The Founding Fathers met in Pennsylvania for the original Continental Congress and The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were drafted there.
The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War and the Gettysburg Address, delivered on the battlefield is one of the best remembered speeches delivered by a U.S. president. Later, Pennsylvania was home to the first oil boom in the United States.
Today, Hershey Park and Steeler's games may be popular for visitors but the battle fields of the state, and Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are well maintained for historical tourism.
If you're planning a trip to Philadelphia, check out Matador's guides to good eats, murals, and the Magic Garden.
If you’re lucky enough to grow up with outdoor skills, you learn to appreciate places more and more over a lifetime. For @rick_ontherun, Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest has long been a cherished home ground for fishing, hunting, paddling, and even building trails. Come learn why it’s such a special place, and follow Rick’s classic and beginner-friendly weekend camping trip from Pittsburgh.