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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Each June, take a walk back in time as British, Colonial, French, and American Indian re-enactors battle and portray lifestyles of the 18th century.

On February 2nd, thousands of people from all around the world wait with the Groundhog Club Inner Circle for daybreak and Phil's official prognostication. Open year round. This is a must-see attraction.

A collection of more than 70 antique and classic cars, from the early 1900s to modern specialty cars, plus more than 700 trophy game mounts from around the world.

The GHC Headquarters houses many historical and rare Groundhog Club, Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil items. A must-see location! Free to the public! Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us every February 2nd for Groundhog Day for Phil's prognostication, music, dancing, predawn fireworks, and much more. Gobbler's Knob is also open to the public year round.

Cold-blast charcoal stone furnace and iron works built in 1845 with eight-foot bosh 32 feet high. Originally called "Hieland" or "Highland" in Scottish.

14 stops over a 1/2-mile section of downtown with interpretive signage panels featuring historic locations, topics, and people that helped shape the town.

Historical artifacts and genealogy dating to the community’s founding. The German Catholic Brotherhood founded one of Pennsylvania’s first German settlements, St. Marien Stadt, in 1842.

Educational historic panels on design elements of the 1934 bridge, river history, Seneca Nation, archeological discoveries, and endangered mussels relocation, along with a piece of the original bridge.

150th anniversary celebration Friday, September 13, 2019. Built in Italianate style in 1869 for $86,413. Clock tower is the focal point of Brookville's landscape.  

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december

2018fri16nov(nov 16)2:00 pmsat22dec(dec 22)4:00 pmFeatured2018 Holiday Art Show & Exhibit(november 16) 2:00 pm - (december 22) 4:00 pm EST The Red Brick Gallery, 17 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Arts,Featured,Holiday

2018sat15dec12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedHoliday Open House12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Sinnemahoning State Park, Wildlife Center, Sinnemahoning, PACounties:CameronCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday,State Parks: Events & Programs

2018sat15dec7:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedBeers & Cheers7:00 pm - 10:00 pm est Straub Brewery, 303 Sorg St, St. Marys, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Music

2018sun16dec2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedWurlitzer Christmas Celebration2:00 pm - 4:00 pm est Lincoln Hall, 42 S. Palmer StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

2018sun23dec7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedPittsburgh Symphony Brass- The Song of Christmas7:00 pm - 9:00 pm est Memorial Church of Our Father, 110-136 Church St, Parker, PA Counties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

january

2019sat12jan11:00 am10:00 pmFeatured13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge11:00 am - 10:00 pm est The Medix Hotel 23155 Quehanna Hwy., (Medix Run) WeedvilleCounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure

2019sat12jan12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedBridal Expo12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Allegheny Grille, 40 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Other

2019sat26jan10:00 am7:00 pmFeaturedMarienville Winterfest10:00 am - 7:00 pm EST MACA, 149 Pine St, Marienville, PACounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Outdoor Adventure

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