Posts Tagged "Museums"


Updated on: 11/29/18When it comes to holiday festivities, one of the best places in Pittsburgh to visit is Phipps Conservatory.  Their winter flower show, which begins the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs until early-January, is a celebration of the holiday season with festive art pieces, an array of gorgeous winter flowers, and some of the most beautifully decorated Christmas trees in Pittsburgh. Booking.com For our visit to the...

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Updated on: 11/20/18When it comes to Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces in southwest Pennsylvania, odds are good you know of the iconic Fallingwater house. But did you know that Wright also commissioned a house just a few miles down the roads for friends of the Kaufmann family? Booking.com This house is Kentuck Knob- a large, Usonian house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built for the Hagan family (of local ice cream fame). Kentuck...

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Updated on: 11/14/18When driving through the borough of Ligonier in the Laurel Highlands, you can't miss Fort Ligonier. This imposing, recreated fort is located right in the heart of the town and is a highlight all visitors must check out. Booking.com We've got to hand it to this one, it does an exceptional job of bringing the history of southwest Pennsylvania during the 1700s to life! Fort Ligonier is Meticulously Recreated Fort...

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Updated on: 11/14/18Fort Necessity was the site of a battle in 1754 that, quite literally, shaped the state of the colonies and the world for many centuries to come. Booking.com Even better for us is that it is located in the Laurel Highlands, about an hour southeast of Pittsburgh, and is an easy day trip to visit and explore the grounds, recreated fort, and the museum! A Brief History of Fort Necessity While western Pennsylvania is...

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Updated on: 10/14/18The Meadowcroft Rockshelter is located in Avella, PA, about an hour southwest of Pittsburgh. Booking.com Although this one is a bit of a drive, it is worth the trip during their seasonal hours in order to check out the 16,000 years of human history found on the property! A Brief History of Meadowcroft The land now known as the Meadowcroft Rockshelter was owned by Albert Miller who had a great interest in...

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