National Parks in Pennsylvania

Bucket list trips for the American history buff.

Gettysburg National Military Park

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Allegheny Portage Railroad

National Historic Site, Gallitzin, PA

Appalachian

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

DC, MD, NY, PA, VA, WV, DE

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

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Eisenhower

National Historic Site, Gettysburg, PA

First State

National Historical Park, DE, PA

Flight 93

National Memorial, Shanksville, PA

Flight 93 Memorial

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Fort Necessity

National Battlefield, Farmington, PA

Friendship Hill

National Historic Site, Point Marion, PA

Gettysburg

National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg National Military Park

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Gloria Dei Church

National Historic Site, Philadelphia, PA

Hopewell Furnace

National Historic Site, Elverson, PA

Independence

National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA

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

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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

Steamtown

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

Washington-Rochambeau

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

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