Pennsylvania, the Keystone State, was named for its role in the struggle for independence and creation of a new nation. It was the geographic and economic centre of the 13 original colonies and the bridge across the Appalachian Mountains, linking the East coast to Lake Erie and western US. Philadelphia, the birthplace of American Independence and home of the Liberty Bell, draws millions annually to follow the footsteps of the Founding Fathers at Independence National Historical Park. This port city has world-class museums including the Art Museum with more than 225,000 works and a vibrant cultural scene anchored by the Kimmel Center.
Pittsburgh, with its industrial heritage, enjoys a beautiful location where two rivers meet to create Ohio with more bridges than any city in the world. Attractions include the Carnegie Science Center, Warhol Museum, the National Aviary, floating nightclubs, and inclined tramways affording panoramic views. The countryside offers family resorts and honeymoon retreats in the Pocono Mountains and charming inns of Bucks County. Outside you find waterfalls, fishing, the biking trails of the Great Allegheny Passage, Longwood Gardens, and the Civil War battlefields and Eisenhower farm in Gettysburg. Experience the Wyeth Art Museum in the Brandywine Valley and the Amish and Mennonites of Lancaster County.
||45,000 sq miles|
||5 hrs behind the UK|
||Warm summers, cold winters with heavy snow in mountains. Moderate rainfall thoughout the year.|
||Independence National Historical Park and Gettysburg National Military Park plus a number of others under National Parks Service administration.There are 2 Parks|