From Civil War battlefields to icons of the American Revolution, Pennsylvania is littered with historical sites, museums and monuments. However, history buffs aren't the only people who'll find things to do in the Keystone State; Pennsylvania is also filled with beautiful scenery, exciting theme parks, fun festivals and breathtaking artwork.
The unique September weekend event provides a look at how pioneers made fabric and clothing from flax. The event also encourages visitors to try their hand at many different centuries old crafts that include carving apples, leather crafting, quilting and wheat weaving.
- Historic Area 532 Main St. Bethlehem, PA 18018 in BETHLEHEM, PA
The festival remains the largest of its kind in the country. Hundreds of thousands join together in celebration of the culture and heritage of the Irish, Scottish and Welsh. Participants compete in historic games while others offer music, dance, food and crafts. Besides game competitions, fun events include kilt crawling and haggis eating contests.
Held in the Soldiers' National Cemetery, the event commemorates war veterans on the anniversary of the day that President Lincoln presented the Gettysburg Address in November 1863. Veterans' graves receive wreaths and the high school band performs. An Abraham Lincoln impersonator reads the Gettysburg Address.
- Monroeville Convention Center 209 Mall Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146 in MONROEVILLE, PA
Held during a weekend at the end of November, the event represents a massive Christmas arts and crafts festival. Almost 300 artisans display their crafts that provide visitors with the opportunity of acquiring decorations or holiday gifts. The venue also offers live entertainment, seasonal foods and a visit by Santa and his elves.