The Frederick and Mary Stegmaier Mansion
This fantastic Victorian Mansion also serves as a great B7B and a one-of-a-kind banquet and meeting facility for weddings and other occasions. The mansion includes four distinct Historic Suites and the stunning mansion is one of the most elegant historic and architecturally unique mansions in the Wilkes-Barre region. The mansion was host to many foreign visitors and dignitaries and even one of America’s Presidents stayed here!
304 S Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: (570) 823-9372
Nathan Denison House
Nathan Denison Home was built by early Connecticut settlers in 1790. The house is open to visitors on Sundays from end-May through end-September. Nathan Denison was born in Windham, Connecticut, and was one of the first settlers in the Wyoming Valley. Denison was a respected leader of the Connecticut pioneer settlers and served for quite a while as the area’s Justice of the Peace. In those days, he was second in command after Col. Zebulon Butler. Forty Fort was named after the forty Connecticut settlers that came to settle in this area.
35 Denison Street
Kingston (Forty Fort), PA 18704
Phone: (570) 823-6244
Steamtown National Historic Site
At this interesting historic site, you can climb aboard one of America’s old steam engines and enjoy a great train excursion. Here you have the chance to learn all about the old steam railroad times and how the people made it all possible back in the day. The U.S. National Park Service created a fantastic Museum experience here that exhibits the practices of the steam days very well. You can enjoy a nice behind-the-scenes excursion and get up close to all the steam-powered locomotives. Check out also the Electric Trolley Museum.
Lackawanna Avenue at Cliff Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: (570) 340-5200
Susquehanna Energy Riverlands Information Center
You can learn all about nuclear energy here at the interesting Susquehanna Energy Information Center. There are various exhibits and interactive displays and all programs and shows are open to the general public at no cost. The Susquehanna Riverlands Environmental Preserve has provided top-notch education and recreation in Northern Pennsylvania since 1980. The facility encompasses some 1,200 acres around the Susquehanna River. The Preserve is well-managed in close harmony with all aspects of the environment, whether wildlife habitat, farmland, wood products, or education. To learn more about the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour click here.
634 Salem Boulevard
Berwick, PA 18603
The Wyoming Monument in Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County is a gravesite and a monument of the American Revolutionary War. It was established in 1843 to remember and honor the soldiers that died during the 1778 Battle of Wyoming in Pennsylvania. The brutal Battle of Wyoming (and the subsequent massacre) is still referred to as the “American Revolution’s surpassing horror” due to the horrific and brutal acts committed by the warriors of the Iroquois Confederation and British allies against the Connecticut settlers in the Wyoming Valley. For more historic attractions in the area check out this post.
Corner of Susquehanna Avenue and Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644
Phone: (570) 693-0291
The Swetland Homestead
The Swetland Homestead is situated close to the Nathan Denison Home. Both locations offer visitors a fantastic insight into the architecture and living conditions at the time of the early American settlers. The original Swetland Homestead was established in 1803 right on this site and as the Swetland family was growing, additions were made as well that resulted in the elegant home that can be enjoyed today. The rooms are giving a clear picture of life during the early years and the changes as the area transformed from agrarian life to an industrialized community. The Swetland Homestead can be visited only by appointment and groups are welcome. Luzerne County is also a great outdoors destination!
885 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644
Phone: (570) 822-1727