Museums In PA

Dutch Country - South Central Region

Visit PA Dutch Country and stop by one of the museums in PA located in the south central region of the state on a fun vacation.

Stop by a kids museum, one of the art museums, a watch and clock museum or one of the many more located in this region.

This is one of our favorite areas of Pennsylvania with lots to see and do.

These museums in PA offer unique perspectives into our state.

If you love history like we do, you'll learn more about the ways of days gone by in PA.


Cumberland County Pennsylvania

Oakes Museum
1 College Avenue
Grantham PA 17027
717-796-1800
http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes

Saturdays 1-5 PM

  • 40,000+ specimens
  • Mammals, bird eggs, seashells, fish, fossils, insects
oakes museum PA rock formations

Shippensburg University Fashion Archives and Museum
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg PA 17257
717-532-1239
http://webspace.ship.edu/fasharch
Shippensburg PA Hotels

Mon-Thurs 12-4 PM

  • Clothing and accessory exhibits


US Army Heritage and Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive
Carlisle PA 17013
717-245-3698
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/AHEC/AHM/default.cfm
Carlisle PA Hotels

  • Historical records, materials and artifacts
  • US Army history
  • Exhibits
  • Interpretations

Franklin County PA

Allison-Antrim Museum
365 S Ridge Avenue
Greencastle PA 17225
717-597-9010
http://www.greencastlemuseum.org
Greencastle PA Hotels

Mon-Fri 12-4 PM, 2nd Sunday of each month 1-4 PM (1st Sunday in May and December)

  • Artifacts and history of Greencastle Pennsylvania and Antrim Township

 

Renfrew Museum and Park
1010 East Main Street
Waynesboro PA 17268
717-762-4723
http://www.renfrewmuseum.org
Waynesboro PA Hotels

Tues-Fri 12-4 PM, Sat-Sun 1-4 PM mid April to mid October

  • Bell family pottery exhibit
  • Snow Hill Cloister artifacts
  • Daniel Royer farmstead with restored outbuildings

 

Lebanon County PA

Cornwall Iron Furnace
Rexmont at Boyd Street
Cornwall PA 17016
717-272-9711
http://www.cornwallironfurnace.org

Thurs-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • Iron making complex by charcoal fueled furnaces

York County

Historic Wrightsville Museum
309 Locust Street
Wrightsville PA 17368
717-252-1169
http://historicwrightsvillepa.org

Sundays 1-4 PM

  • Town history exhibits
  • Civil War related books

Agricultural & Industrial Museum
217 W Princess St
York 17403
717-848-1587
http://www.yorkheritage.org/vg_aim.asp
York PA Hotels

Tues-Sat 10 AM-4 PM

  • Agricultural artifacts include wagons, farm tools, steam engines
  • Exhibits

 

Fire Museum

Pennsylvania fire museum vintage truck

757 West Market Street
York
717-846-6452
http://www.yorkheritage.org/vg_fm.asp

Saturdays 10 AM-4 PM

  • Collections of engines, sirens, vintage fire trucks, uniforms, photos past and present in York County PA


Old Line Museum
602 Main St
Delta PA
717-456-7124
http://www.oldlinemuseum.com

May-Sept Sundays 1:30-4 PM

  • 19th century artifacts, photographs, items
  • Welsh heritage

Police Heritage Museum
54 West Market Street
York PA 17401
717-845-COPS
http://www.policeheritagemuseum.com

April to October Saturdays 9 AM-4 PM

  • History of police and law enforcement
  • Artifacts
  • Displays
  • Exhibits
  • Events

USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame
3300 Board Rd
York 17406
717-767-6481
800-358-9675
http://www.yorkbarbell.com/CompanyInfo.php?MainCategory=About Us&SubCategory=Our History

  • History of weightlifting
  • Vintage dumbbells, barbells
  • Exhibits and displays of photos, trophies, plaques
  • Olympic weightlifting history
  • Sculptures

York College Art Galleries
439 Country Club Road
York 17405
717-815-1354
https://www.ycp.edu/academics/9723.htm

Mon, Tues, Fri 9 AM-5 PM, Wed-Thurs 9 AM-9 PM, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM

  • Exhibits
  • Workshops
  • Events

Enjoy visiting the south central region of the state and the museums in PA!






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