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Underground Railroad Walking/Driving Tour
Come explore freedom's path as you leisurely drive through lush country sides and quaint small towns. In the early 19th century, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, was known for its strong anti-slavery sentiment and willingness to aid fugitive slaves. The first anti-slavery societies were organized in the 1830's, and in the decades before the Civil War men, women and children of Indiana County, black and white, of various religious beliefs and social stations, gave a helping hand to the freedom-seekers traveling on the Underground Railroad. On this driving tour, you, too, will travel the roads, see the places and hear the stories of people who loved liberty enough to risk everything to ensure it to all Americans. The walking tour begins at the Underground Railroad Museum in Blairsville and guides you through the streets and buildings within a twelve block radius. Continue outside Blairsville and follow the driving tour that leads you to various historical sites throguhout the entire Indiana County.
Indiana's Historic Sixth Street Walking Tour
Located in downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania, is historical Sixth Street. This walking tour takes visitors past 15 notable buildings all located within a four-block area. The tour features a Federal style structure house dating back to 1823, an eclectic, two-story brick house that merges two popular styles: Second Empire and Italian Villa. A stone, Gothic Revival church boasts weatherings, buttresses, and large pointed stained glass windows with tracery. Several of the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places including The Old Indiana County Courthouse, with a clock tower and the Silas M. Clark House characterized by the use of S-brackets, a low pitched gable roof, a bay window, round-headed windows, and a tall, square tower.
Covered Bridge Driving Tour
Indiana County is home to four covered bridges constructed in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The four bridges are Harmon, Trusal, Kintersburg and Thomas. A covered bridge driving map is available by clicking the above link.
Scary Harry's Haunted Trails
Homer City, PA 15748
A haunted walk through the woods that provides adventure and excitement for adults and children (must be 48 inches tall) looking for more than the average scare. 2014 Theme: Scary Harry's presents Strangling Brothers Circus Sideshow!
Potter's Driving Tour
This self-guided tour drives the scenic back roads in western PA where you will encounter a growing community of potters. These potters share and promote their love of clay and its creative properties. In the fall, these potters coordinate and present, to the public, an annual Potter's Tour. They clean up their studios, wash the clay off their hands, proudly put their work on display, and warmly invite the public to visit their workplace and to learn about the life of a potter and what inspires their work. On the tour, visitors can see and purchase the work of several different potters throughout the various studios on the tour. The studios are no more than 15 to 20 minutes driving distance from each other.