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Museums in Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Museums

Lancaster County museums offer insight into every aspect of the culture in PA Dutch Country, from local art and the Amish community to natural science, trains and Lancaster history. Visit an underground railroad center, a PA German living history village, or the home of the 15th president of the United States. Check out museums comprised entirely of quilts, teddy bears and Christmas memorabilia - the possibilities are endless!

For more information on these Lancaster County museums and historic attractions, click the links below.


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LancasterHistory.org Lancaster County

LancasterHistory.org Lancaster County's Historical Society

230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA

717-392-4633

Our recently expanded facility offers an extensive research library and archives specializing in Lancaster County History and genealogy. Come see our galleries showcasing objects from our collections.

Rock Ford Plantation

Rock Ford Plantation

881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA

(717) 392-7223

The historic 18th century home of General Edward Hand remains an authentic example of refined country living.

Brandywine River Museum

Brandywine River Museum

U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford, PA

(610) 388-2700

Just a short and scenic drive from Lancaster County, the Brandywine River Museum exhibits American art in a 19th century gristmill.

Lititz Historical Foundation

Lititz Historical Foundation

137 - 145 East Main Street, Lititz, PA

(717) 627-4636

The Lititz Historical Foundation, including the Lititz Museum and the Johannes Mueller House, serves to preserve the Lititz community's rich history.

Cornwall Iron Furnace

Cornwall Iron Furnace

94 Rexmont Road, Cornwall, PA

(717) 272-9711

Heart of a vast industrial plantation for a century and a half, the Cornwall Iron Furnace is a landmark of Pennsylvania's iron and steel industry.

North Museum of Natural History and Science

North Museum of Natural History and Science

400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA

(717) 291-3941

Generating excitement and curiosity about natural history, science and technology and offering something for everyone.

Robert Fulton Birthplace

Robert Fulton Birthplace

1932 Robert Fulton Highway (Route 222), Fulton Township (7 miles south of Quaryville), Quarryville, PA

(717) 548-2679

Early home of pioneer steamship builder, artist, inventor and engineer.

Demuth Museum

Demuth Museum

120 East King Street (Rear), Lancaster, PA

(717) 299-9940

Six rotating exhibitions, tours of the restored 1700s home and painting studio of Lancaster's most famous resident and world-famous artist, Charles Demuth.

Amish Village

Amish Village

199 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks (Strasburg), PA

(717) 687-8511

Experience today's Amish lifestyle with a guided farmhouse tour; then explore our 12-acre village grounds.

Museum Council of Lancaster County

Museum Council of Lancaster County

Lancaster, PA

(717) 687-8628

There's something for everyone to discover and enjoy at Lancaster County's museums - art, science, trains, fun and lots of American history.

Christiana Underground Railroad Center

Christiana Underground Railroad Center

Historic Zerchers Hotel, 11 Green Street, Christiana, PA

This self-guided museum will allow you to trace the steps leading up to and following the Resistance at Christiana, also know as the Christiana Riot.

LancasterHistory.org Museum Store

LancasterHistory.org Museum Store

4 West King Street, Lancaster, PA

(717) 392-4633

LancasterHistory.org maintains its downtown presence with this first floor Gallery & Bookstore located just steps from Penn Square. Rotating exhibitions.

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum

161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA

(717) 566-7100

Explore Hershey's one of a kind interactive automobile experience guaranteed to educate and fascinate visitors of all ages! A world class automotive experience.

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA

(717) 393-9745

A wonderful source for Pennsylvania German history, genealogy, and material culture. Includes museum exhibit, "Decorated and Plain: A Mennonite and Amish Sampler."

Bible History Exhibits

Bible History Exhibits

2827 Lincoln Highway East, PO Box 98, Ronks, PA

717-288-2279

Experience the Bible like never before! Be able to see and touch artifacts from the ancient world and better understand the context of the Biblical Stories.

President James Buchanan

President James Buchanan's Wheatland

230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA

(717) 392-4633

The historic house museum of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan, the only bachelor president and only one from Pennsylvania.

Hans Herr House and Museum

Hans Herr House and Museum

1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, PA

(717) 464-4438

Cross this threshold and experience colonial life as you enter the oldest residence in Lancaster County.

Lancaster Science Factory

Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA

(717) 509-6363

Experience the hands-on, interactive learning experience of The Lancaster Science Factory, where children of all ages will discover that Science is FUN!

Amish Farm and House

Amish Farm and House

2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA

(717) 394-6185

See a charming, Pennsylvania Dutch farm in operation, complete with farm animals and fowl. Learn about the Old Order Amish.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA

(717) 687-8628

Discover the colorful history and dramatic technology of Pennsylvania's railroad industry.

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