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Explore the National Memorials of Pennsylvania
As one of the most important colonies in the United States, Pennsylvania is full of history. It is home to two of the largest cities on the East Coast and a diverse blend of cultures. Because of this, you can find important historic memorials and monuments across the state.
Travel to the Stonycreek Township and tour the Flight 93 National Memorial site. This emotional memorial is a tribute to those who lost their lives on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. The Wall of Names is the highlight of the memorial and features marble panels with the names of each passenger from Flight 93 engraved.
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
On May 31, 1889, one of the most devastating floods to ever hit Pennsylvania ravaged large parts of the Croyle Township and the Adams Township.
As you explore western Pennsylvania, be sure to visit the Johnston Flood National Memorial, where you can celebrate and honor the nearly 2,200 people who lost their lives in the flood. The memorial site is just over 164 acres in size, and was established as an official memorial site in 1964.
The Johnstown Flood occurred when the South Fork Dam broke and gave way to approximately 20 thousand gallons of water, effectively destroying much of the landscape of the area.
First State National Monument
A trip into Pennsylvania will most likely include time spent at any of the wealth of historic attractions and sites. Whether it be the Liberty Bell or the Constitution Center, you're likely to find an array of top, early-American exhibits and displays around the state. Make your way to Chads Ford and explore the First State National Monument to keep the tour alive. It's an easy drive from Paradise.
Explore the First State National Monument and the park where it can be found. Technically covering parts of south-central Pennsylvania and northwestern Delaware, the First State National Monument offers tours and much more. Be sure to check out the New Castle Court House Museum, and the Woodland Tract.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Beautifully restored, and full of charm, the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial celebrates the life and lore of American Revolution hero, Thaddeus Kosciuszko. As you plan your next trip to Philadelphia and the surrounding metro area, be sure to include time for a visit to one of the most historic landmarks in the area.
Kosciuszko is noted as being a Polish military engineer and a American Revolution volunteer. He lead an unsuccessful uprising against against Russian forces who had take his home town, and in doing such was injured. He was sent to the US, where he lived in this house, now known as the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Monument – visit and enjoy a tour.