Explore the Lincoln Highway
Explore the Lincoln Highway
  • 7 Mile Stretch
  • Bedford
  • Chambersburg
  • Gettysburg
  • Sleepyhollow
  • Saint Thomas Farm

“The Lincoln Highway is a story about an American highway that helped teach us a new way to travel.”
– Drake Hokanson, author of The Lincoln Highway, Main Street across America

 

The Lincoln Highway ExperienceThe Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, marked the birth of popular American tourism – vacationing by automobile.  Early motorists traveled to see where history was made, to experience the beauty of nature, to learn about regional differences and to have outdoor fun.  The same reasons people take automobile vacations today!

Visitors who begin their journey at the Lincoln Highway Experience, nestled in the Laurel Highlands, will have a more enriching tour because they will see an inspiring orientation film, view a number of interpretive exhibits on quirky roadside architecture (including the Ship Hotel and Coffee Pot), distinguish differences between several restored gas pumps, trace the Lincoln Highway across Pennsylvania in beautiful black and white photographs, and shop for Lincoln Highway memorabilia and fine artisan crafts. In addition are exhibits on “Women at the Wheel”, Drive-in Movie Theatres, and Postcards.  Visitors to the Lincoln Highway Experience receive a free postcard to write – we’ll even mail it for you!        

Since 1996, the not-for-profit Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor has worked with a number of local, state and federal partners on heritage preservation, sustainable community development, and responsible land conservation in south-central Pennsylvania.

Enjoy your journey on the Lincoln Highway, and remember to "Keep Thinkin' Lincoln!"

Upcoming LHHC Events 
Free Museum Day
Sunday, May 01, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Free admission to the Lincoln Highway Experience and 5 more museums
in the Ligonier Valley area.

DNA: Dispelling the Myths
Saturday, June 04, 2016
9:30 amJoin forensic DNA expert Chris Tomsey in a non-scientific
presentation on DNA.

Lincoln Highway Bus Trip from Breezewood to Latrobe
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
all dayTravel the Lincoln Highway with pick ups in Breezewood and Bedford.
Stops include the LH Experience museum, lunch in Ligonier and Route
66 at the Saint Vincent Summer Theater.

Inside Ligonier ~ A Home Tour
Saturday, June 25, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Save the date! More information will be posted in May.

One Hundred Years, One Hundred Women
Friday, July 08, 2016
9:00 amMeet the women (and men) retracing Augusta and Adeline Van Buren's
1916 motorcycle trek across the Lincoln Highway.

Visit the Frick Car Museum and See 39 Steps at the CLO Cabaret Theater
Thursday, July 28, 2016
7:45 am to 5 pmBus trip to Pittsburgh for a docent led tour of the Frick car museum
followed by lunch and the Tony-award winning production of the 39
Steps.






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