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Heritage Parks
Pennsylvania's Heritage Parks are about the eras of steel and iron making, coal mining, the oil boom, canal and road building, blazing the early roads and highways and living off the land. They're about the influx of immigrants, the challenges and triumphs of a determined people and the birth of liberty and independence. They are why Pennsylvania became the Hearth of America. We invite you to learn more and visit our Heritage Parks.

The National Road State Heritage Corridor
The National Road State Heritage Corridor Map - Link to more informationThe National Road Heritage Corridor traverses the 90-mile stretch of the Historic National Road in Pennsylvania. The first federally funded road in the United States, a portion of which is currently known as Route 40, this corridor celebrates the history and heritage of the southwest corner of the park. The "road" tells the story of four distinct historic eras: Early Trails & Military Roads (pre-1800: Nemacolin's Trail and Mingo's Path), Construction of the National Road (1806-1835), Toll Road Era (1836-1900) the road is turned over to individual states, and the Automobile Era (1900s), when automobile touring becomes a popular pastime. Visit this heritage park...

Rivers of Steel
Rivers of Steel Park Map - Link to more informationDiscover the legacy of Big Steel as you explore the Pittsburgh area and the river valleys of Southwestern Pennsylvania. On riverboats and buses, you'll visit the great mill towns that gave this region the title "Steel Making Capital of the World." In Homestead, Aliquippa, and the other "company" towns, you'll learn how steel and mine workers struggled for safer working conditions, decent wages, and the right to organize. Visit this heritage park...

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