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The Gallitzin Tunnels in downtown Gallitzin, Pennsylvania.

Exploring the Gallitzin Tunnels in Cambria County

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The Gallitzin Tunnels are a trio of railroad tunnels through the Allegheny Mountains in Cambria County. Completed at different times between 1854 and 1904, these three railroad tunnels are all important historic sites, and two...
A Johnstown trolley car, built in 1925, in the Rockhill Trolley Museum collection.

Exploring the Rockhill Trolley Museum in Huntingdon County

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The Rockhill Trolley Museum is the oldest operating trolley museum in Pennsylvania. "Operating" being the important distinction here, as this is a museum where you get to ride the exhibits! History of the Rockhill Trolley Museum Started...
The East Broad Top Railroad in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

Riding the East Broad Top Railroad in Huntingdon County

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The East Broad Top Railroad is back! After a decade-long hiatus, the East Broad Top Railroad is once again offering passenger excursions, shop tours, and visits to the "roundhouse" where their fleet of six steam...
The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg, PA.

Exploring the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Centre County

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The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Centre County honors the service of Pennsylvanians in all branches of the military, from colonial times to the present day. The 18,000 square-foot museum houses an impressive collection of weapons,...
The Field of Heroes at Patriot Park near Shanksville. Pennsylvania.

Visiting Patriot Park Near Shanksville

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Patriot Park near Shanksville is the future home of a permanent memorial intended to honor all those who died in the line of duty while serving the United States military in the Global War...
The Flight 93 Memorial Chapel 3 miles outside of Shanksville, PA.

Visiting the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel Near Shanksville

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The Flight 93 Memorial Chapel is a place to reverently reflect on the courage and heroism of the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. Located approximately 9 miles from...
Entering the historic and allegedly haunted Quaker Cemetery and church near Perryopolis, PA.

Exploring the Haunted Quaker Church in Fayette County

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The "haunted Quaker Church" just outside of Perryopolis in Fayette County is much more famous for what allegedly happened there than what actually happened there! What is certain is that the current stone chapel sitting...
Exploring th ethree historic lighthouses in Erie Pennsylvania.

Exploring the Historic Lighthouses of Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania is home to three historic lighthouses, all of which helped mariners navigate their way along the shores of Lake Erie and into or out of the Erie harbors and Presque Isle Bay. And...
The best things to see and do at the Grice Museum in Clearfield Pennsylvania.

Exploring the Grice Museum in Clearfield County

If you're looking for an "only in central Pennsylvania" destination to visit with the family this summer, the Grice Museum in Clearfield should be high on your list! Here you'll find nearly 70 classic cars...
Vintage VW Bug on display at Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum in Pottsville.

Exploring Jerry’s Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum in Pottsville

The first thing you should know about Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum in Pottsville is that it is MUCH more than just another car museum! Oh sure - there are PLENTY of rare and...

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