Heritage Sites, History, & Museums
The People's Place Quilt Museum is located
on the second floor of the historic Old Country Store.
Landis Valley Museum, a living history village and farm, collects, preserves and interprets the history and material culture of the Pennsylvania German rural community from 1740 to 1940.The museum has enhanced visitor's understanding of PA German's successful practices, interactions with others, and the impact on the state and nation.
"Living the Experience" - Underground Railroad
“Living The Experience”® is a spiritual reenactment of the Underground Railroad in ChurchTown, in Lancaster, PA. The reenactment is performed at Historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, which served as an original station on the Underground Railroad, first African Church in Lancaster City, and first African school established by free Africans in Lancaster City.
Gathered in unique European style buildings, the community consisted of celibate Brothers and Sisters, and a married congregation of families.Today, the National Historic Landmark is open for tours, special programs, and on-going research opportunities
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania preserves and interprets the history of the past and recognizes that history is still being made.
Rough and Tumble: Engineers Historical Association
We feature many types of fascinating historical equipment, most of it having to do with the "yester-years" of farming, but also including steam railroading and antique autos and trucks.
Americana Museum of Bird-in-Hand
Take a nostalgic walk through small town America at the dawn of the 20th century. (717) 391-9780
National Watch and Clock Museum
514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-8261 (Option 3)
National Christmas Center
National Christmas Center is nestled into the heart of Pa Amish Country and is dedicated to preserving and sharing wonderful memories of Christmas. 20,000 square feet of life-sized, walk-through, indoor exhibits – bring the holiday to life for guests of all ages.
3427 Lincoln Highway East (Rt. 30)
Paradise, PA 17562
National Christmas Center
American Edge Weaponry Museum
Collection of U.S. military knives used by the American service men, as well as military artifacts from the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Viet Nam and Desert Storm.
Open May through November Monday through Saturday 10am- 5pm
3562 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA 17534
The Hershey Story takes visitors on an inspirational journey through the life of Milton S. Hershey, the man, his chocolate company, the town that bears his name, and his generous legacy.
63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033