Parks in Pennsylvania

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

Canals and railroads-remnants of Northeastern Pennsylvania's prosperous coal age-form the spine of this more than 150-mile Corridor.
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.
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 Villag

This is the 1840s home of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America's finest and most influential writers.
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.

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 Nor

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 Tre
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 G
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 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.

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, a

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

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, 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

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 commemorates the collective sacrifices and dedication of the Revolutionary War generation.

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