Welcome to our Roadside Museum Directory!
Not all museums are in a building in a town. Sometimes the best way to capture an audience's attention is to take the museum to them. That is what the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (LHHC) has accomplished with its 200-Mile Roadside Museum. Exhibits have been installed along the original route of the Lincoln Highway in Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin, and Adams counties on or near US Route 30. The museum honors the Lincoln Highway, the nation's first coast-to-coast highway stretching from New York to San Francisco. Click a county on the map to view the list of sites for that county.
The museum uses landscape communities and sites
to tell the region's stories. This is done through site markers,
wall plaques, interpretive waysides,
and murals located along the historic road. Motorists drive the
experience rather than walking through a building. In addition,
LHHC hosts 22 vintage (1940-ish) gas pumps as part of a creative
public art project that links professional artists with life-size
fiberglass structures. All pumps were painted by Pennsylvania artists,
and are located next to one of the roadside museum interpretive
Just as the Lincoln Highway sparked the public's imagination and fostered the rapid growth of automobile tourism in the early 20th century, the 200-mile Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor beckons everyone to ride the same ribbon of asphalt and concrete as their grandparents. A trip on the Lincoln Highway, following the 65 interpretive exhibits, becomes a passage in time and place, as drivers discover the many historic, cultural and recreational attractions that await travelers along its path.
The Roadside Museum project was funded, in part, by Transportation Enhancement funding, by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Council for the Arts, and Heritage Works in Westsylvania. The Roadside Museum webpage was funded by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development.