Getting to Know Bradford, Pennsylvania

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
The Zippo Museum

Bradford is a small town nestled away in a valley 12 miles east of the Allegheny National Forest. It is widely known for its most famous invention, the Zippo lighter. With a population of just under 9,000 Bradford provides a quiet, homelike atmosphere with subtle experiences for you to discover. What do we recommend to do in Bradford?

Zippo/Case Museum and Flagship Store

Fans and collectors from across the world flock to the Zippo/Case Museum annually to experience the history and high quality of these truly American-made icons. Tour the museum to experience various exhibits including a glimpse into the famous Zippo repair center. The CEO of Southern Airways Express, Stan Little, had the opportunity to sit down and interview the CEO of Zippo, to read the full discussion scan this QR code.

Allegheny National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest covers about 513,000-acres and provides recreational activities such as boating, fishing, camping and golfing. Enjoy scenic drives and trails during the warmer spring weather that brings everything to bloom.

Bradford Self-Guided Walking Tour

Use the Bradford Self-Guided Walking Tour map to uncover the history and secrets of this small town. The Bradford National Historic District features an eclectic mix of building styles from the 1800s and 1900s. Learn how businesses like Zippo, the American Refining Group and Penn Brad Oil have had an influence on creating the small town that Bradford is today. Don’t forget the Tuna Valley Trail Association, Old City Hall and other locally famous stopping points.

 

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