Friday Fifty State Focus
Thinking about a big family vacation to Pennsylvania? If your family loves history or incorporating learning activities into your vacations, then Pennsylvania is for you.
ExplorePAHistory divides the state into eight regions:
- Lake Erie Region – Located on the coast of Lake Erie, this region was home to routes of the Underground Railroad
- Allegheny National Forest Region – This beautiful region leads to lessons on railroads, lumber companies and settling the land. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the woodland wilderness.
- Valleys of the Susquehanna -You’ll enjoy visiting the birthplace of Memorial Day, covered bridges and Pennsylvania Military Museum
- Poconos / Endless Mountains – Plan an educational trip to Lackawanna Coal Mine or visit Steamtown, USA to learn about railroad history
- Pittsburgh Region – Visit the Steel City to learn about early America and the Industrial Revolution
- Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies – Attend the re-enactment of the Battle of Bushy Run or retrace George Washington’s steps as he explored the area
- Hershey/Gettysburg/Dutch Country Region – Visit York, the first capital of the United States or enjoy the Amish countryside
- Philadelphia and its Countryside/Lehigh Valley – Home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Valley Forge
The Keystone State is rich in history. Pennsylvania was one of the original 13 colonies, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and Gettysburg. There’s so much more than I’ve listed here. Visit Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for a list of Historic places by region for further vacation planning.
Plan a trip to any of these great cities in Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Erie, Hershey, Bethlehem, Scranton, and Altoona. Find a hotel that sleeps 5, 6, 7, 8 in any of these great cities at SixSuitcaseTravel.com.
Does your big family love Pennsylvania? Tell me about it!