Home to the famous Whiskey Rebellion in the 1790s, Washington, PA is rich in local history. Make plans to visit this city for its museums, Washington & Jefferson College, an entertaining racetrack and casino. There also is easy access to the city of Pittsburgh.
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Go back in time and take a three-mile trolley ride through the city at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Trolley and transportation aficionados will love the museum’s trolley barn, where an amazing collection of repaired/replaced trolleys from all over the country are found.
Only a 10-minute drive from downtown Washington, The Meadows Racetrack and Casino has a full night of entertainment waiting. This venue houses 3,300 slots, table games and restaurants. You can even take a break from gambling and watch the horse races, or hit the lanes in the bowling alley downstairs.
As “Pennsylvania's First National Historic Landmark of the Underground Railroad,” the LeMoyne House packs a lot a history for a small home built in 1812. Walking tours of the house will give you a glimpse into the life of Dr. F. Julius LeMoyne, who risked his life by allowing his house to be a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Another great opportunity to explore the past of this small city is by visiting the historic Duncan and Miller Glass Museum. This museum occupies a two-floor Victorian style house with features including 5,000 handmade glass objects, glass-making tools and a shop selling Duncan and Miller glass.
Take a break from learning Washington’s local history and catch a baseball game or show at the 3,200-seat baseball stadium, Consol Energy Park. Home to the baseball team, the Washington Wild Things, this facility has hosted past performances from Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson.
History buffs should immerse themselves in local Washington history by visiting the Bradford House. Conveniently located downtown, this 1788 house was home to the Leader of the Whiskey Rebellion, David Bradford. Walk through all the rooms and take a trip back to the 18th century.
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