UniontownUnited States of America

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Visit Uniontown

Drive along the nation’s first highway, visit one of George Washington’s early battlefields and explore a town founded on America’s birthday.

Founded on July 4, 1776, Uniontown sits midway along the National Road, the first major improved federal highway in the United States that brought people to the West. Take a scenic drive down what is now called US Route 40, a leafy and picturesque jaunt that will take you through centuries of American history. Start your tour by dropping in at the Historic National Road Corridor for information and a chat with the friendly volunteers before setting out on your adventure.

Searights Tollhouse, erected in 1835 on the National Road and located in the middle of town, will give you a taste of early U.S. transportation history. Continue on until you reach Fort Necessity National Battlefield. George Washington constructed a fort here when he was still working for the British, during the French and Indian War. Bring your walking shoes and climb the short, steep hill to Mount Washington Tavern, a historic eating and drinking place near the site of one of Washington’s battles.

Back in town, head to the Uniontown Downtown Historic District for some sightseeing and a fun night out with the welcoming locals. Pick up a walking tour brochure from the local tourism bureau so you can identify the town’s original buildings, churches and houses. En route to dinner, take a stroll to Baker Alley and look for a marker commemorating Uniontown’s role in the Underground Railroad as escaped slaves were smuggled to freedom. During the summer, Storey Square hosts a summer concert series featuring up-and-coming local artists ranging from all-Beatles cover bands to local folk and jazz performers.

Drive to Uniontown in about 80 minutes from the international airport in Pittsburgh. Buses run once a day between the two cities, but the best way to appreciate this hub of American history is with a motor and a sense of wonder.

Top Hotels in Uniontown

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
4.5 out of 5
1001 Lafayette Dr, Farmington, PA
$209
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Farmington resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Ohiopyle State Park, Cucumber Falls, and Ohiopyle Falls. Kentuck Knob ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (228 reviews)

"The property was amazing. We parked our car and never got back in it for 4 days! Everything we needed to do or see was on property. All of the staff were so wonderful to us. The front desk ladies were very helpful as well. We will go back!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Ramada by Wyndham Uniontown
Ramada by Wyndham Uniontown
3 out of 5
700 W Main St, Uniontown, PA
$50
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19

Located in a shopping district, this family-friendly hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from State Theatre Center for the Arts and 14.6 mi (23.4 km) from Laurel ...

3.6/5Good! (616 reviews)

"Price was great for what you get. Looks like it was a busy place in it’s hey day. The place needs some TLC but it was decent and well worth the price. It’s a pretty big place with many rooms. Nice indoor pool and a decent breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Ramada by Wyndham Uniontown
Hampton Inn & Suites California University-Pittsburgh
Hampton Inn & Suites California University-Pittsburgh
2.5 out of 5
200 Technology Drive, Coal Center, California, PA
$80
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Situated in California, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from California University of Pennsylvania and within 25 mi (40 km) of Meadows Racetrack and Casino and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (293 reviews)

"The room was clean, we did not have a cable channel guide in our room, but found one in the area set aside for complimentary BK. Even our "trainee" Front Desk Clerk was friendly and welcoming."…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019

Hampton Inn & Suites California University-Pittsburgh

Popular things to do in Uniontown

Ohiopyle State Park
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Ohiopyle State Park

4.5/5(159 reviews)

Hike, bike, kayak, whitewater raft or cross-country ski in this beautiful state park located south of Pittsburgh at the gateway to the Laurel Highlands.

Laurel Caverns
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Laurel Caverns

4.5/5(32 reviews)

Step back in time and learn more about local history with a stop at Laurel Caverns in Fairchance. While in this family-friendly area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Cucumber Falls
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Cucumber Falls

4.5/5(50 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Cucumber Falls, a lovely green space in Ohiopyle. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Heinz Field
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Heinz Field

4.5/5(958 reviews)

Catch an event at Heinz Field during your trip to Pittsburgh. Amble around this vibrant area's riverfront or attend a sporting event.

University of Pittsburgh
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University of Pittsburgh

4.5/5(795 reviews)

Take a campus tour or just explore the area around University of Pittsburgh, a top university in Pittsburgh. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

PNC Park
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PNC Park

4.5/5(761 reviews)

Root for the Pittsburgh Pirates at this iconic stadium, which blends a timeless ballpark atmosphere with modern amenities.

Top activities in Uniontown

Guided Double-Decker Bus Sightseeing Tour Of Pittsburgh
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Guided Double-Decker Bus Sightseeing Tour Of Pittsburgh

$30

See the best sites of Pittsburgh in just a few hours aboard our new, double-decker buses. With a friendly and funny guide behind the wheel, this engaging tour highlights history, architecture, and plenty of spots for shopping, dining, and entertainment that you can explore later on your own.

Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise
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Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise

$22

This is the best way to experience Pittsburgh is aboard a one hour Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise! Come aboard and cruise all three rivers - the Monongahela, the Allegheny and the Ohio rivers and see our mesmerizing skyline, the beautiful landscape, historic buildings and modern day landmarks.

Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh with Priority Seating

$34

Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia like costumes and instruments from your favorite musicians at the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a dessert.

Operation City Quest of Pittsburgh, PA
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Operation City Quest of Pittsburgh, PA

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Pittsburgh, PA
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Pittsburgh, PA

$3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Holly Jolly Hunt - Holiday Scavenger Hunt in Pittsburgh, PA
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Holly Jolly Hunt - Holiday Scavenger Hunt in Pittsburgh, PA

$3

Itinerary Holly Jolly Hunt is a scavenger hunt that is played using an app on your smartphone, that brings your entire family and friends together for holiday cheer. During the adventure you’ll be seeking out all the traditional, and even the non-traditional holiday items we all see this time of year around the city.

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