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Pennsylvania Trails of History


History is just ahead! With over 300 years of American history at your fingertips, which trail will YOU take? Follow Pennsylvania's Trails of History through our nation's farming, industrial, military and community roots. Jump in the car, fill the tank and spend a day traveling back through the centuries. Click on a Trail or a site and plan your journey today!


In Pennsylvania, all roads lead to history. To help find your path, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has blazed several special-interest trails leading to some of Pennsylvania’s most historic sites. We invite you to explore one site at a time, travel an entire trail, or create your own road trip to Pennsylvania’s past. No matter whether you choose one of our classic trails, a trail based on PHMC’s annual themes, or if you blaze your own, we’re sure it will lead you to experience and embrace the people, places, and events that make Pennsylvania so special.

Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Individual level members and those at the higher levels receive free admission to all of the historic sites and museums on PHMC's Pennsylvania Trails of History™. Visit the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation website for more information about membership or to join today.

We know that history is best when it's shared. We've set up a variety of social media options to keep you up to date as to what's happening across the PA Trails of History. Find out what goes on behind the scenes at our historic sites on the Trailheads blog, browse our Youtube channel for the latest videos, take a look on Flickr, follow us on Twitter, and become a fan on Facebook.

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For help in planning your trip and finding nearby attractions, restaurants and lodging check VisitPA.com VisitPa.com