Historical Attractions & Museums

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region consists of five distinct counties, each proudly displaying their rich heritage and history. The region boasts many historical attractions and museums that offer visitors plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time.

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Two and a half miles east of East Brady, a spectacular eight-mile panoramic view of the magnificent bend in the nationally recognized Allegheny River. Bring your camera.

Display of glass from local industry, pictures, and artifacts of lumbering, mining, and farming history. A separate genealogical research area is available. No admission fees. Tuesday and Thursday 1-5 p.m.

Historic cold-blast charcoal iron furnace built in 1844, 32 feet tall. Maximum production 1,200 tons/ year. Abandoned in 1858 due to lack of timber for fuel.

Wildlife museum with more than 100 taxidermy displays. World-famous whitetails, including RDM Goliath, world's highest-scoring antlers. Admission included with Double Diamond Deer Ranch. Group tours available.

Located in the center of the square in Driftwood on Route 555 is a memorial to the Bucktail Regiment who answered President Lincoln’s call for volunteers during the Civil War.

Cameron County Canvas murals throughout Emporium, painted by Michael Pilato and Yuri Karabash, funded by the Sylvan Heritage Council, depict county residents and military personnel.

Built July 4, 1890. Original courtroom still has seats used by the Bucktailers at their reunion, alongside the rare "unblindfolded" Lady Justice who sees all.

One of PA's top 10 seasonal museums. More than 15,000 items including tools and photos from lumbering and dynamite industries, personal effects from Tom Mix and General Joseph McNarney.

This structure, the third to be erected, was built in the Queen Anne-style in 1883 at a cost of more than $97,000. The building's tower is 214 feet high.

Tour our Sutton-Ditz House Museum for local history exhibits including lumber, iron, and glass making. Visit our Fulton Library for local history and genealogy research.

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2018thu16aug(aug 16)12:00 amsun19(aug 19)11:59 pmFeaturedTionesta Indian Festival12:00 am - 11:59 pm (19) EST TionestaCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Music

2018sat18aug(aug 18)8:00 amsun19(aug 19)8:00 pmFeaturedElk Expo8:00 am - 8:00 pm (19) EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Music,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs

2018sun26aug1:00 pmsun5:00 pmFeaturedSt. Mary's Airport Drag Races1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST St. Mary's Airport, 159 Cessna Road, St. Marys, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure,Sports

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2018sat08sep10:00 amsat3:00 pmFeaturedWojack Weekend in Punxsutawney10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St, Punxsutawney, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Featured,Other

2018fri14sep(sep 14)11:00 amsun16(sep 16)5:00 pmFeaturedBavarian Fall Fest11:00 am - 5:00 pm (16) EST St. Mary's Chamber, 53 S. St. Marys St, St. Mary's, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018sat15sep(sep 15)10:00 amsun16(sep 16)5:00 pmFeaturedCoolspring Power Museum Open Day10:00 am - 5:00 pm (16) EST Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd., Coolspring, 179 Coolspring RdCounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,History & Heritage

2018thu27sep(sep 27)7:00 pmsat29(sep 29)4:00 pmFeaturedMarienville Oktoberfest7:00 pm - 4:00 pm (29) EST Marienville, Main St, Marienville, PACounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018sat29sep(sep 29)12:00 amsun07oct(oct 7)11:59 pmFeaturedAutumn Leaf Festival12:00 am - (october 7) 11:59 pm EST Clarion, Main St, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Arts,Children’s Events,Crafts & Markets,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine

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