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!
Visitors who begin their Lincoln Highway journey at our Lincoln Highway Experience 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.
Enjoy your journey on the Lincoln Highway, and remember to "Keep Thinkin' Lincoln!"
See and Do
- Lincoln Highway Experience museum Latrobe (0.0 miles) - The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, stretched from New York City to Sa...
- Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College Latrobe (3.4 miles) - The McCarl Coverlet collection is comprised of over 700 “figured and fancy” jacquard woven bed w...
- Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley Ligonier (6.5 miles) - Founded in 1997, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is one of four regional a...
- Greendance - The Winery at Sand Hill Mount Pleasant (13.7 miles) - Situated on a small fruits farm in Mt. Pleasant, Greendance Winery is committed to providing fruit a...
- Bushy Run Battlefield Jeannette (15.5 miles) - Bushy Run Battlefield today operates as a Pennsylvania State Park open to the public year round. Man...