“The Lincoln Highway is a story about an American highway that helped teach us a new way to travel.”
The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, marked the birth of popular American tourism – vacationing by automobile. Early motorists traveled to see where history was made, to experience the beauty of nature, to learn about regional differences and to have outdoor fun. The same reasons people take automobile vacations today!
Visitors who begin their journey at the Lincoln Highway Experience museum, nestled in the Laurel Highlands, will have a more enriching tour because they will see an inspiring orientation film, view a number of interpretive exhibits on quirky roadside architecture (including the Ship Hotel and Coffee Pot), distinguish differences between several restored gas pumps, trace the Lincoln Highway across Pennsylvania in beautiful black and white photographs, and shop for Lincoln Highway memorabilia and fine artisan crafts. In addtion are exhibits on "Women at the Wheel" and drive-in movie theaters. New for 2014 is an exhibit on postcards. Visitors will receive a postcard to write - we'll even mail it for you!
Since 1996, the not-for-profit Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor has worked with a number of local, state and federal partners on heritage preservation, sustainable community development, and responsible land conservation in south-central Pennsylvania.
Enjoy your journey on the Lincoln Highway, and remember to "Keep Thinkin' Lincoln!"
Upcoming LHHC Events
The 35th Annual Telly Awards
The LHHC's 13-minute film Through the Windshield won a Silver
Telly Award in the Travel and Tourism category.
Free Museum Day
Sunday, May 04, 2014
10 A.M. to 4 P.M.Admission is free this day!
Fly-Fishing Forum for Females
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10 AM to 3 PM; All you need to know about Fly Fishing
Lincoln Highway Bus Trip
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.It's Road trip time! Travel from the Bedford area to Ligonier and
Latrobe via motor coach for a day of history.