If you're into American history, then Pennsylvania should be on your bucket list. For starters, this is where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Namely in Independence Hall. It is also here where the Constitution was written.
If you're into sweet stuff, then look no further than Pennsylvania. It is the home of the famous candy brand, namely Hershey!
Furthermore, mushroom-lovers will enjoy visiting this rectangular-shaped state of the USA! They produce almost two-thirds of the white mushroom buttons Americans love to consume.
Founded by William Penn, in October 1682, he named the state after his admiral father Sir William Penn. The state was founded as a place to practice freedom of religion which Penn sought desperately. This is because Penn was persecuted in England for his Quaker religion. No wonder then that the state is also referred to as "the city of Brotherly Love".
"Sylvania" means "woodlands" in Latin.
Also known as The Keystone State, Pennsylvania is centrally located along the arch of the original thirteen colonies.
Other name references are Quaker State, Oil State, or simply "PA". "PA" is the postal abbreviation used by many people as a slang way of referring to the state of Pennsylvania.
Punxsutawney is famous for the groundhog, Phil. Phil is a central figure in the annual Groundhog Day celebrations.
Traditionally, Groundhog’s Day, February 2, is a two-day celebration featuring art shows, crafts, music, and more. On the morning of Groundhog’s Day, Punxsutawney Phil gets pulled from his burrow. If Phil sees his shadow, according to legend, it means a further six weeks of winter.
Fantastic glittering sunsets over its sparkling waters!
Chocolates, sweets, souvenirs, and gifts… they have it all.
Hershey’s Chocolate World is one of the top-rated sightseeing activities in Pennsylvania. Their products are sold in more than 60 countries. Hershey is one of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers.
William Penn (1644 – 1718), an English writer, religious thinker, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania.