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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Play golf on the oldest continuously running course in USA. Visit the American Golf Hall of Fame and the Hickory Stick Pub.

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.

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.

The Jefferson County History Center offers research facilities, exhibits, public programs, publications, and gift items related to Jefferson County. Open Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Events

july

2019sun14jul(jul 14)10:00 amsat20(jul 20)10:00 pmFeaturedJefferson County Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm (20) EST Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1514 Rt. 28N, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sun21jul(jul 21)9:00 amsat27(jul 27)10:00 pmFeaturedClarion County Fair9:00 am - 10:00 pm (27) EST Clarion County Fairgrounds, 137 Park Road Fairmount City PACounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019thu25jul(jul 25)12:00 amsat27(jul 27)11:59 pmFeaturedAllegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo12:00 am - 11:59 pm (27) EST Flying W Ranch, 685 Flying W Ranch RdCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Motorsports

2019thu25jul(jul 25)12:00 amsun28(jul 28)11:59 pmFeaturedEast Brady Riverfest12:00 am - 11:59 pm (28) EST East BradyCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine,Music

august

2019sun04aug(aug 4)12:00 amsat10(aug 10)11:59 pmFeaturedSykesville Ag and Youth Fair12:00 am - 11:59 pm (10) EST Sykesville Fair GroundsCounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019mon05aug(aug 5)12:00 amsat10(aug 10)11:59 pmFeaturedCameron County Fair12:00 am - 11:59 pm (10) EST Cameron County Fair, 1043 Rich Valley Rd, Emporium, PACounties:CameronCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019tue06augAll Daysat10FeaturedElk County Fair(All Day) EST Elk County Fairgrounds, 316 Dietz Rd, Kersey, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine

2019sat10aug(aug 10)8:00 amsun11(aug 11)7:00 pmFeaturedCookie Daze Festival8:00 am - 7:00 pm (11) EST Rimersburg, Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019tue13aug(aug 13)5:00 pmsat17(aug 17)11:59 pmFeaturedKnox Horse Thief Days5:00 pm - 11:59 pm (17) EST Downtown Knox and surrounding area Knox PA 16232Counties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019thu15aug(aug 15)12:00 amsun18(aug 18)11:59 pmFeaturedTionesta Indian Festival12:00 am - 11:59 pm (18) EST TionestaCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Music

2019sat17aug(aug 17)8:00 amsun18(aug 18)8:00 pmFeaturedElk Expo8:00 am - 8:00 pm (18) 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

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