PA Historic Places

Pennsylvania’s best historic destinations.

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 collage of four photos showcasing the East Broad Top Railroad in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. The first image captures a steam locomotive with billowing smoke at sunset. The second shows a conductor aboard the locomotive. The third depicts the train amidst a winter landscape with white smoke against the hills. The last image is of an open passenger car traveling through a lush green forest.

Riding the East Broad Top Railroad in Huntingdon County

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If you're looking for information about the East Broad Top Railroad in Huntingdon County, you're in the right place! The East Broad Top Railroad is one of the nation's oldest and best-preserved narrow-gauge railroads. The railroad...
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...
Entering the Yuengling Brewery for the free tour.

Touring the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville

Yuengling beer is one of Pennsylvania's best-known and most-beloved products, right up there with Hershey's chocolate and Zippo lighters. And since 1829, the Yuengling family has been brewing beer in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, earning Yuengling...
Entrance to the gym at Muhammad Ali's training camp in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania.

Exploring Fighter’s Heaven – Muhammad Ali’s Training Camp in PA

Would it surprise you to learn that Muhammad Ali, perhaps the greatest boxer of all time, prepared for some of his biggest fights at a training camp he built in rural Pennsylvania? Muhammad Ali was...
Postcard image of the Grand View Point Hotel along the Lincoln Highway.

Remembering the Grand View Ship Hotel in Bedford County

The Grand View Ship Hotel was, in its prime, one of the most famous attractions along the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental automobile route linking the east and west coasts of the United States. Now...
Aerial view of Austin Dam ruins in Potter County Pennsylvania.

Exploring the Austin Dam Ruins in Potter County

Austin Dam in Potter County was billed as "the dam that could not break" at the time of its construction in 1909. Yet two years later it broke, with catastrophic consequences, on September 30....