Nestled amidst the historic streets of Philadelphia, there stands a hidden treasure from the colonial era — Grumblethorpe. This timeless house, with its intriguing name and storied past, has captured the imaginations of locals and visitors alike. From its construction in the mid-18th century to its role during the American Revolution, Grumblethorpe has witnessed the …
The Betsy Ross House is a historical landmark famed for being the place where flag-maker Betsy Ross sewed the country’s first American Flag. The historic residence is also colloquially referred to as the “Birthplace of the Old Glory,” where “Old Glory” is the nickname for the flag of the United States.
Located at Bedford, Pennsylvania on the junction of U.S. Highway 30 (Lincoln Highway) and Pennsylvania Route 31, the historic Jean Bonnet Tavern (also known as the Old Forks Inn or Bonnet’s Tavern) has captivated paranormal investigators and locals with its longstanding history and reputed hauntings. The building was believed to be built around 1762 when Indian trader Robert Callender acquired the surrounding land. The place was used as a trading post and Callender’s residence.
Hotel Bethlehem (also known as Historic Hotel Bethlehem) dates back to 1921 when it was commissioned by Bethlehem Hotel Corporation. The hotel is located at 437 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and sits on the land where “The Golden Eagle” hotel once stood. In 1823, The Golden Eagle was demolished to make way for the newer “The Eagle” hotel. The site was also formerly the grounds of Moravian missionaries’ famous log house, the First House of Bethlehem.
The Eastern State Penitentiary was famous for it was built at a staggering cost of $780,000 (today’s equivalent of over $18 million) and utilized the radical separate system (also called the Pennsylvania system) that advocated the instillment of remorse and penitence among criminals through separate confinement and regular visits by the warden and overseer