History and Heritage

  • Butler
    Butler Old Stone House Region club of the AACA

    In 1964 a small group of auto enthusiasts met to discuss the formation of an antique auto club.

  • Cabot
    Cooper Cabin Pioneer Homestead

    Built by the Cooper family circa 1810, the cabin was an original county homestead. It was enlarged after the Civil War and family descendants remained in the cabin until 1963.

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    Cranberry Township
    Cranberry Sample One-Room Schoolhouse

    Step back in time, to the schooldays of 1874 with a visit to the Sample Schoolhouse. The Schoolhouse is located on the front lawn of the Cranberry Township Municipal Center on Rochester Road.

  • Evans City
    Evans City Cemetery

    The Evans City Cemetery is no ordinary cemetery, it's where The Night of The Living Dead was shot, beginning the world-wide craze for Zombies!

  • Evans City
    Evans City Historical Society Museum

    The Evans City Area Historical Society features its very own museum, containing artifacts and memorabilia of the area’s oil boom and railroads. Local history museum includes oil boom, railroads.

  • Harmony

    You’ll discover a lot of incredible history in Harmony. This quaint village of old brick and log buildings is one of Western PA’s most historically important places and its first National Landmark District.

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    Historic Harmony - Harmony Museum

    Historic Harmony, Inc. was founded in 1943 and operates the Harmony Museum, which interprets 250 years of rich history. We have presentations that include George Washington's 1753 mission, Harmonists, Mennonites, and the Ball Collection of outstanding sporting rifles by 19th century Harmony gunsmith Charles Flowers.

  • Harmony
    Lancaster Township History Center

    Run by the Lancaster Township Historical Records Committee, the History Center provides facts, photos, old items and plenty of information, as well as local genealogy to visitors interested in Lanc

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    Mars Train Station

    Stop by to tour the remodeled train station, constructed in 1897; the circa 1906 red caboose; the Adams Station of the Butler Shortline Trolley Route and the gift shop.  Get your own piece of Mars

  • Homestead
    Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

    Visit The Bost Building, a National Historic Landmark and visitor center of Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.  The Bost Building features restored rooms used by union leaders during the 1892 Battle of Homestead and changing exhibits on region’s industrial and cultural heritage.  Suggested donation is $3/adult.  Gift shop.  Travel information.  Open Monday-Friday, 11 AM-4 PM.

  • Saxonburg
    Saxonburg Museum/Cooper Hall

    Saxonburg Museum, Roebling Workshop Early history of Saxonburg and its founder John Roebling, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge. Seasonal.

  • Zelienople
    The Buhl House

    The Buhl House with its ten rooms houses a museum for the Buhl family and for the town.

  • Butler
    The Little Red School House

    The Little Red School House was constructed in 1838, and was the first public school built in Butler as a direct result of the Public School Act of 1835.

  • Slippery Rock
    The Old Stone House Museum

    The Old Stone House is a historic inn and museum of rural life located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

  • Zelienople
    The Passavant House

    The Passavant House is home to a large collection of items relating to the Passavant Family and its place in Zelienople's history.

  • Butler
    The Senator Walter Lowrie House

    Built by Butler’s only United States senator, Walter Lowrie, in 1828, this is the last remaining house of its type in the Butler area.

  • Washington's Trail - 1753

    Washington’s Trail 1753 Driving Tour – Butler County, Pennsylvania