Lincoln Highway Experience

Lincoln Highway Experience We are a 5,000 sq. foot museum filled with history and artifacts surrounding the road that changed America. Stop in and see us today! Discover 100+ years of Lincoln Highway history at the largest museum in America dedicated to sharing the story of the first coast-to-coast highway.
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Located on the Lincoln Highway between Latrobe and Ligonier, PA in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, it's the light-hearted museum for seniors and juniors—and everyone in between. All visitors end their visit surrounded by authentic and meticulously restored 1930s Lincoln Highway artifacts. A slice of pie, a cup of joe, and a fun place for you to go!

Operating as usual

03/05/2021
Exploring the Lincoln Highway: Murals & The S.S. Grand View Ship Hotel Site

Happy Friday! Here's a cool video from fall 2020 by Cory Van Brookhoven about some highlights along the western portion of our Heritage Corridor, as well as the Grand View Ship Hotel. #PALincolnHighway #Bedford #Somerset

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjkNfW5LCZw

Join me as I explore several places across the historic Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania. In this episode, we visit two roadside murals, and find the former l...

#fullmoon #February 🌕
02/26/2021

#fullmoon #February 🌕

Living up to its name this year, the Snow Moon falls in the month of winter with the most snow.

Learn more about the February 27 full moon ⤵️❄️🌕 #ProtectTheNight

Many thanks to Shirley McMarlin of @TribLIVE  for highlighting the mini-grants we (with funding from Pennsylvania Depart...
02/25/2021
Mini-grants boost Lincoln Highway-linked arts programming

Many thanks to Shirley McMarlin of @TribLIVE for highlighting the mini-grants we (with funding from Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) are giving out to Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and Westmoreland Cultural Trust!

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/mini-grants-boost-lincoln-highway-linked-arts-programming/

Art and music along the Lincoln Highway are getting a boost, thanks to mini-grants funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and administered by the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. Westmoreland Cultural Trust received....

#TBT to 1929, when 19-year-old Bessie Stringfield became the first African-American woman to ride solo across the countr...
02/25/2021

#TBT to 1929, when 19-year-old Bessie Stringfield became the first African-American woman to ride solo across the country.🏍️💨 She would make the trip seven times during her life. #BlackHistoryMonth

Congratulations to our mini-grant award recipients!https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/heritage-corridor-mini-grants...
02/24/2021
Heritage Corridor mini-grants include funding for Latrobe 'welcome' sign

Congratulations to our mini-grant award recipients!

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/heritage-corridor-mini-grants-include-funding-for-latrobe-welcome-sign/

Visitors heading north on Route 981 to downtown Latrobe could soon be welcomed by a new community sign. Latrobe’s proposed “Welcome to the neighborhood” sign is one of seven projects that have received mini-grants this year from the nonprofit Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, head...

#DYK the Lincoln Highway follows the historic Salt Lake Trail. Once traveled by the Mormons, the Pony Express, and even ...
02/22/2021

#DYK the Lincoln Highway follows the historic Salt Lake Trail. Once traveled by the Mormons, the Pony Express, and even Buffalo Bill. Learn more about this historic trail in The Complete Official Road Guide to the Lincoln Highway, on display as part of our "On the Road Again-Early Travel" exhibit. #MuseumMonday

Wanna own a piece of history? The historic Lincoln Motor Court is for sale, right along our 200-mile corridor! ❤
02/19/2021
Preservation Pennsylvania

Wanna own a piece of history? The historic Lincoln Motor Court is for sale, right along our 200-mile corridor! ❤

If you watched "Schitt's Creek" and thought "the motel life for me!" - then now's your chance! The iconic Lincoln Motor Court, last of its kind on the Lincoln Highway, is for sale! Here's our virtual valentine to this beloved Cabin Court Motel, recently voted #2 in the nation's roadside motels by USA Today. Sale listing is at the bottom of the post.
#preservationPA #preservation #IHeartSavingPlaces

#TBT to pre-Lincoln Highway transportation history. In 1895,  Mary Fields became the first African-American female star-...
02/18/2021

#TBT to pre-Lincoln Highway transportation history. In 1895, Mary Fields became the first African-American female star-route mail carrier in the United States. Never missing a day of work, her reliability earned her the nickname "Stagecoach Mary." She retired in 1903 at the age of 71. ✉️ #BlackHistoryMonth

Emily Post was an early figure of the Great American Road Trip, publishing a book in 1916 about her 27-day journey acros...
02/15/2021

Emily Post was an early figure of the Great American Road Trip, publishing a book in 1916 about her 27-day journey across the country from New York🗽 to San Francisco🌉 #MuseumMonday

It's #PresidentsDay! The weather could be better, but our museum is OPEN and ready to take you on a trip down the Lincol...
02/15/2021

It's #PresidentsDay! The weather could be better, but our museum is OPEN and ready to take you on a trip down the Lincoln Highway! 🎇10 a.m. - 4 p.m., with last visitor accepted at 3 p.m.

Happy birthday Abe! 🎈🎈🥳🥳🎈🎈
02/12/2021

Happy birthday Abe! 🎈🎈🥳🥳🎈🎈

Today's the day #Free admission to the Lincoln Highway Experience in honor of #HonestAbe's birthday. We're open from  10...
02/12/2021

Today's the day #Free admission to the Lincoln Highway Experience in honor of #HonestAbe's birthday. We're open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., with last visitors admitted at 3 p.m. 🎩🎉

Thanks to TribLive Westmoreland for this piece on tomorrow's Free admission day in honor of Abe Lincoln's birthday, and ...
02/11/2021
Lincoln Highway museum to have free admission Friday, seeks donations for new roof

Thanks to TribLive Westmoreland for this piece on tomorrow's Free admission day in honor of Abe Lincoln's birthday, and for highlighting our ongoing RAISE THE ROOF fundraiser for the Johnston House!

https://triblive.com/aande/museums/lincoln-highway-museum-sets-free-admission-day-seeks-donations-for-new-roof/

The Lincoln Highway Experience is celebrating Lincoln’s birthday with free admission on Friday. At the same time, the nonprofit that runs the transportation-oriented Route 30 museum is seeking contributions toward a roof replacement for the oldest section, a stone house dating from 1815. It’s ti...

#TBT Bill's Place, PA. Population 6. Bill's Place was the home of the smallest Post Office in the United States. The ins...
02/11/2021

#TBT Bill's Place, PA. Population 6. Bill's Place was the home of the smallest Post Office in the United States. The inside dimensions were 4' 4.5" x 7' 3"

Don't forget #Free admission at the Lincoln Highway Experience on Friday, February 12, 2021 in honor of #HonestAbe's bir...
02/11/2021

Don't forget #Free admission at the Lincoln Highway Experience on Friday, February 12, 2021 in honor of #HonestAbe's birthday! 🎂🎉

Update: Our museum will be CLOSED all day today, Tuesday, February 9 due to the snow. Be safe everyone! 🌨️🚗
02/09/2021

Update: Our museum will be CLOSED all day today, Tuesday, February 9 due to the snow. Be safe everyone! 🌨️🚗

"Snow" much snow! 🌨️❄️☃️  For the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, our museum will open at 1 p.m. today, T...
02/09/2021

"Snow" much snow! 🌨️❄️☃️ For the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, our museum will open at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, February 9.

Celebrate #HonestAbe's birthday with us Friday, February 12, 2021, with #Free admission to the Lincoln Highway Experienc...
02/09/2021

Celebrate #HonestAbe's birthday with us Friday, February 12, 2021, with #Free admission to the Lincoln Highway Experience!🥧🎉 #LincolnsBirthday

Check out this brick from Libby Prison, a Confederate prison during the American Civil War. This artifact is currently o...
02/08/2021

Check out this brick from Libby Prison, a Confederate prison during the American Civil War. This artifact is currently on display in our Gantz Gallery as part of "On the Home Front," a traveling exhibit in collaboration with the Bedford County Historical Society, through March 31, 2021. #MuseumMonday

#TBT to this image of a Detroit Electric charging at home in 1919. #DYK there were electric vehicles in the late 1800s-e...
02/04/2021

#TBT to this image of a Detroit Electric charging at home in 1919. #DYK there were electric vehicles in the late 1800s-early 1900s? By 1914 maps were created to show the locations of electric charging stations from coast-to-coast, including along the Lincoln Highway🚗💨

Despite the snow, we are OPEN. ❄️❄️❄️  Enjoy the beautiful winter scenes around us from the warmth ☕ of our museum today...
02/02/2021

Despite the snow, we are OPEN. ❄️❄️❄️ Enjoy the beautiful winter scenes around us from the warmth ☕ of our museum today from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (with last visitor accepted at 3 p.m.)

Honoring our Valentine, Olga Herbert, all month long with Miriam's Archival Picks for February❤️ #MuseumMonday
02/01/2021

Honoring our Valentine, Olga Herbert, all month long with Miriam's Archival Picks for February❤️ #MuseumMonday

Thank you to everyone who sent Olga a card, an email, or a video to send her off during this time of social-distancing! ...
01/26/2021
COVID-19 didn't prevent her from getting the retirement send-off she deserves

Thank you to everyone who sent Olga a card, an email, or a video to send her off during this time of social-distancing! It meant so much to her, and to us, to see your outpouring of love and admiration for what she has done for us these past 25 years.

https://www.post-gazette.com/life/goodness/2021/01/24/Olga-Herbert-retires-Lincoln-Highway-Heritage-Corridor-museum-Route-30-goodness/stories/202012090187

On the rollercoaster landscape of Route 30, the old road also known as the Lincoln Highway, as it slants across six counties in Western and Central Pennsylvania,...

Our heating system is working again and we are OPEN for the rest of the day today! 1-4 p.m. (with last visitor accepted ...
01/25/2021

Our heating system is working again and we are OPEN for the rest of the day today! 1-4 p.m. (with last visitor accepted at 3 p.m.)

Due to issues with the furnace in the 1815 portion of our museum, we will not be open this morning, Monday, January 25 (...
01/25/2021

Due to issues with the furnace in the 1815 portion of our museum, we will not be open this morning, Monday, January 25 (and possibly the rest of the day). If you plan to visit this afternoon, please call us at 724-879-4241 for an update.

Happy #NationalPieDay! What kind is YOUR favorite? 🥧😍 #omnomnom
01/23/2021

Happy #NationalPieDay! What kind is YOUR favorite? 🥧😍 #omnomnom

Maybe a cup 'o joe and a slice of pie from our diner will warm Bernie Sanders up.... #LincolnHighway #Berniememes
01/22/2021

Maybe a cup 'o joe and a slice of pie from our diner will warm Bernie Sanders up.... #LincolnHighway #Berniememes

Great news! Bedford County Historical Society's exhibition, "On the Home Front," currently on view in our Gantz Gallery ...
01/19/2021

Great news! Bedford County Historical Society's exhibition, "On the Home Front," currently on view in our Gantz Gallery will be extended through March 31, 2021 #CivilWar #BedfordHistoricalSociety

We’ve missed you! 🥧Thanks to the visitors who have come out today for our reopening! We’re now open M-F, 10a.m. - 4 p.m....
01/18/2021

We’ve missed you! 🥧Thanks to the visitors who have come out today for our reopening! We’re now open M-F, 10a.m. - 4 p.m. til the end of March.

01/16/2021

“Doo doo doo, lookin’ out my back door.” 🎸🎶🌨 #unexpectedccr

We're reopening for normal winter hours starting on #MLKDay this Monday, January 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (with last visitor a...
01/14/2021

We're reopening for normal winter hours starting on #MLKDay this Monday, January 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (with last visitor accepted at 3 p.m.)

A wonderful read by Katie Smolen for The Bedford Gazette about our recently retired executive director and her many acco...
01/06/2021
Lincoln Highway corridor director steps down

A wonderful read by Katie Smolen for The Bedford Gazette about our recently retired executive director and her many accomplishments for our corridor. We hope Olga is enjoying her well-deserved retirement!

For 25 years, Olga Herbert helped grow interest and the attractions along the local portion of the Lincoln Highway.

Much health and happiness to you all this new year! #HappyNewYear! #2021 #RoaringTwenties 🎉🥂🍾
01/01/2021

Much health and happiness to you all this new year! #HappyNewYear! #2021 #RoaringTwenties 🎉🥂🍾

Address

3435 State Route 30 East
Latrobe, PA
15650

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

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(724) 879-4241

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I remember riding the Lincoln Coach busses that ran from Pittsburgh to Greensburg. The transit service was based in Irwin. Does anybody have pictures of these busses?
This is a picture of me with my beloved brother, Joe. The last time we saw each other before he died was May 2019. We met at the Lincoln Highway Experience, something I never would have done if he had not suggested it. Now I will always have fond memories of this place. Thank you, Brother!
Join us this Wednesday, July 1st at the Lincoln Highway Supper Market. Music and Food Trucks from 5pm-8pm.