Were you unable to join us live for a tour of some of the most romantic, quirky, and beloved National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania? This online tour by Preservation Pennsylvania Executive Director (and author of Historic Pennsylvania: A Tour of the State’s Top 100 National Historic Landmarks) is sure to add some new places to your “must visit” travel itinerary.
The webinar capped our February focus on places to love in Pennsylvania – from Pittsburgh’s National Negro Opera Company House and former Associate Director Julia Chain’s reflections on the Cameron-Masland Mansion at Kings Gap State Park to Roy Smith’s tale of a white elephant transformation and Paul Steinke’s fascinating story of an early auto-friendly city development.
To purchase a copy of the book, Historic Pennsylvania: A Tour of the State’s Top 100 National Historic Landmarks, click here.
About National Historic Landmarks
National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are historic properties that illustrate the heritage of the United States. The over 2,600 NHLs found in the U.S. today come in many forms: historic buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts. Each NHL represents an outstanding aspect of American history and culture. (Pennsylvania has 169 National Historic Landmarks.)
Each NHL demonstrates exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States in history, architecture, archeology, technology, and culture. National Historic Landmarks possess a high degree of integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association.
While NHLs are listed on the National Register, the register features more than 95,000 listings. Yet, of these, only 2,600 have met the high standards required to be designated by the Secretary of the Interior as National Historic Landmarks.