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Marie Antionette Overlook

The Overlook sits approximately 500 feet above the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. It was originally built in 1930 as a part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration). In 2009 the overlook was restored to its former glory with the help of French Azilum, Inc. and Penn DOT, DCNR and Endless Mountains Heritage Region.The land below the Overlook now known as Asylum Township was originally called “The Meadows” by the Iroquois who inhabited the land. The Overlook was built to look over the scenic view of the French Azilum. During the French Revolution, aristocrats fled persecution some traveled to America. In 1793 the area below was built up as a new home for the refugees. If you are standing at the Overlook you can see French Azilum Historic Site and the LaPorte house museum if you look all the way over to your right.

View from the Marie Antionette Overlook