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York County History Center

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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York County History Center

There’s a lot here, and certainly more than I bargained for in an afternoon. Firstly, there are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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I loved visiting the York County History Center. I am a genealogist and was in York doing... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Debra R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The York County History Center has three museums, four historic sites and a genealogy library and archives, all located in historic York, Pa. The Museums include the Agricultural & Industrial Museum, the Historical Society Museum, and the Fire...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
250 E Market St, York, PA 17403-2013
+1 717-848-1587
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 April 2006

I just wanted to say that I live in York, and I would highly recommend a visit to the York County Heritage Trust Museum complex; especially the main museum. It has many interesting antiquities, and tells the rich history of the area. A little known...More

5  Thank dananddanita
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 September 2012

We visited the Heritage Trust museum on the free admission day, as per a newspaper press release. Nothing in the newspaper, or on the website of the museum told us we had to print out a pass ahead of time. We were informed of that...More

6  Thank urbanite1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s a lot here, and certainly more than I bargained for in an afternoon. Firstly, there are several external historical buildings that can be toured on the premises, including the Golden Plough (an 18th century tavern). There is also (I believe) a Revolutionary War General’s...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I loved visiting the York County History Center. I am a genealogist and was in York doing research. What a delight it was to visit this History Center! I can't wait to go again... The kids ages 10-15 loved it also!

Thank Debra R
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing where the Articles of Confederation were signed. Very brave men and women. Enjoyed the artifacts in the old tavern, summer kitchen , etc

Thank IslandzGirl
Reviewed 25 July 2018

If you get to the little shack across from the colonial homes, and the "Open" flag is out but the place is locked, come back in 20.minutes. They are under-staffed. Admission was high but then you realize it includes entry to multiple venues so not...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The York County History Center is filled with interesting exhibits about colonial America and its industrial base. The Articles of Confederation were signed in York, and the area played a major role throughout the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The museum also has a wealth of...More

1  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, due to the nice bike weather, we were not interested in staying indoors for hours. This wonderful museum has lots of artifacts to see and study. We will make this a priority stopover on a rainy day.

1  Thank DWYPYWD
Reviewed 8 February 2018

After a morning sweep through York Central Market, a block from the main square, we walked a couple blocks east on Market Street to see the main York History Museum. As two of the few patrons exploring the well designed galleries, we had nobody blocking...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This place provides a perfect snapshot of the history of York’s industry and it does it in a kid-friendly and Dad-friendly way. Hands on stuff everywhere for the kids and really interesting factoids for the eager learners. The whole visit takes 1-2 hours and is...More

Thank JoshKleinfeld
Reviewed 17 October 2017

There were several large rooms to tour. They housed many large interesting items. There were even cars, and a trolley. We go the impression that some of the stations we suppose to have people showing you things. That would have been and added plus.

1  Thank OldBridgeTraveler
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A group of military veterans and wives/children toured the York History Center and found it was very enjoyable. Groups can have meals served in their large service room. There are various rooms in which to see old tools and farm equipment, old fire trucks and...More

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