Discover the cultural and industrial heritage of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Nominate new places or
revise information. Click Here!

Things to Do. Browse route, town, and interest to plan your trip:

Youghiogheny
State Theatre Center for the Arts
Description
When it opened in 1922, the State Theatre was hailed as “the largest, finest, and most beautiful playhouse in Western Pennsylvania.” Designed by nationally known theater architect Thomas Lamb in the 18th-century “Robert Adams” style, the State Theatre exemplified that style’s “refinement of line and chasteness of ornamentation.” Its acoustic planning allowed the Theatre to become a “picture palace,” offering...
Youghiogheny
Description
Our Lady of Grace Church was built by Italian immigrants living in this Greensburg hilltop neighborhood in the early 1900s. A century later the former parishioners might be surprised to find their church has been replaced by an art studio. Artist Brian McCall carefully restored the church, transforming it into his home and the Barking Dog Studio while maintaining the building’s historic elements.

...
Youghiogheny
Stone House Restaurant
Description

Opened in 1822 as the Fayette Springs Hotel, the Stone House has provided fine dining and rest to weary travelers for more than 175 years. Entertainment during the 19th century featured minstrel shows and local fiddlers. Today, in addition to award-winning cuisine, visitors can enjoy a variety of special events and
activities in this restored historic site.

Youghiogheny
No image preview
Description
Evelyn Hovanec hears voices, but there’s no need to worry. As one of the directors of the Coal and Coke Heritage Center, Dr. Hovanec has spent the past 25 years listening to local miners, their wives, and their children talk about life, love, and work in the Connellsville Coke Region.

Encompassing 137 square miles along the base of the Laurel and Chestnut mountain ridges, the coal patches of the area...
Youghiogheny
Description
The idea for a travelers’ inn high atop this beautiful mountain crest goes back to the creation of the National Road in 1813 under President James Madison. Eventually both the first hotel and the National Road itself fell into disrepair. In the early 20th century when the state of Pennsylvania began to repair the road, a group of wealthy men from nearby Uniontown pooled their resources to build the Summit Inn,...
Youghiogheny
Description

Long known for its leadership in industry, Connellsville is now a destination for recreation – on land and on water. Both a trailhead on the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail system, and a put-in point for boaters along the Youghiogheny River, Connellsville Riverfront Park offers visitors an opportunity to kick back and enjoy the outdoors in a beautiful historical setting. Boating, rafting, kayaking, swimming...

By The Way

Site Key

Must-see Site
Must-see Site
Point of Interest Site
Point of Interest Site

Interest Key

Industry
Industry
Folklife
Folklife
Nature
Nature
Art & architecture
Art & architecture
Food
Food
Shopping
Shopping
Phone ahead
Phone ahead
Lodging
Lodging

Rivers of Steel enewsletter sign up

Rivers of Steel enewsletter sign up