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Spending the night at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro Pennsylvania.

Spending the Night at the Historic Penn Wells Hotel

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If you've ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night at the historic Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro, you're in the right place! I had a chance to stay there in October...
Exploring the Historic Round Barn near Gettysburg Pennsylvania

Exploring the Historic Round Barn Near Gettysburg

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The historic Round Barn near Gettysburg is truly one of the most interesting and beautiful barns in Pennsylvania! Located approximately 8 miles west of downtown Gettysburg, the Round Barn has been a tourist attraction from...
York PA and the first National Thanksgiving Day.

York, PA and the First National Thanksgiving

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A historical marker in downtown York, Pennsylvania declares it the site of "The First National Thanksgiving". So does that mean everything you learned about the Pilgrims was a lie?! Certainly not - for more than 150...
Exploring Historic Hanna's Town in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania.

Exploring Historic Hanna’s Town in Westmoreland County

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Historic Hanna's Town, established in 1773, was the first county seat of Westmoreland County, and hosted the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains! The Birth of Hanna's Town The town was named for Robert...
Exploring Victorian Bellefonte in Centre County Pennsylvania.

Exploring Victorian Bellefonte in Centre County

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Historic Bellefonte is both the county seat of Centre County and the "Victorian Jewel" of Pennsylvania! Located 12 miles northeast of State College and Penn State, it is considered one of the best preserved historic...
Exploring Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte Pennsylvania.

Exploring Talleyrand Park in Historic Bellefonte

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Talleyrand Park is one of the crown jewels of historic Bellefonte in Centre County! In a town perhaps best known for its Victorian architecture, its hard to believe that this beautiful greenspace on the banks...
Scenes from the Remember Me Rose Garden Flight 93 tribute in Somerset County Pennsylvania.

Visiting the Remember Me Rose Garden Near Shanksville

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The Remember Me Rose Garden is a living tribute to the passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93, who sacrificed their own lives to save countless others during the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks on America. This...
Exploring Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.

Exploring Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is America's most-historic (and some say most-haunted) prison! This was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true remorse, in the hearts of prisoners. Known for...
Exploring Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

Exploring Independence Hall in Philadelphia

Independence Hall in Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States! In 1776, the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence here. Eleven years later, in the same room, delegates to the Constitutional Convention created...
Visiting the Rocky Statue and Steps at the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Visiting the Rocky Statue and Steps in Philadelphia

The Rocky Statue and Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are iconic cultural symbols of the City of Brotherly Love, and two of its most popular tourist attractions. The fact that a life-size replica...

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