George Washington really did sleep here. From the American Revolution to the Industrial Revolution – all that and more is right here, waiting to be explored by avowed and novice historians alike.
Allegheny Portage Railroad
The first railroad to be constructed over the Allegheny Mountains, the Allegheny Portage Railroad is an important part of this area's heritage. While visiting the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, people learn how this railroad opened many opportunities for trade and settlement in the 1830s.
Fort Ligonier takes its visitors back more than two centuries ago to the days of the British and American fighting against the French and Indians from 1758-1766. Fort Ligonier holds reenactments, battles encampments, folk crafts and archeological digs.
The Heritage Discovery Center
Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center tells the story of Southern and Eastern European immigrants who settled in this area. Through interactive media sources, visitors experience history firsthand.
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel
The Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, located in Somerset County, honors the heroes of Flight 93 and all who perished on 9/11.
Flight 93 Memorial
This region is home to one of the sentinel events of September 11, 2001. Flight 93 crashed in farmland south of Johnstown. The Flight 93 Memorial will include 2,200 acres of land in nearby Somerset County and will commemorate the brave passengers of Flight 93.
Constructed in 1758, Fort Bedford was used for garrison until the end of the French and Indian War. The site now holds a park, museum, gift shop and picnicking area.
Johnstown Inclined Plane
The world's steepest vehicular inclined plane is located in the heart of downtown Johnstown. The Inclined Plane connects downtown to the scenic neighborhood of old Westmont and the City View Grill restaurant.
Johnstown Flood Memorial
Johnstown Flood National Memorial is located about 10 miles northeast of Johnstown where the South Fork Dam broke to help create the catastrophic flood.
Johnstown Flood Museum
One of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history, the Johnstown Flood came crashing into the city killing more than 2,200 people in 1889. Visit the Johnstown Flood Museum to learn how one event changed a city forever.
Seldom Seen Coal Mine
Located in Northern Cambria County, the Seldom Seen Coal Mine represents one of the past major industries of the area. The mine still has original structures and equipment and offers underground tours.
Quecreek Mine Site
On July 24, 2002, nine coal miners entered the Black Wolf Coal Company's Quecreek Mine and got trapped. After more than three days below the surface, all nine miners were rescued, capping off one of the nation's most amazing mine rescue efforts ever.
Old Bedford Village
Old Bedford Village brings those living in the present into the past through its living history village, reenactments, crafts, exhibits, festivals and celebrations.
Johnstown’s Stone Bridge is a seven arched bridge spanning the Conemaugh River and route 403 and 56. It is a landmark in the city, and is well-known for its role in the Johnstown flood in 1889. With the support of the federal and state government resources, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and local community members, money was raised to restore this historic bridge. The bridge was painted and alighting system was installed. The bridge is lit up each night at 7:30.