Embark Upon a Journey Into Central Pennsylvania's History . . .

The Heritage Passport serves a number of useful purposes for curious and adventurous visitors. Inspired in part by the wildly successful National Parks Passport of a similar nature, this booklet seeks to connect travelers to the dramatic stories, people, events, and places that profoundly shaped local and national history.

This passport conveys the stories of seventeen unique sites in the Blair County, Pennsylvania area. While this is hardly a comprehensive directory of all historic landmarks in the region, the locations included are able to offer context with exhibits, guided tours, and educational programming. Each site listed has its own stamp so one can mark the respective page upon visitation. Passport participants are also encouraged to become engaged with the sites via opinion and trivia-based questions scattered throughout these pages. Each location featured in this book has different hours and seasons of operation. Some sites are free of charge while others require paid admission. Please check the websites or call each landmark to inquire about hours and fees before visiting.

As an extra incentive for visitors, we are pleased to partner with Altoona Curve Baseball-our local affiliate team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Please see the last page in this booklet to learn how you can attain free game tickets and prizes by completing this book! We hope you enjoy the adventure that awaits!

Featured Historic Sites in the Booklet

The Heritage Passport is available for sale at the following sites for only $4. Your purchase helps support these cultural attractions!

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum
Baker Mansion
Blair County Genealogical Society
Canal Basin Park
Canoe Creek State Park
Everett Railroad Company
Fort Roberdeau Historic Site
Gardners Candies Museum
Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark
Keirn Family WWII Museum
Mishler Theatre
Royer Mansion
Quaint Corner Children’s Discovery Center
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Tyrone History Museum
The Wall That Heals – Vietnam War Memorial



For more information, please visit the Heritage Passport page at BCHS.



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