Visit some of the most important sites of U.S. history and enjoywatching some of its best professional sports teams.
You could call Pennsylvania thebirthplace of the United States. For appreciation of our nation’s history, walkthe heritage trails of Philadelphia.In Independence National Historical Park,visit Independence Hall, where theDeclaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. Nearby, seethe Liberty Bell Center, housing thefamous bell with its iconic crack.
Elsewhere in Philadelphia, enjoyvaried cultural experiences at the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Eastern State Penitentiary museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, Morris Arboretum, and the PleaseTouch Museum for kids of all ages. See what a Philly cheesesteak sandwichshould taste like in the town where it originated and cheer on the PhiladelphiaPhillies baseball and Philadelphia Eagles football teams.
In Pittsburgh, the Pirates play baseball at one of the country’s bestballparks, PNC Park. Watch theSteelers play football or enjoy cultural activities at other Steel City sites: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum ofNatural History and the gardens of PhippsConservatory. If you love to ride a bike, you can literally go to BicycleHeaven when you visit this large museum and bike shop dedicated to cycling.
Hike along the Appalachian Trailnear Harrisburg or take a cruise onthe Susquehanna River. See the StateCapitol with its beautiful American Renaissance architecture and fine arttreasures. As you drive past the village of Dauphin Borough, notice the smallreplica of the Statue of Liberty, originally installed by vandals, but nowadopted by the community.
Visit Hershey, home of the well-known chocolate factory and much-lovedcandies. Take a factory tour and sample chocolate at Hershey’s Chocolate World and bring the kids to Hersheypark for 12 roller coasters andwaterpark activities.
Nearby Lancaster has a large Pennsylvania Dutch community. Visit smallfarm markets to purchase delicious fresh produce and hand-made quilts. Sharethe road with horse-drawn carriages, the preferred mode of transportation forthe area’s Mennonite community.
Enjoy a living history lesson andlively activities in Pennsylvania, the second state admitted to the UnitedStates of America.