Five Reasons to Fall in Love with Pennsylvania
There are many reasons to love Pennsylvania. If you enjoy American history, beautiful scenery, chocolate and Harman Stoves, you will fall head over heels for Pennsylvania. Allow us to provide you with a glimpse into all the wonderful things this state has to offer.
Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia is a national treasure like no other. Considered the birthplace of American democracy, this is where you can see the Liberty Bell in all its glory. It is where the Declaration of Independence was officially signed, making it an iconic must-see slice of American history. While there, you can also visit Independence Hall, Old City Hall, Carpenter's Hall, and many other historic museums and structures.
Strasburg Rail Road
Many people take in the culture of Lancaster County, with its Amish communities and covered bridges, by riding on the Strasburg Rail Road. Featuring some of the country’s oldest turn of the century steam trains, you can take a 45-minute scenic journey aboard a train, and also visit the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania where more than 100 historic locomotives and cars are displayed.
Gettysburg National Park
A popular destination for history buffs, Gettysburg National Park is where the Gettysburg Battle of the Civil War happened in 1863. This, the bloodiest battle of the war, took the lives of more than 50,000 people in a three-day timeframe, and was the inspiration for President Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” As you stroll through the park, you’ll come across literally hundreds of monuments and war artifacts, as well as breathtaking scenery.
This famous amusement park has been a staple in Hershey, Pennsylvania, for nearly 100 years. Hershey Park stretches across 90 acres and is filled with amusement park-type entertainment for children and adults. With a rich history dating back to 1906, Hershey Park was originally built as a recreational destination for employees of Hershey's, but over the years it has been expanded and opened to the public.
Halifax, Pennsylvania, is home to Harman Stoves. Harman’s history is that of the iconic American dream. It all started when a skilled young tradesman and entrepreneur, Dane Harman, designed and built the first Harman stove in his garage in Pennsylvania. Fast forward to today and Harman is a national brand with more than 250 employees. Surrounded by the wooded hills of Halifax, Harman specializes in manufacturing stoves and heating units that burn wood, pellets and other alternative biomass fuels – all designed to keep energy emissions low and your family safe.
Harman Stoves has a rich history and love for Halifax. Read more about the brand’s backstory and our roots dating back to 1979 here.