National Parks in Pennsylvania

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park is the historic site of one of the most crucial battles of the American Civil War. Fought July 1-3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg resulted in Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s retreat to Virginia and the end of the Confederacy’s hope for independence. The park has several attractions, including the Pennsylvania Monument, which honors the soldiers who served in the Pennsylvania units during the bloody battle.

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Allegheny Portage Railroad

National Historic Site, Gallitzin, PA


National Scenic Trail, Maine to Georgia, CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV

Captain John Smith Chesapeake

National Historic Trail, Various States, VA, MD, DE, DC, PA, NY

Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Watershed, DC, MD, NY, PA, VA, WV

Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network


Delaware & Lehigh

National Heritage Corridor, Easton, PA

Delaware Water Gap

National Recreation Area, Headquarters in Bushkill PA; the park is along the Delaware River in the states of, NJ, PA

Edgar Allan Poe

National Historic Site, Philadelphia, PA

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

American author Edgar Allan Poe lived in several houses while living in Philadelphia from 1837 to 1844, but this is the only one that remains standing. National Park Rangers provide a 30-45 minute guided tour or you can tour the residence on your own and see the author’s rare books and letters, and discover how Poe influence other authors, including Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King.

Photo by: Midnightdreary, Wikimedia Commons

Midnightdreary, Wikimedia Commons


National Historic Site, Gettysburg, PA

First State

National Historical Park, DE, PA

Flight 93

National Memorial, Shanksville, PA

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

The Flight 93 memorial near Shanksville, PA, honors the 40 people who died on the hijacked flight trying to save others. The memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the attacks, with fundraising efforts led in large part by Flight 93 families .

Photo by: Paul Murdoch

Paul Murdoch

Fort Necessity

National Battlefield, Farmington, PA

Friendship Hill

National Historic Site, Point Marion, PA


National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park

More than 50,000 soldiers died during the 3-day Battle of Gettysburg. Today, hundreds of markers dot the battlefield -- including the State of Pennsylvania Monument. The largest monument on the grounds, it commemorates the 34,530 Pennsylvania soldiers who served in battle -- the single largest group of Union forces to do so.

Photo by: Ron Cogswell, flickr

Ron Cogswell, flickr

Gloria Dei Church

National Historic Site, Philadelphia, PA

Hopewell Furnace

National Historic Site, Elverson, PA


National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA

liberty bell, philadelphia, pennsylvania, sunshine, glass windows, courtyard

liberty bell, philadelphia, pennsylvania, sunshine, glass windows, courtyard

USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, liberty bell

Photo by: Ron and Patty Thomas / Photographer's Choice / Getty Images

Ron and Patty Thomas / Photographer's Choice / Getty Images

Johnstown Flood

National Memorial, South Fork, PA

Lower Delaware

National Wild & Scenic River, PA, NJ

North Country

National Scenic Trail, New York to North Dakota , MI, MN, ND, NY, OH, PA, WI

Oil Region

National Heritage Area, Oil City, PA

Potomac Heritage

National Scenic Trail, the corridor between the Chesapeake Bay and the Allegheny Highlands, DC, MD, PA, VA

Rivers of Steel

National Heritage Area, Homestead, PA

Schuylkill River Valley

National Heritage Area, Pottstown, PA


National Historic Site, Scranton, PA

Thaddeus Kosciuszko

National Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Upper Delaware

Scenic & Recreational River, Pike and Wayne (PA) and Delaware, Orange and Sullivan (NY) counties along the Delaware River, NY, PA

Valley Forge

National Historical Park, Valley Forge, PA

Valley Forge

Valley Forge

Travel to Valley Forge, PA. See the military camp of the American Continental Army from 1777 to 1778, during the American Revolutionary War. Explore the Park’s trails Washington Memorial Chapel, National Memorial Arch and Isaac Potts’ house, General George Washington’s Headquarters (pictured) in the winter of 1777.


National Historic Trail, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, DC

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