magnifier top
Visit PA Regions
magnifier bottom
magnifier bottom
Select a region
Links to the Pennsylvania tourism regions Lake Erie Region Allegheny National Forest Region Poconos / Endless Mountains Philadelphia and its Countryside/Lehigh Valley Valleys of the Susquehanna Hershey/Gettysburg/Dutch Country Region Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Pittsburgh Region
Pittsburgh Region
Pittsburgh Region 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.

Old Economy Village
Old Economy Village was the third and final home of the Harmony Society (1785-1905), a German pietistic Christian communal group led to Pennsylvania by George Rapp, seeking religious, social and economic freedom. Economy, built between 1824 and 1830, became a large commercial center which manufactured cotton, wool and silk. See how the followers of George Rapp practiced communal living and explored the more than 16,000 artifacts contained in the village. Learn More...(this link
will open in a new window)

Fort Pitt Museum
Housed in a recreated bastion at the forks of the Ohio River, Fort Pitt Museum depicts the struggle for empire between France and Britain in western Pennsylvania and the Old Northwest. The museum's exhibits recount the events that exploded into the French and Indian war and develop the story of the founding of Pittsburgh. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. As a permanent exhibit, a portion of the Fort's original foundation has been excavated. Learn More...(this link
will open in a new window)

Bushy Run Battlefield
Bushy Run Battlefield preserves and interprets the site of this pivotal battle fought between the British and Native Americans during Pontiac's War (1763-64) and the role of this British victory in maintaining control of North America. Tours, exhibits, and educational programs broaden public understanding and appreciation of Bushy Run Battlefield, Pontiac's War, and the French and Indian War period. Learn More...(this link
will open in a new window)

Back to Top