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Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS
Cresson, PA
The park is located just off U.S. 22 approximately 12 miles west of Altoona and 10 miles east of Ebensburg. Take the Gallitzin Exit and follow the signs. Open 7 days a week, Memorial Day thru Labor Day, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Rest of the year, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (814)886-6150    
Delaware NSR
Bushkill, PA
Located in the main vistors center in Bushkill, PA. This is on Rt 209 app 20 miles north of Rt 80. Hours 9a - 5 p. There is a vistor center for Dingman Falls but it is closed for re-construction - not sure if there is a stamp there. 717-588-2135 (Thanks for the info Karl!)    
Edgar Allan Poe NHS
Philadelphia, PA
7th and Spring Garden Streets in Philadelphia, just a few blocks north of Center City and Independence National Historical Park. Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm, June - October. (215) 597-8780
See also "Karl's Trip to Philly"
   
Eisenhower NHS
Gettysburg, PA
Visitors arriving from the north and south can use US 15. From the east and west, visitors can use US 30. The site's visitor/tour center is approximately one mile south of Gettysburg on SR-134 (Taneytown Road), and US 15 business route (Steinwehr Avenue). 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, (717) 338-9114   You must take a bus to the farm. If you don't want to check out the farm, ask the driver to wait while you run in for the stamp.
Fort Necessity NB
Farmington, PA
US Route 40, 11 miles east of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, (412) 329-5512    
Gettysburg NBP
Gettysburg, PA
Visitors arriving from the north and south can use US 15. From the east and west, visitors can use US 30. The site's visitor/tour center is approximately one mile south of Gettysburg on SR-134 (Taneytown Road), and US 15 business route (Steinwehr Avenue).  
Hopewell Furnace NHS
Elverson, PA
PA Turnpike (I-76), exit 23 Downingtown, PA Route 100 North, PA Route 23 West, PA Route 345 North. Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., (610) 582-8773, HOFU_SUPERINTENDENT@NPS.GOV    
Independence NHP
Philadelphia, PA
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Take I-95 north. Follow signs for "Central Phila./I-676". Exit onto 6th Street. Take 6th Street to Market Street and turn left on Market Street. Take Market Street to 2nd Street and turn right. Cross Chestnut Street. Parking is located in the middle of the block on the left. Daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., (215) 597-8974
See also "Karl's Trip to Philly"
   
Independence NHP
Franklin Court

Philadelphia, PA
Market Street between 3rd and 4th Street; also accessible from Chestnut Street    
Independence NHP
Gloria Dei Church NHS

Philadelphia, PA
This stamp is located at the Thaddeus Kosciuszko site. The people at the church are very nice, but do not have the stamp. (Thanks for the info Karl!)   This stamp is located at the Thaddeus Kosciuszko site.
Johnstown Flood NM
Saint Michael, PA
Take US 219 to Saint Michael/Sidman exit. Head East on PA 869. Turn left onto Lake Road at sign for Johnstown Flood National Memorial. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., (814) 495-4643    
Steamtown NHS
Scranton, PA
From Exit 53, Interstate 81: Follow the Central Scranton Expressway into the center city area. At the first stop light, turn left. This road bears right and becomes Lackawanna Avenue. Follow Lackawanna Avenue past seven traffic signals. The entrance is on the left one block past the seventh traffic signal. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 1-717-340-5200   Steamtown does not recognize the Golden Eagle. If you want the stamp just go to the vistor center and by pass the big entrance kiosk.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko NM
Philadelphia, PA
Via I-95 - Exit at "Independence Hall/Historic Area". At bottom of ramp follow signs for Independence National Historical Park Visitor Center. Located at 3rd and Pine Streets in Philadelphia, approximately five blocks south of the Independence National Historical Park Visitor Center. 9 am to 5 pm (summer), (215) 597-9618
See also "Karl's Trip to Philly"
  The Gloria Dei Church stamp is here also.
Upper Delaware SR
Lackawaxen, PA
There is only one stamp for this location. It is located at the Zane Grey Museum in Lacawaxen PA. IT IS ONLY OPEN WEEKENDS 10:00 - 4 Pm (or at least this time of year) call first. The one for Beach lake is a mistake. Beach Lake is in New York. 717-685-4871, 717-729-7862
(Thanks for the info Karl!)
   
Upper Delaware SR
Zane Grey Museum

Lackawaxen, PA
717-685-4871   Upper Deleware SR stamp is here as well.
Valley Forge NHP
Valley Forge, PA
Eighteen miles west of Philadelphia. Near the Schyulkill Expressway (76 East) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Routes 276 East and 76 West). From King Of Prussia only two miles on Routes 202 and 422. Accessible from North Gulph road and route 23. Exit the Pennsylvania Turnpike at exit 24, and 76 East at Mall Blvd and take North Gulph Road west. 9 am to 5 pm daily, (610) 783-1077    

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