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Museums & Historical Societies

Cumberland Valley PA's award-winning museums and historical societies are filled with treasures waiting for you to discover. You'll find furniture, fire engines, American Indian art, Central PA Indian arrowheads and tools, folk art, quilts, trains and more with each visit.

Our museums and historical societies are also great places to research important moments in history and your genealogy.

Featured Experiences

  • Discover American history one soldier at a time at the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center in Carlisle.
  • Uncover hidden gems like artwork from the Carlisle Indian School or the person who claims to have invented the telephone at the Cumberland County Historical Society in Carlisle.

    Tip:
    Many museums are closed on Mondays, and some of the smaller museums have limited hours. Be sure to check their hours before planning a visit.

 

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Antique Automobile Club of America Museum

Address: 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

Appalachian Trail Museum

Address: 1120 Pine Grove Road, Gardners, PA 17324

Army Heritage Trail at USAHEC

Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013

Central PA African American Museum

Address: 119 North Tenth Street, Reading, PA 19601

Chambersburg Heritage Center

Address: 100 Lincoln Way E # A, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Cumberland County Historical Society

Address: 21 North Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

Address: 100 Baltimore Road, York Springs, PA 17372

Forest Heritage and Discovery Center of the Pennsylvania Forest Fire Museum

Address: 101 Pine Grove Road (Park Office), located across from the Park Office, Fayetteville, PA 17222

Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

Address: 5300 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110

The Frankenberger Tavern

Address: 217 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Freight Station Museum and Museum Store

Address: 3 West Allen Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Gettysburg Heritage Center

Address: 297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Gettysburg National Military Park

Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Hessian Powder Magazine

Address: 24-98 Guardhouse Lane, Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013

Historic Peace Church and Gardens

Address: Corner of Trindle Rd. & St. John's Church Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011

Historical Society of Camp Hill

Address: Camp Hill, Camp Hill, PA 17011

Historical Society of Dauphin County

Address: 219 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

Historical Society of East Pennsboro

Address: 410 Cherry Street, Enola, PA 17025

John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion

Address: 219 S. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

Mechanicsburg Museum Association

Address: 2 W. Strawberry Alley, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

National Apple Museum

Address: 154 West Hanover Street, Biglerville, PA 17307

National Civil War Museum

Address: One Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103

Newville Historical Society

Address: 69 South High Street, Newville, PA 17241

Oakes Museum @ Messiah College

Address: One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

One-Room Schoolhouse

Address: North Earl Street & Newburg Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257

Passenger Station

Address: 2 West Strawberry Alley, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum

Address: 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Located at Allenberry Resort, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

The Pennsylvania Military Museum

Address: 51 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg, PA 16827

The Pennsylvania State Archives

Address: 350 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120

The Railroad Museum of PA

Address: 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579

Reading Railroad Heritage Museum

Address: 500 South Third Street, Hamburg, PA 19526

Seminary Ridge Museum

Address: 111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Shippensburg Historical Society

Address: 52 West King Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257

State Museum of PA

Address: 300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120

The Stationmaster's House

Address: 2 W. Strawberry Alley, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

The Strasburg Railroad

Address: Rt. 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579

The Hershey Story

Address: 63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

Address: 1820 North Fourth Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102

Two Mile House

Address: 1189 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, PA 17015

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center / USAHEC

Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013

Union Fire Company No. 1 and Museum

Address: 35 West Louther Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

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