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York Barbell Hall of Fame

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Worth the stop, if you are in the area

Free entry. We took our father in law who's into weightlifting. He really enjoyed it. We had two... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Free "museum" with nice homage to a hometown hero

My (adult) son is a fan of weightlifting and exercise, so we stopped here on our way elsewhere. It... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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28 Aug 2018
“Very unique!”
7 Mar 2018
“My wife loved it, to me it was OK”
The Weightlifting Hall of Fame contains a diverse history of the strength sports, their evolution from mythology to early Olympic Games and from the 19th and 20th century amateur and professional strongmen to the current specialized sport of Olympic...more
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3300 Board Rd, York, PA 17406-8409
+1 800-358-9675
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

My family enjoyed visiting this Barbell Hall of Fame. I had heard of York Barbells as my parents had lived in this town. It was a surprise to learn there was a Hall of Fame there. Interesting in a town full of historical and art...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Debra R
Reviewed 7 March 2018

My wife was a body builder for about 15 years, many years ago so she insisted we go. It was interesting but dated. But, it was deja vu for my wife.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank 99cooks111
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This was some different to do and see. There are a few rooms you can walk through with all kinds of pictures and information about weight lifters. It is free to see.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank OldBridgeTraveler
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Free entry. We took our father in law who's into weightlifting. He really enjoyed it. We had two teenage girls with us and they had fun too. Plus the factory is right there and you can get some great deals.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JG717
Reviewed 29 August 2016

First, it is in the factory site. No sign by the road. When you go in, keep to the left. It is a large place. One side for retail sales, the other the museum. It is used for assemblies, assuming for weight lifting. The items...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 5 July 2016

My (adult) son is a fan of weightlifting and exercise, so we stopped here on our way elsewhere. It is free to visit for a self-guided tour. The information on the York Barbell founder, Bob Hoffman, was presented in an attractive way. There were historical...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank PamelaDeP
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We decided to check out this museum after we toured the Harley Davidson factory nearby. It's a small museum that doesn't take long to go through but we found it to be interesting. It does need to be updated with more current exhibits though.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank FamReun2013
Reviewed 3 October 2015

How many people do YOU know who have visited the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame? That was reason enough for our group to make the stop. Turns out, we're glad we did! The 8,000 square foot facility covers the history of strength sports from the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank NJM68462
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The Weightlifting Hall of Fame is in here, along with a retail store. Takes about 60 minutes maximum, if you read everything. There are some cool facts and artifacts to look at, especially if you are interested in fitness.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Efb68
Adam S, Manager at York Barbell Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2015

Thank you for your kind words and extremely pleased that you enjoyed your time here. We can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 7 July 2015

We went to pick up a few things. It's a laid back walk thru with a few cool pictures and info . The artwork design is very cool In the lobby, just look up.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank LittleUkie
Adam S, Manager at York Barbell Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2015

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Thank you for the kind words and can't wait to see you again.

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