List of National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania
List of National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania
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This article provides a List of National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania. There are 163 in the state. Listed in tables below are the 96 NHLs outside Philadelphia. For the 67 within Philadelphia, see List of National Historic Landmarks in Philadelphia.
Two of these sites are shared with other states and are credited by the National Park Service as being located in those other states: the Delaware and Hudson Canal (centered in New York but extending into Pennsylvania) and the Beginning Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey (on the Ohio Pennsylvania border).
National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania (excluding Philadelphia)
Following are National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania, but outside Philadelphia. For consistency, the National Historic Landmark name is used to label each one.
1. Edward G. Acheson House 1976 Washington Home of self- taught inventor-engineer Edward G. Acheson, where in 1891 he invented carborundum.
2. Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail 1973 Allegheny Spectacular jail and courthouse designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson in a Romanesque style.
3. Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site 1966 Johnstown Blair Railroad that transported canalboats over the Allegheny Mountains, between the eastern and western sections of the Pennsylvania Canal; regarded as a technological marvel.
4. Andalusia 1966 Andalusia Bucks Greek Revival residence of Nicholas Biddle, head of the Second Bank of the United States.
5. Henry Antes House image pending 1975 Montgomery.
6. Augustus Lutheran Church 1967 Montgomery.
7. Bedford Springs Hotel Historic District 1984 Bedford Bedford.
8. Beginning Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey 1966 Beaver, PA and Columbiana, OH.
9 Beth Sholom Synagogue 2007 Elkins Park 8231 Old York Road Montgomery Frank Lloyd Wright designed it. The American Institute of Architects and National Trust for Historic Preservation commented upon it.
10. Bethlehem Waterworks 1972 Bethlehem Northampton.
11. Bomberger’s Distillery image pending 1975 Lebanon.
12. Bost Building 1999 Allegheny Headquarters of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers during the Homestead Strike.
13. David Bradford House 1973 Washington A home of David Bradford.
14. Brandywine Battlefield 1966 Chadds Ford Delaware.
15 . William Brinton 1704 House 1967 Delaware.
16 Bryn Athyn Historic District 2008 Bryn Athyn Montgomery.
17. James Buchanan House 1966 Lancaster Home of James Buchanan while he was President and in his final years.
18. Buckingham Friends Meeting House image pending 2003 Buckingham Township 5684 Lower York Road Bucks Associated with Friends.
19. Bushy Run Battlefield 1966 Harrison City 2 miles E. of Harrison City on Pa. Rte. 9 Westmoreland Associated with Pontiac’s Rebellion.
20. Cambria Iron Company 1989 Johnstown Cambria.
21. Simon Cameron House 1973 Dauphin A home of Simon Cameron who had some association under Abraham Lincoln.
22. Carlisle Indian School 1966 Carlisle Cumberland Associated with Native American education. Athlete Jim Thorpe attended.
23. Carrie Blast Furnaces 6 and 7 2006 Allegheny The only 2 surviving pre-World War II blast furnaces in the Pittsburgh area.
24. Cedarcroft 1971 Chester.
25. Chatham Village Historic District 1998 Allegheny.
26. Cornwall Iron Furnace 1966 Cornwallâ€¨Rexmont Rd. & Boyd St. Lebanon.
27. Delaware and Hudson Canal 1968 Lackawaxen, PA, Honesdale, PA, Kingston, NY, Rosendale, NY, Ellenville, NY, and Port Jervis, NY Pike, PA, Wayne, PA, Orange, NY, Sullivan, NY, and Ulster, NY.
28. Drake Oil Well 1966 Venango Edwin L. Drake struck oil here, the site of the world’s first successful oil well.
29. East Broad Top Railroad 1966 Rockhill Huntingdon.
30. Eisenhower National Historic Site 1967 Gettysburg Adams A home of Dwight Eisenhower.
31. Emmanuel Episcopal Church 1974 Allegheny.
32. Ephrata Cloister 1967 Ephrata Lancaster.
33. Wharton Esherick Studio 1973 Chester A studio of Wharton Esherick who participated in Arts and Crafts Movement.
34. Espy House 1974 Bedford Associated with Whiskey Rebellion and David Espy.
35. Fallingwater 1974 Fayette Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
36. Fonthill, Mercer Museum and Moravian Pottery and Tile Works 1985 Doylestown Bucks Three sites associated with Henry Chapman Mercer.
37. Forks of the Ohio 1966 Allegheny Associated with French and Indian War.
38. Fulton Opera House 1969 Lancaster Associated with Robert Fulton.
39. Robert Fulton Birthplace 1966 Quarryville 8 mi. south of Quarryville on U.S. Route 22 Lancaster Also associated with Robert Fulton.
40. Albert Gallatin House; Friendship Hill National Historic Site 1966 Point Marion Fayette A home of Albert Gallatin.
41. Gemeinhaus-Lewis David De Schweinitz Residence 1975 Northampton A home of botanist Lewis David de Schweinitz.
42. Graeme Park 1966 Horsham Montgomery.
43. Green Hills Farm image pending 1974 Perkasie 520 Dublin Rd. Bucks A home of author Pearl S. Buck.
44. Grey Towers Castle 1980 Montgomery Designed by Horace Trumbauer. Now part of Arcadia University.
45. Gruber Wagon Works 1972 Reading Berks Located in what is now Tulpehocken Creek Park.
46. Isaac Newton and Bernardine Hagan House 2000 Chalk Hill Fayette A higher end Usonian house of those designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
47. Harmony Historic District 1973 Harmony Butler Associated with Harmony Society and George Rapp.
48. Harrisburg Central Railroad Station and Trainshed 1975 Dauphin Pennsylvania Railroad station with sheds using truss system patented by Albert Fink.
49. Milton S. Hershey Mansion image pending 1978 Dauphin A home of Milton Snavely Hershey.
50. Honey Hollow Watershed 1969 New Hope Bucks.
51. Horseshoe Curve 1966 Blair A horseshoe-shaped railroad track.
52. Humphry Marshall House 1987 Chester A home of Humphry Marshall.
53. Kennywood Park 1987 Allegheny From trolley park era, One of America’s first amusement parks.
54. Kuerner Farm 2011 Chadds Ford Township Delaware The Kuerner Farm was the inspiration for more than 1,000 Wyeth paintings over a 64-year period.
55. Leap-The-Dips 1991 Altoona 700 Park Ave. Blair The first rollercoaster still standing in the United States.
56. F. Julius Lemoyne House 1997 Washington A home of F. Julius LeMoyne, involved with the Underground Railroad.
57. Lightfoot Mill 2005 Chester Springs Chester See also Oliver Evans.
58. Lukens Historic District 1994 Coatesville 50, 53, 76 & 102 S. First St. Chester Associated with Rebecca Lukens and Brandywine Ironworks (later Lukens Steel Company).
59. Meadowcroft Rockshelter 1978 Washington Archaeological site associated with Native Americans.
60. Isaac Meason House 1971 Fayette A home of Isaac Meason.
61. Merion Cricket Club 1987 Montgomery From when cricket competed with baseball for American attention.
62. Merion Friends Meeting House 1998 Montgomery.
63. Merion Golf Club, East and West Courses 1989 Ardmore Delaware Associated with Bobby Jones, who won the Grand Slam of Golf here in 1930.
64. Mill Grove 1972 Audubon Montgomery A home of John James Audubon.
65. Minisink Archeological Site image pending 1993 Bushkill Pike.
66. Oakmont Country Club Historic District 1984 Allegheny Host to many U.S. Opens.
67. Old Economy 1965 Beaver Associated with Harmony Society and George Rapp.
68. Old West, Dickinson College 1966 Carlisle Cumberland Designed by Benjamin H. Latrobe, part of Dickinson College which was founded by Benjamin Rush. James Buchanan, later president, lived here.
69. Asa Packer Mansion 1974 Carbon Designed by Samuel Sloan, home of Asa Packer, founder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Lehigh University.
70. Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal 1974 Bucks and Northampton Transported anthracite coal.
71. Pennsylvania State Capitol 2006 Harrisburg 3rd & State Sts. Dauphin Features murals by Edward Austin Abbey and Violet Oakley, sculptures by George Grey Bernard, floor tiles by Henry Chapman Mercer, and stained glass by William Brantley Van Ingen. Design was influenced by the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893, and designs of Library of Congress and Boston Public Library.
72. Gifford Pinchot House 1966 Milford Pike Home of Gifford Pinchot, first head of the U.S. Forest Service and two-time state governor.
73. Terence V. Powderly House 1966 Lackawanna Longtime home of Terence Vincent Powderly, a Knights of Labor leader.
74. Joseph Priestley House 1966 Northumberland Stately home of chemist Joseph Priestley, who, disenchanted with England moved here in 1794 and continued his ground-breaking research.
75. The Printzhof 1966 Delaware A home of Johan Printz.
76. Pulpit Rocks 1993 Huntingdon Huntingdon.
77. Matthew S. Quay House 1975 Beaver A home of Matthew Stanley Quay, a Republican National Chairman who was campaign manager for Benjamin Harrison’s successful presidential campaign.
78. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 1977 Carbon.
79 Searights Tollhouse, National Road image pending 1966 Fayette Tollhouses built in 1835 as part of the National Road.
80. Smithfield Street Bridge 1974 Allegheny A truss bridge built between 1881 and 1883.
81. Staple Bend Tunnel 1994 Cambria The first railroad tunnel in the United States. Regarded as an engineering marvel.
82. Stiegel-Coleman House image pending 1966 Brickerville Lancaster House built in parts by owner William Stiegel and then by Robert Coleman.
83. Summerseat 1971 Bucks A home of George Clymer, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
84. George Taylor House 1971 Lehigh A home of George Taylor, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
85. M. Carey Thomas Library, Bryn Mawr College image pending 1991 Montgomery An architecturally significant building on Bryn Mawr College campus.
86. Union Canal Tunnel image pending 1994 Lebanon Tunnel Hill Road Lebanon.
87. Valley Forge 1961 Valley Forge Chester.
88. Gen. Frederick Von Steuben Headquarters 1972 Chester Headquarters of drillmaster Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben who had served Frederick the Great. Now part of Valley Forge National Historical Park.
89. Washington’s Crossing 1961 Yardley, PA and Titusville, NJ Bucks, PA and Mercer County, NJ Where George Washington crossed the Delaware River to surprise-attack the British at Trenton in 1776.
90. Washington’s Headquarters 1973 Montgomery Part of Valley Forge National Historical Park.
91. Waynesborough 1973 Chester.
92. Conrad Weiser House 1966 Womelsdorf Berks A home of Johann Conrad Weiser, who enlisted the Iroquois on the British side of the French and Indian War.
93. Benjamin West Birthplace 1966 Delaware Birthplace of Benjamin West who supported artists including Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale. On campus of Swarthmore College.
94. Woodmont 1998 Montgomery Designed by William Lightfoot Price for industrialist Alan Wood, Jr.. Father Divine also lived here.
95. Woodville 1983 Allegheny Home of John Neville, tax collector during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794.
96. N. C. Wyeth House and Studio 1997 Delaware Home and studio of painter N.C. Wyeth and family. Managed by the Brandywine River Museum.
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