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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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Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA

(717) 569-0401

Largest Pennsylvania Dutch Living History Farm & Village in the country, interpreting German Heritage from 1740-1940, including tours and traditional craft demonstrations.

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.

National Civil War Museum, The

National Civil War Museum, The

1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA

(717) 260-1861

The National Civil War Museum is the first museum of its kind - a place where you can experience the multitude of human experiences that made up the Civil War.

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.

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!

Hands-on House Children

Hands-on House Children's Museum

721 Landis Valley Road, adjacent to Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster, PA

(717) 569-5437

A children's museum dedicated to helping kids learn, and making sure they have lots of fun in the process. Playing and learning go hand-in-hand.

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.

Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue

Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue

63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA

(717) 534-3439

Where the story comes to life!

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.

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.

Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata Cloister

632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA

(717) 733-6600

One of America's earliest communal societies, best known for its original art and music and distinctive medieval Germanic architecture.

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.

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.

State Museum of Pennsylvania

State Museum of Pennsylvania

300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA

(717) 787-4979

Four floors of exhibits about Pennsylvania's story from the beginning of time to the present.

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.

Wright

Wright's Ferry Mansion

38 South Second Street, Columbia, PA

(717) 684-4325

Outstanding collection of early 18th-century Philadelphia furniture and English accessories predating 1750, in a 1738 stone house.

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.

Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home

Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home

Stumptown Road and Newport Road (Route 772), Southeast of Leola, Ronks, PA

(717) 656-7616

The Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler family home offer a window to early American milling, housekeeping, and family life.

Historic Schaefferstown

Historic Schaefferstown

Historic Schaefferstown Inc., 106 North Market Street, Schaefferstown, PA

(717) 949-2244

Experience life from an authentic Pennsylvania German point of view. See a history of timeless traditions.

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.

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