Historic Route 6
Enjoy Wyoming County and Northeaster Pennsylvania
Rolling meadows. Victorian villages. And a history that dates back to America's infancy. The idyllic setting of Wyoming county has been calling travelers since the 1700s.
Scenic landscape and lush farmland hold the story of the area's first settlers. Travel through quaint towns and visit locations abundant in history. Near Route 6 in the village of Nicholson lies the "ninth wonder of the modern world." Built in 1915 as a railroad crossing, the Tunkahannock Viaduct towers 240 ft. above the ground. The massive stone structure comprises 10 visible arches spanning 2,375 ft across the valley.
Pass through the college town of Factoryville, home of Keystone College, before arriving in Tunkhannock. Although the village is bustling with business and industry, the region has maintained its small town charm. Beautiful Victorian homes and buildings dot the tree-lined streets.
Stroll the downtown and peruse an assortment of antique shops, specialty stores and restaurants.
Route 6 traverses acre after acre of fertile farmland and passes by the Wyoming County Fairgrounds. Held in late August, the fair is one of the largest in the region. The tiny hamlet of Laceyville boasts the oldest homes in the Endless Mountains. Aptly named "The Oldest House," the unassuming wooden structure dates to 1781. Serving in various periods as a ferry station, post office and antique shop, the home is now open to the public for tours and special events throughout the year.
Enjoy Wyoming County, a place that has kept pace with the present without losing sight of its past.