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Adams County Historical Society

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The society manages a museum in Shmucker Hall of the Luthern Theological Seminary, which...
African American Museum In Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The first institution built by a major U.S. city to house and interpret the life and work...
Allegheny County Courthouse And Jail

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Designed by famed architect Henry Hobson Richardson, the Allegheny County Courthouse and...
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Gallitzin, Pennsylvania

Covering 1249 acres, the park serves as the site of what remains of the Allegheny Portage...
Allison Antrim Museum

Greencastle, Pennsylvania

The museum provides a home for the artifacts and history of the settlement of Greencastle...
American Philosophical Society Museum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

It includes scientific specimens and instruments, patent models, portraits, maps, art...
American Revolution Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The American Revolution Center (formerly the Valley Forge Historical Society) is...
Andalusia Estate

Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Home for generations to the Biddle family, Andalusia is one of the finest examples of...
Asa Packer Mansion

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Mary Packer Cummings willed the mansion and all its contents to the county in 1912 and...
Augustus Lutheran Church

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

The first church building of Augustus Lutheran Church is still standing and is the oldest...
Baker Mansion

Altoona, Pennsylvania

Baker Mansion was originally home to ironmaster Elias Baker and his family. Baker...
Baldwin Reynolds House

Meadville, Pennsylvania

First purchased in 1840 from by Justice Henry Baldwin from Squire Lord, the house has...
Barnes Foundation

Merion Station, Pennsylvania

This art gallery possesses more than 2500 objects, including 800 paintings estimated to...
Beaver Area Heritage Foundation

Beaver, Pennsylvania

Founded in 1967 in Beaver, PA, 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, the Beaver Area Heritage...
Beaver County History Center

Freedom, Pennsylvania

The Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation was incorporated as a...
Bethlehem Historic District

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

The Central Bethlehem Historic District is historically important beyond its current...
Betsy Ross House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Betsy Ross House was built over 250 years ago. The front portion was built around...
Bishop White House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tours are limited to 10 people, and tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served...
Boalsburg Heritage Museum

Boalsburg, Pennsylvania

Historical artifacts unique to the area can be seen on display in the museum. You can...
Brandywine Battlefield Park

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

On September 11, 1777, the Patriot army under George Washington came face to face with...
Bucks County Historical Society

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Inspired by the vision and creativity of Henry C. Mercer (1856-1930), it is the mission...
Bushy Run Battlefield

Jeannette, Pennsylvania

The 213 acres of forested and grassy areas that comprise Bushy Run Battlefield,...
Carpenters' Historic Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Since its founding, Carpenters’ House has been the home to numerous tenants in the...
Central Railroad Of New Jersey Station

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Constructed in 1868, the Central Railroad of New Jersey Station was designed by the firm...
Chadds Ford Historical Society

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Three 18th-century structures remain in Chadds Ford - the John Chadds House, the John...
Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From chemistry’s origins to today, the museum brings to life the unexpected beauty...
Christ Church And Burial Ground

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“No other church has played a more significant role in our nation’s birth...
City Tavern

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Tavern was built "for the convenience and credit of the city" by a group of...
Cliveden

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When Benjamin Chew built Cliveden as a summer home in the 1760s to escape Philadelphia's...
Congress Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Constructed in 1787 - 1789 as the Philadelphia County Court House, this building served...
Coplay Cement Company Kilns

Coplay, Pennsylvania

The kilns were soon superseded by rotary kiln technology that required very little labor...
Cornwall Iron Furnace

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Cornwall Furnace is indeed a unique survivor of the early American iron industry....
Cumberland County Historical Society

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

The Cumberland County Historical Society has created a new dynamic museum that will...
Daniel Boone Homestead

Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

The Daniel Boone Homestead, located near Reading, Pennsylvania, is a state historic site...
David Bradford House

Washington, Pennsylvania

Bradford was by all means an upstanding citizen, serving at one point as the Deputy...
David Wills House

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Civil War came to the doorstep of the Wills home in 1863. During the Confederate...
Declaration House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Declaration House, located on the southwest corner of 7th and Market Streets, was...
Delaware Water Gap

Bushkill, Pennsylvania

For 40 miles the Middle Delaware River passes between low forested mountains with barely...
Derry Township Historical Society

Hershey, Pennsylvania

The society runs an oral history program, in which it records testimonies from long time...
Dolley Todd House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The tour takes approximately one hour and includes the Bishop White House. Built in 1775...
Eagles Mere Museum

Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania

The brand-new museum includes exhibits on glasswork, farming, railroad, hotel industry as...
Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

It is estimated that more than 300 prisons worldwide are based on the Penitentiary's...
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Visitors step back in time to discover a living record of the comforts and tastes of the...
Eckley Miner's Village

Weatherly, Pennsylvania

Eckely was one of hundreds of small company mining towns, or "patches," built...
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen,” so...
Edinboro Area Historical Society

Edinboro, Pennsylvania

The property where the house stands was purchased by John B. Clark before 1850 as part of...
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Located near Gettysburg Battlefield, this site was the home of the 34th President, Dwight...
Elfreth's Alley

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Alley is a place where you can learn about what life was like for the working people...
Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata, Pennsylvania

One of America's earliest religious communities, the Ephrata Cloister was founded in 1732...
Equinunk Historical Society

Equinunk, Pennsylvania

H.N. Farley bought the Calder lands and buildings from the estate of Joseph Calder in...
Erie Maritime Museum & Flagship Niagara

Erie, Pennsylvania

The Erie Maritime Museum is the homeport of the historic Flagship Niagara that won the...
Evangelical Historical Society

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The society is located on the second floor of the Philip Schaff Library at Lancaster...
Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Through its detailed and faithful picture of watershed use, the Interpretive Center shows...
Fallingwater

Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Wright designed and built Fallingwater from 1936 to 1939 for the Kaufmann family. In 1938...
Farnsworth House Inn

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Enjoy a variety of period specialty fare brought by servers in period dress at the...
Fireman's Hall Museum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fireman's Hall Museum, located in a restored firehouse in the heart of Philadelphia's...
Fort Bedford Museum

Bedford, Pennsylvania

The fort was used as the staging point for a number of successful raids during the war....
Fort Mifflin On The Delaware

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Originally built in 1771 and continuously used by the U.S. Army until 1952, Fort Mifflin...
Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Farmington, Pennsylvania

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French...
Fort Pitt Museum

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

One of the most important sites of the French and Indian War, this museum tells the story...
Fort Roberdeau

Altoona, Pennsylvania

This fort, built by General Daniel Roberdeau, set out to produce lead to make ammunition...
Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Discovery Heritage Center

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

The Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, part of the Johnstown...
Franklin County Historical Society

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

The society is responsible for the Old Jail Museum, the John Brown House, the Brown's...
Franklin Court

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Franklin Court was the site of the handsome brick home of Benjamin Franklin, who lived...
Free Quaker Meeting House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When the call went out for able-bodied men to bear arms in the colonial militia, an...
Germantown Historical Society Museum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Germantown's story is the story of founding and settlement, religious freedom and...
Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Union victory at the Battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863 ended General Robert...
Glen Foerd

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In the past several years the mansion has been repainted, the one-hundred fifty year old...
Gloria Dei Church

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Imagine the transformation - town becomes city - 13 colonies become a nation –...
Graeme Park

Horsham, Pennsylvania

The center of the estate is the Keith House, which has remained largely intact since the...
Grove City Area Historical Society

Grove City, Pennsylvania

The society is still relatively new, founded in 1998, but plans special events and...
Grumblethorpe

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Built from stone quarried on and oak cut from the Wisters' extensive property, the house...
Grundy Museum

Bristol, Pennsylvania

Housed in a mansion overlooking the scenic Delaware River, this museum explores the local...
Hanover Area Historical Society

Hanover, Pennsylvania

Hanover Area Historical Society, founded in 1965 by local citizens interested in...
Henry Antes House

Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania

This pre-1760s massive stone home is a classic example of early Germanic settlement in...
Herr Family Homestead

Landisville, Pennsylvania

The original 92 acre property was owned by members of the Herr family since 1844....
Hershey Museum

Hershey, Pennsylvania

The Hershey Story guides visitors on a journey through Milton Hershey's lifetime and...
Historic Fallsington

Fallsington, Pennsylvania

In 1690, Samuel Burgess donated six acres to the Meeting for construction of the first...
Historic Hanna's Town

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Hanna's Town, founded in 1773 and named for its founder Robert Hanna, acted as the first...
Historic Rittenhousetown

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

At the heart of the thriving early industrial community known as RittenhouseTown, the...
Historical Society Of Cocalico Valley

Ephrata, Pennsylvania

The society manages the Theodore Sprecher Museum as well as an extensive library and...
Historical Society Of Dauphin County

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The mission of the HSDC is to collect, preserve, exhibit, publish, and promote interest...
Historical Society Of Indiana County

Indiana, Pennsylvania

A society seeking to promote a greater appreciation of Indiana County's rich heritage and...
Historical Society Of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Society's building, designed by Addison Hutton and listed on the City of Philadelphia...
Hope Lodge And Mather Mill

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Hope Lodge was built between 1743 and 1748 by Samuel Morris, a prosperous Quaker...
Independence Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Constructed between 1732 and 1756 as the State House of the Province of Pennsylvania, it...
Independence Seaport Museum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Visitors can explore the science, history and art of boats and boat building at the...
Indiana County Historical Museum

Indiana, Pennsylvania

The museum has both changing and permanent exhibits including one's detailing Indiana...
Isett Acres Museum

Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

The museum is said to hold over 35,000 antiques and collectibles, encompassing all...
Johnson House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A dramatic chapter in this country's struggle for human rights, the Underground Railroad...
Joseph Priestley House

Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Priestley is best known for his achievements in chemistry, but he was also a prolific...
Lancaster County Historical Society

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

A society dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and making accessible...
Landis Valley Museum

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The museum boasts over 100 acres and many historic buildings, as well as a wide variety...
Lebanon County Historical Society

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

The Stoy Museum has exhibits on the early Pennsylvania German inhabitants of the county...
Lehigh Valley Heritage Center

Allentown, Pennsylvania

A museum exploring the history of the settlement of the Lehigh Valley. The museum traces...
Liberty Bell

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Liberty Bell's inscription conveys a message of liberty which goes beyond the words...
Little Beaver Historical Society

Darlington, Pennsylvania

The Historical Society manages two buildings: The Little Beaver Museum, a two story...
Little League Baseball Museum

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Little League Baseball grew from small beginnings in Williamsport in 1939 to being played...
Manheim Historical Society

Manheim, Pennsylvania

This society, founded in 1964, has concentrated on collecting local artifacts and...
Mckeesport Heritage Center

McKeesport, Pennsylvania

The museum consists of six rooms with numerous displays of local memorabilia, including...