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Operated between 1834-1854, the first railroad built over the Allegheny Mts. played a critical role in opening the interior of the U.S. to trade and settlement.
This 2,158-mile footpath runs from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, traversing 14 states. The 229-mile section in Pennsylvania follows mountain ridges east of the Alleghenies to the Susquehanna River and then farther south crosses the Great Valley of the Appalachians to the Blue Ridge.
Experience the diversity of the Chesapeake Bay through the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - a system of over 160 parks, refuges, museums, historic communities and water trails in the Bay watershed.
River flows 41 miles through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, affording opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing.
Follow a history trail marked with stories about hearty lumberjacks, coal miners, lock tenders, and railroaders. Explore quiet canal paths, challenging bike trails and the rippling waters of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.
This scenic and historic area preserves relatively unspoiled land on both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides of the middle Delaware River.
The oldest official presidential residence, the Germantown White House, (Deshler-Morris House) twice sheltered George Washington.
The life and work of this American author are portrayed in a three-building complex where Poe lived, 1843-44.
The only home ever owned by Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie.
Commemorates the passengers and crew of Flight 93, who, on September 11, 2001, gave their lives to thwart a planned attack on the Nation's capital.
Colonial troops led by 22-year-old Colonel George Washington were defeated here in the opening battle of the French and Indian War on July 3, 1754.
Preserves country estate of Albert Gallatin, a Swiss emigrant and Secretary of the Treasury (1801-13) during Jefferson and Madison administrations.
Largest battle ever waged in the Western Hemisphere was fought here July 1-3, 1863, resulting in a Union victory.
This national historic site features the second oldest Swedish church in the United States, founded in 1677.
One of the finest examples of a rural American 19th century iron plantation. Includes a blast furnace, the ironmaster's mansion, and auxiliary structures.
Located in central Philadelphia, park includes structures and sites associated with the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.
2,209 people died in the Johnstown Flood of 1889 and Clara Barton successfully led the Red Cross in its first disaster relief effort.
The Lackawanna Heritage Valley works with partners to develop places, programs, and museums all focused on celebrating our pivotal role in America's Industrial Revolution.
The largest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River runs past forests, farmlands, and villages, and it also links some of the most densely populated regions in America.
Hiking Adventures in Seven States The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven states.
Oil Region National Heritage Area in northwestern Pennsylvania tells of the world's first successful commercial oil well and a legacy of petroleum that continues to shape industry, society, and politics.
The Path of Progress is a 500 mile driving route which winds through the hills and valleys of nine scenic southwestern Pennsylvania counties linking key historical sites and diverse points of interest.
Recognizes and commemorates the mix of history and recreation along the Potomac River.
The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area reveals how one region, in a sustained and thunderous blast of innovation, ambition and fire, forever changed America and its place in the world.
The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is the birthplace of the movements that shaped the nation, fueled its growth, and reclaimed its future. It was along the banks of this river and its tributaries that the American, Industrial, and Environmental Revolutions were born.
Interprets the story of main line steam railroading between 1850 and 1950 and includes historic railroading buildings, some dating from 1865.
Life and work of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a military engineer and an 18th century champion of American and Polish freedom, are commemorated here.
Stretching 73 miles along the New York-Pennsylvania border, the longest free-flowing river in the Northeast includes riffles and Class I and II rapids.
Site of the Continental Army's winter encampment (1777-78) includes Washington's headquarters, earthworks, monuments, and markers.