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Visit a local museum and experience the rich and diverse history of Pennsylvania.

The following is a list of museums in Pennsylvania which have archaeological collections from our state. They represent a wonderful opportunity to observe the material remains of Pennsylvania's historic and prehistoric past. We would suggest that these institutions be contacted for specific types of collections, hours and admission prices.

Twenty-six historic sites and museums are administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Visit the Pennsylvania Trails of History ® section for more information..

 

Adams County

Adams County Historical Society
368 Springs Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325-4325
717-334-4723

Allegheny County

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-622-3131

Berks County

Reading Public Museum
500 Museum Road
Reading, PA 19611-1425
610-371-5850

Bradford County

Bradford County Historical Society
109 Pine Street
Towanda, PA 18848-1701
610-371-5850

Tioga Point Museum
724 S. Main Street
Athens, PA 18810
570-888-7225

Bucks County

Mercer Museum of the Bucks County Historical Society
84 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901-4999
215-345-0210

Historic Langhorne Association
160 W. Maple Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047
215-757-1888

Cambria County

Cambria County Historical Society
615 N. Center Street 
Ebensburg, PA 15931-1122
814-472-6674

Columbia County

Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 360
225 Market Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-0360
570-784-1600

Cumberland County

Shippensburg Historical Society
52 West King Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257-1212
717-532-6727

Dauphin County

Hershey Museum
170 W. Hershey Park Drive
Hershey, PA 17033-2727
717-534-8939

Historical Society of Dauphin County
219 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104-1619
717-233-3462

Historical Society of Millersburg & Upper Paxton Township Museum
330 Center Street
Millersburg, PA 17061
717-692-4084

Delaware County

Friends of the Caleb Pusey House
15 Race Street
Upland, PA 19015-2413
610-874-5665

Greene County

Greene County Historical Society
918 Rolling Meadows Road
Waynesburg, PA 15370-0127
724-627-3204

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Historical Society
P.O. Box 51
172-176 Main Street
Brookville, PA 15825
814-849-0077

Lancaster County

North Museum of Natural History and Science
400 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603-3386
717-291-3941

Lebanon Count

Historic Schaefferstown, Inc.
111 N. Market Street
Schaefferstown, PA 17088-0307
717-949-2244

Lehigh County

Museum of Indian Culture
2825 Fish Hatchery Road
Allentown, PA 18103-9801
610-797-2121

Luzerne County

Greater Hazleton Historical Society
55 N. Wyoming Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
570-455-8576

Luzerne County Historical Society
69 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-823-6244

Lycoming County

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society
858 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701-5824
570-326-3689

Mercer County

Mercer County Historical Society
119 South Pitt Street
Mercer, PA 16137-5001
724-662-3490

Monroe County

Monroe County Historical Association
900 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-1604
570-421-7703

Northampton County

National Canal Museum
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA 18042-7743
610-923-3548

Signal Museum and Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society 
342 Northampton Street 
Easton, PA 18042-4505
610-253-1222

Northumberland County

Northumberland County Historical Society, Inc.
1150 North Front Street
Sunbury, PA 178011-1126 
570-268-4083

Philadelphia County

Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia
15 South 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2313
215-685-4830

Historic Rittenhouse Town, Inc.
206 Lincoln Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19144-4903
215-438-5711

Independence National Historic Park
143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-965-2305

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
33rd and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
215-898-4000

Pike County

Pike County Historical Society
PO Box 915
608 Broad Street
Milford, PA 18337-0915
570-296-8126

Potter County

Potter County Historical Society
308 N. Main Street
Coudersport, PA 16915
814-274-4410

Snyder County

Snyder County Historical Society
30 E. Market Street
PO Box 276
Middleburg, PA 17842-0276
570-837-6191

Washington County

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
401 Meadowcroft Road
Avella, PA 15312
412-454-6000

Wayne County

Wayne County Historical Society 
810 Main Street 
Honesdale, PA 18431-0446
570-253-3240

Westmoreland County

Fort Ligonier Museum
216 South Market Street
Ligonier, PA 15658-1242
724-238-9701

York County

Indian Steps Museum
205 Indian Steps Road
Airville, PA 17302
In Season - 717-862-3948, Off Season - 717-891-4828

York County Heritage Trust, Museum & Library
250 East Market Street
York, PA 17403
717-848-1587