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Father Rapp’s Seat (Harmony, PA)

Father Rapp’s Seat (Harmony, PA)

  Father Rapp’s Trail Entrance A unique point of interest is situated on the edge of town in Harmony, PA: a stone-carved “chair” on a steep hillside known as Father Rapp’s Seat.  The seat was created by George Rapp, founder and leader of the Harmony Society, a religious sect that built the town nearby.  Father Rapp would climb the hill to his seat to meditate and pray as he looked over the town below.  Originally, there were 137 stone steps up the hill that reached the seat, [Read More...]
10 Popular Things to Do in Pittsburgh

10 Popular Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a diverse city with many attractions! One list cannot do justice to the variety of nightlife, history or children’s activities that have grown in the city over recent years. This list ranks the top 10 things to do in Pittsburgh, based on a combination of annual visitors, quality, and apparent interest within the Southwestern Pennsylvania Guide as a whole. #10: National Aviary The National Aviary is the only indoor bird zoo in the United States. Located in Allegheny Commons West [Read More...]

Event Listing

31 Mar

First Unitarian Church, Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

March 31, 2017 To April 1, 2017

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Join us for an unforgettable weekend of music and dance with some of the world’s most renowned Irish traditional artists together in concert and workshops for all levels of musicians and dancers Read more »

19 May

65 West Main Street, Uniontown PA 15401

May 19, 2017 To May 21, 2017

10:00 am To 7:00 pm

Third weekend in May.  Communities along the Historic National Road in PA host events and activities. Route 40, Washington, Fayette and Somerset Counties. Read more »