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List of National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania

This article provides a List of National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania. There are 166 in the state. Listed in a tables below are the 99 NHLs outside Philadelphia. For the 67 within Philadelphia, see List of National Historic Landmarks in Philadelphia.

Three of these sites are shared with other states and are credited by the National Park Service as being located in those other states: the Delaware and Hudson Canal (centered in New York but extending into Pennsylvania); the Beginning Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey (on the OhioPennsylvania border); and the Minisink Archeological Site, on the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border.

National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania (excluding Philadelphia)

Following are National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania, but outside Philadelphia. For consistency, the National Historic Landmark name is used to label each one.

[1] Landmark name Image Date designated[2] Location County Description
1 1762 Waterworks
1762 Waterworks
May 29, 1981
2 Edward G. Acheson House
Edward G. Acheson House
May 11, 1976

908 Main St.

Washington Home of self-taught inventor-engineer Edward G. Acheson, where in 1891 he invented carborundum.
3 Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail
Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail
May 11, 1976
436 Grant Street

Allegheny Spectacular jail and courthouse designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson in a Romanesque style.
4 Allegheny Portage Railroad of the Pennsylvania Canal
Allegheny Portage Railroad of the Pennsylvania Canal
December 29, 1962
Blair Railroad that transported canalboats over the Allegheny Mountains, between the eastern and western sections of the Pennsylvania Canal; regarded as a technological marvel.
5 Andalusia
1976 HABS photo
November 13, 1966
Bucks Greek Revival residence of Nicholas Biddle, head of the Second Bank of the United States.
6 Henry Antes House
Henry Antes House
April 27, 1992

Montgomery Headquarters of [3]
7 Augustus Lutheran Church
HABS photo
December 24, 1967

8 Bedford Springs Hotel Historic District
Bedford Springs Hotel Historic District
July 17, 1991
9 Beginning Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey
Front of the monument
June 23, 1965
Ohioville, PA and East Liverpool, OH

Beaver, PA and Columbiana, OH
10 Beth Sholom Synagogue
Beth Sholom Synagogue
March 29, 2007
Elkins Park

8231 Old York Road

Montgomery Frank Lloyd Wright designed it. The American Institute of Architects and National Trust for Historic Preservation commented upon it.
11 Bomberger's Distillery
Bomberger's Distillery
January 16, 1980

12 Bost Building
Bost Building
January 20, 1999
621–623 East 8th Avenue

Allegheny Headquarters of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers during the Homestead Strike.
13 Braddock Carnegie Library
Braddock Carnegie Library
March 2, 2012
Allegheny First Carnegie library built in the United States.
14 David Bradford House
David Bradford House
July 28, 1983

175 S. Main St.

Washington A home of David Bradford.
15 Brandywine Battlefield
Brandywine Battlefield
January 20, 1961
Chadds Ford
Delaware Site of the 1777 Battle of Brandywine.
16 William Brinton 1704 House
1958 HABS photo
December 24, 1967

17 Bryn Athyn Historic District
Bryn Athyn Cathedral
October 6, 2008
Bryn Athyn
18 James Buchanan House (Wheatland)
James Buchanan House
July 4, 1961
Lancaster Home of James Buchanan while he was President and in his final years.
19 Pearl S. Buck House
Pearl S. Buck House
January 16, 1980

520 Dublin Rd.

Bucks A home of author Pearl S. Buck.
20 Buckingham Friends Meeting House
Buckingham Friends Meeting House
July 31, 2003
Buckingham Township

5684 Lower York Road

Bucks Associated with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
21 Bushy Run Battlefield
Bushy Run Battlefield
October 9, 1960
Harrison City

2 miles E. of Harrison City on Pa. Rte. 993

Westmoreland Site of the Battle of Bushy Run during Pontiac's Rebellion.
22 Cambria Iron Company
1958 HEAR photo
June 22, 1989
23 Simon Cameron House
Simon Cameron House
May 15, 1975

219 S. Front St.

Dauphin A home of Simon Cameron who had some association under Abraham Lincoln.
24 Carlisle Indian School
Carlisle Indian School
July 4, 1961
Cumberland Associated with Native American education. Athlete Jim Thorpe attended.
25 Carrie Blast Furnaces 6 and 7
Carrie Blast Furnaces 6 and 7
September 20, 2006
Rankin, Munhall, and Swissvale boroughs
Northern side of the Monongahela River, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) west of the Rankin Bridge

Allegheny The only 2 surviving pre-World War II blast furnaces in the Pittsburgh area.
26 Cedarcroft
HABS photo
November 11, 1971
Kennett Square

27 Chatham Village
Chatham Village
April 5, 2005
Roughly bounded by Virginia Avenue, Bigham Street, Woodruff Street, Saw Mill Run Boulevard, and Olympia Road

28 Cornwall Iron Furnace
Cornwall Iron Furnace
November 3, 1966

Rexmont Rd. & Boyd St.

29 Delaware Canal
Delaware Canal
December 8, 1976
Easton to Bristol

Easton to Bristol along the Delaware River

Bucks and
Transported anthracite coal.
30 Delaware and Hudson Canal
Delaware and Hudson Canal
October 18, 1968
Lackawaxen, PA, Honesdale, PA, Kingston, NY, Rosendale, NY, Ellenville, NY, and Port Jervis, NY
Pike, PA, Wayne, PA, Orange, NY, Sullivan, NY, and Ulster, NY
31 Drake Oil Well
Drake Oil Well
November 13, 1966

Venango Edwin L. Drake struck oil here, the site of the world's first successful oil well.
32 East Broad Top Railroad
East Broad Top Railroad
January 28, 1964
33 Dwight D. Eisenhower Farmstead
Dwight D. Eisenhower Farmstead
May 23, 1966
Adams A home of Dwight Eisenhower.
34 Emmanuel Episcopal Church
HABS photo
February 16, 2000
North and Allegheny Avenues

35 Ephrata Cloister
Ephrata Cloister
December 24, 1967
36 Wharton Esherick House and Studio
Wharton Esherick House and Studio
April 19, 1993

1520 Horseshoe Trail

Chester A studio of Wharton Esherick who participated in the Arts and Crafts Movement.
37 David Espy House
David Espy House
July 28, 1983

Bedford Associated with Whiskey Rebellion and David Espy.
38 Fallingwater
May 11, 1976
Mill Run
Fayette Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
39 Fonthill, Mercer Museum and Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
February 4, 1985
Bucks Three sites associated with Henry Chapman Mercer.
40 Forks of the Ohio
Forks of the Ohio
October 9, 1960
Point Park

Allegheny Associated with French and Indian War.
41 Fulton Opera House
Fulton Opera House
January 29, 1964

12–14 N. Prince St.

Lancaster Associated with Robert Fulton.
42 Robert Fulton Birthplace
Robert Fulton Birthplace
January 29, 1964

8 mi. south of Quarryville on U.S. Route 22

Lancaster Also associated with Robert Fulton.
43 Albert Gallatin House
Albert Gallatin House
January 12, 1965
Point Marion
Fayette A home of Albert Gallatin.
44 Gemeinhaus-Lewis David de Schweinitz Residence
Gemeinhaus-Lewis David de Schweinitz Residence
May 15, 1975

Northampton A home of botanist Lewis David de Schweinitz.
45 Graeme Park
Graeme Park
October 9, 1960
46 Grey Towers
HABS photo
February 4, 1985

Montgomery Designed by Horace Trumbauer. Now part of Arcadia University.
47 Gruber Wagon Works
1973 HABS photo
December 22, 1977

Berks Located in what is now Tulpehocken Creek Park.
48 I. N. and Bernardine Hagan House
I. N. and Bernardine Hagan House
May 16, 2000
Chalk Hill

Fayette A higher end Usonian house of those designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
49 Harmony Historic District
Harmony Historic District
May 30, 1974

Butler Associated with George Rapp.
50 Harrisburg Station and Trainshed
Harrisburg Station and Trainshed
December 8, 1976

Dauphin Pennsylvania Railroad station with sheds using truss system patented by Albert Fink.
51 Milton S. Hershey Mansion
Milton S. Hershey Mansion
May 4, 1983

Mansion Road

Dauphin A home of Milton Snavely Hershey.
52 Honey Hollow Watershed
Honey Hollow Watershed
August 4, 1969
New Hope

53 Horseshoe Curve
Horseshoe Curve
November 13, 1966

Blair A horseshoe-shaped railroad track
54 Kennywood Park
Kennywood Park
February 27, 1987
West Mifflin
4800 Kennywood Boulevard

Allegheny From trolley park era, One of America's first amusement parks.
55 Leap-The-Dips
June 19, 1996

700 Park Ave.

Blair The first rollercoaster still standing in the United States.
56 F. Julius Lemoyne House
Julius Lemoyne House
September 25, 1997

49 E. Maiden St.

Washington A home of F. Julius LeMoyne, involved with the Underground Railroad
57 Lightfoot Mill
Lightfoot Mill
April 5, 2005
Chester Springs
Chester See also Oliver Evans.
58 Lukens Historic District
Lukens Historic District
April 19, 1994

50, 53, 76 & 102 S. First St.

Chester Associated with Rebecca Lukens and Brandywine Ironworks (later Lukens Steel Company).
59 Humphry Marshall House
1958 HABS photo
December 23, 1987

1407 S. Strasburg Rd./PA Rte. 162

Chester A home of Humphry Marshall.
60 Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Meadowcroft Rockshelter
April 5, 2005
West of Avella
Washington Archaeological site associated with Native Americans.
61 Isaac Meason House
Isaac Meason House
June 21, 1990
Mount Braddock

Fayette A home of Isaac Meason.
62 Merion Cricket Club
Merion Cricket Club
February 27, 1987

Montgomery From when cricket competed with baseball for American attention.
63 Merion Friends Meeting House
HABS photo
August 5, 1998
Merion Station

64 Merion Golf Club
Merion Golf Club
April 27, 1992

Delaware Associated with Bobby Jones, who won the Grand Slam of Golf here in 1930. Host of many U.S. Opens.
65 Mill Grove
HABS photo
May 5, 1989

Montgomery A home of John James Audubon.
66 Minisink Archeological Site
Minisink Archeological Site
April 19, 1993
Pike Prehistoric native site; extends into New Jersey.
67 George Nakashima Woodworker Complex
April 23, 2014
Solebury Township
Bucks Art studio and home of woodworker George Nakashima
68 Old Economy
Old Economy
June 23, 1965

Beaver Associated with George Rapp.
69 Old West, Dickinson College
Old West, Dickinson College
June 13, 1962
Cumberland Designed by Benjamin H. Latrobe, part of Dickinson College which was founded by Benjamin Rush. James Buchanan, later president, lived here.
70 Asa Packer Mansion
100 px
February 4, 1985
Jim Thorpe

Carbon Designed by Samuel Sloan, home of Asa Packer, founder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Lehigh University.
71 Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex
Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex
September 20, 2006
Bounded by 3rd and 7th, North and Walnut Streets

Dauphin Includes the Pennsylvania State Capitol, North and South Office Buildings, Finance Building, Forum Building, State Street Bridge and Ryan Legislative Office Building. Originally listed with only the capitol, expanded in 2013 to encompass surrounding buildings.
72 Gifford Pinchot House
Gifford Pinchot House
May 23, 1963
Pike Home of Gifford Pinchot, first head of the U.S. Forest Service and two-time state governor.
73 Terence V. Powderly House
Terence V. Powderly House
May 23, 1966

Lackawanna Longtime home of Terence Vincent Powderly, a Knights of Labor leader.
74 Joseph Priestley House
Joseph Priestley House
January 12, 1965

Northumberland Stately home of chemist Joseph Priestley, who, disenchanted with England moved here in 1794 and continued his ground-breaking research.
75 The Printzhof
The Printzhof
November 5, 1961

Delaware A home of Johan Printz.
76 Pulpit Rocks
Pulpit Rocks
November 4, 1993

77 Matthew S. Quay House
Matthew S. Quay House
May 15, 1975

Beaver A home of Matthew Stanley Quay, a Republican National Chairman who was campaign manager for Benjamin Harrison's successful presidential campaign.
78 St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Jim Thorpe)
1979 HABS photo
December 23, 1987
Jim Thorpe

79 Searights Tollhouse, National Road
Searights Tollhouse, National Road
January 29, 1964

Fayette Tollhouses built in 1835 as part of the National Road.
80 Schaeffer House
Schaeffer House
July 25, 2011

Lebanon Possibly the only remaining German Weinbauernhaus in America, combining a residence with the production of alcohol.[4]
81 Smithfield Street Bridge
Smithfield Street Bridge
May 11, 1976
Smithfield Street at the Monongahela River

Allegheny A truss bridge built between 1881 and 1883.
82 Staple Bend Tunnel
Staple Bend Tunnel
April 19, 1994
Conemaugh Township

Cambria The first railroad tunnel in the United States. Regarded as an engineering marvel.
83 Stiegel-Coleman House
Stiegel-Coleman House
November 13, 1966
Lancaster House built in parts by owner William Stiegel and then by Robert Coleman.
84 Summerseat
HABS photo
July 17, 1965

Bucks A home of Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
85 George Taylor House
July 17, 1971

Lehigh & Poplar Sts.

Lehigh A home of Declaration of Independence.
86 M. Carey Thomas Library
M. Carey Thomas Library
July 17, 1991
Bryn Mawr

Montgomery An architecturally significant building on Bryn Mawr College campus.
87 Union Canal Tunnel
Union Canal Tunnel
April 19, 1994

Tunnel Hill Road

88 Valley Forge
January 20, 1961
Valley Forge
Chester and Montgomery
89 Gen. Friedrich Von Steuben Headquarters
Gen. Friedrich Von Steuben Headquarters
November 28, 1972
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Chester Headquarters of drillmaster Valley Forge National Historical Park.
90 Washington's Crossing
Washington's Crossing
January 20, 1961
Yardley, PA and Titusville, NJ
Bucks, PA and Mercer County, NJ Where Delaware River to surprise-attack the British at Trenton in 1776.
91 Washington's Headquarters
November 28, 1972
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Creek Rd., near junction of PA 252 & 23

Montgomery Part of Valley Forge National Historical Park.
92 Waynesborough
1960 HABS photo
November 28, 1972

Chester Home of General Anthony Wayne.
93 Conrad Weiser House
Conrad Weiser House
October 9, 1960
Berks A home of Johann Conrad Weiser, who enlisted the Iroquois on the British side of the French and Indian War.
94 Benjamin West Birthplace
Benjamin West Birthplace
December 21, 1965

Delaware Birthplace of Benjamin West who supported artists including Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale. On campus of Swarthmore College.
95 Woodmont
August 5, 1998

1622 Spring Mill Rd.

Montgomery Designed by William Lightfoot Price for industrialist Alan Wood, Jr.. Father Divine also lived here.
96 Woodville
July 28, 1983
South of Heidelberg on Pennsylvania Route 50

Allegheny Home of John Neville, tax collector during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794.
97 Andrew Wyeth Studio and Kuerner Farm
Andrew Wyeth Studio and Kuerner Farm
June 23, 2011
Chadds Ford Township
Delaware The Kuerner Farm was the inspiration for more than 1,000 Wyeth paintings over a 64-year period. Listing expanded (and renamed) in 2014 to include the studio of Andrew Wyeth.
98 N. C. Wyeth House and Studio
N. C. Wyeth House and Studio
December 9, 1997
Chadds Ford Township
Delaware Home and studio of painter N.C. Wyeth and family. Managed by the Brandywine River Museum.

See also


  1. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined , differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  3. ^ General Orders, 23 September 1777 from the National Archives.
  4. ^ NHL announcement

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