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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Explore acres of Mountain Laurel. Pavilion, benches, and a driving loop to view Pennsylvania’s State Flowers, which feature beautiful pink and white blooms in June.

On the Allegheny River at Tionesta, 22.5-acre island, open to public use, offers a boat launch, fishing pier, one-mile walk/bike trail, and Sherman Memorial Lighthouse.

Displays a number of tools used by the wood hicks (lumbermen) as well as barge builders. Includes photos from the Collins Mill in Nebraska and the Wheeler and Dusenbury Mills in Newtown and Endeavor.

Stone walkway featuring 600-plus granite plaques honoring local veterans, a Civil War monument, a special "Veterans' Walkway" and "Citizens' Walkway" informational kiosk, and antique gristmills.

Explore Punxsutawney area history and research family genealogy. Visit Bennis and Lattimer House special exhibits and Punxsy Groundhog Day History Museum and gift shop.

Tribute to unsung heroes of coal mining industry, those who lost their lives in the mines and those who spent their lives in the mines.

The science and folklore of weather comes alive with fun interactive exhibits, theater, and gift shop in a historic building.

Includes 730 homes, businesses and churches featuring Millionaires' Row. Structures built from 1855 on, in an incredible variety of styles. Maps at Ridgway-Elk County Chamber Main Street.

Hiking trail through 67 engraved boulders carved by Douglas M. Stahlman in the early 1900s, including Chapel Rock, where he lived and penned his journals. Pet friendly, picnic area.

Pennsylvania's only inland working lighthouse, 55 feet tall, 16 feet diameter, and seven stories. Open for public tours several times each year.



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


2019fri13sep(sep 13)11:00 amsun15(sep 15)5:00 pmFeaturedBavarian Fall Fest11:00 am - 5:00 pm (15) EST St. Mary's Chamber, 53 S. St. Marys St, St. Mary's, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019fri20sep(sep 20)9:00 amsun22(sep 22)4:00 pmFeaturedPeanut Butter Festival9:00 am - 4:00 pm (22) EST New BethlehemCounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019fri27sep(sep 27)7:00 amsun29(sep 29)4:00 pmFeaturedMarienville Oktoberfest7:00 am - 4:00 pm (29) EST Marienville Town Square, Route 66 Cherry StreetCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sat28sep(sep 28)12:00 amsun06oct(oct 6)11:59 pmFeaturedAutumn Leaf Festival12:00 am - (october 6) 11:59 pm EST Clarion, Main St, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Crafts & Markets,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine,Theater & Arts

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