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Monument at sunset in Gettysburg National
Adams County Historical Society and Museum
Known "The County's Attic", the
museum is devoted the preservation and display of the history
of Adams County, Pennsylvania. The society also houses a
research library and archives for researchers.
Eisenhower Farmstead [History]
The farmhouse was
home to Dwight D. Eisenhower and is located next to Gettysburg
National Military Park and is open for tours. 250
Eisenhower Farm Lane, Gettysburg, PA.
National Military Park [History]
Hear Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
battlefield and monuments dedicated to the soldiers who fought
in the Civil War conflict. The Battle of Gettysburg was
considered a turning point in the fate of the United States.
The site includes a
Visitor Center and Museum devoted to the history of this great battle in U.S.
history. Located at 97 Taneytown Road in Gettysburg, PA.
Bushy Run Battlefield [Tours and Events]
Focused on the
history of Pontiac's War, the historic site is located on
Route 993 in Jeannette, PA.
Fort Pitt Museum [History and Story]
The Fort Pitt
Museum and Bushy Run Battlefield State historic sites
provide insight in the French and Indian War, Pontiac's War
and frontier history during the colonial period in western
Pennsylvania. Fort Pitt is located at 101 Commonwealth
Place inside Point State Park in Pittsburgh, PA.
Oliver Miller's Homestead [History]
Take a step
back in time to simpler days when you visit the Oliver
Miller Homestead. Self guided tours feature associates
dressed in period attire, craft demonstrations and
information about the history of the Oliver Miller family
and local history. Located at 2299 Corrigan Drive in
Bethel Park, PA.
Pittsburg Regional History Center [Photo Collection]
Soldiers and Sailors National Military Museum and Memorial
Woodville Plantation [History]
Built ca 1780 it
was originally the home of John & Presley Neville.
Other families occupying the house were the Cowans and the
Wrenshalls. Today, visitors can drift back in time to
see how the wealthiest citizens of Pittsburgh lived in the
late 18th century. Guided tours are offered year round
but visitors are advised to call for days of operation.
Located at 1375 Washington Pike in Bridgeville, PA.
Covered Bridge Driving Tour and Photos
Daniel Boone Homestead
of Daniel Boone]
Boone Homestead is a state historic site featuring several
preserved historical structures with exhibits related to the
life and times of Daniel Boone. Daniel Boone's parents
were among the first settlers to the area in 1730.
Daniel Boone spent his youth in this area which is near
Reading Pennsylvania before moving to North Carolina.
Visitors will learn about Daniel Boone's youth and what life
was like among the early settlers. Located at 400
Daniel Boone Road in Birdsboro, PA.
Hopewell Furnace National Historical
Furnace operated from 1771-1883 and was among the many "iron
plantations" which led the way to the growing iron industry
in the United States. Today, visitors may take a
self-guided walking tour into historic buildings. where they
may view exhibits and participate in audio-visual programs
to learn more about this time in US history. Historic
structures include the Ironmaster's House, the Charcoal
Furnace, a water wheel, the Cooling Shed, Bridge House,
Village Barn, Cast House, and a Blacksmith Shop among
others. Located inside French Creek State Park in
Union and Warwick Townships of PA.
Reading Railroad Museum [Photo Gallery]
Bradford County Historical Museum
Housed in the old Bradford county jail, the museum offers a
research center and genealogical library on the 3rd floor.
Closed in the
Endless Mountains Heritage Region
Azilum Historic Site [History]
A small French
settlement was established here in the 1790s. A small
log cabin which has been relocated and reconstructed serves
as the museum about this historic settlement. Located
along the Susquehanna River in Bradford County, PA.
LeRoy Heritage Museum
Museum Tour] [LeRoy
& Barclay Mountain History]
Step back to
earlier days in LeRoy. LeRoy Heritage
Museum features the history of coal mining and lumbering on
Barclay Mountain as well as life in LeRoy. It is open
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Call for
hours. A research library is also located in the building
and is open by appointment.
Located on Mill Street in LeRoy, PA.
Sayre Historical Society and Museum
the preservation and sharing of the history of the people of
Tioga Point Museum
features history, archaeology and art which is housed in the
century old Spaulding Building. Exhibits include
Native American artifacts, Revolutionary and Civil War
collections and other items related to the history of the
Athens area. Located at 724 S. Main Street in Athens,
Wyalusing Valley Museum of History [History
the Bixby House, a corn crib, a barn and carriage house.
Located in Wyalusing off Route 6 on SR 2010 across the
street from the Wyalusing Valley High School.
The 1927 Tudor mansion was once home to William
and Martha Mercer. It has been lovingly restored and today
can be rented for special occasions and weddings. Located
at 85 Old Dublin Pike in Doylestown, PA.
Historic Fallsington [Meetinghouse
Visit the village
that time forgot. Once a Quaker community, Fallsington
today has meeting houses, businesses and residential buildings
which have been restored and appear as they did 200 years ago.
The information center is located at 4 Yardley Avenue in
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Pottery and Tile Works is a working history museums. Tile
and mosaics are produced in a manner similar to Henry Chapman
Mercer. The Tile Works is housed inside inside one of
Henry Mercer's concrete buildings. Located at 130 Swamp
Road in Doylestown, PA.
Focused on the history of Bucks County, the
Mercer History Museum holds the Henry Mercer collection of early
tools and everyday items used by early pioneers in Bucks County.
The Mercer Castle was built in 1916 by historian Henry Mercer
for the display of these items and exhibits. The Spruance
Library which is housed inside the Mercer Museum houses over
20,000 books, periodicals and pamphlets, documents and
photographs depicting local history and the life and works of
Henry Chapman Mercer. Fonthill was the home of Henry
Chapman Mercer. It was the first of three Mercer buildings
built in Doylestown. Known as "Castle for the New World",
Fonthill Museum offers guided tours.
Mercer Museum is located at 84 South Pine
Street in Doylestown, PA.
Fonthill Museum is
located at East Court Street and Route 313 in Doylestown, PA.
Operated by the
New Hope Historical Society, the mansion was built in 1784 by
Benjamin Parry, a found of New Hope. The home was occupied
by the Parry family until 1966. Today, it is occupied by
the New Hope Historical Society. Tours are conducted of
the mansion and grounds. Each of the 11 rooms feature a
different time period during the time the Parry family occupied
the mansion. Located at 45 South Main Street in New Hope,
Pearl S. Buck House
The 1825 stone
farmhouse which was home to Pearl S. Buck (author, activist and
humanitarian) is today a museum. Visitors to the house
will learn about the life and times of Pearl S. Buck and
experience collections of Pennsylvania country furniture,
Chinese decorative items and paintings, and works by artists
Redfield and Baum. Located at 520 Dublin Road in Perkasie,
Pennsbury manor is
a recreated country home of William Penn in Bucks County, PA.
Tours of the house are offered. Visitors will learn about
the life and times of William Penn and experience the way of
life during the time of the birth of Pennsylvania. Open
Sunday afternoons and during special events. Located at
400 Pennsbury Memorial Road in Morrisville, PA.
Katharine Drexel Shrine
Drexel was the foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
in 1891. Located at 1663 Bristol Pike in Bensalem, PA.
||The Little Museum at Sterling Run
Eckley's Miners Village
Eckley is an old coal mining town which was
begun in 1854. Eckley is still there, the mining long
since stopped and the mining operation was sold to the
Anthracite Historical Site Museum.
Eckley Miners' Village
2 Eckley Main Street
Weatherly, PA 18255
Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center
Summit Hill Historical Society Museum
Housed inside the old Summit Hill Depot, the
museum holds a large collection of historical photographs
and items which depict typical mining life in Summit Hill
during the last 200 years. Located at 12 East Ludlow
Street in Summit Hill, PA.
Centre County Library Historical Museum Building
Housed in the historic Miles - Humes home,
the focus is on the history of Centre County, Pennsylvania
with a large collection of genealogies, newspapers, county
histories and local records. The museum features
photos, documents and memorabilia of interest to family and
local historians. Located at 203 North Allegheny
Street in Bellafonte, PA.
Columbus Chapel and Boals Mansion Museum
This lovely old town has many surviving
historical buildings which can be toured.
Chester County History Center and Museum
County History Timeline]
The History Center
houses the museum, a library, photo archives and the
Chester County Historical Society. Focused on the
history of the people of Chester County and the Delaware Valley,
the museum holds over 70,000 objects, spanning over 300 years of
Chester County, Pennsylvania history. Located at 225 N.
High Street in West Chester, PA.
William Brinton 1704 House
Two Mile House
Union County Fire Museum
The Museums is
maintained in part of the old Union Fire Station which was
built in 1888. Two floors of historical artifacts will
enlighten visitors about the history of this organization
which had it's beginnings in 1789 along with some
interesting history of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Located
at 35 West Louther Street in Carlisle, PA.
Pennsylvania National Fire Museum
Housed inside the 1899 Victorian firehouse, Reily Hose Company
No. 10, the museum holds extensive collections of artifacts
related to the history of firefighting. Visitors will
enjoy viewing antique fire engines, and historical artifacts and
tools used in firefighting over the years. A unique
exhibit is the 18th & 19th century stovepipe parade hat
collection. Located at 1820 North Fourth Street in
Brandywine Battlefield [History of the Battle] [Museum]
took place on September 11, 1777 and re-enactments are
hosted on the site annually. The visitors center
museum exhibits detailing the battle and history of the
area. Tickets may be purchased for tours of the
historic houses in the park. Located on Route 1 in
Chadds Ford, PA.
Christian C. Sanderson Museum
Governor Printz Park
The park is
home to the remains of the Printzhof home and headquarters
of Governor Johan Printz, a Swedish settler who came to the
new world in 1643 and established New Gothenburg and what
later became known as Pennsylvania. Located at the
corner of Taylor Avenue and Second Street in Essington, PA.
Swedish Log Cabin
Left behind by
Swedish settlers, the cabin is a historical remnant of the
Scandinavian pioneers led by Peter Minuit in 1638. The
settlement was known as New Sweden. Located at 9 Creek
Road in Drexel Hill, PA.
Thomas Massey House
Built in 1696,
the historical home of Thomas and Phebe Massey is one of the
oldest English Quaker homes in Pennsylvania. The home
is beautifully restored and furnished. Open for tours
seasonally. Located on Lawrence Road at Springhouse
Road in Broomall, PA.
William Brinton House
Battles Museum of Rural Life
mansion is part of "Millionaires' Row" in the West Sixth
Street Historic District.
Located at 356
West Sixth Street in Erie, PA.
Coal and Coke Heritage Center [Virtual
Focused on the preservation of the history of
the Connelsville Coke Region. Located at Penn State
Fayette - The Eberly Campus in Uniontown, PA.
Necessity National Battlefield.
George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza
A self-guided tour of the life and times
of the Uniontown native (George C. Marshall) who was a
General of the Army during World War II and Secretary of
State afterward. Located at 5 Corners in Uniontown,
Mansion at Linden Hall [Cochran
1913 by Sarah B. Cochran, the mansion has 35 rooms, 27
fireplaces and 13 baths on 4 floors of approximately 35,000
square feet. This Victorian turn-of-the-century home
features period furnishings of elegance and is open for
tours. Also available for events and weddings.
Located at 432 Linden Hall Road in Dawson, PA.
Mount Vernon Furnace [History
of Bullskin Twp.]
Built in 1801
by Isaac Meason, the furnace was used to cast iron ore which
was mined in the area. Located in Mounts Creek,
Bullskin Twp, Wooddale, PA.
Smock Heritage Museum
Housed in the
old Union Supply Company Store on the top floor, the Smock
Museum offers a collection of artifacts related to life in
the coal patch town of Smock. Located in Smock, PA.
P&LE Passenger Train Station was restored by the
Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company. The station if
full of Mission-style furnishings, Tiffany-style lamps and
glass pieces. Glass art may be purchased.
Located at 900 W. Craford Ave in Connellsville, PA.
Fort Loudon Historical Site
French and Indian fort awaits visitors. Located near the
Appalachian Mountains on Brooklyn Road, west of Chambersburg in
Franklin County, PA.
County Historical Society Museum
An old jail is home
to the historical society, museum and genealogical library.
Located at 175 E. King Street in Chambersburg, PA.
Greene County Historical Society Museum
museum is housed inside the 1860s Greene County Poor Farm.
Operated by the Green County Historical Society, the museum
features exhibits, and historical artifacts related to the
history of Greene County, Pennsylvania. Outside, the
original carriage house and barn are still standing and features
an agricultural exhibit. Behind the museum, inside the old
boiler house, you will find the
library and archives for Greene County historical documents
and photos. Visit at 918 Rolling Meadows Road in
||Taylor Memorial Museum
||Lawrence County Historical Society and Museum
Union Canal Tunnel Park
Cement Industry Museum
The museum located in Saylor Park, features the
Schoefer vertical kilns built ca 1892. Exhibits trace the
history of the cement industry in Portland, PA.
Heritage Center and Museum
Focused on the
history of the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, the museum
contains historic artifacts, documents, photos, and memorabilia
related to the early history of the area. Located at 432
W. Walnut Street in Allentown, PA.
Lock Ridge Park Furnace Museum
the Lock Ridge Iron Furnace, visitors will learn how iron was
made over a century ago. - Located at Lock Ridge Park on
Franklin Street in Alburtis, PA.
Housed inside an
18th century stone farmhouse, visitors can learn about the
cultural heritage of the Lenape (Delaware) and other
Northeastern Woodland Indians. The museum features a large
collection of Indian artifacts and a shop filled with lovely
Native American artistry. Celebrate with them during their
multicultural festival called Artifest in June and the Native
American festival in August. Located at
2825 Fish Hatchery Road in Allentown, PA.
Troxel-Steckel House and Farm Museum
German style stone farmhouse built 1755-56
and featuring a barn full of antique farm implements.
Located at 4229 Reliance Street in the village of Egypt in
Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History
Historical Society has allowed the public to join in the
archaeology digs at the Muncy Canal Heritage Park.
Historical artifacts are displayed in the museum. A
research library is housed at the Society. Location is 40
North Main Street in Muncy, PA.
Eldred World War II Museum
The museum focuses
on the history and interpretation of the events of WWII.
Located at 201 Main Street in Eldred, PA.
McKean County Historical Society Old Jail Museum
Housed in the Old
Jail behind the McKean County Courthouse, it is Smethport's
oldest public building. It was erected ca 1872 and is
claimed to be haunted by the spirit of a convicted murderer.
Exhibits are focused on the history and genealogy of the early
people of McKean County, PA.
Penn-Brad Oil Museum
Learn about the first million
dollar oil boom and see an authentic wooden oil derrick.
Located at on Route 219 in Custer City, PA just 3 miles south of
one room schoolhouse was built in the 1870s and remained in
operation until 1953. Group tours are available on
request. Contact the Monroe County Historical
Association at 570-421-7703. Located in Hamilton
Driebe Freight Station
County Historical Association collection of art, is housed
in this 1882 freight station of the NY, Susquehanna and
Western Railroad. Located next to McMichael's Park at
537 Ann Street in Stroudsburg, PA.
Stroud Mansion Museum
A 12 room mansion
built in 1795 by Jacob Stroud, the founder of Stroudsburg.
Jacob built the home for his son John Stroud. The home
remained in the Stroud family for almost 100 years.
Today the home is a museum operated by the Monroe County
Historical Association. It features 4 floors of
exhibits, documents and artifacts related to the history of
Monroe County and the Stroud family. The Elizabeth D.
Walters Library is also housed in the house and offers
genealogical and historical holdings to help researchers.
Located at 900 Main Street in Stroudsburg, PA.
Montgomery County Historical Society and Museum
features an exhibit gallery, and research library devoted to the
preservation of artifacts, documents and historical photographs
related to the history of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Located at 1654 DeKalb Street in Norristown, PA.
Easton Historical Sites
Moravian Historical Society & Museum
Focus is on the
history of the Moravian Church with exhibits and Moravian
artifacts, books, photographs and more. Visitors will
learn about the lifestyle of the Moravian culture and faith.
Located at 214 E. Center Street in Nazareth, PA.
The Liberty Bell
Franklin Court [Franklin's Life & History]
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Germantown Historical Museum
Historic Philadelphia [Virtual Tour]
Independence National Historical Park
[History] [Independence Hall] [Liberty Bell Center]
[Declaration House] [Congress Hall] [Todd House]
National Constitution Center
[Virtual Tour] [Interactive U.S. Constitution]
Discover the history of America from the
time of the our Constitution to present day. Learn how
is. Located at 525 Arch Street in Independence Mall in
State Museum of Pennsylvania
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it is one of the earliest and
best preserved historic house in the city of Philadelphia.
The 1730 Georgian mansion is located on three acres and
includes a kitchen wing, privy, icehouse, barn and the
Colonial Revival garden. Originally built by James
Logan, the Secretary to William Penn (founder of
Pennsylvania), the home was occupied by the Logan family for
3 generations. It has been preserved and today is
featured through tours, educational programs and special
events. Located at 4601 N. 18th Street in
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Pocono Indian Museum
Schocopee School House
This little red
school house is over 150 years old. Open on weekends,
holidays and during special events. Located at Water
and Mill Streets, Apple Valley in Milford, PA.
Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
Focusing on the
history of the lumber industry in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, the museum features historic logging equipment, a
1912 Shay-geared logging locomotive, and a restored CCC Cabin.
An annual Bark Peelers Convention is held each year with
demonstrations of the sawmill, bark peeling, and other
handcrafts. Located at 5660 US Route 6 West in Galeton,
Cambria City Walking Tour
A virtual tour of Cambria City, focuses on the
historic places and highlights this place of settlement for
of thousands of immigrants between 1853 and 1910.
Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center
and Migration History to Johnstown]
Discover life through the eyes of early
immigrants to Johnstown, PA in this unique museum.
Located at 201 Sixth Avenue in Johnstown, PA.
Johnstown Walking Tour
Highlights of historical Johnstown are
Somerset Historical Center
The center is actually a complex of historic
structures which include a
Visitor's Center, the
Adam Miller Farmstead Log House, smokehouse, barn,
Maple Sugar Camp,
Walter's Mill Covered Bridge, and others.
10649 Somerset Pike
Somerset, PA 15501
Wagner - Ritter House and Garden
The house was home to 3 generations of
steelworking families in the mills of Johnstown's Cambria
City. Located at 418 Broad Street in the Cambria City
of Johnstown, PA.
Celestia - A 19th Century Religious Community
Susquehanna County Historical Society
The society holds
historical documents and items related to the history of
Susquehanna County. Located at 18 Monument Square in
Susquehanna Depot Historical Society and Museum
Operated by the Susquehanna Depot Historical
Society. (Dead link removed Feb 2011. New link needed for this
Charleroi Historic District
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the majority
of buildings in Charleroi were created between 1890 and 1920
with a few before and after. There are nearly 1800
buildings and residences in the district. The Goaziou
Print Shop will be opened in the near future becoming the
first of many mini museums which will be opened in the Charleroi
Historical District. Located at 807 Fallowfield Avenue.
Call for tours: 724-483-2030.
Clinton E. Wilder Museum [Warren
The museum features exhibits of Native American
artifacts including the Seneca exhibit. The museum is
operated by the
County Historical Society who holds
historical documents and photographs. Visitors may
tour with docent guides or take self tours. Historical
artifacts and antique items are on display including the Joe
DeFrees firearms collection. Located at 51 Erie Avenue in
Fulton House [Photos]
West Overton Village / West Overton Museums
This early 1800s German Mennonite village grew
up around the coke mining industry of the area. Now on the
register of historical places, the museum offers exhibits
related to the history of the area, the coal and coke process
and is the birthplace of Henry Clay Frick. Guided tours of
the Abraham Overholt homestead are part of the museum features.
Located at West Overton on PA 819 between Mount Pleasant and
Wyoming County Historical Society and Museum
Built in 1875, the house was
home to the Horace Bonham family for a century. Today
the house is open for tours. Visitors will learn about
life in an upper-middle class family in the late 19th and
early 20th centuries. Located at 152 E. Market Street
in York, PA.
Colonial Complex - Gates House and Plough Tavern
Tavern was built in 1741, serving as a hotel / tavern /
restaurant. The Gates House was built ca 1751 and was
occupied by General Gates in 1778. Also part of the
Colonial Complex is the Bobb Log House with its replication
of family life in the 1830s. Located in downtown York
at 157 West Market Street.
Police Heritage Museum - Located in York, PA.
York County Fire Museum
This museum is
housed inside the historical Royal Fire House and features a
collection of fire-fighting artifacts including horse drawn
fire carriages, vintage fire trucks, firemen uniforms,
historical photos and more. Visitors will find over
200 years of fire-fighting history contained within the
walls of this historical firehouse. Located at 757 W.
Market Street in York, PA.
York County Historical Society and Museum
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