National Park Service turns 100 years old as park visitation soars and new challenges abound.
National Park Service sites in Pennsylvania include a broad spectrum of special places, some better known than others.
Wheeling’s National Heritage Area celebrates Civil War history, West Virginia’s “illegal” statehood and a diverse, quirky industrial legacy.
Visitors say the partially restored factory center in southeastern Pennsylvania offers a fascinating story they never read in history books.
This Polish abolitionist never made it into American school history books, but he made significant contributions to America’s freedom.
The Oil Region National Heritage Area offers lots of history, as well as extensive hiking, biking, equestrian trails and water sports.
“The Great Meadows,” site of the first battle of the French and Indian War, is being restored to look more like it did in 1754.
The birthplace of American laws and way of life offers a complex of free sights for tourists visiting Philadelphia.
Where a river caught fire 50 years ago, Cuyahoga Valley is a pastoral patch of wilderness abutting Northeastern Ohio’s urban sprawl.
The scenic river valley that spans parts of eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey has been occupied by humans for 13,000 years.
The battle served as a turning point in the Civil War, but the town’s civilians, farmers played a crucial role on both battlefield and beyond.
Local lumberjacks and other volunteers are helping to create the nation’s longest hiking trail, which curves through Western Pennsylvania.
Local communities grow more comfortable with having the Appalachian Trail as a neighbor.
Rivers of Steel will gain river access this fall with the takeover and operation of 90-foot-long Voyager tour boat.
”A Walk in the Woods” film boosts popularity of the Appalachian Trail, but causes problems too due to users unfamiliar with trail ethics.
Taking care of the dead, wounded and grisly aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg mostly fell to civilians who lived through the carnage.
Amid the big wave of death, an amazing tale of survival in Johnstown and beyond.