Pennsylvania

Historic Hanna’s Town

 
Historic Hanna’s Town, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, played an important role in southwestern Pennsylvania’s early history. Founded in 1769, it was the site of the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains and was active in the western campaign of the Revolutionary War. Guided tours include the Hanna's Tavern/Courthouse, the jail, a wagon shed housing an authentic Conestoga wagon, and the fort. Educational programs focus on the Revolutionary War and 18th century life. By prior arrangement, groups of 20+ can choose special activities, including the reenactment of actual court case(s) heard at Hanna’s Town 1773-1786.  
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 809 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. Westmoreland County. Tel: 724-532-1935. Email: history@westmorelandhistory.org. Website: www.hannastown.org. Hrs: May-Oct., Wed.-Fri. 10AM-4PM. Contact: Joanna Moyar, 724-532-1935 ext. 212.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours. Cost: $4 guided tour, additional fees apply for special activities.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue