- Historic Sites
Joseph Priestley House
Priestley is best known for his achievements in chemistry, but he was also a prolific theologian, an innovative educator, and a liberal political philosopher. As a religious dissenter of the Church of England, in 1794, he came to the United States seeking haven from political and religious persecution. Today, visitors can tour the home and gain perspective on Priestley's life in rural Pennsylvania, one which he grew to love in his last years.