Pennsylvania

United States of America
Liberty Bell Center which includes a city, a monument and heritage architecture

Visit some of the most important sites of U.S. history and enjoywatching some of its best professional sports teams.

You could call Pennsylvania thebirthplace of the United States. For appreciation of our nation’s history, walkthe heritage trails of Philadelphia.In Independence National Historical Park,visit Independence Hall, where theDeclaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. Nearby, seethe Liberty Bell Center, housing thefamous bell with its iconic crack.

Elsewhere in Philadelphia, enjoyvaried cultural experiences at the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Eastern State Penitentiary museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, Morris Arboretum, and the PleaseTouch Museum for kids of all ages. See what a Philly cheesesteak sandwichshould taste like in the town where it originated and cheer on the PhiladelphiaPhillies baseball and Philadelphia Eagles football teams.

In Pittsburgh, the Pirates play baseball at one of the country’s bestballparks, PNC Park. Watch theSteelers play football or enjoy cultural activities at other Steel City sites: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum ofNatural History and the gardens of PhippsConservatory. If you love to ride a bike, you can literally go to BicycleHeaven when you visit this large museum and bike shop dedicated to cycling.

Hike along the Appalachian Trailnear Harrisburg or take a cruise onthe Susquehanna River. See the StateCapitol with its beautiful American Renaissance architecture and fine arttreasures. As you drive past the village of Dauphin Borough, notice the smallreplica of the Statue of Liberty, originally installed by vandals, but nowadopted by the community.

Visit Hershey, home of the well-known chocolate factory and much-lovedcandies. Take a factory tour and sample chocolate at Hershey’s Chocolate World and bring the kids to Hersheypark for 12 roller coasters andwaterpark activities.

Nearby Lancaster has a large Pennsylvania Dutch community. Visit smallfarm markets to purchase delicious fresh produce and hand-made quilts. Sharethe road with horse-drawn carriages, the preferred mode of transportation forthe area’s Mennonite community.

Enjoy a living history lesson andlively activities in Pennsylvania, the second state admitted to the UnitedStates of America.

Popular cities in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia showing a high-rise building, a monument and central business district
Philadelphia
Known for Historical, Universities and Museums
Food markets, art galleries and heaps of national pride characterise this city that’s steeped in history.

Reasons to visit

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • City Hall
  • Reading Terminal Market
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Known for Sports, River view and Theatres
Known as the Steel City, this American metropolis boasts the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban design with its picturesque hills and glittering architecture.

Reasons to visit

  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Cathedral of Learning
  • Carnegie Museum of Art
Lancaster
Lancaster
Known for Shopping, Entertainment and Theatres
Shop for handmade Amish goods, explore a thriving arts scene and visit some of the oldest attractions in America in this south central Pennsylvania city.

Reasons to visit

  • Dutch Wonderland
  • Amish Farm and House
  • Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Harrisburg featuring a river or creek, cruising and a city
Harrisburg
Known for Dining, Family-friendly and Shopping
Visit Pennsylvania’s capital to discover fascinating American Civil War history, some of the state’s best museums and glorious Victorian and neoclassical architecture

Reasons to visit

  • Pennsylvania State Capitol
  • National Civil War Museum
  • Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
Gettysburg showing military items, a memorial and a statue or sculpture
Gettysburg
Known for Historical, Tours and Universities
This town was the site of one of the most significant Civil War battles. Today, visitors can learn more about the event through re-creations and artifacts.

Reasons to visit

  • Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Gettysburg Battlefield Museum
Erie showing a marina, night scenes and a city
Erie
Known for Shopping, Casinos and Islands
This city, which is Pennsylvania’s gateway to the Great Lakes waterways, also offers plenty to do onshore with parks, museums and active entertainment.