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9 of 15 Types of Pennsylvania Recreational Facilities--Museums
Ivan Gillis
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Pennsylvania Museums

Name

Town/City

County

Region

Type

Summary

1719 Hans Herr House & Museum

Willow Street

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Open air

Mennonite history, colonial and Victorian era farm life

1803 House

Emmaus

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Historic house

Also known as the Ehrenhardt House, lifestyle of the inhabitants of colonial Emmaus

1852 Herr Family Homestead

Landisville

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

website, depicts life on a 19th-century Lancaster County farm

AACA Museum

Hershey

Dauphin

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Automotive

website, also known as Antique Automobile Club of America Museum vintage automobiles, buses, motorcycles and memorabilia

Abington Art Center

Jenkintown

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Art

Contemporary art museum and a sculpture park

Adams County Historical Society Museum

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website, located on the grounds of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

Air Heritage Museum

Beaver Falls

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Transportation - Aviation

website

Albany Township Historical Society Museum

Trexler

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website

Allegheny-Kiski Heritage Museum

Tarentum

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

website, story of the home front during WWII, aluminum and glass collections from area companies

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Gallitzin

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Transportation - Railroad

Park with engine house, historic tavern, mid 19th century Samuel Lemon House

Allentown Art Museum

Allentown

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Art

European and American paintings, textiles, prints and drawings

Allison-Antrim Museum

Greencastle

Franklin

Cumberland Valley

Local history

web

America On Wheels

Allentown

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Automotive

 

American Civil War Museum

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

History

website, life-size dioramas with wax figures to depict scenes from the American Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg

American Military Edged Weaponry Museum

Intercourse

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Military

information, collection of US military knives used by the American servicemen, military artifacts

American Golf Hall of Fame

Foxburg

Clarion

Northwest Region

Sports

Historic golf clubs and artifacts

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

West Chester

Chester

Delaware Valley

Aviation

Over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertaplanes

American Treasure Tour

Oaks

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Multiple

Expansive collection includes nickelodeons, band organs, classic cars, movie posters, Americana, circus art, dolls and dollhouses, open by reservation

Americana Museum of Bird-in-Hand

Bird-in-Hand

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Open air

website, small town America at the dawn of the 20th century, includes a barber shop, woodworking shop, tea parlor, print shop, millinery, toy store, blacksmith shop, tobacco shop, apothecary, wheelwright shop, and a country general store

Amish Experience

Bird-in-Hand

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

website, depicts modern Amish life in an Amish homestead and one room school

Amish Farm and House

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Farm

website, working farm, historical and modern customs of Lancaster County's Amish

Amy B. Yerkes Museum

Hatboro

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Local history

website, operated by the Millbrook Society

Andalusia (Nicholas Biddle Estate)

Andalusia

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Historic house

 

Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery

Delaware Water Gap

Monroe

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Multiple

website, art gallery and museum of local history housed in an 1850 brick schoolhouse

Appalachian Trail Museum

Gardners

Cumberland

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

History

Development of the Appalachian Trail

Art Association of Harrisburg

Harrisburg

Dauphin

Cumberland Valley

Art

website, galleries located in the historic Governor Findlay Mansion

Asa Packer Mansion

Jim Thorpe

Carbon

Lehigh Valley

Historic house

19th-century Victorian period mansion

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum

Northampton

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Industry

informationinformation

Aughinbaugh Gallery

Grantham

Cumberland

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Art

website, part of Messiah College Department of Visual Arts

Bachmann Publick House

Easton

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Historic house

Currently under renovation, 18th-century colonial inn and tavern

Bahr's Mill

Gabelsville

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Mill

Late 19th-century woodworking and grist mill

Baker-Dungan Museum

Beaver

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

websiteinformation, part of Penn State Beaver

Baker Mansion

Altoona

Blair

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Local history

Museum of the Blair County Historical Society

Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum

Meadville

Crawford

Northwest Region

Historic house

Owned by the Crawford County Historical Society, reflects three centuries of owners; Dr. J. R. Mosier Office on site

Barns-Brinton House

Chadds Ford

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Chadds Ford Historical Society, early-18th-century-period house

Barton Street School

Lock Haven

Clinton

Central PA

Local history

website, operated by the Clinton County Historical Society, includes memorabilia from local fire companies and military artifacts

Battles Museums of Rural Life

Girard

Erie

Northwest Region

Historic house

website, operated by the Erie County Historical Society; Museum site consists of two historic homes, the R.S. Battles Farmhouse and the Charlotte Elizabeth Battles Memorial Museum, on 50 acres (200,000 m2) of farm land and 80 acres (320,000 m2) of woods and hiking trails

Bayernhof Music Museum

O'Hara Township

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Music

Automated musical instruments from the 19th and 20th centuries

Beaver Area Historical Museum

Beaver

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

website

Beaver County Industrial Museum

Darlington

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Industry - Steel

website

Beaver Falls Historical Society Museum

Beaver Falls

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

Housed in the Carnegie Free Library

Bell School (Monroe County, Pennsylvania)

Hamilton Township

Monroe

Northeastern Pennsylvania

School

website, operated by the Monroe County Historical Association; Stormsville is part of Hamilton Township

Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County

Bellefonte

Centre

Central PA

Art

website, local art in all media

Berks County Heritage Center

Reading

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Open air

website, includes Gruber Wagon Works, the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center, Wertz's Covered Bridge, Melcher's Grist Mill, memorials and gardens, operated by the County

Berks History Center

Reading

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

Operated by the Historical Society of Berks County

Berman Museum of Art

Collegeville

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Art

website, part of Ursinus College, houses over 4,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, decorative, and cultural objects

Bible History Exhibits

Ronks

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Religious

website, operated by the Institute for Biblical and Scientific Studies, replica archaeological artifacts to illuminate the Bible

Big Mac Museum Restaurant

North Huntingdon

Westmoreland

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Food

website, tribute to the Big Mac and its creator

Bill's Old Bike Barn

Bloomsburg

Columbia

Central PA

Transportation

website, motorcycles, also Americana memorabilia from nautical, circus, Harley Davidson and other collections

Blooming Grove Museum

Blooming Grove

Pike

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Local history

website, operated by the Blooming Grove Historical Society

Boal Mansion Museum

Boalsburg

Centre

Central PA

Historic house

Reflects original furnishings and single family ownership over 200 years

Boalsburg Heritage Museum

Boalsburg

Centre

Central PA

Local history

website

Boyertown Area Historical Society

Boyertown

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

Boyertown

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation - Automotive

website, includes motorized, horse-drawn and man-powered road transportation from wagons and trucks to bicycles and cars

Braddock's Battlefield History Center

North Braddock

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Military

History of the Braddock Expedition and the French and Indian War

Bradford County Museum

Towanda

Bradford

Northern Tier

Local history

Located in the Bradford County Jail

Brandywine Battlefield Park

Chadds Ford

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Open air

Site of the Battle of Brandywine fought on September 11, 1777 during the American Revolution, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Brandywine River Museum

Chadds Ford

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Art

American art with primary emphasis on the art of the Brandywine region, American illustration and still life painting; three generations of N. C. Wyeth family art

Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum

Robertsdale

Huntingdon

Central PA

Industry - Coal

Coal mining and railroad exhibits; Robertsdale is part of Wood Township

Brown's Mill School

Greencastle

Franklin

Cumberland Valley

Education

Operated by the Franklin County Historical Society, historic schoolhouse

Buhl House

Zelienople

Butler

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

website, operated by the Zelienople Historical Society

Burnside Plantation

Bethlehem

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Open air

Property includes restored 1748/1818 farmhouse, two 1840s bank barns, a high horse-power wheel, large kitchen garden and orchard, a corn crib and wagon shed

Burtner House

Natrona Heights

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

Early-19th-century farmhouse

Bushy Run Battlefield

Penn Township

Westmoreland

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Open air

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Butler County Historical Society

Butler

Butler

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

website, operates the 1828 Lowrie/Shaw House, the 1815 Cooper Cabin Pioneer Homestead, and the 1838 Little Red School House

Calder House Museum

Equinunk

Wayne

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Local history

website, operated by the Equinunk Historical Society

Caleb Pusey House

Upland

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Friends of the Caleb Pusey House, late-17th-century house

Cambria County Historical Society Library and Museum

Ebensburg

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Local history

 

Carbondale Historical Society and Museum

Carbondale

Lackawanna

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Local history

Located on the third floor of the historic Carbondale City Hall and Courthouse

Carpenter Log House

Plum

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

website, operated by the Allegheny Foothills Historical Society, located in Boyce Park

Castanea Railroad Station

Castanea

Clinton

Central PA

Transportation - Railroad

website, operated by the Clinton County Historical Society, includes railroad artifacts and model train layout

Catlin House

Scranton

Lackawanna

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Local history

website, operated by the Lackawanna Historical Society, located on the campus of the University of Scranton

Centre County Library & Historical Museum

Bellefonte

Centre

Central PA

Local history

Centre County documents, photographs, family memorabilia and other genealogical items

Centre Furnace Mansion

State College

Centre

Central PA

Historic house

Home of the Centre County Historical Society, restored and furnished mid-19th-century ironmaster's home

Central Pennsylvania African American Museum

Reading

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

African American

History of African Americans in Central Pennsylvania

Chadds Ford Historical Society

Chadds Ford

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Local history

website, local history exhibits in the Barn Visitor Center, also operates tours of the Barns-Brinton House and the Chad House

Chambersburg Heritage Center

Chambersburg

Franklin

Cumberland Valley

Local history

website

Chester County Historical Society Museum

West Chester

Chester

Delaware Valley

Local history

website

The Children's Museum, Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg

Columbia

Central PA

Children's

website

Christiana Underground Railroad Center at Historic Zercher's Hotel

Christiana

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

History

website, site of Resistance at Christiana that led to the first nationally-covered challenge to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850

Clarion University Art Gallery

Clarion

Clarion

Northwest Region

Art

website, part of Clarion University

Clearfield County Historical Society and Museum

Clearfield

Clearfield

Central PA

Local history

website

Clifton House

Fort Washington

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Local history

Operated by the Historical Society of Fort Washington

Collen Brook Farm

Upper Darby Township

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Upper Darby Historical Society, 18th-century farmhouse

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Media

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Living

website, located at Ridley Creek State Park

Columns Museum

Milford

Pike

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Local history

website, operated by the Pike County Historical Society

Compass Inn Museum

Laughlintown

Westmoreland

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Historic house

Restored inn with costumed docents that tell the story of transportation and everyday life in the early 19th century

Conestoga Area Historical Society Museum

Conestoga

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website, museum housed in a 19th-century tobacco barn

Conrad Weiser Homestead

Womelsdorf

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

Colonial homestead of Conrad Weiser, a very important figure in the settlement of the colonial frontier; park around the home designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Coolspring Power Museum

Coolspring

Jefferson

Central PA

Technology

website, over 250 historic internal combustion stationary gas engines

Cooper's Shed Museum

Mount Joy

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Industry - Beer

Part of Bube's Brewery complex

Cornwall Iron Furnace

Cornwall

Lebanon

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Industry - Iron

National Historic Landmark iron furnaces, support buildings and surrounding community, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Corry Area Historical Museum

Corry

Erie

Northwest Region

Local history

website, artifacts from pioneer life to the first modern oil refinery up to present-day manufacturing

Crayola Experience

Easton

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Children's

Interactive creative stations, history of the Crayola company and its art products

Cresco Station Museum

Cresco

Monroe

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Local history

website, operated by the Barrett Township Historical Society

Cumberland County Historical Society Museum

Carlisle

Cumberland

Cumberland Valley

Local history

website, folk art, local pottery, Native American and local historic artifacts, fine art, furniture

Dale/Engle/Walker House

Lewisburg

Union

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

website, operated by the Union County Historical Society

Daniel Boone Homestead

Birdsboro

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Open air

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Dave Mead Log Cabin

Meadville

Crawford

Northwest Region

Historic house

information

David Bradford House

Washington

Washington

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

18th-century-period house, home of David Bradford, a leader of the Whiskey Rebellion

David Wills House

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

History

website, 19th-century law office of David Wills where President Abraham Lincoln revised his Gettysburg Address, exhibits about the battle's effects on the town

Da Vinci Science Center

Allentown

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Science

 

DeBence Antique Music World

Franklin

Venango

Northwest Region

Music

Antique mechanical musical instruments, including music boxes, calliopes, player pianos, and automated brass bands that date from the mid-19th century to the 1940s

Delaware County Institute of Science

Media

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Natural history

website, natural history museum and natural science library, includes mounted birds and animals, an herbarium of Delaware County plants, fossils, shells, corals, animal skulls, bird nests and eggs, butterflies, spiders, insects

Demuth Museum

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Art

Museum of paintings by Charles Demuth

Depreciation Lands Museum

Allison Park

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Open air

website

Donora Smog Museum

Donora

Washington

Pittsburgh Metro Area

History

History of the Donora Smog of 1948, an air inversion of smog containing fluoride that killed 20 people

Dorflinger Glass Museum

White Mills

Wayne

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Glass

Cut glass crystal made in White Mills from 1852 to 1921, located at the 600-acre Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary

Doylestown Historical Society

Doylestown

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Local history

website

Drake Well Museum

Titusville

Venango

Northwest Region

Industry - Oil

Beginnings of the modern oil industry through videos, exhibits, operating oil field machinery, and historic buildings in a park setting, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Driebe Freight Station Art Gallery

Stroudsburg

Monroe

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Art

website, operated by the Monroe County Historical Association

Duncan & Miller Glass Museum

Washington

Washington

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Glass

website, exhibits of glass and tools of George Duncan & Sons and Duncan & Miller Glass Companies 1874 to 1955, and operated by The National Duncan Glass Society

Eagles Mere Museum

Eagles Mere

Sullivan

Northern Tier

Local history

website, exhibits include the George Lewis Glassworks era 1804-1830, farming era 1830-1880, narrow gauge railroad 1892-1926, big hotels' era 1880-1960s

Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery

State College

Centre

Central PA

Natural history

website, part of Pennsylvania State University, rocks, minerals, fossils, mining and scientific equipment, archaeological artifacts, paintings and sculpture depicting mining and related industries

East Broad Top Railroad

Rockhill Furnace

Huntingdon

Central PA

Transportation - Railroad

National Historic heritage railroad

Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

York Springs

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation - Automotive

website, collection of vintage race cars and artifacts and research library

Eckley Miners' Village

Weatherly

Luzerne

Lehigh Valley

Industry - Mining

Anthracite coal mining patch town, operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Eddie's Toy Museum & Store

Sciota

Monroe

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Toy

website, toys and NASCAR collectibles, toy tractors, motorcycles, Christmas rooms, Pez dispensers, carnival toys, toy trucks, cars, airplanes, pedal cars, dolls

Edinboro Area Historical Society

Edinboro

Erie

Northwest Region

Local history

website

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Presidential home

Home for the Eisenhowers after they left the White House in 1961

Eldred World War II Museum

Eldred

McKean

Northern Tier

Military

Exhibits about World War II

Electric City Trolley Museum

Scranton

Lackawanna

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Transportation

 

Elizabeth Township Historical Society Museum

Boston

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

information

Endless Mountains War Memorial Museum

Sonestown

Sullivan

Northern Tier

Military

website, honors America's veterans from all wars

Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Religious

One of America's earliest religious communities, founded in 1732, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Erie Art Museum

Erie

Erie

Northwest Region

Art

 

Erie County History Center

Erie

Erie

Northwest Region

Local history

website, operated by the Erie County Historical Society; two-building complex contains the Museum of Erie County History and Cashier's House, an 1839 Greek Revival style townhouse museum with 19th-century furnishings and changing period exhibits

Erie Maritime Museum

Erie

Erie

Northwest Region

Maritime

Homeport of the U.S. Brig Niagara, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Evans-Mumbower Mill

Upper Gwynedd Township

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Mill

Restored 19th-century grist mill, operated by the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association

Everhart Museum

Scranton

Lackawanna

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Multiple

Art, natural history and ethnographic collections (Native American, Oceania, South American and Asian), ancient civilizations, local/regional history and decorative arts

expERIEnce Children's Museum

Erie

Erie

Northwest Region

Children's

website

Explore & More

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Children's

website

Fallingwater

Bear Run

Fayette

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Federal School

Haverford

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Education

Operated by the Haverford Historical Society, one room schoolhouse

Finley House (Wayne, Pennsylvania)

Wayne

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Local history

website, headquarters of the Radnor Historical Society, features period kitchen and bedroom, doll and clothing display, collection of wagons, sleighs, carriages

Firefighters Historical Museum

Erie

Erie

Northwest Region

Firefighting

website

F. Julius Lemoyne House

Washington

Washington

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

National Historic Landmark of the underground railroad, operated by the Washington County Historical Society

Flatiron Building Heritage Center

Brownsville

Fayette

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

Also houses the Frank L. Melega Art Museum

Fleetwood Area Historical Society Museum

Fleetwood

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website

Fonthill

Doylestown

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Poured concrete mansion with many Arts & Crafts decorative tiles

Forest County History Center

Tionesta

Forest

Northwest Region

Local history

information

Fort Bedford Museum

Bedford

Bedford

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Military

French and Indian War era British military fortification

Fort Hunter Mansion

Harrisburg

Dauphin

Cumberland Valley

Historic house

19th-century-period house and 40 acre park

Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society Museum

Waterford

Erie

Northwest Region

Local history

Located on the upper floors of the Eagle Hotel, also operates tours of the Judson House

Fort Ligonier

Ligonier

Westmoreland

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Military

Museum and recreated mid-18th-century British fort from the French and Indian War

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Uniontown

Fayette

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Fort

Commemorates the first military engagement of the French and Indian War, includes reconstructed fort, visitor center and Mount Washington Tavern

Fort Roberdeau

Altoona

Blair

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Open air

Reconstructed Revolutionary War stockade surrounding six log cabins, 1858 barn containing exhibits, education center, trails

Frank L. Melega Art Museum

Brownsville

Fayette

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Art

Coal country-related artworks of Frank L. Melega and changing exhibits of contemporary art

Freedman Gallery

Reading

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Art

website, part of Albright College

French Azilum

Towanda

Bradford

Northern Tier

Historic site

Site of planned settlement along the Susquehanna River for refugees fleeing the French Revolution

Friends of the East Broad Top Museum

Robertsdale

Huntingdon

Central PA

Transportation - Railroad

History and culture of the East Broad Top Railroad; Robertsdale is part of Wood Township

Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Point Marion

Fayette

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

18th-century home of early American politician Albert Gallatin

Frost Entomological Museum

University Park

Centre

Central PA

Natural history

website, part of Penn State, insects

Fulton County Historical Society Museum

McConnellsburg

Fulton

Central PA

Local history

Located in a restored late-18th-century tavern

Gallery at Penn College

Williamsport

Lycoming

Central PA

Art

website, part of Pennsylvania College of Technology, located in Madigan Library

Gallitzin Tunnels Park & Museum

Gallitzin

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Local history

Focuses on community's railroad, industrial, social, and religious heritage, park exhibits a restored 1942 Pennsylvania Railroad N5C Caboose, history of the Gallitzin Tunnel

Gen. Frederick Von Steuben Headquarters

Valley Forge

Chester

Delaware Valley

Historic house

 

General Lee's Headquarters Museum

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Military

website

George Taylor House

Catasauqua

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Historic house

Home of George Taylor, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, operated by the Lehigh Valley Historical Society

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Civil War

Includes the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor CenterGettysburg Cyclorama, 6,000 acres (24.3 km²) of park lands, 30 miles (50 km) of roads, and over 1,400 monuments and markers

Gettysburg Railroad Station

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation - Railroad

Railroad station with exhibits about President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Religious

Religious art and history from many religions

Golden Age Air Museum

Bethel

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation - Aviation

website, birth of the barnstormer, airmail, flying circuses and the first airlines, also automobiles

Goschenhoppen Folklife Museum

Green Lane

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Ethnic

website, operated by the Goschenhoppen Historians, building also houses the Country Store Museum

Graeme Park

Horsham

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Only surviving residence of a colonial-era Pennsylvania governor, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Grange Estate

Havertown

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Operated by Friends of the Grange, mid-19th-century mansion

Greater Hazleton Historical Society Museum

Hazleton

Luzerne

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Local history

Facebook site, includes old-fashioned kitchen and school room displays

Greene County Historical Society Museum

Waynesburg

Greene

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

Period rooms, exhibits of local businesses and industries, Monongahela culture

Green Hills Farm

Dublin

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Home of American author Pearl Buck, 68-acre (280,000 m2) estate, with 1825 stone farm house, gardens, greenhouses, cottage, milk house and renovated barn

Greenville Area Historical Society Museum

Greenville

Mercer

Northwest Region

Local history

website

Greersburg Academy

Darlington

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

Also includes Native American artifacts

Grey Towers National Historic Site

Dingman Township

Pike

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Historic house

Ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first director of the United States Forest Service and twice elected governor of Pennsylvania

Grove City Area Historical Society Museum

Grove City

Mercer

Northwest Region

Local history

website

Haas Gallery of Art

Bloomsburg

Columbia

Central PA

Art

website, part of Bloomsburg University

Haines Mill

Cetronia

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Mill

Operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, working grist mill

Haines Shoe House

Hallam

York

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

Shoe-shaped house

Hall of Presidents Exhibit

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Wax

website, figures of American Presidents and First Ladies

Hands-on House

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Children's

website, also known as Children's Museum of Lancaster

Hanna's Town

Hannastown

Westmoreland

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Open air

Reconstructed Hanna Tavern/Courthouse and three vintage late-18th-century log houses, a reconstructed Revolutionary era fort and blockhouse and wagon shed, administered by the Westmoreland County Historical Society

Hanover Area Historical Society Museum

Hanover

York

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

Located in the 18th-century Neas House, also tours of the Warehime-Myers Mansion

Hanover Fire Museum

Hanover

York

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Firefighting

website, collection of fire memorabilia and apparatus

Hanover Junction Museum

Hanover

York

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation - Railroad

 

Harmony Museum

Harmony

Butler

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Religious

Site of the first settlement established by the Harmony Society, a Christian theosophy and pietist society from 1805 to 1905

Harris Switch Tower

Harrisburg

Dauphin

South Central

Transportation - Railroad

Former Pennsylvania Railroad interlocking tower

Harriton House

Bryn Mawr

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

18th-century house

Hartwood Mansion

Hampton Township

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

1929 Tudor mansion with antiques, public gardens, cottage, stable complex, and a gate lodge (erected in 1927)

Heisey House Museum

Lock Haven

Clinton

Central PA

Historic house

Operated by the Clinton County Historical Society, 19th-century Victorian house

Helfrich's Springs Grist Mill

Whitehall

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Mill

Operated by the Whitehall Historical Preservation Society, early 19th century grist mill

Henry Antes House

Upper Frederick Township

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Goschenhoppen Historians, 18th-century Moravian settlement houses

Herbig Bakery

Bradford

McKean

Northern Tier

Local history

website, headquarters of the Bradford Landmark Society

Heritage Discovery Center

Johnstown

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Local history

Immigrant experiences, also known as the Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center

Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society Museum

Hershey

Dauphin

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website, located in the barn at the old Milton Hershey School home and farm

Hershey Story

Hershey

Dauphin

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Food

History and legacy of Milton S. Hershey and the chocolate candy confections he invented

Hershey's Chocolate World

Hershey

Dauphin

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Food

Chocolate making

The Highlands

Fort Washington

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

44-acre (180,000 m2) site with a late-18th-century Georgian mansion and formal gardens

Historic Fallsington

Fallsington

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Open air

Tours of the village and interiors of Moon-Williamson Log House, Burges-Lippincott House and Stagecoach Tavern

Historic Langhorne Association

Langhorne

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Local history

 

Historic Schaefferstown

Schaefferstown

Lebanon

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

website, includes the Gemberling Rex HouseAlexander Schaeffer Farm and the Brendle Museum with displays of folklore Pennsylvania German culture

Historic Wrightsville Museum

Wrightsville

York

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website

Historic Yellow Springs

Chester Springs

Chester

Delaware Valley

Open air

website, thirteen structures, 142 acres (0.57 km2), and a collection of art, artifacts, and archives

Historical Society of Berks County Museum

Reading

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history and culture

 

Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Puppet

website, includes museum with puppets from around the world and exhibits about John Durang

Home Textile Tool Museum

Orwell

Bradford

Northern Tier

Textile

website, spinning wheels, looms and tools of early America

Honesdale Fire Museum

Honesdale

Wayne

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Firefighting

website

Hope Horn Gallery

Scranton

Lackawanna

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Art

website, part of the University of Scranton

Hope Lodge

Fort Washington

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

18th-century mansion

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Elverson

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Industry - Iron

Living history presentations in the summer

Hornby School Museum

North East

Erie

Northwest Region

Education

Turn-of-the-20th-century-period schoolhouse

Horse-drawn Carriage Museum

New Tripoli

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Transportation

website

Horseshoe Curve

Altoona

Blair

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Transportation - Railroad

Visitor center with displays and views of the railroad horseshoe curve

Houdini Museum

Scranton

Lackawanna

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Biographical

Historic house with exhibits about Harry Houdini, also offers magic shows

Hoyt Center for the Arts

New Castle

Lawrence

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Art

website, regional arts center and museum

HUB-Roberson Galleries

State College

Centre

Central PA

Art

website, part of Pennsylvania State University

Hummelstown Area Historical Society Museum

Hummelstown

Dauphin

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website, also known as the Parish House building, contains collection of general artifacts of the Hummelstown area from the 18th century and an extensive arrowhead collection

Hunter House Museum

Sunbury

Northumberland

Central PA

Military

Headquarters of the Northumberland County Historical Society, includes historical and archaeological artifacts dealing with Fort Augusta

Huntingdon County Transportation Museum

Huntingdon

Huntingdon

Central PA

Transportation - Railroad

information, operated by the Huntingdon County Transportation Society, located in the Hunt Tower - may not exist anymore

Hurry Hill Farm Maple Museum

Edinboro

Erie

Northwest Region

Agriculture

website, process for collecting and making maple syrup

ImaginAIRium

Spring City

Chester

Delaware Valley

Art

 

Indenhofen Farm

Skippack

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Skippack Historical Society in Evansburg State Park, 18th-century house

Indian Steps Museum

Airville

York

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Native American

Large collection of Susquehannock Indian artifacts, WPA models and dioramas, Holtwood Dam and other local history exhibits

Isett Acres Museum

Huntingdon

Huntingdon

Central PA

American History

website, antiques and collectibles, tools, glassware, kitchen, laundry, schoolroom, toys, firearms, photos

James A. Michener Art Museum

Doylestown

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Art

Art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region

James A. Michener Art Museum

New Hope

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Art

Satellite facility, art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region

Jefferson County History Center

Brookville

Jefferson

Central PA

Local history

website, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society

Jenny Wade House

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

website, home of Jenny Wade, the only Gettysburg citizen killed during the Battle of Gettysburg

Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum

Pottsville

Schuylkill

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation - Automotive

website

Jewish Museum of Eastern Pennsylvania

Pottsville

Schuylkill

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Ethnic - Jewish

information, located in the Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, open by appointment

The Jimmy Stewart Museum

Indiana

Indiana

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Biographical

Memorabilia about actor James Stewart

Joanna Furnace Complex

Robeson Township

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Industry

19th-century charcoal iron furnace, life in the iron-making community

John A. Hermann Jr. Memorial Art Museum

Bellevue

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Art

websitePittsburgh Post Gazette, Article about museum, April 17, 2002

John Brown House (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania)

Chambersburg

Franklin

Cumberland Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny, boarding house where abolitionist John Brown stayed

John Brown Farm, Tannery & Museum

Richmond Township

Crawford

Northwest Region

History

Farm, tannery ruins and archaeological site, built by abolitionist John Brown in 1825

John Chads House

Chadds Ford

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Chadds Ford Historical Society, early-18th-century-period house

John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion

Harrisburg

Dauphin

Cumberland Valley

Historic house

Home of John Harris, Jr., operated by the Historical Society of Dauphin County, 19th-century mansion

John Joseph Henry House

Nazareth

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Weaponry

website, operated by the Jacobsburg Historical Society

John McFadden Model Railroad Museum

Mercersburg

Franklin

Cumberland Valley

Transportation - Railroad

website

John Sebastian Goundie House

Bethlehem

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Historic house

website, part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, 1810 brick residence with temporary exhibits of local history

Johannes Mueller House

Lititz

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

website, operated by the Lititz Historical Foundation, 1792 house with costumed docents

Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum

Meadville

Crawford

Northwest Region

Photography

website, repository for Keystone View Company stereoscopic products, documents and memorabilia

Johnstown Children's Museum

Johnstown

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Children's

Located in the Heritage Discovery Center, interactive displays about Johnstown's geography, history, culture and industry

Johnstown Flood Museum

Johnstown

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

History

History of the 1889 Johnstown Flood

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

South Fork

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

History

Commemorates the approximately 2,200 people who died in the Johnstown Flood of 1889

Joseph Priestley House

Northumberland

Northumberland

Central PA

Historic house

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 18th & early 19th-century home of Joseph Priestley

Juniata College Museum of Art

Huntingdon

Huntingdon

Central PA

Art

website, collection includes Hudson River School, American portrait miniatures, Old Master paintings and prints

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Bethlehem

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Decorative arts

website, part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, includes Bohemian glass, fine needlework, tall case clocks, dolls, cast-iron toys and landscape paintings

Kentuck Knob

Stewart Township

Fayette

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Kerr Memorial Museum

Oakmont

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

Depicts upper middle class life between 1890–1910

Kutztown Area Historical Society Museum

Kutztown

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

Located in a late 19th-century school building

Lacawac

Lake Ariel

Wayne

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Historic house

Tours of the former estate house, 545-acre nature preserve, trails, public programs

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

Scranton

Lackawanna

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Industry - Coal

Adjacent to Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Lake Shore Railway Museum

North East

Erie

Northwest Region

Transportation - Railroad

website, operated by the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society; depots, locomotives, passenger cars

Lancaster County Historical Society

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website, located at the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Museum

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Religious

website, exhibits about Mennonite and Amish life

Lancaster Museum of Art

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Art

website, exhibitions of contemporary art by regional and national artists

Lancaster Science Factory

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Science

website

Landis Valley Museum

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Living history

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania German material, culture, history and heritage from 1740 through 1940

Lawrence Cabin

Havertown

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Haverford Township Historical Society, early-18th-century log cabin

Lawrence County Historical Society Museum

New Castle

Lawrence

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

website

Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society

Leechburg

Armstrong

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

website

Leesport Lock House

Leesport

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation

19th-century lock house, open for events

Lehigh University Art Galleries

Bethlehem

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Art

website, includes two art galleries at the Zoellner Arts Center, several other galleries and outdoor sculptures around the Lehigh University campus

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

Allentown

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Local history

Operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, Lehigh County history from the earliest Native American inhabitants to the German settlers of the 18th century through the Industrial Revolution to mercantile and wartime accounts from the 20th century

Lemon House

Cresson

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Historic house

Part of the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, restored 1840s period house and tavern

LeRoy Heritage Museum

Canton

Bradford

Northern Tier

Local history

website

Liberty Bell Museum

Allentown

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

History

Exhibits relating to the Liberty Bell, liberty, freedom, patriotism and local history

Lincoln Highway Experience

Latrobe

Westmoreland

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Transportation

website, operated by the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, telling story of our nation's first coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway

Lincoln Train Museum

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation - Railroad

website, model trains and dioramas illustrating the railroad's role during the Civil War

Lititz Museum

Lititz

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website, operated by the Lititz Historical Foundation

Little Buffalo State Park

Newport

Perry

Central PA

Historic house

Includes the Blue Ball Tavern Museum and Shoaff's Mill

Little Beaver Museum

Darlington

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

website

Little Museum

Sterling Run

Cameron

Central PA

Local history

website, operated by the Cameron County Historical Society

Livingood Museum

Womelsdorf

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website, operated by the Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society

Lock Ridge Furnace Museum

Alburtis

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Industry

Operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, ruins of coal-burning iron furnace with displays about the anthracite iron industry

Lore Degenstein Gallery

Selinsgrove

Snyder

Central PA

Art

website, part of Susquehanna University

Lower Saucon Township Historical Society

Lower Saucon Township

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Education

Former one-room school

Luzerne County Museum

Wilkes-Barre

Luzerne

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Local history

Operated by the Luzerne County Historical Society

Mack Trucks Museum

Allentown

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Transportation - Automotive

website, about Mack Trucks

Macungie Institute

Macungie

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Local history

website, community center with headquarters and the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum of the Macungie Historical Society

Manheim Heritage Center

Manheim

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website, operated by the Manheim Historical Society

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum

Bristol

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Local history

website

Martin Guitar Museum

Nazareth

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Music

Museum of the Martin Guitar Factory, factory tours

Marywood University Art Galleries

Scranton

Lackawanna

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Art

website

Mascaro-Steiniger Turfgrass Museum

University Park

Centre

Central PA

Technology

website, part of Penn State, open by appointment, lawn care equipment

Matson Museum of Anthropology

State College

Centre

Central PA

Anthropology

website, part of Pennsylvania State University

Mauch Chunk Museum

Jim Thorpe

Carbon

Lehigh Valley

Local history

website

McCarl Industrial & Agricultural Museum of Beaver County

Darlington

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Industry

websiteinformation, operated by the Little Beaver Historical Society

McCoy House Museum

Lewistown

Mifflin

Central PA

Local history

Operated by the Mifflin County Historical Society

McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center

McKeesport

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

 

McMurtrie House Museum

Huntingdon

Huntingdon

Central PA

Historic house

website, operated by the Huntingdon County Historical Society

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life

Avella

Washington

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Archaeological site, open air

Operated by the Heinz History Center, Woodland, Archaic and Paleoindian remains, 16,000-year-old campsite alongside a village recreating rural life from the 19th century

Mechanicsburg Museum

Mechanicsburg

Cumberland

Cumberland Valley

Open air

website, includes Passenger Station and Stationmaster's House, Frankeberger Tavern, Freight Station, and the Washington Street Station

Mennonite Heritage Center

Harleysville

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Religious

website, local Mennonite history and traditions

Mennonite Information Center

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Religious

website, movie about the Amish, features full-sized Biblical Tabernacle reproduction in wax

Mercer County Historical Society Museum

Mercer

Mercer

Northwest Region

Local history

website, located in the Anderson House, can also tour the Magoffin House with a guide

Mercer Museum

Doylestown

Bucks

Delaware Valley

History

Collection of early American objects and artifacts

Merrick Art Gallery

New Brighton

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Art

Officially known as Merrick Free Art Gallery, Museum and Library, collection of French, German, English, and American paintings from the 18th and 19th century, including a collection of Hudson River School paintings

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum

Reading

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation - Aviation

Historic war planes, classic airliners, rare civilian and military aircraft

Mifflinburg Buggy Museum

Mifflinburg

Union

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation

website

Millersburg Museum

Millersburg

Dauphin

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website, operated by the Historical Society of Millersburg & Upper Paxton Township

Mill at Anselma

Chester Springs

Chester

Delaware Valley

Mill

18th-century grain mill

Mill Grove

Audubon

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Home of John James Audubon, art museum and Audubon wildlife sanctuary

Minshall House

Media

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

website

Misericordia University Art Galleries

Dallas

Luzerne

Lehigh Valley

Art

Pauly Friedman Art Gallery and MacDonald Art Gallery in Insalaco Hall[1]

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum

Orrtanna

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Commodity

website, elephant memorabilia and collectibles and a candy store.

Mixsell House Museum

Easton

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, open by appointment

Moland House

Hartsville

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Warwick Township Historical Society, 18th-century farmhouse used by George Washington as a headquarters in 1777

Montgomery House Museum

Danville

Montour

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Local history

website, operated by the Montour County Historical Society

Moravian Museum

Bethlehem

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Open air

Tells the stories of the Moravian founders, includes 1741 Gemeinhaus, a five-story log structure, the 1752 Apothecary and the 1758 Nain-Schober House, part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

Moravian Historical Society Museum

Nazareth

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Religious

History of the Moravian Church and its contributions to American history and culture

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

Doylestown

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Industry

"Working history" museum

Morgan Log House

Lansdale

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Eartly 18th-century log house, operated by the Welsh Valley Preservation Society

Morton Morton House

Norwood

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Norwood Historical Society, 18th-century house

Mount Joy Historical Society Museum

Mount Joy

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website

Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History

Muncy

Lycoming

Central PA

Local history

website, collection includes frakturs, a WPA-commissioned replica of Fort Muncy and military gallery, Native American artifacts, art, textiles

Munnell Run Farm

Mercer

Mercer

Northwest Region

Multiple

website, 163-acre working farm, environmental education and local history programs, interactions of agriculture and ecology, mid-19th century Bigler House

Museum of Indian Culture

Allentown

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Native American

Highlights the early history and culture of the Lenape and other American Indian tribes.

The Museum of Mourning Art

Drexel Hill

Delaware

Delaware Valley

History

Beliefs and rituals that surround the arts of dying and grieving

Museum of the History of Delaware County

Chester

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Local history

website, operated by the Delaware County Historical Society

Nain-Schober House

Bethlehem

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Historic house

website, 18th-century house, part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

National Canal Museum

Easton

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Transportation

History, science, and technology of canal construction and navigation, includes Emrick Technology Center with exhibits about the area's industrial history

National Centre for Padro Pio

Barto

Berks

Delaware Valley

Religious

website, promotes life and teachings of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

National Civil War Museum

Harrisburg

Dauphin

Cumberland Valley

Civil War

 

National Museum of the American Coverlet

Bedford

Bedford

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Textile

website, woven coverlets

National Toy Train Museum

Strasburg

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation - Railroad

Operated by the Train Collectors Association, interactive display of toy trains dating back to the early 1800s

National Watch and Clock Museum

Columbia

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Horology

 

N. C. Wyeth House and Studio

Chadds Ford

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Art

Tours operated by the Brandywine River Museum

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art

Millersburg

Dauphin

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Art

website, also a nature center

Nemacolin Castle

Brownsville

Fayette

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

Maintained by the Brownsville Historical Society, 19th-century mansion

New Berlin Heritage Museum

New Berlin

Union

Central PA

Local history

Open on New Berlin Day or by appointment, also known as the Courthouse Museum

New Holland Band Museum

New Holland

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Music

website, band memorabilia, hundreds of musical instruments from 1620 to present day, uniforms, music and equipment

Newlin Mill Complex

Concord Township

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Mill

Two historic houses, barn, water-powered grist mill, visitor center in a park

Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead

Wyomissing

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

website, 18th-century house under restoration

Nitre Hall

Havertown

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Haverford Historical Society

No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

Lansford

Carbon

Lehigh Valley

Industry - Coal

website

North East Museum

North East

Erie

Northwest Region

Local history

website, operated by the North East Historical Society

North Museum of Natural History and Science

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Natural history, Science

website

Oakes Museum

Grantham

Cumberland

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Natural history

website, part of Messiah College, dioramas of African and North American mammals, bird eggs, fish, seashells, minerals, insects & butterflies, fossils

Old Bedford Village

Bedford

Bedford

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Open air

Includes buildings from the 18th to early 20th centuries, living history demonstrations

Old Caln Historical Society Museum

Caln Township

Chester

Delaware Valley

Local history

Housed in part of a historic meeting house

Old Dry Road Farm

Lower Heidelberg Township

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Farm

18th-century living history farm complex, open for school groups and special events

Old Eagle School

Tredyffrin

Chester

Delaware Valley

Education

One room schoolhouse

Old Economy Village

Ambridge

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Religious

Last of three settlements established by the Harmony Society, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Old Jail Museum

Chambersburg

Franklin

Cumberland Valley

Local history

Operated by the Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny

Old Jail Museum

Jim Thorpe

Carbon

Lehigh Valley

Jail

Late-19th-century prison

Old Jail Museum

Smethport

McKean

Northern Tier

Prison

informationFacebook site, operated by the McKean County Historical Society

Old Line Museum

Delta

York

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website

Old Mauch Chunk Model Train Display

Jim Thorpe

Carbon

Lehigh Valley

Transportation - Railroad

Facebook site

Olin Art Gallery

Washington

Washington

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Art

Part of the Olin Fine Arts Center at Washington & Jefferson College

Oliver Miller Homestead

South Park

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

Frontier stone house and spring house, reconstructed log house, blacksmith forge, barn, demonstration shed and gardens

Packwood House Museum

Lewisburg

Union

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Decorative art

Glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture, paintings, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, and Oriental art

Palmer Museum of Art

State College

Centre

Central PA

Art

Part of Penn State University, collection includes American and European art, contemporary European and Japanese studio ceramics, Asian art, objects from ancient European, African, and Near Eastern cultures

Palmerton Area Heritage Center

State College

Centre

Central PA

Local history

website, operated by the Palmerton Area Historical Society

Paper Mill House Museum

Newtown Township

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Local history

Operated by the Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society, includes an 1850s era general store

Parry Mansion Museum

New Hope

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Historic house

website, home of the New Hope Historical Society

Passavant House

Zelienople

Butler

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

Operated by the Zelienople Historical Society, early 19th-century house reflecting over 150 years of family ownership

Pasto Agricultural Museum

University Park

Centre

Central PA

Agriculture

web, part of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, open by appointment

Paul R. Stuart Museum

Waynesburg

Greene

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Multiple

website, part of Waynesburg University, geology, Native American artifacts, local history, pottery and glassware

Payne Gallery

Bethlehem

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Art

website, part of Moravian College

Pennsbury Manor

Morrisville

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Home of William Penn, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Penn State All-Sports Museum

State College

Centre

Central PA

Sports

Part of Pennsylvania State University, school sports history and memorabilia

Penns Valley Area Historical Museum

Aaronsburg

Centre

Central PA

Local history

website

Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton

Lackawanna

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Industry - Coal

Anthracite coal mining and industrial heritage of northeastern Pennsylvania, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

Kutztown

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Ethnic

website, part of Kutztown University, 42-acre (170,000 m2) farm with buildings which show the life of the Pennsylvania Germans in the 18th and 19th centuries

Pennsylvania Governor's Mansion

Harrisburg

Dauphin

Cumberland Valley

History house

 

Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum

Nazareth

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Weaponry

website, at the Henry Homestead, operated by the Jacobsburg Historical Society

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

Galeton

Potter

Northern Tier

Industry - Lumber

Documents the history and technology of the Commonwealth's forest industries, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Pennsylvania Military Museum

Boalsburg

Centre

Central PA

Military

Recounts the story of Commonwealth citizen's who served our country in defense of the nation, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Pennsylvania Military College Museum

Chester

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Military

websiteWidener University's military history as the Pennsylvania Military Academy and Pennsylvania Military College

Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

Harrisburg

Dauphin

Cumberland Valley

Firefighting

 

Pennsylvania State Capitol

Harrisburg

Dauphin

Cumberland Valley

History

 

Pennsylvania State Police Museum

Hershey

Dauphin

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Law enforcement

website, proposed museum

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Washington

Washington

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Transportation

 

Pennsylvania Veterans Museum

Media

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Military

 

Pennypacker Mills

Schwenksville

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

National Historic site, 18th-century mansion and park

Peter Herdic Transportation Museum

Williamsport

Lycoming

Central PA

Transportation

website, vehicles for river, rail and road

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

South Williamsport

Lycoming

Central PA

Sports

 

Peter Wentz Farmstead

Worcester

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

18th-century Pennsylvania German farmstead

Phillips Museum of Art

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Art

website, part of Franklin & Marshall College, collection includes decorative arts, Pennsylvania German material culture, ethnographic material

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

Ashland

Schuylkill

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Industry - Mining

website, anthracite coal mine tour, narrow-gauge steam train ride, museum

Piper Aviation Museum

Lock Haven

Clinton

Central PA

Transportation - Aviation

websitephotosinformation

Pithole City

Pithole

Venango

Northwest Region

Industry

Ghost town of former oil boomtown; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Drake Well Museum

Pocono Indian Museum

Bushkill

Pike

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Native American

website, history of the Delaware Indian

Police Heritage Museum

York

York

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Law enforcement

website

Portage Station Museum

Portage

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Local history

website, operated by the Portage Area Historical Society, influences of coal mining, railroads, steel, forests, water, and recreation

Potter County Historical Society/Museum

Coudersport

Potter

Northern Tier

Local history

Facebook sitewebsite

Pottsgrove Manor

Pottsgrove

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Mid 18th-century period mansion

Philip P. Bliss Gospel Songwriters Museum

Rome

Bradford

Northern Tier

Biographical

Home of 19th century gospel music composer Phillip Paul Bliss

Promised Land State Park

Blooming Grove

Pike

Northeastern Pennsylvania

History

Includes the Masker Museum about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the park's natural history

Quaint Corner Children's Museum

Altoona

Blair

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Children's

website

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

Hamilton Township

Monroe

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Open air

Historic working farm with period interpreters reflecting farm family life from 1760 to 1913

Rachel Carson Homestead

Springdale

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Biographical

National Historic home of environmental author Rachel Carson

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Strasburg

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation - Railroad

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Railroaders Memorial Museum

Altoona

Blair

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Transportation - Railroad

 

Reading Area Fire-Fighters Museum

Reading

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Firefighting

Historic fire station open by appointment

Reading Public Museum

Reading

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Multiple

Art, natural history, civilizations, planetarium, arboretum

Reading Railroad Heritage Museum

Hamburg

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Transportation - Railroad

website, operated by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society

Renfrew Museum and Park

Waynesboro

Franklin

Cumberland Valley

Open air

Restored early-19th-century farmstead and park

Richard Wall House

Elkins Park

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

House dating back to the late 18th century, reflects two centuries of owners

Rivers of Steel

Homestead

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Industry - steel

History of the area's steel, coal and related industries

Roadside America

Shartlesville

Berks

Delaware Valley

Transportation - Railroad

Miniature village and railway

Robert Fulton Birthplace

Quarryville

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Biographical

 

Rock Ford Plantation

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

1794 Georgian mansion of General Edward Hand

Rockhill Trolley Museum

Rockhill Furnace

Huntingdon

Central PA

Transportation

Trolleys

Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association

Kinzers

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Agriculture

Open seasonally, traction engines, antique farm implements and machinery, steam engines and stationary gas engines

Rowley House Museum

Williamsport

Lycoming

Central PA

Historic house

website, Victorian mansion operated by Preservation Williamsport

Saint Nicholas Chapel and Museum

Beaver

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Religious

website, Greek Catholic church with museum of Greek Catholic Union, Greek Catholic, and Carpatho-Rusin histories

Sanderson Museum

Chadds Ford

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Local history

 

Samek Art Museum

Lewisburg

Union

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Art

website, part of Bucknell University, includes the Samek Gallery, the Downtown Gallery and locations around campus

Saylor Park Cement Industry Museum

Coplay

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Industry

Nine vertical cement kilns and exhibits about the American Portland Cement Industry, operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society

Sayre Historical Society Museum

Sayre

Bradford

Northern Tier

Local history

website

Schisler Museum of Wildlife & Natural History and McMunn Planetarium

East Stroudsburg

Monroe

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Natural history

Part of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

Pennsburg

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Religious

Museum collections include Schwenkfelder history and decorative arts including fraktur

Schuylkill County Historical Society

Pottsville

Schuylkill

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website

Scranton Iron Furnaces

Scranton

Lackawanna

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Industry

Heritage of iron making in Pennsylvania

Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour & Ice Harvest Museum

Lakeville

Wayne

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Industry

website, ice harvesting and modern ice making and carving

Seminary Ridge Museum

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Military

Focus is the pivotal first day of the Battle of Gettysburg on Seminary Ridge, the hospital use of the building, and cultural debates of the Civil War era

Sewickley Heights History Center

Sewickley

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

website

Shippensburg Historical Society

Shippensburg

Franklin

Cumberland Valley

Local history

website, includes Central Pennsylvania Indian arrowheads and tools, WPA educational aids made in Shippensburg, medical collections and Shippensburg area pottery

Shippensburg University Fashion Archives and Museum

Shippensburg

Franklin

Cumberland Valley

Fashion

website

Shriver House Museum

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

website, 1860s period home of George Washington Shriver, experience of civilians during the Battle of Gettysburg

Sigal Museum

Easton

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Local history

website, operated by the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, county history and culture

Simpler Times Museum

Tidioute

Warren

Northwest Region

Ephemera

informationphotos, oil and gas production equipment, gasoline pumps, signs and globes, tractors and farm equipment and engines, antique cars and turn-of-the-20th-century exhibits, open by appointment

Sinking Spring Historical Society & Heritage Park

Sinking Spring

Berks

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

information

Slate Belt Heritage Center

Bangor

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Local history

website, exhibits include a fire museum, town clock, council room, period rooms reflecting local ethnic and industrial heritage

Slate Belt Museum

Mt. Bethel

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Local history

website

Slifer House Museum

Lewisburg

Union

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

website, owned by Albright Care Services, mid 19th-century Victorian period mansion

Smock Heritage Museum

Smock

Fayette

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

website, operated by the Smock Historical Society

Soldiers National Museum

Gettysburg

Adams

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Military

website, dioramas and artifacts of the American Civil War

Somerset Historical Center

Somerset

Somerset

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Open air

Rural heritage center, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Sones Farm & Home Museum

Muncy

Lycoming

Central PA

Agriculture

website, includes farming equipment, displays from a veterinary clinic, general store, antique furnishings, washing machines, cobbler's shoe making area, meat packing display, local memorabilia

Sordoni Art Gallery

Wilkes-Barre

Luzerne

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Art

website, part of Wilkes University

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Altoona

Blair

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Art

Quarterly art exhibitions and a collection of railroad photographic prints

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Loretto

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Art

Headquarters to the complex of four nuseum facilities, permanent collection of works of American art, located on the campus of Saint Francis University

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Ligonier

Westmoreland

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Art

Includes permanent paperweight collection

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Johnstown

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Art

Housed in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Speaker's House

Trappe

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

18th-century home of Frederick August Muhlenberg, the First and Third Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Springfield Heritage Museum

Springfield

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Local history

information, located in the McLaughlin Education Center at Springfield High School

Spring-Ford Area Historical Society Museum Complex

Royersford

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Local history

website, includes William Lewin Plantation House and Barn Museum

Springfield Mills

Erdenheim

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Mill

Restored 19th-century grist mill, operated by the Morris Arboretum

Springs Museum

Springs

Somerset

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

website, operated by the Springs Historical Society

Square Tavern

Newtown Township

Delaware

Delaware Valley

History

Operated by the Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society, 18th-century-period tavern

State Museum of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg

Dauphin

Cumberland Valley

Multiple

Archaeological artifacts, minerals, paintings, decorative arts, animal dioramas, industrial and technological innovations and military objects; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Steamtown National Historic Site

Scranton

Lackawanna

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Transportation - Railroad

Interprets the story of main line steam railroading between 1850 and 1950

The Stoogeum

Ambler

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Biographical

website, dedicated entirely to The Three Stooges

Stover Mill Gallery

Erwinna

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Art

Regional art gallery located in a 19th-century gristmill, operated by the Tinicum Civic Association

Stoy Museum

Lebanon

Lebanon

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Local history

website, operated by the Lebanon County Historical Society, recreated rooms of doctor's office, barber shop, school room, parlor, beauty salon, kitchen, general store, Cold Spring Train Station, wood shop

Stroud Mansion

Stroudsburg

Monroe

Northeastern Pennsylvania

History

Operated by the Monroe County Historical Association, social, cultural, political and economic life of Monroe County

Sturgeon House

Fairview

Erie

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

Operated by the Fairview Area Historical Society

Sullivan County Historical Society Museum

Laporte

Sullivan

Northern Tier

Local history

website, also the Baldwin House, a historic house museum, is next door

Summerseat

Morrisville

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Late-18th-century house used as a headquarters by George Washington

Summit Hill Historical Society Museum

Summit Hill

Carbon

Lehigh Valley

Transportation - Railroad

informationFacebook site

Sun Inn, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Historic inn

website

Susquehanna Art Museum

Harrisburg

Dauphin

Cumberland Valley

Art

Contemporary art

Susquehanna County Historical Society

Montrose

Susquehanna

Northern Tier

Local history

website

Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society Museum

Susquehanna Depot

Susquehanna

Northern Tier

Local history

information

Sutton-Ditz House

Clarion

Clarion

Northwest Region

Historic house

Operated by the Clarion County Historical Society, late 19th-century mansion

Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Annville

Lebanon

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Art

website, part of Lebanon Valley College

Swedish Log Cabin

Drexel Hill

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

18th-century log cabin

Swetland Homestead

Wyoming

Luzerne

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Historic house

19th-century period house, open by appointment with the Luzerne County Historical Society

Taylor Memorial Museum

Brockway

Jefferson

Central PA

Local history

website, operated by the Brockway Area Historical Society, museum features glass from local industry, artifacts from the lumbering, mining, and farming communities

Temple Judea Museum

Elkins Park

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Ethnic

website, Judaica from around the world, located at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

Thomas Leiper Estate

Nether Providence Township

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

18th-century house

Thomas Massey House

Broomall

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

18th-century house with 17th- and 18th-century furnishings

Thomas T. Taber Museum

Williamsport

Lycoming

Central PA

Local history

website, operated by the Lycoming County Historical Society, features Native American and fine and decorative arts galleries, 19th-century-period rooms, and over 300 toy trains

Tioga Point Museum

Athens

Bradford

Northern Tier

Multiple

Includes Native American, Japanese, Turkish, Chinese, European and Middle Eastern art and cultural objects, local historical items

Tom Ridge Environmental Center

Erie

Erie

Northwest Region

Natural history

Located in Presque Isle State Park, local plants, animals, human and cultural history

Tour-Ed Mine and Museum

Tarentum

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Industry - Coal

website, coal mine and recreated home of a typical coal miner in the 1850s, general store items, tools and antiques

Toy Soldier Museum

Cresco

Monroe

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Toy

websitetoy soldier displays, battle dioramas, civilian scenes, regimental militaria and uniforms

Trout Gallery

Carlisle

Cumberland

Cumberland Valley

Art

website, part of Dickinson College

Trout Hall

Allentown

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, late-18th-century Colonial mansion

Troxell-Steckel House

Egypt

Lehigh

Lehigh Valley

Historic house

Operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, 1756 Pennsylvania-German farm house

Troy Farm Museum

Troy

Bradford

Northern Tier

Agriculture

website, operated by the Bradford County Heritage Association & Farm Museum, feature rare farm implements, large and small farm machinery and tools, individual rooms showing a blacksmith shop, tin shop, winter workroom, general store, children's games, Grange, game commission artifacts, farm kitchen, model tractors, Revolutionary war items

Tyrone History Museum

Tyrone

Blair

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Local history

website, operated by the Tyrone Area Historical Society

Union City Historical Society Museum

Union City

Erie

Northwest Region

Local history

website, unusual items of everyday use from the 18t-h and 19th-century rural and urban life

University Museum of Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana

Indiana

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Art

website, also Kipp Gallery, part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Upper Mill

Milford

Pike

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Mill

Restored 19th-century grist mill

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Carlisle

Cumberland

Cumberland Valley

Military

Includes Army Heritage Museum and Army Heritage Trail

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge

Chester

Delaware Valley

History

Includes Welcome Center with exhibits, Washington's Headquarters (Valley Forge)Washington Memorial Chapel, reconstructed works and buildings

Valley School Museum

Albion

Erie

Northwest Region

School

information

Venango County Historical Society Museum

Franklin

Venango

Northwest Region

Historic house

website, known as the Hoge-Osmer House

Vicary Mansion

Freedom

Beaver

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

Operated by the Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation, early-19th-century mansion under restoration

Victorian Vandergrift Museum and Historical Society

Vandergrift

Westmoreland

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Local history

website

Vocal Group Hall of Fame

Sharon

Mercer

Northwest Region

Music

 

Wagner–Ritter House & Garden

Johnstown

Cambria

Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies

Historic house

19th-century working-class family home

Wallace-Cross Mill

East Hopewell Township

York

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Mill

Restored 19th-century grist mill

Walnutport Canal & Locktenders House

Walnutport

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Historic house

websiteinformation, restored early 19th-century locktender's house, part of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Washington Crossing

Bucks

Delaware Valley

Open air

13 historic buildings that mark the location where George Washington crossed the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Watson-Curtze Mansion

Erie

Erie

Northwest Region

Historic house

Operated by the Erie County Historical Society; 24 room mansion showing upper class lifestyle of the 1890s; the Erie Planetarium is located in the carriage house

Wattsburg Historical Society Museum

Wattsburg

Erie

Northwest Region

Local history

information

Wayne County Historical Society Museum

Honesdale

Wayne

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Local history

website

Waynesborough

Paoli

Chester

Delaware Valley

Historic house

18th-century home of Gen. Anthony Wayne, operated by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks

Weather Discovery Center

Punxsutawney

Jefferson

Central PA

Science

website, weather lore stories, exhibits and demonstrations

Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Gibsonia

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Transportation - Railroad

History of railroads in western Pennsylvania through model railroading

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Greensburg

Westmoreland

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Art

Works by significant American artists, including Mary CassattJohn Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer

West Overton Museums

Scottdale

Westmoreland

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Open air

19th-century rural industrial village

Wharton Esherick Museum

Malvern

Chester

Delaware Valley

Art

Studio of wood sculptor Wharton Esherick

Wheatland

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

Home of President James Buchanan

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Harrisburg

Dauphin

Cumberland Valley

Science

Complex includes Harsco Science Center, Sunoco Performance Theater and an IMAX theater

Widener University Art Gallery

Chester

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Art

website, collection includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings, 19th-century European paintings, 18th and 19th-century Asian art

Wilbur Chocolate Factory & Candy Americana Museum

Lititz

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Food

History of chocolate and the Wilbur Chocolate Company

Wilder Museum

Irvine

Warren

Northwest Region

Local history

website, operated by the Warren County Historical Society

William Brinton 1704 House

West Chester

Delaware

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Stone Quaker home, National Historic Landmark

William E. Swigart, Jr. Antique Automobile Museum

Huntingdon

Huntingdon

Central PA

Automobile

Features antique automobiles, artwork, bicycles, toys and automobile memorabilia

Williams Center Art Gallery

Easton

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Art

website, part of Lafayette College

Williams House (Paupack, Pennsylvania)

Paupack

Wayne

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Historic house

website, operated by the Wallenpaupack Historical Society

Windber Coal Heritage Center

Windber

Somerset

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Industry - Coal

website, operated by the Eureka Coal Heritage Foundation

Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum

Willow Grove

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Transportation - Aviation

 

Winters Heritage House Museum

Elizabethtown

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

website

Wolf Museum of Music and Art

Lancaster

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Music, Art

website, features 19th and early 20th century furniture, paintings by the Philadelphia Ten, recitals on two 1915 Knabe concert grand pianos

Woodmont

Gladwyne

Montgomery

Delaware Valley

Historic house

Late-19th-century mansion and estate, history of International Peace Mission movement and Father Divine

Woodville Plantation

Bridgeville

Allegheny

Pittsburgh Metro Area

Historic house

Late-18th-century plantation house, depicts life from 1780 to 1820

World of Scouting Museum

Valley Forge

Chester

Delaware Valley

Scouting

website, Girl & Boy Scout memorabilia, open by appointment

Wright's Ferry Mansion

Columbia

Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Historic house

Restored 1750s period Quaker home with Philadelphia furniture, English ceramics, needlework, metals and glass

Wyalusing Valley Museum

Wyalusing

Bradford

Northern Tier

Local history

website, operated by the Wyalusing Valley Museum Association

Wyoming County Historical Museum

Tunkhannock

Wyoming

Northern Tier

Local history

website, operated by the Wyoming County Historical Society

York College Art Galleries

York

York

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Art

website, part of York College of Pennsylvania

York County Heritage Trust

York

York

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Multiple

website, includes the Historical Society Museum and Library, Agricultural and Industrial Museum, Bonham House, Fire Museum, General Horatio Gates House and Golden Plough TavernBarnett Bobb House

Zane Grey Museum

Lackawaxen

Pike

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Biographical

Home and works of author Zane Grey

Zeigler House (Dalmatia, Pennsylvania)

Dalmatia

Northumberland

Central PA

Local history

website, library and museum of the Mahanoy & Mahantongo Historical & Preservation Society, open by appointment

Zoellner Arts Center

Bethlehem

Northampton

Lehigh Valley

Art

Arts center for Lehigh University, includes an art gallery

Zoller Gallery

University Park

Centre

Central PA

Art

website, part of Penn State

 

Other Sites of Interest

 

San Marcos Memories—disappearing North County San Diego, Ca

www.ellengillisart.com

 

Lake San Marcos—Listing of Vendors and Other Items of Interest to LSM residents

www.lsmdirectory.com

 

Silly Service—38 years of Federal Civil Service Overview(A book in progress)

www.ivanegillis.com

 




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