Museums In Pennsylvania
Lancaster & Berks Counties

Visit Lancaster & Berks counties and the museums in Pennsylvania located in the Dutch Country & southeastern areas.

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.

Lancaster County

1719 Hans Herr House & Museum

1849 Hans Herr Drive
Willow Street PA 17584

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
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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

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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

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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

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

  • Exhibits
  • Collections
  • Programs
  • Events


Ephrata Cloister
632 West Main Street
Ephrata PA 17522
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

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

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

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

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

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
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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
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
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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

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
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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

May to October Saturdays

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

Winters Heritage House Museum
47 East High Street
Elizabethtown PA 17022
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

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!

Berks County

Visit Berks County PA and the museums in PA in this area of the state on a family vacation getaway.

Enjoy historical automobiles and aircrafts or visit homesteads for a slice of PA history.

Another great region of Pennsylvania where history is still alive from days gone by.

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

85 S Walnut Street
Boyertown PA 19512

9:30 AM-4 PM Tues-Sun

PA transportation history

Cars, trucks, motorcylces, carriages

Central PA African American Museum
119 N 10th Street
Reading PA 19601
Reading PA Hotels

Wed and Fri 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, Saturdays 1-4 PM

  • Exhibits
  • Collections include papers, books, art

Conrad Weiser Homestead
28 Weiser Lane
Womelsdorf PA 19567

  • April-November 9 AM-5 PM Fri-Sat, 12-5 PM Sunday
  • Conrad Weiser was a treaty negotiator and established the county of Berks in the mid 1700s

Daniel Boone Homestead
400 Daniel Boone Rd
Birdsboro PA 19508

  • 12-4:30 PM Sundays
  • Historic programs and exhibits

Golden Age Air Museum
371 Airport Road
Bethel PA 19507
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May-October Saturday 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 11 AM-4 PM

  • 1920's and 1930's era
  • Displays include automobiles, aircraft
  • Artifacts

Mid Atlantic Air Museum
Reading Regional Airport
11 Museum Drive
Reading PA 19605

9:30 AM-4 PM daily

  • History of aviation
  • Artifacts
  • Exhibits
  • Programs
  • Events
  • Collection includes military and civilian aircrafts

Reading Area Fire Fighters Museum

South 5th & Laurel Streets
Reading PA 19601

  • Antique furniture
  • Firefighting memorabilia

Reading Public Museum
500 Museum Road
Reading PA 19611

Tues-Thurs, Sat 11 AM-5 PM, Friday 11 AM-8 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • Programs
  • Events
  • Activities
  • 25 acre Arboretum
  • Planetarium
  • Natural science collections with fossils, insects, birds
  • Ancient civilizations collections
  • Paintings, sculptures
  • Exhibits

Reading Railroad Heritage Museum
500 South Third Street
Hamburg PA 19526
Hamburg PA Hotels

Saturdays 10 AM-4 PM, Sundays 12-4 PM

  • Vintage locomotives, railroad cars, photos, artifacts
  • Exhibits

Enjoy visiting the museums in PA in the southeastern region of the state on a fun vacation!

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