galeton, PA

109 miles

Walk into a re-created lumber camp and discover the life of 19th-century loggers. The museum features exhibits on Pennsylvania's forests and logging practices. Programs Include the Bark Peelers' Convention featuring entertainment, contests, food and sawmill demonstrations.

Pennsbury Manor

Morrisville, PA

112 miles

The country estate of Pennsylvania's founder, William Penn. Penn's reconstructed home is beautifully situated on the Delaware River. Visitors can experience 17th-century life through the furnished manor house, bake and brew house, outbuildings and formal and kitchen gardens.

Somerset Historical Center

Somerset, PA

117 miles

The Historical Center interprets the rural life of southwestern Pennsylvania from its earliest settlement to modern times, with special emphasis on change and the lives of everyday people.

Bushy Run Battlefield

Jeannette, PA

144 miles

Discover Pennsylvania's only recognized Native American battlefield. The battlefield marks the 1763 British victory of Colonel Henry Bouquet over a force of Native American warriors, a victory that opened the western frontier for European settlement.

Fort Pitt Museum

Pittsburgh, PA

165 miles

A re-created 18th-century bastion. This pivotal site, the Gateway to the West, recalls the conflict between England and France for the control of North America.

Drake Well Museum

Titusville, PA

172 miles

Birthplace of the modern oil industry in 1859. Operating oil field machinery surrounds a replica of Edwin Drake's original well house. Guided gallery and grounds tours with hands-on activities show how oil dependence began.

Old Economy Village

Ambridge, PA

177 miles

The Harmonists, a Christian communal society, founded this village in 1824. The Harmonists were known for their piety, as well as for their economic successes in textile manufacturing, including silk production, and later in the oil and railroad industries.

Erie Maritime Museum and the Flagship Niagara

Erie, PA

211 miles

Welcome aboard the Commonwealth's official flagship. Niagara carried Oliver Hazard Perry to victory in the Battle of Lake Erie, near Put-in-Bay, Ohio, on September 10, 1813.

State Capitol


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This building, which replaced the old brick capitol, was designed by Joseph M. Huston, and erected, 1902-1906. It was dedicated on October 4, 1906,...

C. DeLores Tucker (1927-2005)


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Civil rights leader and activist for women, she was the first African American Secretary of State in the nation. Championed the PA Equal...

U.S. Colored Troops Grand Review


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Excluded from a May 1865 "Grand Review of the Armies" in Wash., DC, U.S. Colored Troops from Penna. and Mass. regiments assembled here at...

Genevieve Blatt


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One of the most influential women in Pennsylvania politics in the 20th century. First woman to be elected to a statewide office, Secretary of...

Pennsylvania State Capitol, The - Commonwealth Treasure


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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission declares the Pennsylvania State Capitol a Commonwealth Treasure For all to protect and preserve as a vital architectural...