Pennsylvania is the second American state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Though this state has a small surface area, it is now the 6th most densely populated state in the U.S.
Following are few facts about Pennsylvania
State motto of Pennsylvania – Virtue, Liberty, & Independence
Pennsylvania’s nick names – The Keystone State
Official state insect – Firefly
Official state flower – Mountain Laurel
Official state song – Pennsylvania, lyrics by Eddie Khoury and music by Ronnie Bonner
Official state bird – Ruffed Grouse
State beverage – Milk
State Colors – Blue and Gold
State animal – White-Tailed Deer
The iconic symbol of American Independence, the Liberty Bell is located in this state. The Independence National Historic Park, in Pennsylvania is where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the Liberty bell is located. If you are visiting Pennsylvania, make sure to visit the following must see places of the state: Hershey Park, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, Gettysburg National Military Park and Pennsylvania State Capitol.