“The Lincoln Highway is a story about an American highway that helped teach us a new way to travel.”
The 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
Wheels! The Evolution of Transportation through the Ligonier Valley
Monday, April 27, 2015
8:45 am-2:30 pm
A special program for homsechool students that invites students to study the history of local transportation. Students will visit the Compass Inn, Fort Ligonier, Ligonier Valley Rail Road, and the Lincoln Highway Experience!
Brian Butko, Lincoln Hwy. Author and Historian, to Speak at LHHC
Saturday, May 02, 2015
10:30 a.m.Reservations required; $7 fee.
Joe Comm to sign Books
Sunday, May 03, 2015
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.Author Joe Comm will sign copies of his new book Legendary Locals of
Latrobe. Copies available for purchase in our gift shop.
Container Herb Garden
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
7:00 p.m.Mary Jo, our resident floral designer, will guide us in creating a
container herb garden for our deck or yard. $30 includes supplies and
Lincoln Highway Motoring to Bedford for Antiques on the Square
Saturday, May 23, 2015
We will head to historic Bedford for the annual Antiques on the Square festival. $89 per person. Includes lunch and dinner.
Countrysides of Gettysburg Tour
Thursday, July 16, 2015
We are heading to a different side of Gettysburg-the countryside. We'll
visit the National Apple Museum, Round Barn, and Hauser Estate Winery! $89
per person includes lunch at Hickory Bridge Farm.