Explore The Lehighton Area - Historic Weissport

Self Guided Historical Walking /Driving Tour

Explore The Lehighton Area - Historic Weissport

Weissport, Pennsylvania 18235, United States

Created By: Lehighton Area Heritage Alliance

Tour Information

Lehighton Area Heritage Alliance takes pride in offering exceptional self-guided historical walking and driving tours, catering to the curiosity of both locals and visitors alike. With a deep appreciation for preserving our heritage, we curate these tours to provide an immersive experience into the captivating stories that shaped our communities. From significant landmarks to lesser-known historical gems, each tour unveils the rich tapestry of our past. Whether you're exploring the bustling streets or quiet corners, our self-guided historical tours offer a remarkable opportunity to connect with the unique history and culture that makes our community truly special. Join us on an adventure where the footsteps of the past guide you through our shared heritage.

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What You'll See on the Tour

In 1756, amidst the turmoil of the Lehigh Valley, marked by frequent attacks and pervasive fear following the Gnaden Huetten massacre, a glimmer of hope emerged in the form of Fort Allen, overseen by none other than Benjamin Franklin. Despi... Read more
Travel back to 1780 and explore Fort Allen, a significant historical site. Among its features is the Franklin Well, now known as the Fort Allen Well. Navigate through the park's paths, experiencing the atmosphere of the past. Take note of t... Read more
The history of the Lehigh Canal is a testament to the ingenuity and determination of early American pioneers. Stretching over a hundred miles through eastern Pennsylvania, this remarkable waterway was conceived to unlock the potential of th... Read more


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