The ExplorePAhistory educational website uses PHMC's historical markers as an entry point to bring history to life for visitors, students, teachers, and history buffs. The site integrates tourism tools, rich and accurate information, and the only PA standards-based lesson plans for teaching Pennsylvania history.
The website was launched in 2003 as a partnership between PHMC and WITF, Central Pennsylvania's public media center, with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the William Penn Foundation, and the United States Department of Education.
PHMC does not administer the ExplorePAhistory website. For questions and comments regarding the website please contact WITF. If you need updated attraction detail information please go to visitPA, the official tourism website of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Keystone Town Markers
PHMC does not administer the Keystone Town Markers. The Keystone Town Markers were originally erected by the Dept. of Highways, PennDOT's predecessor in the 1920s and 30s and responsibility has fallen to municipalities and interested individuals to maintain, repair, replace, or remove these markers.
To learn more about Keystone Markers and the Keystone Marker Trust visit the Keystone Marker Trust website.