Tag - History

Maple

March is the sweetest month in the Laurel Highlands. Our region, specifically Somerset County, takes great pride in the tradition of tapping maple trees and producing maple syrup and other goodies. After all, it is the largest producer of maple products in the state. Celebrate the county's maple heritage while satisfying your sweet tooth at…

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

George Washington Was Here: A Walk Through History

Friday, January 10, 2020 11:00 AM by Anna Weltz

An ambitious young officer heads west to claim lands for the British. Along the way, he makes mistakes, but he also works hard, persists and makes a name for himself. Some believe that George Washington's trials and tribulations in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands helped him grow into a legendary military leader and eventually the first…

Light Up Ligonier

Light Peeping in the Laurel Highlands

Friday, December 13, 2019 12:00 PM by Stacey Magda

A 2-Day, 2-Night Trip During this time of year, the night comes alive with dazzling lights and cheer spreads far and wide! Enjoy a different kind of peeping tour with holiday light peeping among warm candles glowing at historic sites, stunning light extravaganzas at famed resorts, mountains covered with snow and magical colors, dancing displays…

Overly's

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for festivals in the Laurel Highlands! These magical events will bring Christmas joy to your entire family and create lifelong memories. Take a sleigh ride, sip some hot cocoa and get ready for Santa to come to town! Overly's Country Christmas Daily until Dec. 30 Create lifelong memories at…

Ohiopyle State Park

Where to Take Your Out-of-Town Holiday Visitors

Friday, November 22, 2019 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

The holidays will be here before you know it, and so will your guests! If it is their first time visiting the Laurel Highlands, they are in for a treat. Or even if they've visited before, I'm sure they haven't seen it all! Plan a full itinerary for your special days together, filled with winter festivals, architectural masterpieces,…

Fred Rogers Center Puppets

Did you know that Latrobe is the hometown of Fred Rogers? The Laurel Highlands invites you to be their neighbor and explore the Fred Rogers Trail through the beautiful region. Special stops that celebrate the television personality's legacy include museums, art centers, statues, exhibits and an amusement park. On your way from stop one to stop…

Tall Pines Distillery

Step aside, craft beer. It's whiskey's time to shine! The Laurel Highlands has a rich history of distilled spirits, and now you can experience it along the Whiskey Rebellion Trail. It all started in 1791 when Alexander Hamilton enforced a tax on whiskey to help pay off the debts that accrued during the American Revolution. The region was…

Rohit Vijayakumar, PA Turnpike

Need to stretch your legs? Hop off of one of the four Pennsylvania Turnpike exits in the Laurel Highlands and you’ll find plenty of exciting experiences nearby! Exit 110 – Somerset Somerset Historical Center (4 miles from exit) Learn more about the region’s local traditions and rich agricultural contributions, including…

Voodoo Brewery | Spirits and Spirits

A 3-Day, 3-Night Trip Fall is the perfect season to pair spooky stops with sensational samples of beer, wine, ciders and shine. Considered the number one beer producer in the country, Pennsylvania’s brew trails have now expanded into the Laurel Highlands with endless opportunities to taste and travel on the Laurel Highlands Pour Tour. Tour…

Tower of Voices at Flight 93 National Memorial

Tower of Voices at Flight 93 National Memorial

Friday, September 6, 2019 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

On September 11, 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked in a planned attack against the United States. Two airliners were flown into the World Trade Center Twin Towers and a third aircraft into the Pentagon. A fourth aircraft, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into an open field in the Laurel Highlands near the small town of Shanksville,…

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