Pennsylvania, one of the 13 original colonies, has a diverse terrain, which includes wide stretches of farmland, national forests and mountains. The rich history of Philadelphia, the Keystone State’s largest city, can be seen on display in Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and the Liberty Bell stands, an enduring symbol of American freedom. Nearly every activity you can imagine can be done in Pennsylvania, including beach going and hiking in the gorgeous mountains!
In the heart of Lancaster County, in Ronks, PA, is a 12-acre village offering the total Amish Experience. Learn about Amish home life, customs and traditions, and how they adapt to the modern world around them.
Open since 1904, the “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is among the Keystone State’s most famous scenic attractions. This unique series of eight waterfalls, nestled deep in the wooded Pocono Mountains, is accessible through a well-designed network of hiking trails and bridges which afford fabulous views of the falls and the surrounding forest.
Named one of “12 landmarks that will change the way you see the world”, Mill Run, PA plays host to Fallingwater which is the only remaining Frank Lloyd Wright house with its setting, original furnishings and artwork still intact. Entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963, over four million people have visited Fallingwater since it opened to the public in 1964.
At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, you can experience the Gettysburg Film, Cyclorama and Museum: A New Birth of Freedom, narrated by Morgan Freeman, gives you real life glimpse at the issues faced during Civil War, and provides an orientation to the battle of Gettysburg.
Hersheypark was originally created by Milton S. Hershey as leisure grounds for employees of Hershey’s Chocolate Factory. Today, the family theme park welcomes guests from around the world to experience Hersheypark all year long! May all your chocolate dreams come true!
He only lived there a year, but Edgar Allan Poe’s former home on North 7th Street in Philadelphia is alive with the beloved poet’s memory. Poe, with his wife and mother-in-law, lived in the little house from 1843 to 1844. It was while he lived in this house that he penned two famous stories, “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Gold Bug.”
For winter sports enthusiasts, Pennsylvania is a giant, snowy welcome mat. You’ll find 20 ski resorts, with runs ranging from bunny to double black diamond. From high verticals to terrain parks, you’ll find an outdoor thrill for all skill levels.