Southwestern Pennsylvania Guide's

Things to Do in Uniontown, PA

Attractions & Points of Interest in Central Fayette County, PA

Looking for things to do near Uniontown, PA? Here is a list of attractions and things to do in the area. The attractions are family oriented and include amusements, museums, cultural things to do, parks, hiking and biking trails, historical sites and other points of interest. Many of the places to visit are free of charge and geared for kids. This list may also contain urban legends and haunted places located in central Fayette County.

Fayette County has been divided into 4 regions to make the attractions easier to find. This page contains things to do in Area #3, Uniontown / Connellsville. Links to other areas can be found at the bottom of the page, as well as links to main attractions in all of Fayette County and Southwestern Pennsylvania.

In fact, this is just one page of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Guide, and more attractions and events can be found by accessing the main page and searching by location. If you feel that something is missing from the list, please email me. I am always looking for new attractions, places and folklore to include.




1. Masontown, Republic, Brownsville, Fayette City
2. Perryopolis, Grindstone, Linden Hall
3. Uniontown, Fairchance, Point Marion, Connellsville
4. Laurel Highlands, Jumonville, Ohiopyle, Farmington
 


1.  Bullskin Run Lake (Jacob's Creek Lake)
  Attractions > Outdoors
 
County:   Fayette
Region:   Foothills
City / Town:   

 

2.  Connellsville Carnegie Library
  Local Flavor & Folklore > Hauntings
 
County:   Fayette
Region:   Foothills
City / Town:    Connellsville
Inside the library, there are reports of bodiless footsteps and the sighting of an elderly lady in a bubushka seen through the window of the now shuttered building. The library was built on the site of an old graveyard… always a great reason to be known as a haunted house!
 

3.  Crawford Cabin
  Historic & Heritage Sites > Buildings & Structures
 
County:   Fayette
Region:   Foothills
City / Town:   

 

4.  Mary "Old Mollie" Derry - The Witch of Fayette County
  Local Flavor & Folklore > Hauntings
 
County:   Fayette
Region:   Foothills
City / Town:    Haydentown
Stories and folklore about a supposed witch in rural Fayette County have survived for over 2 centuries. Moll Derry was her name, a fortuneteller and whiskey seller who resided near Haydentown, PA. Her reputation as a witch was well known in the area. She supposedly could cast spells, throw curses and predict the future. Some said she could even fly! It was best not to anger her. One story asserts that she cursed three men who had mocked her, saying that each would encounter death by hanging. As you might imagine, their fate was sealed. As you can imagine, the legends of Old Mollie have been exaggerated over the years. Some have argued that she not a witch, but was more of a healer in the ways of Pennsylvania Dutch Hexcraft, or "Pow-wow". It is interesting to see how folklore and legends develop over the decades and centuries.
 

5.  Meason House
  Historic & Heritage Sites > Buildings & Structures
 
County:   Fayette
Region:   Foothills
City / Town:   

 

6.  Mt. Saint Macrina (formerly Oak Hill)
  Historic & Heritage Sites > Buildings & Structures
 
County:   Fayette
Region:   Foothills
City / Town:   

 

7.  Pechin's Shopping Village
  Attractions > Shopping (Gifts / Specialty)
 
County:   Fayette
Region:   Foothills
City / Town:   

 

8.  State Theatre Center for the Arts
  Attractions > Cultural
 
County:   Fayette
Region:   Foothills
City / Town:   

 

9.  Yough River Trail
  Attractions > Outdoors
 
County:   Fayette
Region:   Foothills
City / Town:    Connellsville / Ohiopyle
The Youghiogheny River Trail is a limestone surfaced trail that extends 43 miles from McKeesport to Confluence. It is one part of the “Great Allegheny Passage” that runs from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD. Because it was developed on an old railroad line, the alignment is nearly flat and closely follows the river. The trail is ideal for biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing and is open year round. It passes through such locations as Boston, Cedar Creek Park, Connellsville and Ohiopyle, with ample parking at several locations.
 

10.  Youghiogheny Station
  Attractions > Unique Points of Intrest
 
County:   Fayette
Region:   Foothills
City / Town:   

 

11.  Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  Historic & Heritage Sites > Buildings & Structures
 
County:   Fayette
Region:   Foothills
City / Town:    Point Marion
Friendship Hill was the country estate of Albert Gallatin, well known especially for his service as Secretary of the Treasury for the Jefferson and Madison administration. His name is still prominent in areas across Fayette County. The 661-acre estate is now maintained and run by the National Park Service. An audio self-tour is available, as well as ranger tours. The grounds surrounding the homestead contain many nature trails that are open to the public. Check the website for additional activities and special events.
 





Looking for more things to do? There are more attractions nearby:
Attractions in Brownsville, PA
Attractions in Uniontown & Connellsville, PA
Attractions in Fayette's Laurel Highlands

Or view a summary of the top attractions and things to do across Fayette County:
Things To Do in Fayette County, PA

Also, find attractions and things to do across the entire region:
Southwestern Pennsylvania Guide Home Page
Top 75 Things To Do in Southwestern Pennsylvania

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