Addison Historic District

Main Street
Addison, PA 15411 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 814-395-5584

Description

Addison is a small rural town with a rich history, as reflected in its town center.

Founded in 1814, Addison was the first Pennsylvania town on the historic National Road (US 40), which is designated an All American Road and Scenic By-Way. From the day that the National Road was opened, transportation became the mainstay of the citizens of Addison, with inns, taverns, wagon makers, tanneries, blacksmiths, shoemakers, and buggy whip makers.

The town center is filled with historic and interesting facilities, including:

* Old Petersburg/Addison Toll House, a National Historic Landmark, which was the first tollgate that travelers encountered upon entering Pennsylvania from Maryland.
* Frederick Augustine History House & Visitors Center, an historic building dating to the 1850s. Inside, three early Addison businesses are recreated.
* Petersburg-Addison Museum is filled with artifacts recording Addison's history.
* Humberson, a one-room schoolhouse from the early 1900s, that has been restored to its original look.

Many events associated with historic Addison are produced by the Participating Artists Of The Turkeyfoot Highlands (PATH). This non-profit organization exists to advocate, support, preserve, promote and enhance the artists and art of the southern Laurel Highlands.

Hours of operation

Varies; call for information.

Parking

On-street parking is available.

In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group