Scout Day at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016 (Snow Date January 23)
Where: The Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess Street, York, PA
Explore York's history of creativity and ingenuity. Discover the evolution of technology in farming and manufacturing. See demonstrations of the museum’s machinery, including the water-powered grist mill. Learn the stories of York innovators and pioneers.
This Scout Day is a self-guided experience with special admission pricing just for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. Guides will be throughout the museum between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m to answer questions, demonstrate equipment, and assist scouts with delving deeper into the stories behind the exhibits.
Pre-registration by January 10 is recommended for the best deal. Walk-ins are welcome.
For those pre-registered by January 10:
$3/scout; 1 free adult admission for each paying scout
$5 admission for additional adults and siblings aged 6 and older.
When registering, please include the number of scouts, adults, and siblings who will be attending.
$4/scout; 1 free adult admission for each paying scout.
Regular admission for additional adults and siblings aged 6 and older. ($12.00/adult, $5/student)
York County Heritage Trust offers interactive tours and programs at all of our sites for Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups. We can tailor programs to each troop's individual needs.
In addition to our interactive tours, we offer scouts the opportunity to earn a White Rose pin by learning about colonial life in York. For Girl Scouts, programs appropriate for Daisies through Ambassadors are available. Though created for Girl Scouts, this program has been tailored to meet Boy Scout badge requirements, and the Education Department will work with leaders to make the best experience for their scouts.
All programs start with an orientation to the Colonial Complex, where participants will learn about everyday life for middle class German settlers and life for upper class British families. The orientation includes a tour of the 1741 Golden Plough Tavern building, the house rented by Revolutionary War general, Horatio Gates, during his stay in York, and the reconstructed Colonial Court House where Continental Congress convened during their nine months in York. Troops will choose hands-on projects from options including candle dipping, colonial games, and Pennsylvania German crafts. Some activities fulfill requirements for the Foxfire House Patch.