Pennsylvania Historical Museums that Aren’t Boring

Mar 19, 2019

In order to move forward into the future, we have to understand the past. Sometimes, the best part of traveling is discovering the history of the place you are visiting. In Pennsylvania, there’s plenty of history museums where the stories of the past come to life through engaging and interactive exhibits that are fun for the whole family.

At Skytop Lodge, we feel that these are the top Pennsylvania historical museums to add to your itinerary:

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania provides visitors with information about the rich history of the railroad industry in the state as well as the vital role that railroads and trains play in today’s society. Most people find that their favorite part of the museum is the trains that are on display. There are more than 100 to see and explore.

Gettysburg National Military Park and Visitor Center

A visit to the Gettysburg battlefield is a sobering experience, but one that should not be missed during a visit to Pennsylvania. At this National Park and museum, visitors are able to tour the battlefield itself as well as explore the museum that contains relics and artifacts from this iconic Civil War battle. Interactive exhibits provide visitors with an engaging and immersive experience, allowing them to better understand the impact of this battle.

Eastern State Penitentiary

The Eastern State Penitentiary is located in the heart of Philadelphia, appearing as a fortress in the middle of the city. What used to be the most expensive prison that was home to the most notorious criminals is now a museum that visitors can explore. Guided tours available every day of the week for visitors who want to see what life inside this prison was really like.

Whether you book your stay at Skytop Lodge during winter break or over summer vacation, you’ll find that there are endless outdoor activities to keep you busy. However, if you are looking for something a little bit different to do, you are sure to love one of these interesting and informative museums.

For more information on the best things to do during your visit to the Poconos, contact us at Skytop Lodge today.