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

may

2019fri24may(may 24)7:00 pmsun26(may 26)10:00 pmFeaturedCook Forest Living History Weekend7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (26) EST Cook Forest State Park Office, Rt 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook ForestCategory:Featured,History & Heritage,Holiday

2019sat25may10:00 am8:00 pmFeaturedMayfest10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST Fryburg, Main StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

june

2019sat01jun10:00 amsun02(jun 2)5:00 pmFeaturedSawmill Center Herb & Fiber Festival10:00 am - 5:00 pm (2) EST Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019thu13jun(jun 13)7:00 amsat15(jun 15)8:00 pmFeaturedCoolspring Power Museum Exposition and Flea Market7:00 am - 8:00 pm (15) est Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,History & Heritage

2019sat15jun(jun 15)11:00 amsun23(jun 23)10:00 pmFeaturedBrookville Laurel Festival11:00 am - 10:00 pm (23) EST Brookville, Main StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sun30jun(jun 30)12:00 pmsat06jul(jul 6)11:00 pmFeaturedWolf's Corners Fair12:00 pm - (july 6) 11:00 pm EST Wolf's Corner Fairgrounds, 2612 Lake Lucy Road, Tionesta, PACounties:Clarion,ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Holiday

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