Located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands there are so many local attractions for the whole family to see and try!
Fallingwater is the name of a very special house that is built over a waterfall in the Laurel Highlands. Frank Lloyd Wright, America's most famous architect, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family. Fallingwater was built between 1936 and 1939. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark.
Kentuck Knob was built by Wright for I. N. and Bernardine Hagan in the mountains above Uniontown. "There is a sense of beauty, comfort, serenity and harmony in the house and all of its surroundings,” Mrs. Hagan said about the house.
The confrontation at Fort Necessity, just east of Uniontown, in the summer of 1754 was the prelude to the war fought by England and France for control of the North American continent. The struggle was known in North America as the French and Indian War and spread around the world as the Seven Years' War. It ended in 1763 with the removal of French power from North America and India. The action at Fort Necessity was also the first major event in the military career of George Washington. It was the only time he ever surrendered to an enemy.
On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted. Discover the Visitors Center opened in September 2015 and explore the features of the memorial.
This is one of America's best bike trails, where you will discover a nearly level trail along winding rivers, shaded valleys, and traditional small towns. The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) rail-trail offers 135 miles of hiking and biking between Cumberland, MD, and Duquesne, PA, near Pittsburgh. In Cumberland, the GAP joins the C&O Canal Towpath, creating a continuous trail experience, 320 miles long, to Washington, DC.