Latrobe is a city in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. It is located near Pennsylvania's scenic Chestnut Ridge. Latrobe is the home of Saint Vincent Archabbey and Saint Vincent College. Latrobe was the home of golfer Arnold Palmer. His wife Winnie Palmer spearheaded the community effort to create The Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, a 50-acre reserve at Saint Vincent College. Lincoln Highway Experience is a museum that features 100 years long history of Lincoln Highway, the first coast-to-coast highway in the country. St. Vincent Archabbey Gristmill is a historic mill built in 1854, a part of Saint Vincent Archabbey, still in operation. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Lincoln Highway Experience

Lincoln Highway Experience
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Located on the Lincoln Highway, between Latrobe and Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in the magical Laurel Highlands, Lincoln Highway Experience is a museum that features 100 years long history of Lincoln Highway. It is the largest museum in America dedicated to telling the story of the first coast-to-coast highway in the country. The museum is located in an 1815 historic building in Latrobe. After seeing a film on the Lincoln Highway, visitors view a number of interpretive exhibits on unusual roadside architecture, learn about differences between restored gas pumps, trace the Highway as it winds across Pennsylvania from beautiful black and white photographs and shop for memorabilia and local crafts. Each visitor receives a driving guide and a postcard.

3435 State Route 30 E , Latrobe, PA 15650-2696

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2.Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College
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Saint Vincent College was founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a Benedictine monk from Bavaria, Germany. It is a private Benedictine liberal arts college located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and was the first Benedictine monastery in the States. It is currently managed by the Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey. The Pennsylvania state legislature incorporated the school in 1870. Saint Vincent College became coeducational in 1983. Saint Vincent has four schools; each with a number of departments and major and minor programs that offer undergraduate or graduate degrees. They also offer special programs and public outreach activities. Each school has its own Dean and a Council of Advisors from representatives of business, industry, and academia.

300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Latrobe, PA 15650, Phone: 724-532-6600

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3.Saint Vincent Gristmill

Saint Vincent Gristmill
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St. Vincent Archabbey Gristmill, known locally as The Gristmill, is a historic mill in Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The original part of the mill, a four-story, 45 feet by 40 feet frame structure was built in 1854. An addition was built in 1883. The mill was powered by steam and is still in use. It is part of Saint Vincent Archabbey, the first Benedictine Monastery in the States, and is now part of Saint Vincent College. It is added to the National Register of Historic Places. The monks continue to operate the mill and run a general store where they sell flour and bread, jam and other products. They also operate a museum that has a viewing area where visitors can watch the monks operating the grindstones to make flour, as well as visit exhibits about the mill and the early agricultural history of Saint Vincent.

300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Latrobe, PA 15650, Phone: 724-537-0304

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4.Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve
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The Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve is a 50-acre reserve at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The Nature Reserve is a beautiful recreation destination with over two miles of trails, a pond, wetlands, a meadow, a garden, certified play spaces, native plantings, an Environmental Learning Barn, the Historic Lochry Blockhouse and more. The Reserve is open to the public. Winnie Palmer was a wife of renowned golfer Arnold Palmer, who spearheaded the efforts of local community to prevent developing of the land on which the reserve now stands, as it would ruin the scenery and the view of the Basilica and the Saint Vincent College Campus.

744 Walzer Way, Latrobe, PA 15650, Phone: 724-537-5284

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5.DiSalvos Restaurant

DiSalvos Restaurant
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DiSalvos Restaurant in Latrobe, Pennsylvania is an award-winning Italian restaurant and banquet venue located in a 1903 classic historic beautifully restored train station. Fascinating surroundings, which include a full-sized dining car inside of the restaurant, are background for the Italian classic fare, popular Sunday brunch and a basement cigar bar. The menu is traditional, with classic everybody’s favorite dishes such as Penne Puttanesca and Veal Marsala. DiSalvo’s bar has an extensive single malt scotch and small batch bourbon list. Their beer menu features a variety of domestic, imports, crafted and microbrews. The basement cigar bar has the largest selection of premium cigars in the area. DiSalvos is a popular venue for weddings and other large celebrations.

325 McKinley Ave, Latrobe, PA 15650, Phone: 724-539-0500

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