What Are Some Good Places for a Day Trip in Pennsylvania?


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Some good places for a day trip in Pennsylvania include the battlefields and museums at Gettysburg, Philadelphia Independence National Historic Park, and Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh. The Gettysburg Foundation oversees the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center and arranges tours of the actual battlefield and other historic sites such as the George Spangler Farm, which was once used as a military field hospital. The Visitor Center also features the film "A New Birth of Freedom," sponsored by the History Channel.

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Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia is home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. A copy of the Declaration of Independence is also on site. The park also includes the Independence Visitor Center, the Historic Philadelphia Center and its PECO Theater.

Mt. Washington, in Pittsburgh, is a neighborhood that overlooks the entire city. It is home to Restaurant Row, Emerald View Park and the Grandview Bakery, a local favorite. The area is named for George Washington, who as a young man used the vantage point to map out the land claimed by the British. Nearby is Chatham Village, a National Historic Landmark that has architectural features and creative landscaping that dates back to the 1930s.

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