Pittsburgh Countryside: 1 Day Passport

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Bradford House Museum

Step over the threshold of the Bradford House Museum, a National Historic Landmark, and into imagined life in late 18th century America—the scurry of servants, the sighs of the master, David Bradford, as he writes at his desk, the hushed chatter of ladies examining a bolt of crimson silk. Docents dressed in 18th century clothing entertain and inform as they detail the structure and hint at the intrigues of the Whiskey Rebellion. From its thick stone walls, mahogany bannister, and 14-foot ceilings to its Chippendale and Hepplewhite furnishings, the house is magnificent.

It is the doings of the Whiskey Rebellion (a grassroots challenge to the newly-formed federal government), though, that provide the mystique. Did David Bradford and his colleagues really examine stolen mail at the dining room table? Why is a portrait of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton hanging upside down over the mantle in the tavern display, and why did the federal government not strive to protect its frontier citizens from American Indian attacks? Think on these things as you meander the brick path through a garden of daffodils, thyme, and edible nasturtiums on your way to the log cookhouse, with its visions of churning butter and roasting meat. This is living history!

Additionally, the Bradford House Museum is located on the Historic National Road, and within blocks of the museum, there are two whiskey distilleries, a craft beer distillery and a winery. So, come spend the day in downtown Washington, PA, as we remember the Whiskey Rebellion.

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  • General Admission

Historic Hanna's Town

Historic Hanna’s Town, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, explores life on the Pennsylvania frontier during the years immediately preceding and during the American Revolution. Established in 1773, Hanna’s Town was the site of the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains and the first seat of government for Westmoreland County. One of the first orders of business when the first court proceeding was convened in April of 1773 was to set liquor prices!

Hanna’s Town was home to frontier settlers, the county militia, and hosted travelers along the Forbes Road. The Hanna’s Town Resolves, adopted May 16, 1775, proclaimed citizens’ willingness to protect their rights by taking up arms against Great Britain. On July 13, 1782, Hanna’s Town was attacked and burned by Seneca & their British allies in one of the final conflicts of the Revolutionary War. Though the town never recovered, the site’s subsequent conversion to farmland preserved it as an archaeological time capsule of frontier life in western Pennsylvania.

Today, the village is partially reconstructed and provides the backdrop to see how people lived on the frontier and explore how the struggles, decisions, and events in western Pennsylvania impacted the nation during the American Revolution.

Historic Hanna’s Town is a Westmoreland County Park managed by the Westmoreland Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.

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  • Admission

Liberty Pole Spirits

In 1791, one of the first American Industries was born: Whiskey.

For years, the grain that wasn't consumed was preserved in the form of distilled spirits. It was safer to drink than contaminated water and improved the spirits of friends and neighbors. Through the imposition of an excise tax on whiskey, the grain farmers used their whiskey to barter for goods. Whiskey-making provided their best chance to survive, which is why farmers secretly met and vowed to stick together and not pay the tax. These farmers called themselves the Mingo Creek Society and planted Liberty Poles throughout the county where years later, they are preserved as a story of their defiance. Today, the Liberty Pole is displayed on the label of each whiskey bottle we create, distilled in the famous Mingo Creek Meetinghouse, symbolizing the loving appreciation for a craft that once again brings livelihood to a proud community.

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  • Tasting Flight Voucher

Quantum Spirits

RESPECT THE PAST. DRINK TO THE FUTURE.
This is no ordinary distillery because the future is no ordinary place, but one of adventure and exploration.
At Quantum Spirits, we are harnessing the potential of science and technology to reinvent the way spirits are made.

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  • Tasting Flight Voucher

West Overton Village and Museums

Take in the heritage and discover the impact of Western Pennsylvania farmers on modern American Whiskey in our educational distillery. This stop on the American Whiskey Trail will engage your senses as we show you the process from seed to sip! Step onto the grounds and into the past, as you're surrounded by 20 historic buildings set on over 30 of the original acres Abraham Overholt, his wife Maria, and their 8 children owned and managed.
Visit this intact pre-civil war village located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands. On our docent-led tours, you will see and learn about the original structures dating to 1803 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

What's Included

  • General Admission
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