Free Admission to 24 Pennsylvania Historic Sites

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HARRISBURG 1-31 Aug 2008 – Looking for a cheap and easy way to prepare your child to go back to school, yet still hold on to the last remnants of summer vacation? The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is offering free admission for children age 17 and under at its 24 historical sites this August, and is inviting parents to make Pennsylvania their education destination.

The following sites are included:

Philadelphia and its Countryside

  • Brandywine Battlefield
  • Pennsbury Manor
  • Daniel Boone Homestead
  • Graeme Park
  • Hope Lodge
  • Washington Crossing Historic Park

Pittsburgh and its Countryside

  • Fort Pitt Museum
  • Somerset Historical Center
  • Bushy Run Battlefield
  • Old Economy Village

The Alleghenies and her Valleys

  • Pennsylvania Military Museum
  • Joseph Priestley House

Dutch Country Roads

  • The State Museum of Pennsylvania (where admission is always free!)
  • Conrad Weiser Homestead
  • Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
  • Ephrata Cloister
  • Cornwall Iron Furnace
  • Landis Valley Museum

Northeast Pennsylvania Mountains

  • Scranton Iron Furnaces
  • Eckley Miners' Village
  • Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region

  • Drake Well Museum
  • Erie Maritime Museum
  • U.S. Brig Niagara

Pennsylvania Wilds

  • Pennsylvania Lumber Museum.

For more information, including maps and descriptions of each site and activities children can do online before visiting each site in person, see the Trails of History Events Page of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.