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VISITOR GUIDE - Historical Society Museum
  From quilts to tiny photographs, the Historical Society Museum and Library houses both exhibits and an extensive research library. The building, constructed in 1921 as an automobile dealership, still has the original showroom floor in the spacious two-story entrance hall. William Richley donated the building to the Historical Society in the 1950s. In addition to more than 10,000 square feet of exhibitions, this building also houses the main offices for the York County Heritage Trust.

Current exhibitions:
  • The Fiery Trial: York County's Civil War Experience 
  • Pfaltzgraff Exhibit - Currently on loan from the Pfaltzgraff Pottery Company this exhibit features about 175 years of Pfaltzgraff history including jugs, crocks, pitchers, a poultry feeder, bean pot, water cooler and flower pots.
  • Creating an American Community- Featuring objects and decorative arts from the 18th and 19th centuries 
  • A Place To Call Home - York County at Work, Worship and Play (ongoing)
  • Street of Shops - Apothecary, Cabinetmaker, and Printer (ongoing)
  • 'A picturesque Looking glass' - The Drawings of Lewis Miller (1796-1882) (ongoing)
  • Grandfather's Clock: Tall Case Clocks from the Collection (ongoing)
  • Rutter's Discovery Center for Children - Special interactive exhibit for children generously funded by Rutter's Corp

For more information call (717)848-1587.

Ticket Prices:
Ticket cost for all open sites of the York County Heritage Trust:

Trust Members receive free admission to all museums and historic sites.  Become a Member 
Admission Rates: (Admission is good for all sites open on day of visit) 
Adults $15
Students 6-18  $7
Children 5 & Under Free
Library & Archives Only $8
Group Tours (Two sites) $6
Group Tours (Three or more sites) $7

Address: 250 East Market Street, York, PA

Hours: Museum: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Library: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CLOSED: Major Holidays (New Year's Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas)

The building is completely wheelchair accessible.

Directions: From Route 30 take N. George Street into downtown York. Turn left in the square of York onto E. Market Street. Go about 2 1/2 blocks and the Museum will be on your right.



York County Heritage Trust
250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
717.848.1587 (ph) • 717.812.1204 (fax)
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