Tag - History

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,…

Kentuck Knob

Divine Design

Friday, August 30, 2019 11:00 AM by Stacey Magda

A 2-Day, 1-Night Trip As a region known for stunning scenery, significant history and unique connections to spirituality, the Laurel Highlands welcomes groups both big and small to take this tour. The trip includes stops at an exquisite basilica, drives along historic and scenic highways, visiting charming towns, taking in awe-inspiring views and…

Autumnfest Weekends

As fall rolls in, the Laurel Highlands welcomes colorful foliage, delicious comfort food and a jam-packed season of awesome festivals. Our gorgeous rolling hillsides blanketed in red, yellow and orange serve as the perfect backdrop for some harvest season entertainment! Below is a round up of fall festivals happening in the Laurel Highlands this…

Fort Necessity March

Before our nation was founded and before Pennsylvania was a state, a young George Washington traipsed through our forests and pivotal battles took place in our backyard. While walking through the Laurel Highlands, you get the sense that something great happened here, something important. The region's history is rich and filled with a trail of…

Win Big with the 2019 Westmoreland Heritage Passport Contest Blog

Summer has arrived. The kids are home from school. The in-laws are in town for a visit. Your long-distance significant other is spending a weekend at your home. You’re trying to fill every minute with activity, but at some point, the ideas run dry. You sigh, and think with growing frustration, “There’s just nothing to do around…

Vines and Blooms Itinerary

Vines and Blooms

Monday, June 3, 2019 1:00 PM by Stacey Magda

A 3-Day, 2 Night Trip Take in the relaxation and wonder of garden settings while sipping wine, enjoying local entertainment, charming small towns and a world class resort, all while cruising along scenic byways as you make your way through the beautiful Laurel Highlands. Day One Explore the history and beauty of legacy gardens at West Overton…

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