The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, stretched from New York City to San Francisco in 1913. It’s the one route that changed America forever – marking 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!
Lincoln Highway Experience - Visitors who begin their Lincoln Highway journey at our museum, nestled in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, will have a more enriching tour because they will:
- view 30 incredible black and white photographs of the Lincoln Highway across PA;
- see an award-winning orientation film;
- discover which state was the first to offer “vanity” license plates;
- distinguish nuances among several restored gas pumps;
- generate enough electricity to bike from New York City to San Francisco;
- learn about early “Women at the Wheel”; and
- write a postcard to mail from the museum – postcard and postage included with admission.
The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor – was designated in 1995 by Governor Tom Ridge; it is one of twelve Heritage Areas in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The LHHC’s work of economic development through tourism takes place along a six-county, 200-mile Corridor from North Huntingdon in the west to beyond Gettysburg in the east. The LHHC’s headquarters are located at the Lincoln Highway Experience midway between Latrobe and Ligonier, PA.
We are open 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Reduced admission is $5 per adult during construction, less for chidlren.
Enjoy your journey on the Lincoln Highway, and remember to "Keep Thinkin' Lincoln!"
This website update was produced with a Westmoreland County Tourism Grant, administered by the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau.
Upcoming LHHC Events
Closed Memorial Day weekend
Because construction isn't yet finished, we will be closed Memorial
Day weekend. As soon as the building is complete, we will be open
Saturdays. Tuesday, May 29 we will open at 10:30 am.
We are getting closer to setting a date for our Grand Opening! Until
construction is finished, we will not be open Saturdays. Watch
this site for more information.
We are open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Tuesday, May 29 we will
open at 10:30 am. Construction is moving along well but please call
us to confirm we are open if you are coming from a distance as we
will have some random closures due to the project.
Lincoln Highway SupperMarket
Our first Lincoln Highway SupperMarket is June 6, 2018. visit
www.LincolnHighwaySuppermarket.org for more information.
Inside Ligonier Home Tour
Join us for our 14th annual Ligonier Home Tour on June 23, 2018.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online under the gift shop tab
or by calling us at 724-879-4241.