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Explore Pennsylvania History

When you explore Pennsylvania’s history through this website, not only are you introduced to exciting new featured stories and attractions, but you also have the ability to travel back into the past. Interact through the use of visually enhanced features and keep up-to-date with Pennsylvania events. The rich heritage of the people and events surrounding the start of America is divided into areas enabling you to Explore PA History, Visit PA Regions, and Teach PA History.

Explore PA History – The writers on this site have organized the more than 1,800 Historical Markers within Pennsylvania’s borders by theme. Stories highlight specific aspects of Pennsylvania’s history and the Historical Markers help bring specific areas in PA History to life.

Visit PA Regions – Select a region from the map on the left to further explore Pennsylvania’s regions. Once inside you can learn about the area’s history, conduct an attractions search, get a suggested travel itinerary, and more.

Teach PA History – Teachers will be better prepared for classroom discussions after finding numerous lesson plans relating to a particular year, story, region of PA, or discipline of their choice.

In all, this is a great way to learn more about the second state to join the Union.


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