National Parks in Pennsylvania

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Allegheny Portage Railroad Located in southwestern Pennsylvania and about 12 miles from Altoona, Allegheny Portage Railroad is the first-ever railroad to be constructed over the Allegheny Mountains. The railroad which till today remains an industrial wonder functioned from 1834 to 1854. The railroad played a huge part in influencing and advancing the American trade market … Read more

Best Quotes about Pennsylvania

USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

I own property in a quiet little town of Pennsylvania.–Davy Jones It’s been a great privilege to serve the people of Pennsylvania.–Arlen Specter Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between.–James Carville I was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania – in Amish Country!–Jonathan Groff The Army War College has been a tradition in … Read more

Philadelphia to Boston Road Trip: See the East Coast in 10 Days!

USA - Massachusetts - Aerial view of Boston, MA, USA

Driving up the East Coast on a Philadelphia to Boston road trip is one of the great American road trips. A route straight through the history of the United States, and one packed full of vibrant, fascinating destinations and glorious scenery. Explore Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, and discover the best the East … Read more

21 Poignant Gettysburg Quotes about the Battle’s Legacy

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Looking for beautiful and thought-provoking quotes about Gettysburg? Here are the best quotes about the Battle of Gettysburg disaster from historians, novelists, survivors, politicians, and pop culture that you can use on your website or your Instagram to help teach people about what happened. Read next: 5 Books about Gettysburg to Inspire Your Civil War Travels … Read more

Philadelphia’s Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe Philadelphia is by far one of my favorite American cities. I used to live there and run a photo-a-day website there, and it’s one of the best cities to live in if you’re a history buff. On today’s episode, we talk about the amazing … Read more

How to Visit Independence Hall, Philadelphia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes … Read more

15 Books about Gettysburg to Inspire Your Civil War Travels

The Virginia Memorial at Gettysburg

I wrote yesterday about my visit to Gettysburg over the weekend.  While browsing the gift shop at the Visitor’s center, I stopped to check out their extensive selection of Civil War inspired nonfiction and novels.  Between visiting Gettysburg and seeing Margaret Mitchell’s house in May, I’ve spent a lot of time this year thinking about the Civil War and … Read more

How to Go on a Self-Guided Driving Tour of Gettysburg

Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa

A Trip I should have Taken Years Ago Living in Philadelphia, I take a lot of trips up and down the Acela/I-95 corridor.  Whether by car, train, plane, or Megabus (RIP Chinatown Bus), I’ve wandered up and down the east coast from Montreal to Florida. Knowing that my long-term plans include leaving the east coast … Read more