Pennsylvania's Historical Sites

The Trail of History in Pennsylvania

As you wander around Philadelphia, there are many other sites to see. There are plenty of signs that depict historical events or locations where prominent people lived or did significant things. There are sculptures that pay tribute to people who played a significant role in history on the Philadelphia Monuments page.

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Gettysburg Battle of Gettysburg
One of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Gettysburg was a turning point for the Union Army.
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United Flight 93 Memorial Flight 93 Memorial
Images of the construction of the United Airlines Flight 93 Memorial Site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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James Buchanan's Wheatland Wheatland - President James Buchanan's Home
Wheatland was the home of James Buchanan, the only President of the United States to come from Pennsylvania.
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Bird in Hand Skirmish Bird-In-Hand Skirmish
Located in Newtown, PA, the Bird-In-Hand Tavern is where a group of loyalists attacked the uniform manufacturing facility for the Union Army.
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Washington's Crossing Pennsylvania Washington's Crossing - Pennsylvania
Washington's Crossing (Pennsylvania) consists of three actual state parks. The first is the actual site where Washington crossed to on his journey from New Jersey, and where he later returned to New Jersey from.
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Bowman's Tower as seen from the Thompson Neeley House Bowman's Tower
The second site is Bowman's Tower, where soldiers watched the movements of the British army encamped on the New Jersey side of the river.
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Thompson-Neely House Thompson-Neeley House
Washington's Crossing (Pennsylvania) consists of three actual state parks. The first is the actual site where Washington crossed to on his journey from New Jersey, and where he later returned to New Jersey from.
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Washington's Crossing Burial Grounds Washington Crossing Burial Grounds
The Washington's Crossing Burial Grounds and Monument are located along the canal walk just south of the Thompson-Neeley house.
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Valley Forge State Park Valley Forge
Valley Forge National Historical Park is one of our nation's most famous sites. To properly study all that this park has to offer, I would suggest you plan on taking two days to tour it.
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Pearl S. Buck Home and Foundation Headquarters Pearl S. Buck Home and Foundation
For those who enjoy literature, a visit to the Pearl S Buck Home is a must. And for the rest of us who enjoy historic villages from the beginning of our country and before, a visit to Historic Fallsington is a must see.
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Bucks County Covered Bridges Bucks County Covered Bridges
Covered bridges are prolific in the Northeastern United States. There are many in Pennsylvania, and the ones in the page on Bucks County Covered Bridges are great examples of these important historical buildings.
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The Battle of Brandywine Creek The Battle of Brandywine Creek
The battle of Brandywine Creek was held on September 11, 1777, and was not one of General Washington's better battles.
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Hopewell Furnace Hopewell Furnace
Hopewell Furnace was a critical supplier of iron products to the new American Army during the Revolutionary War.
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Historic Philadelphia

Elfreths Alley is the oldest continuously populated neighborhood in the country. Elfreth's Alley
Elfreth's Alley has been continuously occupied since 1713, and is still occupied today. It containes a number of hidden gems, including the storytellers square, and a hidden alley to some homes that are not often seen by the public.
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The Betsy Ross House Betsy Ross House
The Betsy Ross House is available for tours, and has one of the few 13 star flags hanging over the front of the house.
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Christ Church Christ Church
Christ Church contains a pew with a plaque denoting the original occupant, George Washington.
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Christ Church burial ground is the final resting place for Benjamin Franklin and his wife. Christ Church Burial Ground
Christ Church Burial Ground has been in continuous use since 1719 and contains the graves of five of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, as well as many other prominent citizens from that era.
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Independence Square Independence Square
Independence square is the center of the historical district. It consists of the four major buildings. Independence Hall contains two wings in addition to the main structure.
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Independence Hall Independence Hall
The site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, this most historic and revered site is actually made up of three buildings.
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Liberty Bell located in the Liberty Bell Center Liberty Bell Center
No visit would be complete without seeing the Liberty Bell. This center contains many items made to celebrate the liberty bell as well as historical drawings and artifacts from the creation and placement of the bell in Philadelphia.
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Congress Hall Congress Hall
Built to house the first Continental Congress and first House of Representatives, this building witnessed many turning points of our current form of government. The building has been restored exactly as it appeared in the 1800's, right down to......
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Philadelphia Monuments Philadelphia Monuments
Philadelphia is rich in artwork. Many sculptures depicting dignitaries can be found throughout the city. Below are just some of the ones that are available for viewing.
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USS Bacuna USS Bacuna
Tour this fully restored World War II subarine..
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