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Saturday, February 29, 2020

America's First Lager Historical Marker in Philadelphia

Over the past 7 years we've been following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail all through our great state and documenting them here on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these markers every year and never give them a second thought. They're a great source of historic information and we're trying to bring some much needed attention to them.

While spending the weekend down in Philadelphia we found several historical markers and have been documenting their existence here on our blog. You can check them out over on our Pinterest board too!
America's First Lager Historical Marker in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

The America's First Lager historical marker is located N American Street in Philadelphia. If you're doing the historical marker trail, you'll find several other markers within walking distance of this one. Here's what the marker says:

America's First Lager

In 1840, John Wagner brought lager yeast from his native Bavaria and brewed the nation's first lager beer. Later, other German immigrants began brewing lagers, which soon became popular & promoted growth of America's brewing industry.

By: 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

You'll see it sitting right in front of an old red brick building. There is street parking, so you can pull-over, get out and snap a photograph of the historical marker for your records. I think the red brick building is some type of apartment building. We only parked long enough to get our photo.

If you would like to learn more about this marker and Pennsylvania history, we recommend that you visit If you're interested in following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail and learning can check out our Historical Markers section right here on the blog.

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