Homeschooling in Pennsylvania:

Field Trips

by Mary Ann Kelley

Field trips are listed alphabetically by city.

North Country National Scenic Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail is the longest continuous hiking trail winding its way through seven states.

Allentown Art MuseumAllentown

The Allentown Art Museum is an art museum located in the city of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It was founded in 1934 by a group organized by noted Pennsylvania impressionist painter, Walter Emerson Baum. With its collection of over 13,000 works of art, the Allentown Art Museum is a major regional art institution. In addition, its library and archives of more than 16,000 titles and 40 current periodicals make it an important regional cultural resource.

Appalachian National Scenic TrailAppalachian Mountains

The People's Path and America's First National Scenic Trail. The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is more than 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia. Conceived in 1921 and first completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded, pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains.

Sinnemahoning State ParkAustin

Sinnemahoning is home to an abundance of wildlife, including nesting bald eagles, elk, and many birds and butterflies. Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, boating, fishing, hunting, education, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, cabins, and camping.

Locust Lake State ParkBarnesville

Lake State Park is known for its popular camping area. Hiking and fishing are popular activities, and a bike trail and a number of hiking trails wind through the park.

Tuscarora State ParkBarnesville

The park is home to the Park Office and Visitor Center for Tuscarora and Locust Lake state parks. Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, ice skating, ice fishing, education, Yurts, and camping cottages.

Neshaminy State ParkBensalem

Neshaminy State Park offers hiking, picnic pavilions, swimming, boating, and fishing.

Ricketts Glen State ParkBenton

Ricketts Glen harbors Glens Natural Area, a National Natural Landmark. Visitors enjoy hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, organized group tenting, cabins, and camping.

Historic Bethlehem Visitor CenterBethlehem

The mission of Historic Bethlehem Partnership is to bring history to life by educating the public about Bethlehem's rich heritage, by preserving historic sites, and by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting historical and artistic objects that can be used to tell the stories of Bethlehem's people.

Big Spring State ParkBlain

Big Spring State Park is primarily a picnic and hiking area. A short loop trail leads to a partially completed railroad tunnel with historic interpretation at the trailhead. The park also provides access to the Iron Horse Trail for day and overnight hiking. The park takes its name from nearby Big Spring, whose waters form the scenic Shermans Creek.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaBushkill

A River and its Valley - For 40 miles the Middle Delaware River passes between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight. Then the river cuts through the mountain ridge to form the famed "Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river will run 200 miles more to Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean at Wilmington, Delaware.

Kings Gap Environmental Education CenterCarlisle

Kings Gap offers sixteen miles of hiking trails interconnect three main areas that are open year-round. Kings Gap offers environmental education programs from the pre-school environmental awareness program to environmental problem solving programs. Visitors enjoy orienteering, hunting, and hiking.

Brandywine River Museum Chadds Ford

Exhibiting American art in a 19th-century grist mill, the Brandywine River Museum is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways NetworkChesapeake Bay region

First thoughts of the Chesapeake Bay often bring up images of crabs and oysters. But, as the largest estuary in North America, the Chesapeake Bay has touched and influenced much of the American story -- early settlement, commerce, the military, transportation, recreation and more. The Bay and its surrounding 64,000 square mile watershed hold a treasure trove of historic areas, natural wonders and recreational opportunities.

Chapman State ParkClarendon

Chapman State Park visitors enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice fishing, ice skating, organized group tenting, yurts, camping cottages, and camping.

Evansburg State ParkCollegeville

Evansburg State Park offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Visitor enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, ballfields, fishing, hunting, education, golf, cross-country skiing, and organized group tenting.

Cook Forest State ParkCooksburg

Once called the "Black Forest," the Cook Forest State Park is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest's "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, scenic views, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating, the Sawmill craft center and theater, environmental education, organized group tenting, cabins, and camping.

Ole Bull State ParkCross Fork

Ole Bull State Park visitors enjoy picnicking, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, hunting, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and camping.

Archbald Pothole State ParkDalton

The park is named for Archbald Pothole, a geologic feature that formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period, around 15,000 years ago. The park is closed from December 1 through March 31. The park offers hiking and hunting.

Prompton State ParkDalton

Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, boating, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, disc golf, cross-country skiing, and sledding.

Salt Springs State ParkDalton

Salt Springs State Park features towering old growth hemlock trees, many estimated to be over 500 years old. Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, sledding, camping cottages, and camping.

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational RiverDelaware River region

A River of Compromise - Rolling hills, riverfront villages, and bald eagles perched on trees form a vibrant backdrop as the Delaware River snakes gracefully through the rural countryside. But the story of the Upper Delaware is more than just a collection of beautiful pictures. We enjoy the river's recreational opportunities while it supports a healthy ecosystem for wildlife and provides water for over 17 million people.

Keystone State ParkDerry

Keystone State Park is great for day-trips and family vacations year-round. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, sledding, Yurts, cabins, camping cottages, and camping.

Marsh Creek State ParkDowningtown

Marsh Creek State Park offers hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, sailing, fishing, hunting, sledding, ice skating, ice boating, and ice fishing.

Bucks County Civil War Round Table Library Museum Doylestown

Bucks County Civil War Round Table offers monthly speaker oriented meetings and educational programs to inform the public of this country's history. The Museum houses many artifacts related to the Civil War on subjects dealing with Doylestown, the 104th Pa. Volunteer Infantry Regiment, as well as the War in general. The articles on display are on permanent or temporary loan from area collectors and history enthusiasts.

Mercer and Fonthill MuseumsDoylestown

Experience Castles Full of Treasures at the Mercer and Fonthill Museums. The museums offer a wide array of programs, events, exhibits and tours for audiences of all ages. Discover your family history and more in our Spruance Library.

James A. Michener Art MuseumDoylestown

The James A. Michener Art Museum opened as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown's most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts who had first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960's.

Susquehannock State ParkDrumore

Susquehannock State Park offers spectacular views and a variety of recreational opportunities for year-round fun. Visitors enjoy hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, and organized group tenting.

Nescopeck State ParkDrums

The Nescopeck State Park encompasses wetlands, rich forests and many diverse habitats. Visitors enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting, and cross-country skiing.

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage CorridorEaston

Come journey through five Pennsylvania counties bursting with heritage and brimming with outdoor adventure. You will find something for everyone. Follow a history trail marked with stories about hearty lumberjacks, coal miners, lock tenders, and railroaders. Explore quiet canal paths, challenging bike trails and the rippling waters of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.

Hopewell Furnace National Historic SiteElverson

Hopewell and other "iron plantations" made up America's iron and steel industry. Today, the site educates people about America's development during the industrial revolution.

French Creek State ParkElverson

French Creek offers two lakes--Hopewell and Scotts Run, extensive forests and almost 40 miles of hiking trails. Adjacent to the park lies Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site that features a cold-blast furnace restored to its 1830s appearance. Park visitors enjoy trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, disc golfing, orienteering, education, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating, ice fishing, organized group cabin camps, organized group tenting, Yurts, cabins, camping cottages, and camping.

Bucktail State Park Natural AreaEmporium

Bucktail State Park Natural Area visitors enjoy canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and hunting.

Sizerville State ParkEmporium

Sizerville State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and camping.

Erie Bluffs State ParkErie

Erie Bluffs is the newest Pennsylvania State Park. Park visitors enjoy picnicking, boating, fishing, and hunting.

Presque Isle State ParkErie

Presque Isle State Park arches into Lake Erie and is Pennsylvania's only seashore. Visitors enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling and in-line skating. A National Natural Landmark, Presque Isle is a favorite spot for migrating birds.

Fort Necessity National BattlefieldFarmington

The Opening Battle of a World War - The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage was set for the American Revolution.

Caledonia State ParkFayetteville

Caledonia is in the northernmost section of the Blue Ridge Mountains known locally as South Mountain. The park offers hiking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, education, golf, theater, Sunday school, arts and crafts fair, organized group tenting, cabin, and camping.

Mont Alto State ParkFayetteville

Mont Alto State Park offers picnicking, hunting, hiking, and snowmobiling.

Worlds End State ParkForksville

Worlds End State Park visitors enjoy hiking, sightseeing, picnicking, swimming, whitewater boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, organized group tenting, cabins, and camping.

Buchanan's Birthplace State ParkFort Loudon

Dedicated in honor of the 15th president of the United States, this narrow, peaceful hollow is the site of James Buchanan's birthplace. A stone pyramid monument surrounded by majestic conifers stands on the site of the original cabin where he was born.

Cowans Gap State ParkFort Loudon

Cowans Gap State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, organized group tenting, cabins, and camping.

Benjamin Rush State ParkFort Washington

Benjamin Rush has the world's largest community gardens.

Fort Washington State ParkFort Washington

Fort Washington takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington's troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge. The park is popular with hikers and picnickers. Birders enjoy the seasonal migration of raptors from the Observation Deck.

Cherry Springs State ParkGaleton

Cherry Springs State Park is named for the large stands of black cherry trees in the park. The park is known for its great views for stargazing.

Denton Hill State ParkGaleton

Denton Hill State Park offers great downhill skiing. Visitors enjoy facilities including rental cabins and groomed slopes will appeal to expert and beginner skiers.

Lyman Run State ParkGaleton

Lyman Run State Park visitors enjoy hiking, ATV trails, geocaching, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating, and camping.

Patterson State ParkGaleton

Patterson has two rustic picnic pavilions for visitors to enjoy a quiet lunch. Patterson is a trailhead for the Susquehannock Trail, a favorite of backpackers.

Prouty Place State ParkGaleton

Prouty Place State Park visitors enjoy hunting, fishing and hiking within the surrounding Susquehannock State Forest.

The Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic SiteGallitzin

The Allegheny Portage Railroad was a great achievement in early travel. For twenty years, it was the fastest way to transgress the rough and wild terrain of Pennsylvania.

Pine Grove Furnace State ParkGardners

Pine Grove Furnace State Park offers hiking, biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, ice fishing, organized group tenting, cabin, camping, Ironmaster's Mansion, and the Appalachian Trail Museum.

Gettysburg National Military Park Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War. It was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. The Union victory ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North.

Eisenhower National Historic SiteGettysburg

Virtual field trip onlineEisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located next to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders.

Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle ReenactmentGettysburg

Annual Gettysburg Reenactment. Battles each day. Massive pyrotechnics for all battles. Usual amenities supplied. Separate Confederate and Federal camps, Civilian camp for dependents of military. Extensive living history village and Activities Tents with presentations all day. Added this year Fife & Drum instructions for youths. Check website for event held in July.

Newlin Grist MillGlen Mills

In 1704, Nathaniel and Mary Newlin built a water-powered grist mill along the West Branch of Chester Creek. Despite several changes of ownership the mill ran continuously until 1941. In 1957, the Nicholas Newlin Foundation was created by E. Mortimer Newlin, a ninth generation descendant, to restore and maintain the mill as a museum. Today, the foundation 's purpose is to preserve the 150 acres, which are a refuge for plants, animals, and birds, as well as the park's historic buildings for pleasure and education of the public. A trip to the park offers visitors insights into the vanished life of the rural eighteenth century.

Memorial Lake State ParkGrantville

Memorial Lake State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, boating, sailing, fishing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and ice skating .

Swatara State ParkGrantville

Swatara State Park offers visitors canoeing, fishing, hiking, picnicking, bicycling, swimming, camping and environmental education.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art Greensburg

Stop for a moment and think about words like freedom, opportunity, diversity. They are words that paint a picture in your mind - words that describe the American experience. But words can't tell the whole story. So we invite you to come see the art that gives those words meaning. See how the American experience is brought to life through the inspired eyes of artists at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Promised Land State ParkGreentown

Promised Land State Park visitors enjoy hiking, biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, orienteering, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating, cabins, and camping.

Varden Conservation AreaGreentown

The Varden Conservation Area visitors enjoy fishing and hiking.

Codorus State ParkHanover

Codorus State Park is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. The lake is also popular with sailboaters and motorboaters. Anglers love the lake for warm water fishing and can also fish Codorus Creek for trout. Picnicking, swimming in the pool and camping are popular activities.

The State Museum of PennsylvaniaHarrisburg

Educational programs at The State Museum are designed to encourage visitors, both young and old, to explore, discover and experience the stories of Pennsylvania's rich and exciting past.

The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue.Hershey

Warm and welcoming, this immersive museum environment accommodates visitors of all ages. Attractions include the Museum Experience, a series of engaging exhibits; the Chocolate Lab, a place where learning comes alive through hands-on experiments; the Museum Shop, stocked with unique Hershey merchandise and memorabilia; Cafe Zooka, the perfect place for light fare and chocolately desserts; the Countries of Origin Chocolate Tasting; and much more.

Canoe Creek State ParkHollidaysburg

Canoe Creek State Park features a 155-acre lake, wetlands, old fields and mature forests, which provide critical habitat for migrating birds and for one of the largest bat colonies in the Commonwealth. The lake is popular for fishing year-round. Hikers enjoy the trails that wind through the many habitats. Picnicking, swimming at the beach, enjoying educational programs, and staying the night in a modern cabin are also popular activities.

Rivers of Steel National Heritage AreaHomestead

The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, comprised of eight counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, encompasses the greater Pittsburgh area and the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio river valleys. For more than a century, this area was known as the "Steel Making Capital of the World" and the dynamic and powerful story of Big Steel is preeminent in the region's artifacts, buildings, historic communities, industrial sites, and the living cultural traditions of its people.

Hillman State ParkHookstown

This park is managed for hunting by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Hiking trails are open to the public. There is a model airplane field available.

Raccoon Creek State ParkHookstown

Raccoon Creek State Park was once operated by the National Park Service. Today, park visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, a recreation hall, education, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling, organized group cabin camps, organized group tenting, backpacking, a lakeside lodge, cabins, and camping.

Bald Eagle State ParkHoward

Bald Eagle State Park offers hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice fishing, ice skating, Yurts, camping cottages, camping, and a nature inn.

Greenwood Furnace State ParkHuntingdon

Greenwood Furnace State Park offers a unique recreational experience. Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, environmental education, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, orienteering, snowmobiling, and camping.

Penn-Roosevelt State ParkHuntingdon

Penn-Roosevelt State Park offers hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and camping.

Whipple Dam State ParkHuntingdon

Whipple Dam State Park visitors enjoy picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and ice fishing.

Hyner Run State ParkHyner

Hyner Run is entirely surrounded by Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania's largest state forest. Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, cabins, and camping.

Hyner View State ParkHyner

This small park features one of the nicest overlooks in the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks and is popular for hang gliding. Hyner Run State Park is nearby.

Blue Knob State ParkImler

Blue Knob State Park offers year-round wilderness adventures in hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, education, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, organized group cabin camps, backpacking, cabins, and camping.

Trough Creek State ParkJames Creek

Trough Creek State Park visitor enjoy hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, biking, snowmobiling, the Trough Creek Lodge, and camping.

Warriors Path State ParkJames Creek

Warriors Path State Park is near the famous path used by the Iroquois in raids and wars with the Cherokees and other American Indians in southern Pennsylvania. Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, boating, fishing, hunting, and cross-country skiing.

Pymatuning State ParkJamestown

Pymatuning State Park is the largest state park in the Commonwealth. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, camping and enjoying other recreational opportunities. The Pa. Fish and Boat Commission also operates a fish hatchery and visitor center on site.

Bendigo State ParkJohnsonburg

Bendigo State Park visitors enjoy picnicking, swimming, canoing, kayaking, and fishing

Elk State ParkJohnsonburg

Elk State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, boating, fishing, hunting, ice fishing, and ice boating.

Kinzua Bridge State ParkJohnsonburg

Kinzua Bridge State Park features remnants of the 2,053-foot railroad bridge (viaduct) that was a National Engineering Landmark. The Kinzua Bridge Scenic Byway is a designated shared use hike/bike corridor.

Valley Forge National Historical ParkKing of Prussia

Why Valley Forge? - Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation; it honors the ability of citizens and their leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.

Pennsylvania Amish CountryLancaster

Virtual field trip online

Demuth MuseumLancaster

The Demuth Museum is dedicated to developing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the art work and legacy of American modernist Charles Demuth. We engage and inspire diverse audiences through an innovative program of exhibitions, education, scholarship and collections activities.

The Heritage Center MuseumLancaster

The Heritage Center Museum collects, preserves, and interprets Lancaster County Pennsylvania's history and decorative arts through its permanent collection, annual exhibitions, and educational programs.

White Clay Creek PreserveLandenberg

White Clay Creek has been designated by Congress as a National Wild and Scenic River. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and cross-country skiing.

Beltzville State ParkLehighton

Beltzville State Park visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, a covered bridge, picnicking, swimming, boating, launching and mooring, water skiing, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and ice boating.

Gifford Pinchot State ParkLewisberry

Gifford Pinchot State Park visitors enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, disc golf, education, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, ice boating, organized group tenting, yurts, cabins, camping cottages , and camping.

Samuel S. Lewis State ParkLewisberry

Samuel S. Lewis State Park is dominated by Mt. Pisgah. Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, and kite flying.

Ridley Creek State ParkMedia

Ridley Creek State Park hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, formal gardens, cross-country skiing, sledding, and organized group tenting.

The Barnes FoundationMerion

The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth and twentieth-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir, Czanne and Matisse provide a depth of work by these artists unavailable elsewhere. Established as an educational institution the Barnes carries out its mission teaching classes in its galleries and Arboretum. The Barnes welcomes visitors and students throughout the year.

McCalls Dam State ParkMifflinburg

McCalls Dam Park visitors enjoy picnicking, fishing, and hunting.

Raymond B. Winter State ParkMifflinburg

Raymond B. Winter State Park is located within Bald Eagle State Forest. Open year-round, visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, camping cottages, and camping.

Ravensburg State ParkMifflinburg

Visitors enjoy Picnicking, fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping.

Sand Bridge State ParkMifflinburg

Sand Bridge State Park visitors enjoy picnicking and fishing.

Poe Paddy State ParkMilroy

Poe Paddy State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, fishing, snowmobiling, organized group tenting, and camping.

Poe Valley State ParkMilroy

Cozy Poe Valley State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, camping cottages, a deluxe camping cottage, and camping.

Reeds Gap State ParkMilroy

Reeds Gap State Park offers hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, and camping.

Making TRACKS - Trails in PennsylvaniaMultiple Locations

Making TRACKS provides downloadable nature guides and species lists for each trail, as well as resources for schools to make their own educational nature trails on school grounds or in nearby communities.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education CenterNazareth

Jacobsburg was once the site where the famous Henry Rifle was made. Park environmental education programs area available from the preschool environmental awareness programs to high school level environmental problem solving programs, historical programs, teacher workshops and public interpretive programs. Visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing.

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation AreaNewport

Boyd Big Tree Conservation Area is one of the newest Pennsylvania state parks. Visitors to the park enjoy hiking, hunting and cross country skiing.

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation AreaNewport

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area is dominated by large hardwood trees and known for its elaborate trail system. Visitors enjoy hiking, hunting, educational programs, and cross-country skiing.

Little Buffalo State ParkNewport

Little Buffalo State Park offers picnic areas, hiking trails and a lake for fishing and boating. Historical features include a covered bridge, a restored, operating grist mill, an old farm house built on the site of a colonial tavern, and a narrow gauge railroad trace which feature one of the original railroad cars.

Tyler State ParkNewtown

Tyler State Park visitors enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, picnic groves, fishing, boating, disc golf, education, a theater, a Center for the Arts, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice fishing, and ice skating.

Colonel Denning State ParkNewville

Colonel Denning State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, orienteering, education, cross-country skiing, ice skating, organized group tenting, and camping.

Fowlers Hollow State ParkNewville

Fowlers Hollow State Park visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and camping.

Norristown Farm ParkNorristown

Norristown Farm Park visitors enjoy trails, biking, nature trails, picnicking, fishing, cross-country skiing, and sledding.

Lackawanna State ParkNorth Abington Township

State Park visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice fishing, ice skating, organized group tenting, camping cottages, Yurts, and camping.

Ohiopyle State ParkOhiopyle

Ohiopyle State Park offers hiking, biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, water slides, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, organized group tenting, camping cottages, Yurts, and camping.

Oil Creek State ParkOil City

The Oil Creek Valley is the site of the world's first commercial oil well. Oil Creek State Park tells the story of the early petroleum industry by interpreting oil boomtowns, oil wells and early transportation.

Prince Gallitzin State ParkPatton

Park visitors enjoy hiking, biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, disc golfing, orienteering, education, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, iceboating, organized group tenting, cabins, camping, cottages, and camping.

Parker Dam State ParkPenfield

Parker Dam offers hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, geocaching, snowshoeing, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, cabin classrooms, organized group tenting, cabins, and camping.

Simon B. Elliott State ParkPenfield

Simon B. Elliott State Park offers hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, cabins, and camping

Yellow Creek State ParkPenn Run

Yellow Creek State Park was once used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers. Today, visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, orienteering, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating, yurts, and camping cottages.

Philadelphia - a virtual fieldtripPhiladelphia

Virtual field trip online

The Betsy Ross House - Virtual TourPhiladelphia

Virtual field trip onlineTake a pictorial "virtual" tour of Betsy's House. Form US History.org

Edgar Allan Poe National Historical SitePhiladelphia

"For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen," so begins Poe's famous short story "The Black Cat," written while living in this house with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe still thrills readers today. Come imagine Poe's life on Seventh Street, his only surviving residence in Philadelphia.

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes' Church) National Historic SitePhiladelphia

Before William Penn, the Swedes were here, building log homes and a brick church, GLORIA DEI. Imagine the transformation - town becomes city - 13 colonies become a nation -- Swedish Lutheran church becomes Episcopalian. Re-discover Patriots and ordinary citizens buried in the cemetery. Enter Pennsylvania's oldest church and feel 300 years of history welcoming you.

Independence National Historical ParkPhiladelphia

Independence Hall is the assembly hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Liberty Bell is located there as well. The website offers links and information for folks not able to visit in person.

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National MemorialPhiladelphia

Visit the house where wounded Polish freedom fighter Thaddeus Kosciuszko lived and hear how this brilliant military engineer designed successful fortifications during the American Revolution. See the room where he received notable visitors such as Chief Little Turtle and Thomas Jefferson, who said he was "as pure a son of liberty, as I have ever known..."

Academy of Natural SciencesPhiladelphia

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia was founded in 1812 "for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning." The Academy today is integrating its activities in research and education around environmental themes.

Fireman's Hall MuseumPhiladelphia

One of the nation's premier fire museums, the Fireman's Hall Museum's mission is to preserve the ongoing history of Philadelphia firefighting through the collection, preservation and presentation of related artifacts for the education of the public and to encourage sound fire prevention practices.

Philadelphia Museum of Jewish ArtPhiladelphia

The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art (PMJA), founded in 1975, presents contemporary art exhibits that illuminate the Jewish experience. Organizing three solo and group shows a year, the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art exhibits work by artists of diverse backgrounds. In addition to the special exhibits, the Museum features a permanent collection of works by artists including William Anastasi, Chaim Gross, Shelley Spector, Boaz Vaadia and Roman Vishniac, all of whom exhibited at the PMJA.

Please Touch MuseumPhiladelphia

Since 1976, Please Touch Museum has been the Children's Museum of Philadelphia. Our museum was the first in the nation whose target audience was families with children seven and younger. We have grown into one of the best children's museums in the nation, have become experts in play and have had our programs for underserved families in the region nationally recognized. Our mission to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, enables us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness.

Rosenbach Museum & LibraryPhiladelphia

The Rosenbach Museum & Library was founded in 1954 through a testamentary gift by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952) and his brother, Philip (1863-1953). Renowned dealers in books, manuscripts, and ?ne art, the brothers played a central role in the development of private libraries that later became our nation's most important public collections of rare books, such as the Folger and Huntington Libraries. The brothers' own personal collection, now the core of the Rosenbach, features treasures the brothers were unable to part with, including the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin's ?rst Poor Richard Almanac and the manuscript of James Joyce's Ulysses. The collection has since grown to include the papers of poet Marianne Moore, Bram Stoker's notes for Dracula, and the drawings of Maurice Sendak, adding richness and relevance to the experience of visiting the Rosenbach.

Simeone Foundation Automotive MuseumPhiladelphia

From the dawn of the automotive era, racing has been used to demonstrate the superiority of one manufacturer over another. It is this "Spirit of Competition" that we celebrate at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Assembled by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone over a span of 50 years, the Museum collection contains over 60 of the rarest and most significant racing sports cars ever built.

Black Moshannon State ParkPhilipsburg

Black Moshannon State Park features the Black Moshannon Bog Natural Area. Trails and a boardwalk help people explore the birds and plants of the bog and surrounding forests. Visitors enjoy hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating, iceboating, organized group tenting, cabins, and camping.

Point State ParkPittsburgh

Point State Park is a National Historic Landmark. The park serves to commemorate and preserve the historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763). Today, visitors enjoy hiking, boating, and biking trails.

August Wilson Center for African American CulturePittsburgh

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture engages regional and national audiences in its mission of preserving, presenting, interpreting, celebrating and shaping the art, culture and history of African Americans in Western Pennsylvania and people of African descent throughout the world.

Carnegie Museum of ArtPittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works from the 16th century to the present. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the physical environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs.

Carnegie Museum of Natural HistoryPittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Natural History conducts scientific inquiry, generates knowledge, and promotes stewardship of the Earth.

Children's Museum of PittsburghPittsburgh

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh provides innovative museum experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. We provide the highest quality exhibits and programs for learning and play. We are a partner and a resource for people who work with or on behalf of children.

Frick Art & Historical CenterPittsburgh

The Frick Art & Historical Center visitors enjoy the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age.

Andy Warhol MuseumPittsburgh

The Andy Warhol Museum is a vital forum in which diverse audiences of artists, scholars and the general public are galvanized through creative interaction with the art and life of Andy Warhol. The Warhol is ever-changing and constantly re-defining itself in relation to contemporary life, using its unique collections and dynamic, interactive programming as tools.

Friendship Hill National Historic SitePoint Marion

Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark exploration. Gallatin's accomplishments and contributions are highlighted in his restored country estate, Friendship Hill.

McConnells Mill State ParkPortersville

McConnells Mill State Park is open from sunrise to sunset, year-round. A gristmill built in the 1800s is open for tours.

Moraine State ParkPortersville

Moraine State Park offers hiking, biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, windsurfing, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, ice boating, ice fishing, ice skating, organized group tenting, cabins, and camping.

Tom Ridge Environmental Center - Presque IslePresque Isle

Virtual field trip online The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) is an educational center at heart, dedicated to teaching visitors about the unique 3,200 acres of Presque Isle and the many different forms of life that inhabit the peninsula. TREC also serves as a center for research, contributing to conservation efforts and promoting environmental awareness, helping to preserve the unparalleled beauty of Presque Isle, the site of Pennsylvania's only seashore.

Allegheny Islands State ParkProspect

Allegheny Islands is accessable by boat only. Group camping (such as with Scout Groups or church groups) is permitted on the islands with written permission from the Department

Nockamixon State ParkQuakertown

Nockamixon State Park offers hiking - biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, disc golf, boating, windsurfing, whitewater releases, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice fishing, ice skating, a Youth Hostel, and cabins.

Nolde Forest Environmental Education CenterReading

The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center offers environmental education programs. Contact the center office for a listing of upcoming educational programs. Visitors enjoy picnicking, fishing, hiking, dog trails, and cross-country skiing.

Laurel Mountain State ParkRector

Laurel Mountain State Park features a family-oriented downhill skiing area and beautiful views of the rolling countryside of the Ligonier Valley. The slopes and trails provide opportunities for skiers and snowboarders of all levels and the lodge is a cozy place to eat and enjoy the view.

Laurel Summit State ParkRector

Laurel Summit State Park offers picnic tables, a pavilion, water, and restroom. Visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling.

Linn Run State ParkRector

Linn Run State Park visitors enjoy hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and cabins.

Kettle Creek State ParkRenovo

Park visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and camping.

Laurel Ridge State ParkRockwood

Laurel Ridge State Park features a 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, complete with trail shelters for overnight camping.

Maurice K. Goddard State ParkSandy Lake

Maurice K. Goddard State Park offers hiking, biking, picnicking, pavilions, boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and ice skating.

Shawnee State ParkSchellsburg

Shawnee State Park visitors enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, disc golf, education, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating, organized group tenting, Yurts, the Shawnee Lodge, camping cottages, and camping

Civil War ReunionSchwenksville

Historic Pennypacker Mills, home of Pennsylvania's twenty-fifth Governor and Civil War soldier, proudly presents this enactment and living history weekend. Over 140 members of this prestigious Pennsylvania family served in the Civil War as well as the Governor's cousin, Galusha Pennypacker, known as the Boy General. See daily battles, fascinating speakers, and musical performances, visit the Civilian Street where demonstrations of everyday life are offered, walk through military encampments, meet the Chaplain, witness artillery demonstrations and unit inspections and enjoy Lantern Tours in the evening on Saturday. On Sunday morning, the public is invited to attend church services. This is a FREE event for the general public. Check website for details of event held in May.

Great Wolf LodgeScotrun

Great Wolf Lodge is North America's Largest Family of Indoor Waterpark resorts, and the ultimate destination for your next family getaway. Designed to capture the atmosphere of the Northwoods, our waterparks offer an amazing guest experience in a one-of-a-kind, rustically elegant setting. The perfect place for families to re-connect, and create lifelong memories.With one of our fully-themed resort suites as your family's base camp, you can set out on your Great Wolf adventure. You'll likely first discover our gigantic indoor waterpark, where it's always 84 degrees. And that's just the beginning. Besides our waterparks, don't miss our themed restaurants, interactive arcades, full service spas (and even a version for kids!), fitness centers, and so much more. And with more than 10 locations coast to coast, Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect, weatherproof, year-round destination for your busy family.So whether your family splashes the day away in the waterpark, enjoys a delicious family meal in our restaurant, or enjoys our nightly Storytime together before calling it a night, we think you'll agree, there's no time, like a Great Wolf time.

Steamtown National Historic SiteScranton

Steam engines excite the senses, Steamtown keeps their stories alive! Feel the heat from the firebox. Hear the bell and whistle. Smell the hot steam and oil. Feel the ground vibrate under your feet. See the one ton drive rods turn the wheels. Hear the chuff-chuff-chuff of the smokestack. Today, you can relive the era of steam as the engines come back to life. The cinders, grease, oil, steam, people and stories of railroading have returned.

Clear Creek State ParkSigel

Clear Creek State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, hunting, education, cross-country skiing, sledding, Yurts, cabins, and camping.

Jennings Environmental Education CenterSlippery Rock

Jennings offers a full range of educational programs about the rare relict prairie ecosystem. Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Flight 93 National MemorialSomerset

A Day Like No Other - On 9/11 the 40 heroes of Flight 93 gave their lives to thwart an attack on our Nation's Capital. We've been working to develop the permanent memorial to honor the heroes.

Kooser State ParkSomerset

Kooser State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, cabins, and camping.

Laurel Hill State ParkSomerset

Laurel Hill State Park offers hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, a gift shop, snowshoeing, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, organized group cabin camps, organized group tenting, Laurel Hill Lodge, camping cottages, and camping.

Somerset Historical CenterSomerset

The Somerset Historical Center is a 150-acre rural history museum located 4 miles north of the town of Somerset, Pennsylvania. The Somerset Historical Center preserves the history of life in rural southwestern Pennsylvania from the times of the region's first farmers to the present day through exhibits, workshops and educational programs. The Historical Center serves as the headquarters of the Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County. Permanent orientation exhibits and videos can be seen in the Visitors Center, constructed in 1997. The Visitors Center is also home to the Historical Society's Genealogical Research Library and additional changing exhibits.

Johnstown Flood National MemorialSouth Fork

Johnstown Flood of 1889 There was no larger news story in the latter nineteenth century after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The story of the Johnstown Flood has everything to interest the modern mind: a wealthy resort, an intense storm, an unfortunate failure of a dam, the destruction of a working class city, and an inspiring relief effort.

Milton State ParkSunbury

Milton State Park visitors enjoy picnicking, boating, fishing, and hiking.

Susquehanna State ParkSunbury

Susquehanna State Park is a riverfront recreational area is in the city of Williamsport. Visitors enjoy picnicking, boating, fishing, and riverboat tours.

Shikellamy State ParkSunbury

Shikellamy State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, hunting, fishing, scenic views, boating, a Marina, boat launching, and boat rentals.

Big Pocono State ParkTobyhanna

Big Pocono State Park visitors enjoy hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, picnicking, hunting, a restaurant, and downhill skiing.

Gouldsboro State ParkTobyhanna

Gouldsboro State Park visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and ice skating.

Tobyhanna State ParkTobyhanna

Tobyhanna State Park visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating, organized group tenting, and camping. Tobyhanna is derived from an American Indian word meaning "a stream whose banks are fringed with alder."

Mt. Pisgah State ParkTroy

Mt. Pisgah State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and ice skating.

Penn State All-Sports Museum University Park

The All-Sports Museum honors the student-athletes and coaches through history who have helped make Penn State's intercollegiate athletic program one of the best in the nation. Inside the Museum, the inspirational story of men's and women's sports at Penn State is shown in dramatic visuals that cover the walls from floor to ceiling. You'll see larger-than-life photographs as well as the equipment athletes use and the uniforms they wear

Delaware Canal State ParkUpper Black Eddy

Delaware Canal State Park is a 60-mile towpath of the Delaware Canal making up a stroll into American History. The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century. Mule drawn canal boat rides and the Lock Tender's House Visitor Center are at New Hope. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking, canoeing, boating, fishing, hunting, and cross-country skiing.

Ralph Stover State ParkUpper Black Eddy

Ralph Stover State Park visitors enjoy picnicking, fishing, white water boating, hiking, and rock climbing.

Valley Forge and George WashingtonValley Forge

Learn the story of Valley Forge and about George Washington's unmatched leadership abilities.

Little Pine State ParkWaterville

Little Pine State Park offers hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, organized group tenting, yurts, camping cottages, and camping.

Upper Pine Bottom State ParkWaterville

Upper Pine Bottom State Park provides access to hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and hunting on forest land.

Renfrew Museum and ParkWaynesboro

Renfrew is a restored farmstead with many outbuildings to see and activities to participate in. Your tour begins at our Visitors Center with a DVD presentation, and an explanation of the nation's leading collection of John Bell and Bell family pottery. Paid admission takes you on a guided tour of the 1812 Renfrew Museum where you will see the kitchen, dining room, parlors and bedrooms with period furnishings throughout.

Eckley Miners' Village Civil War EncampmentWeatherly

Artillery, cavalry, & infantry units conduct drilling, firing, and military camp life demonstrations along with a tactical skirmish between federal and confederate forces. Entertainment includes period music and dancing. A town ball game of north verses south. Sunday schedule includes a period interdenominational church service in the camp, with a lemonade social and period music following the service. Check website for event held in August.

Colton Point State ParkWellsboro

Colton Point State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, education, snowmobiling, organized group tenting, and camping.

Hills Creek State ParkWellsboro

Hills Creek State Park abounds in wildlife. Osprey, loon and waterfowl visit the lake that boasts a variety of warm-water fish species. Camping, cabins, swimming and picnicking make this an ideal spot for a family vacation.

Leonard Harrison State ParkWellsboro

Leonard Harrison State Park offers the most famous scenic views of the canyon. Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, education, and camping.

American Helicopter Museum & Education CenterWest Chester

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nation's premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. We collect, restore and display historic aircraft and chronicle the origin and development of rotary wing aircraft.

Hickory Run State ParkWhite Haven

Hickory Run State Park has over 40 miles of hiking trails, three state park natural areas and miles of trout streams. The Boulder Field, a striking boulder-strewn area, is a National Natural Landmark. Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, disc golf, orienteering, geocaching, education, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, organized group cabin camps, organized group tenting, camping cottages, and camping.

Lehigh Gorge State ParkWhite Haven

Lehigh Gorge State Park offers hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and whitewater rafting.

Lehigh Valley Civil War Days Whitehall

Battles & skirmishes, infantry & artillery firing demonstrations, living history, period music & cooking displays, Saturday evening. candlelight tour. Free admission for Spectators. Check website for details of event held in June.

Peter J. McGovern Little League MuseumWilliamsport

The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum is all about the excitement of Little League Baseball and Softball. From its humble beginnings in 1939 as a three-team league in Williamsport through today and millions of participants in scores of countries, the museum is a tribute to Little League, past and present.

Ryerson Station State ParkWind Ridge

Ryerson Station State Park visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, ice skating, ice fishing, organized group tenting, camping cottages, and camping.

Frances Slocum State ParkWyoming

Frances Slocum State Park visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, education, sledding, ice fishing, ice skating, organized group tenting, and camping.

Susan P. Byrnes Health Education CenterYork

The Byrnes Health Education Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to keeping people WELL! Created through the passion that education is the key to a healthier community.

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