Things Pennsylvania is Known and Famous For

Things Pennsylvania is Known and Famous For

Pennsylvania is known for being the origin of Hershey’s chocolate, the birthplace of American democracy, as well as the famous Liberty Bell. From rolling hills and picturesque farms to dense forests and soaring mountains, the state is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country

Philly Cheesesteaks

You can’t go to Pennsylvania and not try a Philly cheesesteak. This sandwich consists of thinly sliced steak, onions, and melted cheese on a long hoagie roll

Primanti Sandwiches

Shoo-Fly Pie is a  Pennsylvania Dutch dessert that is made with molasses and brown sugar. The pie is usually made in a 9-inch pie dish and has a crumb topping

Amish Culture

Pennsylvania is home to a large Amish community with over 300,000 Amish residents. The Amish are a religious group and part of the Pennsylvanian Dutch, who live simple lives without the use of modern technology

Steel Production

Pennsylvania has a long history of steel production dating back to the early 1800s. The state was home to many of the first steel mills in the United States and Pittsburgh was once known as the Steel City

Coal Mining

Coal was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 1760 and it became an important part of the state’s economy during the Industrial Revolution

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is a botanical garden located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The gardens span more than 1,000 acres and feature over 9,000 different types of plants


Fallingwater is a world-famous house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was built in rural Pennsylvania in 1935 and is considered one of Wright’s most iconic works

The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American freedom and one of the  most famous bells in the world. The bell was commissioned in 1752 to  hang in the Pennsylvania State House (now the Independence Hall)