The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, stretched from New York City to San Francisco in 1913. It’s the one route that changed America forever – marking 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!
Lincoln Highway Experience - Visitors who begin their Lincoln Highway journey at our museum, nestled in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, will have a more enriching tour because they will:
- view 30 incredible black and white photographs of the Lincoln Highway across PA;
- see an award-winning orientation film;
- discover which state was the first to offer “vanity” license plates;
- distinguish nuances among several restored gas pumps;
- generate enough electricity to bike from New York City to San Francisco;
- learn about early “Women at the Wheel”; and
- write a postcard to mail from the museum – postcard and postage included with admission.
The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor – was designated in 1995 by Governor Tom Ridge; it is one of twelve Heritage Areas in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The LHHC’s work of economic development through tourism takes place along a six-county, 200-mile Corridor from North Huntingdon in the west to beyond Gettysburg in the east. The LHHC’s headquarters are located at the Lincoln Highway Experience midway between Latrobe and Ligonier, PA.
On November 30 we are sponsoring a bus trip to Pittsburgh. For the itinerary, click on the news tab.
Enjoy your journey on the Lincoln Highway, and remember to "Keep Thinkin' Lincoln!"
This website update was produced with a Westmoreland County Tourism Grant, administered by the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau.
Upcoming LHHC Events
We are open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, even during construction.
We will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24 for
Lincoln Highway Throw Back Thursday Bus trip to Pittsburgh
Join us as we travel to Randyland in Pittsburgh, lunch at the grand
Concourse followed by Xanadu at the CLO cabaret theater.
Create a Christmas Boxwood Tree
We'll each create a Christmas Boxwood tree. $30 fee includes all the
Treasures Found - What Metal Detectives found
Members of Westmoreland Metal Detection Services, who specialize in
the recovery of historical artifacts, will present a program to share
what they found around the museum.