Historic Walking Tours
Tour the Villages and Towns Built by Oil & Timber Barons
Bradford National Historic District
A self-guided audio walking tour of Main Street in Bradford highlights the eclectic architecture built by the early oil barons. The largest number of structures, primarily commercial buildings, featuring Neo-Classical, Colonial Revival, Romanesque and Art Deco architecture were built between 1880 and 1920. Brochures and audio tour equipment are available at the Main Street Mercantile, 96 Main Street, in downtown Bradford.
Kane Historic District
Kane is truly a “Star” in the forest – the five highways of Rt. 6, Rt. 321 North, Rt. 321 South, and Rt. 66 appear as a five-pointed star on road maps when they meet in Kane, Pennsylvania. ArtWorks at the Depot, an artisan co-op, and the McCleery Discovery Center, with displays of the Lobo Wolves, are both located within the historic Kane Depot.
Smethport Mansion District
A self-guided walking tour along scenic Rt. 6 in Victorian Smethport showcases a piece of Americana. Stroll past the Victorian mansions that line Smethport’s Main Street. Tour the Old Jail Museum, allow time to visit the quaint shops and the historic Route 6 Diner. A detailed brochure with map is available in Smethport at the outdoor kiosk in front of the McKean County Courthouse at 500 West Main Street.