Museums In Pennsylvania
Lancaster County

Visit Lancaster County PA and the museums in Pennsylvania located in the Dutch Country area.

Kids will enjoy interactive exhibits at a child's museum, adults will enjoy browsing art museums or a watch and clock museum and looking at the collections and displays.

Lancaster also has great shopping and restaurants.

When you're done exploring the museums, enjoy some Amish cooking.

Get another look at PA's diverse past and history when you visit these museums.


1719 Hans Herr House & Museum

1849 Hans Herr Drive
Willow Street PA 17584
717-464-4438
http://www.hansherr.org

April-November 9 AM-4 PM Mon-Sat

  • Registered historic landmark
  • Lancaster County Mennonite artifacts
  • Oldest house of European settlers in the county

American Military Edged Weaponry Museum
3562 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse PA 17534
717-768-7185
Intercourse PA Hotels

May-November Mon-Sat 10 AM-5 PM

  • One of the museums in Pennsylvania with military artifacts
  • Items from different wars

 

Americana Museum of Bird in Hand

Americana Museum

2709 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird in Hand PA 17601
717-391-9780

Bird In Hand PA Hotels

Tues-Sat 10 AM-5 PM

  • Exhibits include barber and print shops, general store
  • Tours
  • Carriage rides

Amish Farm and House
2395 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster PA 17602
717-394-6185

Lancaster PA Hotels

January-March 10 AM-4 PM daily
April-May and September-October 9 AM-5 PM daily
June-August 8:30 AM-6 PM
November-December 9 AM-4 PM

  • 15 acres
  • Farmhouse
  • One of the museums in Pennsylvania with historic buildings
  • 1 room schoohouse
  • Covered bridge


Demuth Museum
120 E King Street
Lancaster
717-299-9940
http://www.demuth.org

Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM

  • Exhibits
  • Collections
  • Programs
  • Events

 

Ephrata Cloister
632 West Main Street
Ephrata PA 17522
717-733-6600
http://www.ephratacloister.org
Ephrata PA Hotels

Jan-Feb - Wed-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM
March-April - Tues-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM
May-October - Mon-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM
Nov-Dec - Tues-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • National Historic Landmark
  • Tours
  • Programs
  • Historic buildings

 

Hands on House Children's Museum
721 Landis Valley Road
Lancaster PA 17601
717-569-KIDS
http://www.handsonhouse.org

Memorial Day to Labor Day - Mon-Thurs, Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Fri 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 12-5 PM
Labor Day to Memorial Day - Tues-Thurs 11 AM-4 PM, Fri 11 AM-8 PM, Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 12-5 PM

  • For kids ages 2 - 10
  • Exhibits
  • Classes
  • One of the museums in Pennsylvania with interactive programs

Children's museum

Heritage Center Museum
Penn Square
Lancaster
717-299-6440

Mon-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 10 AM-3 PM, first Friday of each month till 9 PM

  • Lancaster history and decorative arts including portraits and folk art
  • Collections
  • Exhibits
  • Educational programs
  • Events

Historic Rock Ford Plantation
881 Rockford Road
Lancaster 17602
717-392-7223
http://www.rockfordplantation.org

April-October Wed-Sun 11 AM-3 PM

  • General Edward Hand's historic mansion
  • 18th century Georgian style brick
  • Tours
  • Educational programs
  • Events


Lancaster Museum of Art
135 North Lime Street
717-394-3497
http://www.lmapa.org/visit.html
 

Tues-Sat 10 AM-4 PM, Sun 12-4 PM, 1st Friday of each month 5-8 PM

  • Exhibits from regional, national and international artists
  • Educational programs
  • Art classes

Landis Valley Museum
2451 Kissel Hill Road
Lancaster 17601
717-569-0401
http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org

Mon-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 12-5 PM

  • Living history museum focusing on Pennsylvania German community
  • Historic buildings include a print shop, leatherworking shop, blacksmith shop, tool and machinery barn
  • Horse drawn wagon rides

National Christmas Center

National Christmas Center

3427 Lincoln Highway East
Paradise PA 17562
717.442.7950
http://www.nationalchristmascenter.com
Paradise PA Hotels

March-April Sat-Sun 10 AM-6 PM
May-January 10 AM-6 PM daily

  • Life sized exhibits
  • Celebrates Christmas yesterday to today, secular and religious exhibits


National Watch & Clock Museum

National Watch and Clock Museumuilding in Columbia PA, Lancaster County PA with clock outside

514 Poplar Street
Columbia PA 17512
717-684-8261
http://www.nawcc.org/index.php/museumlibrary
Columbia PA Hotels

April-May - Tues-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-4 PM
Memorial Day to Labor Day - Mon-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-4 PM
After Labor Day to November - Tues-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-4 PM
December-March - Tues-Sat 10 AM-4 PM

  • 12,000+ items


New Holland Band Museum
11 Chestnut Drive
New Holland PA 17557
717-355-5096
http://www.newhollandband.org/museum.php
New Holland PA Hotels

March - December Tues & Thurs 1-4 PM, Saturday 10 AM-1 PM
January - February Saturday 10 AM-1 PM

  • Band memorabilia
  • Vintage musical instruments, uniforms, music, equipment

North Museum of Natural History & Science
400 College Avenue
Lancaster PA 17604
717-291-3941
http://www.northmuseum.org

Tues-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • Exhibits
  • Collections include rocks, bugs, birds
  • Interactives
  • Live animal room
  • Theater
  • Discovery Room - touchable artifacts and specimens
  • Dinosaur Gallery
  • Planetarium
  • Programs

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
300 Gap Rd
Strasburg PA 17579
717-687-8628
http://www.rrmuseumpa.org
Strasburg PA Hotels

November-March - Tues-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM
April-October - Mon-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • Educational programs
  • Locomotives and railroad objects such as tools, accessories

Rough and Tumble Engineers Museum
4977 Lincoln Highway East
Kinzers PA 17535
717-442-4249

May to October Saturdays

  • Events
  • Exhibits include antique steam engines, tractors, wagons, equipment

Winters Heritage House Museum
47 East High Street
Elizabethtown PA 17022
717-367-4672
http://www.elizabethtownhistory.org
Elizabethtown PA Hotels

Thurs-Fri 9:30 AM-3:30 PM, Sat 9:30 AM- 12 PM

  • Local history and genealogy library focusing on the history of Elizabethtown Pennsylvania

Wright's Ferry Mansion
38 South Second Street
Columbia PA 17512
717-684-4325
http://www.padutchcountry.com/members/Wright_s_Ferry_Mansion.asp

May-October Tues-Wed, Fri-Sat 10 AM-3 PM

  • Vintage furniture, glass, ceramics
  • Mid 1700s house

Have fun visiting the museums in Pennsylvania in the Lancaster PA region!






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