Local Points of Historical & Architectural Interest

Fallingwater

Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork located near Mill Run, Pa., symbolizes living in harmony with nature. Located in scenic Bear Run Nature Reserve, Fallingwater was entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963.

1491 Mill Run Road
Mill Run, PA 15464
724-329-8501

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Kentuck Knob

Kentuck Knob is an extraordinary mid-50s Usonian home, located in the breathtaking Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania. The house is framed by spectacular moutain vistas. Its woods and gardens are interspersed with sculptures by famous contempory artists. Kentuck Knob is seven miles southeast of Fallingwater and is open for tours.

723 Kentuck Rd,
Chalkhill, PA 15421

724-329-1901

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David Bradford House

David Bradford House, in Washington, Pennsylvania was the home of David Bradford, a leader of the Whiskey Rebellion. It has both architectural and historic importance.

175 South Main Street
Washington, PA 15301

724-222-3604

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The LeMoyne House

The 199-year-old LeMoyne House is Pennsylvania’s first national Historic Landmark of the Underground Railroad. Only a few other such sites exist in the entire United States. The house, located at 49 East Maiden Street in downtown Washington, was built in 1812 by John Julius LeMoyne, the father of Francis Julius LeMoyne.

49 E Maiden St
Washington, PA 15301
724-225-6740

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Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s mission is to communicate the story of Pennsylvania’s Trolley Era to a diverse audience through the preservation, interpretation, and use of its collection of electric railway and railroad equipment, associated artifacts and photo/document archives, and to ensure that its visitors have an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience.

1 Museum Road
Washington, PA 15301
724-228-9256

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Nemacolin Castle
(Also known as Bowman’s Castle)

Bowman’s Castle, also known as Nemacolin Castle, was built in present-day Brownsville, Pennsylvania, at the western terminus of the Nemacolin’s Trail on the east bank of the Monongahela river. It was built around the original trading post, which was built near the site of Fort Burd, the latter built by British colonists during the French and Indian War. Construction on the castle, including addition of a crenellated tower, continued through the Victorian era, when it was considered an engineering marvel.

136 Front Street
Brownsville, PA 15417
724-785-6882

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Meadowcroft
Rockshelter and Historic Village

Meadowcroft Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America, provides a unique glimpse into the lives of prehistoric hunters and gathers. This National Historic Landmark, located in Avella, Washington County, Pa., features a massive rock overhang used 16,000 years ago for shelter by the first people in North America. The enclosure at Meadowcroft Rockshelter provides visitors with a unique, never-before-seen perspective into the oldest and deepest parts of this internationally-renowned archeological excavation.

401 Meadowcroft Road
Avella, PA 15312
724-587-3412

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Flatiron Building
Heritage Visitors Center

The Flatiron Building Heritage Center, located within the building at 69 Market Street, holds artifacts from Brownsville’s heyday, as well as displays about the community’s important coal and coke heritage. The building is also home to the Frank L. Melega Art Museum that features the permanent collection of Frank L. Melega, a regional painter, sculptor and commercial artist whose works reflect the everyday life of a coal miner. The museum also features changing exhibits of local contemporary art.

69 Market Street
Brownsville, PA 15417
724-785-9331

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