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Philadelphia and its Countryside/Lehigh Valley Trail of History Attractions

Pennsylvania's Trail of History is comprised of historic sites and museums across the Commonwealth that are operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. These attractions bring history to life for the enjoyment of all ages. The following attraction or attractions represent where the Trail of History passes through this region.

Brandywine Battlefield Park
Visit this park that was the headquarters of Washington during the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. The Battle of Brandywine was fought by the British and Americans here on September 11, 1777. The two farm houses used by Washington and Lafayette as their quarters stand today much as they were during the battle. Take part in an educational program, visit Washington and Lafayette's headquarters and even take a driving tour. Learn More...(this link
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Morton Homestead and Governor Printz Park
The original portion, made of logs, may be the oldest surviving structure in Pennsylvania and illustrates the building methods of the Swedish and Finnish settlers of the region. It was built in the late 17th century by Morton Mortonson, great-grandfather of John Morton, signer of the Declaration of Independence and is the earliest documented example of log cabin building in the United States. Learn More...(this link
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Hope Lodge and Mather Mill
One of the finest examples of Georgian Architecture, this house is a showcase of architecture and interiors from two time periods. Some rooms are shown as the house would have been furnished when it was first built by Samuel Morris, in the Colonial era, 1743 to 1770. Named after Henry Hope (for whose family the "Hope Diamond" is named), the Hope Lodge is located minutes from Philadelphia. Learn More...(this link
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Graeme Park
This unusual country house on 42 acres was erected between 1723 and 1735 and served as the summer home for colonial Governor Sir William Keith. Sold to Dr. Thomas Graeme in 1739, it is the only remaining Colonial Pennsylvania Governor's residence. It offers a nature trail, guided tours, picnic tables and special events and programs throughout the year. Learn More...(this link
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Washington Crossing Historic Park
Visit the site where General George Washington and 2,400 troops crossed the icy Delaware River on Christmas night, 1776. The soldiers entered Trenton the following morning, surprising Hessian troops and taking one thousand prisoners. Open for visitation are the Thompson Mill, the Thompson-Neely House, McConkey Ferry Inn, Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve and the 100-foot high Bowmans Hill Tower. Also are the lush wildflower trails that encompass more than 100 acres of the park's land. Learn More...(this link
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Pennsbury Manor
Pennsbury is the 43 acre plantation of William Penn. A monument to the founder of Pennsylvania, it includes the reconstructed Manor House, Bake and Brew, stable, outbuildings, formal and kitchen gardens and grounds. William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, planned and directed the construction of Pennsbury Manor, located on the Delaware River, 25 miles north of Philadelphia. It was his official residence during his second visit to Pennsylvania from 1699-1701. Learn More...(this link
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