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.
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
We are open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Beginning mid-March,
please call us to confirm we are open if you are coming from a
distance as we will have some random closures due to construction.
Program on The Greatest Road Trip in American History
April 7 program by Professor Fred Gantz about the 1919 Motor
Transport Corps Transcontinental Convoy.
Remembering the fun! A program on Board Games from years gone by
A board game aficionado and enthusiast will share the amusing and
entertaining history of board games on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The
program will last about an hour. Admission is $8.