National Park Service | Pennsylvania
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
The Allegheny Portage Railroad, first constucted over the Allegheny Mtns., was an inclined plane railroad which operated between 1834-1854. It was considered a technological wonder and played a critical role in opening the interior of the US to trade and settlement.
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Canals and railroads-remnants of Northeastern Pennsylvania's prosperous coal age-form the spine of this more than 150-mile Corridor.
Delaware National Scenic River
The section of the Delaware River that is designated the Middle Delaware National Scenic River is 40 miles long and is contained completely within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
The Delaware Water Gap preserves 40 miles of the Delaware River and approximately 70,0000 acres of land along the river's New Jersey & Pennsyvania shores. A one-day auto tour of the park can include waterfalls, rural scenery, and historic Millbrook Village.
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
This is the 1840s home of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America's finest and most influential writers.
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders.
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Colonial troops commanded by 22 year old Colonel George Washington were defeated in this small stockade at the "Great Meadow". This opening battle of the French and Indian War began a seven year struggle between Great Britain and France for control of North America. Great Britain's success in this war helped pave the way for the American Revolution.
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Friendship Hill National Historic Site preserves the country estate of Albert Gallatin, a Swiss emigrant who served his adopted nation during the early years of the republic. Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations in which he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark exploration.
Gettysburg National Cemetery
It was here during the dedication ceremony on November 19, 1863, that President Abraham Lincoln spoke of "these honored dead..." and renewed the Union cause to reunite the war-torn nation with his most famous speech, the "Gettysburg Address". Today, the Gettysburg National Cemetery is the final resting place for American veterans from all of this country's major wars and conflicts.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Located 50 miles northwest of Baltimore, the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was the site of the largest Civil War battle ever waged in the Western Hemisphere. It was here that President Abraham Lincoln delivered his immortal Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.
Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church was built between 1698 - 1700 and is the oldest church in Pennsylvania. Revolutionary War patriots rest in the churchyard burial ground.
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is one of the finest examples of a rural American 19th century iron plantation. The buildings include a blast furnace, the ironmaster's mansion, and auxiliary structures.
Independence National Historical Park
Independence National Historical Park is often referred to as the birthplace of our nation. Visitors can see the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of freedom, and Independence Hall, where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were created.
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
The Johnstown Flood has everything to interest the modern mind: a wealthy resort, an intense storm, an unfortunate failure of a dam, the destruction of a working class city, and an inspiring relief effort. Over 2,209 people died on the day the dam went, and thousands more were injured, in one of the worst disasters in our Nation's history.
New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve
The Pinelands National Reserve includes portions of seven southern New Jersey counties, and encompasses over one-million acres of farms, forests and wetlands. As a United States Biosphere Reserve, the Pinelands also serves as a laboratory for fostering a harmonious relationship between humans and their environment through a program of research.
Steamtown National Historic Site
Steamtown National Historic Site preserves the era of the steam engine which lumbers back to life. The cinders, grease, oil, steam and people of railroading have returned.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Thaddeus Kosciuszko, became one of the 18th century's greatest champions of American and Polish freedom. The house at the corner of Third and Pine Streets, where Thaddeus Kosciuszko resided during the winter of 1797-1798, serves as a memorial to his life and accomplishments.
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River stretches 73.4 miles (118.3 km) along the New York-Pennsylvania border and is the longest free-flowing river in the Northeast.
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates the collective sacrifices and dedication of the Revolutionary War generation.