List of museums in Pennsylvania

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This list of museums in Pennsylvania encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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NameTown/CityCountyRegionTypeSummary
1719 Hans Herr House & MuseumWillow StreetLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryOpen airMennonite history, colonial and Victorian era farm life
1803 HouseEmmausLehighLehigh ValleyHistoric houseAlso known as the Ehrenhardt House, lifestyle of the inhabitants of colonial Emmaus
1852 Herr Family HomesteadLandisvilleLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric housewebsite, depicts life on a 19th-century Lancaster County farm
Abington Art CenterJenkintownMontgomeryDelaware ValleyArtContemporary art museum and a sculpture park
Academy of Natural SciencesPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyNatural historyNature dioramas, dinosaurs, live animals
ACES MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyMilitarywebsite, honors the heroes of World War II, whether veterans or at home, of all races and sex
Adams County Historical Society MuseumGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite, located on the grounds of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
African American Museum in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyEthnicFormerly known as Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
Air Heritage MuseumBeaver FallsBeaverPittsburgh Metro AreaTransportation - Aviationwebsite
Albany Township Historical Society MuseumAlbany TownshipBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite
Allegheny-Kiski Heritage MuseumTarentumAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite, story of the home front during WWII, aluminum and glass collections from area companies
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic SiteGallitzinCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesTransportation - RailroadPark with engine house, historic tavern, mid 19th century Samuel Lemon House
Allentown Art MuseumAllentownLehighLehigh ValleyArtEuropean and American paintings, textiles, prints and drawings
Allison-Antrim MuseumGreencastleFranklinCumberland ValleyLocal historyweb
America On WheelsAllentownLehighLehigh ValleyAutomotive
American Civil War MuseumGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistorywebsite, life-size dioramas with wax figures to depict scenes from the American Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg
American Golf Hall of FameFoxburgClarionNorthwest RegionSportsHistoric golf clubs and artifacts
American Helicopter Museum & Education CenterWest ChesterChesterDelaware ValleyAviationOver 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertaplanes
American Jewish MuseumPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtContemporary Jewish art
American Museum of Veterinary MedicineBirdsboroBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryMedicalwebsite, medicine, instruments, equipment, text books and literature from more than a hundred years of veterinary history
American Philosophical Society MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyMultipleChanging exhibits on history, science and art drawn from its collections
American Swedish Historical MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyEthnic - Swedish AmericanFocuses on Swedish contributions to history, art, architecture, music, science and technology
Americana Museum of Bird-in-HandBird-in-HandLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryOpen airwebsite, small town America at the dawn of the 20th century, includes a barber shop, woodworking shop, tea parlor, print shop, millinery, toy store, blacksmith shop, tobacco shop, apothecary, wheelwright shop, and a country general store
Amish Country HomesteadBird-in-HandLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric housewebsite, depicts modern Amish life
Amy B. Yerkes MuseumHatboroMontgomeryDelaware ValleyLocal historywebsite, operated by the Millbrook Society
Andalusia (Nicholas Biddle Estate)AndalusiaBucksDelaware ValleyHistoric house
Andy Warhol MuseumPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtOver 4,000 Warhol art works in all media - paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, installations, films
Antique Auto MuseumHersheyDauphinPennsylvania Dutch CountryAutomotivewebsite, also known as AACA Museum (Antique Automobile Club of America), vintage automobiles, buses, motorcycles and memorabilia
Antoine Dutot Museum & GalleryDelaware Water GapMonroeNortheastern PennsylvaniaMultiplewebsite, art gallery and museum of local history housed in an 1850 brick schoolhouse
Art Association of HarrisburgHarrisburgDauphinCumberland ValleyArtwebsite, galleries located in the historic Governor Findlay Mansion
ArtGardens of PittsburghPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtOutdoor installation gallery where the medium of the art is growing plants
Arnold Art GalleryAnnvilleLebanonPennsylvania Dutch CountryArtwebsite, part of Lebanon Valley College
ArtGardens of PittsburghPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtOutdoor displays of installation art using plants
Arthur Ross GalleryPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtwebsite, part of the University of Pennsylvania
Asa Packer MansionJim ThorpeCarbonLehigh ValleyHistoric house19th-century Victorian period mansion
Athenaeum of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtMuseum of American fine and decorative arts, exhibits about architecture and design history
Atlas Cement Company Memorial MuseumNorthamptonNorthamptonLehigh ValleyIndustrywebsite, information
Atwater-Kent Municipal MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyLocal historyHistory museum for the City of Philadelphia
Aughinbaugh GalleryGranthamCumberlandPennsylvania Dutch CountryArtwebsite, part of Messiah College
August Wilson Center for African American CulturePittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaAfrican AmericanCultural center about African Americans in Western Pennsylvania and people of African descent around the world
Bachmann Publick HouseEastonNorthamptonLehigh ValleyHistoric houseCurrently under renovation, 18th-century colonial inn and tavern
Bahr's MillGabelsvilleBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryMillwebsite
Baker-Dungan MuseumBeaverBeaverPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite, part of Penn State Beaver
Baker MansionAltoonaBlairLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesLocal historyMuseum of the Blair County Historical Society
Baldwin-Reynolds House MuseumMeadvilleCrawfordNorthwest RegionHistoric houseOwned by the Crawford County Historical Society, reflects three centuries of owners; Dr. J. R. Mosier Office on site
Barnes FoundationPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtMoving from Lower Merion Township to Philadelphia
Barns-Brinton HouseChadds FordDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Chadds Ford Historical Society, early-18th-century-period house
Barton Street SchoolLock HavenClintonCentral PALocal historywebsite, operated by the Clinton County Historical Society, includes memorabilia from local fire companies and military artifacts
Bartram's GardenPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseBotanical garden with a historic house to tour
Battles Museums of Rural LifeGirardErieNorthwest RegionHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Erie County Historical Society; Museum site consists of two historic homes, the R.S. Battles Farmhouse and the Charlotte Elizabeth Battles Memorial Museum, on 50 acres (200,000 m2) of farm land and 80 acres (320,000 m2) of woods and hiking trails
Bayernhof Music MuseumO'Hara TownshipAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaMusicAutomated musical instruments from the 19th and 20th centuries
Beaver Area Historical MuseumBeaverBeaverPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite
Beaver County Industrial MuseumBeaver FallsBeaverPittsburgh Metro AreaIndustry - Steelwebsite, located at Geneva College
Beaver Falls Historical Society MuseumBeaver FallsBeaverPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historyHoused in the Carnegie Free Library
Bell School (Monroe County, Pennsylvania)Hamilton TownshipMonroeNortheastern PennsylvaniaSchoolwebsite, operated by the Monroe County Historical Association; Stormsville is part of Hamilton Township
Bellefonte Museum for Families of Centre CountyBellefonteCentreCentral PAArtweb
Belmont MansionPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoryHistoric mansion with Underground Railroad museum
Berks County Heritage CenterReadingBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryOpen airwebsite, includes Gruber Wagon Works, the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center, Wertz's Covered Bridge, Melcher's Grist Mill, memorials and gardens
Berman Museum of ArtCollegevilleMontgomeryDelaware ValleyArtwebsite, part of Ursinus College, houses over 4,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, decorative, and cultural objects
Betsy Ross HousePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseHome of sewer of the first American flag, Betsy Ross
Big Mac Museum RestaurantNorth HuntingdonWestmorelandPittsburgh Metro AreaFoodwebsite, tribute to the Big Mac and its creator
Bill's Old Bike BarnBloomsburgColumbiaCentral PATransportationwebsite, motorcycles, also Americana memorabilia from nautical, circus, Harley Davidson and other collections
Bishop White HousePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric housePart of Independence National Historical Park, late-18th-century-period house
Blooming Grove MuseumBlooming GrovePikeNortheastern PennsylvaniaLocal historywebsite, operated by the Blooming Grove Historical Society
Blue Ball Tavern MuseumNewportPerryCentral PALocal historyOperated by the Historical Society of Perry County
Boal Mansion MuseumBoalsburgCentreCentral PAHistoric houseReflects original furnishings and single family ownership over 200 years
Boalsburg Heritage MuseumBoalsburgCentreCentral PALocal historywebsite
Boyertown Area Historical SocietyBoyertownBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite
Boyertown Museum of Historic VehiclesBoyertownBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - Automotivewebsite
Bradford County MuseumTowandaBradfordNorthern TierLocal historyLocated in the Bradford County Jail
Brandywine Battlefield ParkChadds FordDelawareDelaware ValleyOpen airSite of the Battle of Brandywine fought on September 11, 1777 during the American Revolution, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Brandywine River MuseumChadds FordDelawareDelaware ValleyArtAmerican art with primary emphasis on the art of the Brandywine region, American illustration and still life painting; three generations of N. C. Wyeth family art
Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society MuseumRobertsdaleHuntingdonCentral PAIndustry - Coalwebsite, coal mining and railroad exhibits; Robertsdale is part of Wood Township
Brown's Mill SchoolGreencastleFranklinCumberland ValleyEducationwebsite, operated by the Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny, historic schoolhouse
Buhl HouseZelienopleButlerPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Zelienople Historical Society
Burnside PlantationBethlehemNorthamptonLehigh ValleyOpen airProperty includes restored 1748/1818 farmhouse, two 1840s bank barns, a high horse-power wheel, large kitchen garden and orchard, a corn crib and wagon shed
Burtner HouseNatrona HeightsAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric houseEarly-19th-century farmhouse
Bushy Run BattlefieldPenn TownshipWestmorelandPittsburgh Metro AreaOpen airAdministered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Butler County Historical SocietyButlerButlerPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite, operates the 1828 Lowrie/Shaw House, the 1815 Cooper Cabin Pioneer Homestead, and the 1838 Little Red School House
Calder House MuseumEquinunkWayneNortheastern PennsylvaniaLocal historywebsite, operated by the Equinunk Historical Society
Caleb Pusey HouseUplandDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Friends of the Caleb Pusey House, late-17th-century house
Cambria County Historical Society Library and MuseumEbensburgCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesLocal history
Carnegie Museum of ArtPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtContemporary art, hosts the Carnegie International every few years, sculpture, architectural drawings, photography
Carnegie Museum of Natural HistoryPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaNatural historyDinosaurs, gems & minerals, Native American & Egyptian artifacts, nature dioramas, Powdermill Nature Reserve
Carnegie Science CenterPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaScienceHands-on exhibits, includes Miniature Railroad & Village of Western PA
Carpenter Log HousePlumAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Allegheny Foothills Historical Society, located in Boyce Park
Carpenters' HallPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoryPart of Independence National Historical Park, colonial history of the carpenter's guild
Castanea Railroad StationCastaneaClintonCentral PATransportation - Railroadwebsite, operated by the Clinton County Historical Society, includes railroad artifacts and model train layout
Catlin HouseScrantonLackawannaNortheastern PennsylvaniaLocal historywebsite, operated by the Lackawanna Historical Society, located on the campus of the University of Scranton
Cedar GrovePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric housewebsite, 18th-century stone house reflection five generations of owners
Centre County Library & Historical MuseumBellefonteCentreCentral PALocal historyCentre County documents, photographs, family memorabilia and other genealogical items
Centre Furnace MansionState CollegeCentreCentral PAHistoric houseHome of the Centre County Historical Society, restored and furnished mid-19th-century ironmaster's home
Central Pennsylvania African American MuseumReadingBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryAfrican AmericanHistory of African Americans in Central Pennsylvania
Chambersburg Heritage CenterChambersburgFranklinCumberland ValleyLocal historywebsite
Chemical Heritage FoundationPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleySciencewebsite History of chemistry and the role science plays in the modern world
Chester County Historical Society MuseumWest ChesterChesterDelaware ValleyLocal historywebsite
Children's Discovery WorkshopWilliamsportLycomingCentral PAChildren'swebsite
The Children's Museum, PennsylvaniaBloomsburgColumbiaCentral PAChildren'swebsite
Children's Museum of PittsburghPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaChildren'sExhibits include Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Waterplay, Art Studio, Garage, Curiosity Lab, Theater, Nursery, artwork you can play with
Civil War Museum of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyCivil WarTemporarily closed 2008; collection stored at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center, National Museum of American Jewish History and the African American Museum in Philadelphia[1]
Clarion University Art GalleryClarionClarionNorthwest RegionArtwebsite, part of Clarion University
Clearfield County Historical Society and MuseumClearfieldClearfieldCentral PALocal historywebsite
Clifton HouseFort WashingtonMontgomeryDelaware ValleyLocal historyOperated by the Historical Society of Fort Washington
Cliveden (Benjamin Chew House)PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseLocated in Germantown, operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Collen Brook FarmUpper Darby TownshipDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Upper Darby Historical Society, 18th-century farmhouse
Colonial Pennsylvania PlantationMediaDelawareDelaware ValleyLivingwebsite, located at Ridley Creek State Park
Columns MuseumMilfordPikeNortheastern PennsylvaniaLocal historywebsite, operated by the Pike County Historical Society
Compass Inn MuseumLaughlintownWestmorelandLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesHistoric houseRestored inn with costumed docents that tell the story of transportation and everyday life in the early 19th century
Concord School HousePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyEducationLocated in Germantown, 18th-century one-room schoolhouse
Conestoga Area Historical Society MuseumConestogaLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite, museum housed in a 19th-century tobacco barn
Congress HallPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoryPart of Independence National Historical Park, restored to period when the building served as the meeting place of the U. S. Congress from 1790 - 1800
Conrad Weiser HomesteadWomelsdorfBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric houseColonial homestead of Conrad Weiser, a very important figure in the settlement of the colonial frontier; park around the home designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Coolspring Power MuseumCoolspringJeffersonCentral PATechnologywebsite, overt 250 historic internal combustion stationary gas engines
Cooper's Shed MuseumMount JoyAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryIndustry - BeerPart of Bube’s Brewery complex
Cornwall Iron FurnaceCornwallLebanonPennsylvania Dutch CountryIndustry - IronNational Historic Landmark iron furnaces, support buildings and surrounding community, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Corry Area Historical MuseumCorryErieNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite, artifacts from pioneer life to the first modern oil refinery up to present-day manufacturing
Crayola ExperienceEastonNorthamptonLehigh ValleyChildren'sInteractive creative stations, history of the Crayola company and its art products
Cresco Station MuseumMountainhomeMonroeNortheastern PennsylvaniaLocal historyinformation, operated by the Barrett Township Historical Society
Cumberland County Historical Society MuseumCarlisleCumberlandCumberland ValleyLocal historywebsite, folk art, local pottery, Native American and local historic artifacts, fine art, furniture
Dale/Engle/Walker HouseLewisburgUnionPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Union County Historical Society
Daniel Boone HomesteadBirdsboroBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryOpen airAdministered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Dave Mead Log CabinMeadvilleCrawfordNorthwest RegionHistoric houseinformation
David Bradford HouseWashingtonWashingtonPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric house18th-century-period house, home of David Bradford, a leader of the Whiskey Rebellion
David Wills HouseGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistorywebsite, 19th-century law office of David Wills where President Abraham Lincoln revised his Gettysburg Address, exhibits about the battle's effects on the town
Da Vinci Science CenterAllentownLehighLehigh ValleyScience
DeBence Antique Music WorldFranklinVenangoNorthwest RegionMusicAntique mechanical musical instruments, including music boxes, calliopes, player pianos, and automated brass bands that date from the mid-19th century to the 1940s
Declaration HousePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric housewebsite, part of Independence National Historical Park, 18th-century house where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence
Delaware County Institute of ScienceMediaDelawareDelaware ValleyNatural historywebsite, natural history museum and natural science library
Demuth MuseumLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryArtMuseum of paintings by Charles Demuth
Depreciation Lands MuseumAllison ParkAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaOpen airwebsite
The Design CenterPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtwebsite, part of Philadelphia University
Dolley Todd HousePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric housePart of Independence National Historical Park, 18th-century-period home of Dolley Todd Madison
Donora Smog MuseumDonoraWashingtonPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoryHistory of the Donora Smog of 1948, an air inversion of smog containing fluoride that killed 20 people
Dorflinger Glass MuseumWhite MillsWayneNortheastern PennsylvaniaGlasswebsite, cut glass crystal made in White Mills from 1852 to 1921, located at Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary
Doylestown Historical SocietyDoylestownBucksDelaware ValleyLocal historywebsite
Drake Well MuseumTitusvilleVenangoNorthwest RegionIndustry - OilBeginnings of the modern oil industry through videos, exhibits, operating oil field machinery, and historic buildings in a park setting, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Drexel University CollectionPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtwebsite, part of Drexel University, painting, sculpture, decorative arts and porcelain
Driebe Freight Station Art GalleryStroudsburgMonroeNortheastern PennsylvaniaArtwebsite, operated by the Monroe County Historical Association
Duncan & Miller MuseumWashingtonWashingtonPittsburgh Metro AreaGlasswebsite, Exhibits of glass and tools of George Duncan & Sons and Duncan & Miller Glass Companies 1874 to 1955, and operated by The National Duncan Glass Society
Eagles Mere MuseumEagles MereSullivanNorthern TierLocal historywebsite, exhibits include the George Lewis Glassworks era 1804-1830, farming era 1830-1880, narrow gauge railroad 1892-1926, big hotels' era 1880-1960s
Eakins GalleryPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtwebsite, part of Thomas Jefferson University
Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art GalleryState CollegeCentreCentral PANatural historywebsite, part of Pennsylvania State University
East Broad Top RailroadRockhill FurnaceHuntingdonCentral PATransportation - RailroadNational Historic heritage railroad
Eastern Museum of Motor RacingYork SpringsAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - Automotivewebsite, collection of vintage race cars and artifacts and research library
Eastern State PenitentiaryPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyPrison
Ebenezer Maxwell MansionPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseVictorian mansion and garden
Eckley Miners' VillageWeatherlyLuzerneLehigh ValleyIndustry - MiningAnthracite coal mining patch town, operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic SitePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseHome once rented by author Edgar Allan Poe, exhibits about his life and works
Eisenhower National Historic SiteGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryPresidential homeHome for the Eisenhowers after they left the White House in 1961
Eldred World War II MuseumEldredMcKeanNorthern TierMilitaryOoperated by the McKean County Historical Society
Electric City Trolley MuseumScrantonLackawannaNortheastern PennsylvaniaTransportation
Elfreth's Alley MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric housewebsite, only house on Elfreth's Alley that is accessible to the public
Elizabeth Township Historical Society MuseumBostonAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historyinformation
Elmer H. Grimm Sr. Pharmacy MuseumPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaMedicalHistoric pharmacy displays, part of the University of Pittsburgh
Endless Mountains War Memorial MuseumSonestownSullivanNorthern TierMilitarywebsite, honors America's veterans from all wars
Ephrata CloisterEphrataLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryReligiousOne of America's earliest religious communities, founded in 1732, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Erie Art MuseumErieErieNorthwest RegionArt
Erie County History CenterErieErieNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Erie County Historical Society; two-building complex contains the Museum of Erie County History and Cashier's House, an 1839 Greek Revival style townhouse museum with 19th-century furnishings and changing period exhibits
Erie Maritime MuseumErieErieNorthwest RegionMaritimeHomeport of the U.S. Brig Niagara, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Everhart MuseumScrantonLackawannaNortheastern PennsylvaniaMultipleArt, natural history and ethnographic collections (Native American, Oceania, South American and Asian), ancient civilizations, local/regional history and decorative arts
expERIEnce Children's MuseumErieErieNorthwest RegionChildren'swebsite
Explore & MoreGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryChildren'swebsite
The Fabric Workshop and MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtDevoted to creating new work in new materials and new media
Fairmount Water WorksPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyNatural historyInterpretive center houses interactive exhibits about water and the water works
FallingwaterBear RunFayettePittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric houseDesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright
Federal SchoolHaverfordDelawareDelaware ValleyEducationOperated by the Haverford Historical Society, one room schoolhouse
Finley House (Wayne, Pennsylvania)WayneMontgomeryDelaware ValleyLocal historywebsite, headquarters of the Radnor Historical Society
Firefighter Historical MuseumErieErieNorthwest RegionFirefightingwebsite
Firemen's Hall MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyFirefightingwebsite, history and heroic moments of Philadelphia firefighting
F. Julius Lemoyne HouseWashingtonWashingtonPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric houseNational Historic Landmark of the underground railroad, operated by the Washington County Historical Society
Flatiron Building Heritage CenterBrownsvilleFayettePittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite, also houses Frank L. Melega Art Museum
Fleetwood Area Historical Society MuseumFleetwoodBerksLocal historywebsite
FonthillDoylestownBucksDelaware ValleyHistoric housePoured concrete mansion with many Arts & Crafts decorative tiles
Forest County History CenterTionestaForestNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite
Fort Bedford MuseumBedfordBedfordLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesMilitaryFrench and Indian War era British military fortification
Fort Hunter MansionHarrisburgDauphinCumberland ValleyHistoric house19th-century-period house and 40 acre park
Fort LeBoeuf MuseumWaterfordErieNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society
Fort LigonierLigonierWestmorelandLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesMilitaryMuseum and recreated mid-18th-century British fort from the French and Indian War
Fort MifflinPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyMilitaryCenterpiece of the British conquest of Philadelphia during the American Revolution, 18th- and 19th-century buildings
Fort Necessity National BattlefieldUniontownFayettePittsburgh Metro AreaFortCommemorates the first military engagement of the French and Indian War, includes reconstructed fort, visitor center and Mount Washington Tavern
Fort Pitt MuseumPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaOpen airFort Pitt's role during the French & Indian War, American Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion and the founding of Pittsburgh, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Fort RoberdeauAltoonaBlairLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesOpen airReconstructed Revolutionary War stockade surrounding six log cabins, 1858 barn containing exhibits, education center, trails
Founder's HallPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyDecorative artsPart of Girard College, collection of furniture, silver, paintings, ceramics, textiles and archives of Stephen Girard, and school memorabilia
Franklin CourtPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistorywebsite, part of Independence National Historical Park, site of Ben Franklin's house, features an underground museum with a film and displays, an 18th-century printing office, an architectural/archeological exhibit, an operating post office and a postal museum
Franklin InstitutePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyScienceMany hands-on exhibits, also Ben Franklin's inventions
Frank L. Melega Art MuseumBrownsvilleFayettePittsburgh Metro AreaArtwebsite, artworks of Frank L. Melega and changing exhibits of contemporary art
Freedman GalleryReadingBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryArtwebsite, part of Albright College
French AzilumTowandaBradfordNorthern TierHistoric siteSite of planned settlement along the Susquehanna River for refugees fleeing the French Revolution
Frick Art & Historical CenterPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaMultipleIncludes Clayton, the restored Frick mansion; Frick Art Museum of fine and decorative art; Car and Carriage Museum with over 20 local antique cars; Greenhouse and grounds
Friends of the East Broad Top MuseumRobertsdaleHuntingdonCentral PATransportation - RailroadHistory and culture of the East Broad Top Railroad; Robertsdale is part of Wood Township
Friendship Hill National Historic SitePoint MarionFayettePittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric house18th-century home of early American politician Albert Gallatin
Frost Entomological MuseumUniversity ParkCentreCentral PANatural historywebsite, part of Penn State, insects
Fulton County Historical Society MuseumMcConnellsburgFultonCentral PALocal historyLocated in a restored late-18th-century tavern
Galleries at Moore CollegePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtwebsite, part of Moore College of Art and Design
Gallery at Penn CollegeWilliamsportLycomingCentral PAArtwebsite, part of Pennsylvania College of Technology
Gallitzin Tunnels Park & MuseumGallitzinCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesLocal historywebsite, museum focuses on community's industrial, social, and religious heritage, park exhibits a restored 1942 Pennsylvania Railroad N5C Caboose
Gen. Frederick Von Steuben HeadquartersValley ForgeChesterDelaware ValleyHistoric house
General Lee's Headquarters MuseumGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryMilitarywebsite
George Taylor HouseCatasauquaLehighLehigh ValleyHistoric houseHome of George Taylor, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, operated by the Lehigh Valley Historical Society
Germantown Historical Society MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyLocal historywebsite, furniture, decorative and historical exhibits
Germantown White HousePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseLocated in Germantown, owned by the National Park Service, formerly the Deshler-Morris House, 18th-century house that sheltered George Washington and his family
Gettysburg National Military ParkGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryCivil WarIncludes Visitor Center, Gettysburg Cyclorama, 6,000 acres (24.3 km²) of park lands, 30 miles (50 km) of roads, and over 1,400 monuments and markers
Gettysburg Railroad StationGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - RailroadRailroad station with exhibits about President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Glencairn MuseumBryn AthynMontgomeryDelaware ValleyReligiousReligious art and history from many religions
Glen FoerdPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric housewebsite, Victorian estate and grounds
Golden Age Air MuseumBethelBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - Aviationwebsite, birth of the barnstormer, airmail, flying circuses and the first airlines, also automobiles
Goschenhoppen Folklife MuseumGreen LaneMontgomeryDelaware ValleyEthnicwebsite, operated by the Goschenhoppen Historians, building also houses the Country Store Museum
Graeme ParkHorshamMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOnly surviving residence of a colonial-era Pennsylvania governor, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and LibraryPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyMilitaryLocated in the John Ruan House
Grange EstateHavertownDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by Friends of the Grange, mid-19th-century mansion
Greater Hazleton Historical Society MuseumHazletonLuzerneNortheastern PennsylvaniaLocal historywebsite, includes old-fashioned kitchen and school room displays
Greene County Historical Society MuseumWaynesburgGreenePittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historyPeriod rooms, exhibits of local businesses and industries, Monongahela culture
Green Hills FarmDublinBucksDelaware ValleyHistoric houseHome of American author Pearl Buck, 68-acre (280,000 m2) estate, with 1825 stone farm house, gardens, greenhouses, cottage, milk house and renovated barn
Greenville Area Historical Society MuseumGreenvilleMercerNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite
Greersburg AcademyDarlingtonBeaverPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historyAlso includes Native American artifacts
Grey Towers National Historic SiteDingman TownshipPikeNortheastern PennsylvaniaHistoric houseAncestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first director of the United States Forest Service and twice elected governor of Pennsylvania
Grove City Area Historical Society MuseumGrove CityMercerNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite, see Feb. 2008 newsletter for photos of museum
GrumblethorpeGermantownPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric housemid-18th-century house in Germantown
Haas GalleryBloomsburgColumbiaCentral PAArtwebsite, part of Bloomsburg University
Haines MillCetroniaLehighLehigh ValleyMillOperated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, working grist mill
Haines Shoe HouseHallamYorkPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric houseShoe-shaped house
Hall of Presidents ExhibitGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryWaxwebsite, figures of American Presidents and First Ladies
Hands-on HouseLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryChildren'swebsite, also known as Children's Museum of Lancaster
Hanna's TownHannastownWestmorelandLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesOpen airReconstructed Hanna Tavern/Courthouse and three vintage late-18th-century log houses, a reconstructed Revolutionary era fort and blockhouse and wagon shed, administered by the Westmoreland County Historical Society
Hanover Area Historical Society MuseumHanoverYorkPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite, located in the Neas House
Hanover Fire MuseumHanoverYorkPennsylvania Dutch CountryFirefightingwebsite, collection of fire memorabilia and apparatus
Hanover Junction MuseumHanoverYorkPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - Railroadwebsite
Harmony MuseumHarmonyButlerPittsburgh Metro AreaReligiousSite of the first settlement established by the Harmony Society, a Christian theosophy and pietist society from 1805 to 1905
Harris Switch TowerHarrisburgDauphinSouth CentralTransportation - RailroadFormer Pennsylvania Railroad interlocking tower
Harriton HouseBryn MawrMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric house18th-century house
Hartwood MansionHampton TownshipAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric house1929 Tudor mansion with antiques, public gardens, cottage, stable complex, and a gate lodge (erected in 1927)
Hazel Kibler Memorial MuseumGirardErieNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the West County Historical Association, special collections include memorabilia of Dan Rice, a famous clown and circus owner of the 1850s, and a collection of Marx toys
Heinz History CenterPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historyHistory of Western Pennsylvania, includes Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum; center also operates Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Heisey House MuseumLock HavenClintonCentral PAHistoric houseOperated by the Clinton County Historical Society, 19th-century Victorian house
Helfrich's Springs Grist MillWhitehallLehighLehigh ValleyMillOperated by the Whitehall Historical Preservation Society, early 19th century grist mill
Henry Antes HouseUpper Frederick TownshipMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Goschenhoppen Historians, 18th-century Moravian settlement houses
Henry George School of Social Science and Birthplace MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyBiographicalwebsite
Herbig BakeryBradfordMcKeanNorthern TierLocal historywebsite, headquarters of the Bradford Landmark Society
Heritage Center MuseumLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryMultiplewebsite, Lancaster County Pennsylvania's history and decorative arts, also operates Lancaster County Quilts and Textile Museum
Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society MuseumHersheyDauphinPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite, located in the barn at the old Milton Hershey School home and farm
Hershey StoryHersheyDauphinPennsylvania Dutch CountryFoodHistory and legacy of Milton S. Hershey and the chocolate candy confections he invented
Hershey's Chocolate WorldHersheyDauphinPennsylvania Dutch CountryFoodChocolate making
The HighlandsFort WashingtonMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric house44-acre (180,000 m2) site with a late-18th-century Georgian mansion and formal gardens
Hill-Keith-Physick HousePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, 19th-century home of surgical pioneer Dr. Philip Syng Physick
Historic FallsingtonFallsingtonBucksDelaware ValleyOpen airwebsite, tours of village and interiors of Moon-Williamson Log House, Burges-Lippincott House and Stagecoach Tavern
Historic Langhorne AssociationLanghorneBucksDelaware ValleyLocal history
Historic RittenhouseTownPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyOpen airEarly American industrial village for making paper, part of Fairmount Park
Historic Strawberry MansionPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric house18th-century house
Historic Wrightsville MuseumWrightsvilleYorkPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite
Historic Yellow SpringsChester SpringsChesterDelaware ValleyOpen airwebsite, thirteen structures, 142 acres (0.57 km2), and a collection of art, artifacts, and archives
Historical Society of Berks County MuseumReadingBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal history and culture
Historical Society of FrankfordPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyLocal historyHistory of Northeast Philadelphia
Historical Society of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoryChanging exhibits of the history of Pennsylvania and the founding of the United States
Hodge GalleryPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtContemporary glass gallery of the Pittsburgh Glass Center
Home Textile Tool MuseumOrwellBradfordNorthern TierTechnologywebsite
Honesdale Fire MuseumHonesdaleWayneNortheastern PennsylvaniaFirefightingwebsite
Hope Horn GalleryScrantonLackawannaNortheastern PennsylvaniaArtwebsite, part of the University of Scranton
Hope LodgeFort WashingtonMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric houseAdministered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 18th-century mansion
Hopewell Furnace National Historic SiteElversonBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryIndustry - IronLiving history presentations in the summer
Hornby School MuseumNorth EastErieNorthwest RegionEducationTurn-of-the-20th-century-period schoolhouse
Horse-drawn Carriage MuseumNew TripoliLehighLehigh ValleyTransportationwebsite
Horseshoe CurveAltoonaBlairLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesTransportation - RailroadVisitor center with displays and views of the railroad horseshoe curve
Houdini MuseumScrantonLackawannaNortheastern PennsylvaniaBiographicalHistoric house with exhibits about Harry Houdini, also offers magic shows
Hoyt Center for the ArtsNew CastleLawrencePittsburgh Metro AreaArtwebsite, regional arts center and museum
HUB-Roberson GalleriesState CollegeCentreCentral PAArtwebsite, part of Pennsylvania State University
Hummelstown Area Historical Society MuseumHummelstownDauphinPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite, also known as the Parish House building, contains collection of general artifacts of the Hummelstown area from the 18th century and an extensive arrowhead collection
Hunter House MuseumSunburyNorthumberlandCentral PAMilitaryHeadquarters of the Northumberland County Historical Society, includes historical and archaeological artifacts dealing with Fort Augusta
Huntingdon County Transportation MuseumHuntingdonHuntingdonCentral PATransportation - Railroadwebsite, operated by the Huntingdon County Transportation Society, located in the Hunt Tower
Hunt Institute for Botanical DocumentationPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtwebsite, part of Carnegie Mellon University, offers exhibits from its collections of botanical art
ImaginAIRiumSpring CityChesterDelaware ValleyArt
Independence HallPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoryPart of Independence National Historical Park, location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted
Independence National Historical ParkPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoryIncludes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters' Hall, Visitor Center and National Constitution Center
Independence Seaport MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyMaritimeMaritime artifacts, ship models, permanent and interactive exhibits, including the warship USS Olympia and the submarine USS Becuna
Indian Steps MuseumAirvilleYorkPennsylvania Dutch CountryNative AmericanLarge collection of Susquehannock Indian artifacts, WPA models and dioramas, Holtwood Dam and other local history exhibits
InsectariumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyNatural historyThousands of live and mounted insects, interactive displays
Institute of Contemporary Art, PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtPart of the University of Pennsylvania
Isett Acres MuseumHuntingdonHuntingdonCentral PAAmerican Historywebsite, antiques and collectibles, tools, glassware, kitchen, laundry, schoolroom, toys, firearms, photos
James A. Michener Art MuseumDoylestownBucksDelaware ValleyArtArt and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region
James A. Michener Art MuseumNew HopeBucksDelaware ValleyArtSatellite facility, art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region
Jefferson County History CenterBrookvilleJeffersonCentral PALocal historywebsite, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society
JEM Classic Car MuseumAndreasSchuylkillPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - Automotiveinformation
Jenny Wade HouseGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric housewebsite, home of Jenny Wade, the only Gettysburg citizen killed during the Battle of Gettysburg
Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles MuseumPottsvilleSchuylkillPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - Automotivewebsite
Jewish Museum of Eastern PennsylvaniaPottsvilleSchuylkillPennsylvania Dutch CountryEthnic - Jewishwebsite
The Jimmy Stewart MuseumIndianaIndianaPittsburgh Metro AreaBiographicalMemorabilia about actor James Stewart
John A. Hermann Jr. Memorial Art MuseumBellevueAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtwebsite, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Article about museum, April 17, 2002
John Brown House (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania)ChambersburgFranklinCumberland ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny, boarding house where abolitionist John Brown stayed
John Brown Farm, Tannery & MuseumRichmond Township, PennsylvaniaCrawfordNorthwest RegionTannery ruins and archaeological siteBuilt by abolitionist John Brown in 1825; John Brown Farm, Tannery & Museum
John Chads HouseChadds FordDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Chadds Ford Historical Society, early-18th-century-period house
John Harris-Simon Cameron MansionHarrisburgDauphinCumberland ValleyHistoric houseHhome of John Harris, Jr., operated by the Historical Society of Dauphin County, 19th-century mansion
John Johnson HousePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseSignificant for its role in the antislavery movement and the Underground Railroad
John McFadden Model Railroad MuseumMercersburgFranklinCumberland ValleyTransportation - Railroadwebsite
Johannes Mueller HouseLititzLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Lititz Historical Foundation, 1792 house with costumed docents
Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic MuseumMeadvilleCrawfordNorthwest RegionPhotographywebsite, repository for Keystone View Company stereoscopic products, documents and memorabilia
Johnstown Children's MuseumJohnstownCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesChildren'sweb, opened June 2009
Johnstown Flood MuseumJohnstownCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesHistoryHistory of the 1889 Johnstown Flood
Johnstown Flood National MemorialSouth ForkCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesHistoryCommemorates the approximately 2,200 people who died in the Johnstown Flood of 1889
Johnstown Heritage Discovery CenterJohnstownCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesLocal historywebsite, immigrant experiences, also known as the Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center
Joseph Priestley HouseNorthumberlandNorthumberlandCentral PAHistoric houseAdministered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 18th & early 19th-century home of Joseph Priestley
Juniata College Museum of ArtHuntingdonHuntingdonCentral PAArtwebsite, collection includes Hudson River School, American portrait miniatures, Old Master paintings and prints
Kelso Bible Lands MuseumPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArchaeologyOperated by the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Bible archaeology, features collection of ancient Near Eastern and Palestinian pottery and artifacts
Kemerer Museum of Decorative ArtsBethlehemLehighLehigh ValleyDecorative artswebsite, includes Bohemian glass, fine needlework, tall case clocks, dolls, cast-iron toys and landscape paintings
Kentuck KnobStewart TownshipFayettePittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric houseDesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright
Kerr Memorial MuseumOakmontAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric housewebsite, depicts upper middle class life between 1890–1910
Kutztown Area Historical Society & MuseumKutztownBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite
Lackawanna Coal Mine TourScrantonLackawannaNortheastern PennsylvaniaIndustry - CoalAdjacent to Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
Lake Shore Railway MuseumNorth EastErieNorthwest RegionTransportation - Railroadwebsite, operated by the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society; depots, locomotives, passenger cars
Lancaster County Historical SocietyLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite, located at the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum
Lancaster County Quilts and Textile MuseumLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryTextileFeatures late-19th–20th-century Amish quilts indigenous to the area, also operates the Heritage Center Museum
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society MuseumLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryReligiouswebsite, exhibits about Mennonite and Amish life
Lancaster Museum of ArtLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryArtwebsite, exhibitions of contemporary art by regional and national artists
Lancaster Science FactoryLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountrySciencewebsite
Landis Valley MuseumLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryLiving historyAdministered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania German material, culture, history and heritage from 1740 through 1940
La Salle University Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtCollections include European and American art from the Renaissance to the present
Laurel Hill MansionPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric housewebsite, part of Fairmount Park, 18th-century Georgian house
Lawrence CabinHavertownDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Haverford Township Historical Society, early-18th-century log cabin
Lawrence County Historical Society MuseumNew CastleLawrencePittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite
Leechburg Area Museum and Historical SocietyLeechburgArmstrongPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite
Lehigh University Art GalleriesBethlehemLehighLehigh ValleyArtwebsite
Lehigh Valley Heritage MuseumAllentownLehighLehigh ValleyLocal historyOperated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, Lehigh County history from the earliest Native American inhabitants to the German settlers of the 18th century through the Industrial Revolution to mercantile and wartime accounts from the 20th century
Lemon Hill MansionPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseLocated in Fairmount Park, operated by the Pennsylvania chapter of the Colonial Dames of America and the Friends of Lemon Hill, early-19th-century house
Lemon HouseCressonCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesHistoric housePart of the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, restored 1840s period house and tavern
LeRoy Heritage MuseumCantonBradfordNorthern TierLocal historywebsite
Liberty Bell CenterPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoryPart of Independence National Historical Park, includes the Liberty Bell and exhibits about its history and role as an international icon of freedom
Liberty Bell MuseumAllentownLehighLehigh ValleyHistoryExhibits relating to the Liberty Bell, liberty, freedom, patriotism and local history
Library Company of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyLibraryChanging exhibits from its collections of American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries
Limerick Township Historical SocietyLimerickMontgomeryDelaware ValleyLocal historywebsite
Lincoln Train MuseumGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - Railroadwebsite, model trains and dioramas illustrating the railroad’s role during the Civil War
Lititz MuseumLititzLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite, operated by the Lititz Historical Foundation
Living Loft Puppet MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyPuppetCreations of the Spiral Q Puppet Theater, open by appointment
Little Beaver MuseumDarlingtonBeaverPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite
Little MuseumSterling RunCameronCentral PALocal historywebsite, operated by the Cameron County Historical Society
Livingood MuseumWomelsdorfBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite, operated by the Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society
Lock's GalleryPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtwebsite, contemporary art gallery
Lock Ridge Furnace MuseumAlburtisLehighLehigh ValleyIndustryOperated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, ruins of coal-burning iron furnace with displays about the anthracite iron industry
Lore Degenstein GallerySelinsgroveSnyderCentral PAArtwebsite, part of Susquehanna University
Lower Saucon Township Historical SocietyLower Saucon TownshipNorthamptonLehigh ValleyEducationFormer one-room school
Luzerne County MuseumWilkes-BarreLuzerneNortheastern PennsylvaniaLocal historywebsite, operated by the uzerne County Historical Society
Mack Trucks Historical MuseumAllentownLehighLehigh ValleyTransportation - Automotivewebsite, about Mack Trucks
Macungie InstituteMacungieLehighLehigh ValleyLocal historywebsite, community center with headquarters and museum of the Macungie Historical Society
Manheim Heritage CenterManheimLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite, operated by the Manheim Historical Society
Margaret R. Grundy Memorial MuseumBristolBucksDelaware ValleyLocal historywebsite
Mario Lanza MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyBiographicalwebsite, memorabilia from the career of the legendary tenor Mario Lanza
Marian Anderson Museum and BirthplacePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyBiographicalwebsite, two sites operated by the Marion Anderson Historical Society
Martin Guitar MuseumNazarethNorthamptonLehigh ValleyMusicwebsite, museum of the Martin Guitar Factory
Marywood University Art GalleriesScrantonLackawannaNortheastern PennsylvaniaArtwebsite
Masonic Library and Museum of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyMasonicCenter of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania
Matson Museum of AnthropologyState CollegeCentreCentral PAAnthropologywebsite, part of Pennsylvania State University
Mattress FactoryPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtExhibits room-sized installation art
Mauch Chunk MuseumJim ThorpeCarbonLehigh ValleyLocal historywebsite
McCoy House MuseumLewistownMifflinCentral PALocal historywebsite, operated by the Mifflin County Historical Society
McKeesport Heritage CenterMcKeesportAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite
McMurtrie House MuseumHuntingdonHuntingdonCentral PAHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Huntingdon County Historical Society
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural LifeAvellaWashingtonPittsburgh Metro AreaArchaeological site, open airOperated by the Heinz History Center, Woodland, Archaic and Paleoindian remains, 16,000-year-old campsite alongside a village recreating rural life from the 19th century
Mechanicsburg MuseumMechanicsburgCumberlandCumberland ValleyOpen airwebsite, includes Stationmaster's House, Frankeberger Tavern, Freight Station, Passenger Station and the Washington Street Station
Mennonite Heritage CenterHarleysvilleMontgomeryDelaware ValleyReligiouswebsite, local Mennonite history and traditions
Mercer County Historical Society MuseumMercerMercerNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite, located in the Anderson House, can also tour the Magoffin House with a guide
Mercer County Historical Society Rural Life MuseumMercerMercerNorthwest RegionAgriculturewebsite, located at Munnell Run Farm
Mercer MuseumDoylestownBucksDelaware ValleyHistoryCollection of early American objects and artifacts
Merrick Art GalleryNew BrightonBeaverPittsburgh Metro AreaArtwebsite, officially known as Merrick Free Art Gallery, Museum and Library, collection of French, German, English, and American paintings from the 18th and 19th century, including a collection of Hudson River School paintings
Mid-Atlantic Air MuseumReadingBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - AviationHistoric war planes, classic airliners, rare civilian and military aircraft
Mifflinburg Buggy MuseumMifflinburgUnionPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportationwebsite
Miller Gallery at Carnegie MellonPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtContemporary art gallery
Millersburg MuseumMillersburgLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite, operated by the Millersburg Historical Society
Mill at AnselmaChester SpringsChesterDelaware ValleyMill18th-century grain mill
Mill GroveAudubonMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric houseHome of John James Audubon, art museum and Audubon wildlife sanctuary
Miniature Railroad & VillagePittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaModel trainsLocated in the Carnegie Science Center
Minshall HouseMediaDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric housewebsite
Mister Ed's Elephant MuseumOrrtannaAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryCommoditywebsite, elephant memorabilia and collectibles
Mixsell House MuseumEastonNorthamptonLehigh ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, open by appointment
Moland HouseHartsvilleBucksDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Warwick Township Historical Society, 18th-century farmhouse used by George Washington as a headquarters in 1777
Montgomery House MuseumDanvilleMontourNortheastern PennsylvaniaLocal historywebsite, operated by the Montour County Historical Society
Moravian MuseumBethlehemNorthamptonLehigh ValleyOpen airTells the stories of the Moravian founders, includes 1741 Gemeinhaus, a five story log structure, the 1752 Apothecary and the 1758 Nain-Schober House
Moravian Historical Society MuseumNazarethNorthamptonLehigh ValleyReligiousHistory of the Moravian Church and its contributions to American history and culture
Moravian Pottery and Tile WorksDoylestownBucksDelaware ValleyIndustry"Working history" museum
Morgan Log HouseLansdaleMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric housewebsite
Morton Morton HouseNorwoodDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Norwood Historical Society, 18th-century house
Mount Joy Historical Society MuseumMount JoyAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite
Mount PleasantPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseColonial era mansion
Mummers MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtwebsite, costumes from the Mummers Parade
Mascaro-Steiniger Turfgrass MuseumUniversity ParkCentreCentral PATechnologywebsite, part of Penn State, open by appointment, lawn care equipment
Muncy Historical Society and Museum of HistoryMuncyLycomingCentral PALocal historywebsite, collection includes frakturs, a WPA-commissioned replica of Fort Muncy and military gallery, Native American artifacts, art, textiles
Museum of Anthracite MiningAshlandSchuylkillPennsylvania Dutch CountryIndustry - Mininginformation
Museum of Erie GE HistoryErieErieNorthwest RegionIndustrywebsite, history of General Electric plant in Erie, more information
Museum of Indian CultureAllentownLehighLehigh ValleyNative AmericanHighlights the early history and culture of the Lenape and other American Indian tribes.
Museum of Mourning ArtDrexel HillDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoryBeliefs and rituals that surround the arts of dying and grieving
Museum of the Pennsylvania LongrifleNazarethNorthamptonLehigh ValleyWeaponrywebsite, at the Henry Homestead, operated by the Jacobsburg Historical Society
Mütter MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyMedicalCollection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment
National Canal MuseumEastonNorthamptonLehigh ValleyTransportationHistory, science, and technology of canal construction and navigation, includes Emrick Technology Center with exhibits about the area's industrial history
National Centre for Padro PioBartoBerksDelaware ValleyReligiouswebsite, promotes life and teachings of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
National Civil War MuseumHarrisburgDauphinCumberland ValleyCivil War
National Constitution CenterPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoryHistory and relevance of the United States Constitution
National Liberty MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistorywebsite, eight galleries focus on heroism, freedom, diversity, faith and more; includes over 100 works in glass illustrating the beauty and fragility of freedom
National Museum of American Jewish HistoryPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyJewishStory of Jews in America
National Museum of the American CoverletBedfordBedfordLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesTextilewebsite, woven coverlets
National Shrine of Saint John NeumannPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyReligiousShrine with museum about John Neumann
National Toy Train MuseumStrasburgLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - RailroadOperated by the Train Collectors Association, interactive display of toy trains dating back to the early 1800s
National Watch and Clock MuseumColumbiaLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryHorology
Nationality RoomsPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaCultureGuided tours of special classrooms designed to celebrate a different culture that had an influence on Pittsburgh's growth; part of University of Pittsburgh
N. C. Wyeth House and StudioChadds FordDelawareDelaware ValleyArtTours operated by the Brandywine River Museum
Ned Smith Center for Nature and ArtMillersburgLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryArtwebsite, also a nature center
Nemacolin CastleBrownsvilleFayettePittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric houseMaintained by the Brownsville Historical Society, 19th-century mansion
New Berlin Heritage MuseumNew BerlinUnionCentral PALocal historyOpen on New Berlin Day or by appointment, also known as the Courthouse Museum
New Holland Band MuseumLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryMusicwebsite, band memorabilia, hundreds of musical instruments from 1620 to present day, uniforms, music and equipment
New Hall Military MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyMilitarywebsite, information, part of Independence National Historic Park, located in Carpenters' Hall
Newlin Mill ComplexConcord TownshipDelawareDelaware ValleyMillTwo historic houses, barn, water-powered grist mill, visitor center in a park
Nitre HallHavertownDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Haverford Historical Society
No. 9 Coal Mine & MuseumLansfordCarbonLehigh ValleyIndustry - Coalwebsite
North East MuseumNorth EastErieNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the North East Historical Society
North Museum of Natural History and ScienceLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryNatural history, Sciencewebsite
Oakes MuseumGranthamCumberlandPennsylvania Dutch CountryNatural historywebsite, part of Messiah College, dioramas of African and North American mammals, bird eggs, fish, seashells, minerals, insects & butterflies, fossils
Old Bedford VillageBedfordBedfordLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesOpen airIncludes buildings from the 18th to early 20th centuries, living history demonstrations
Old Caln Historical Society MuseumCaln TownshipChesterDelaware ValleyLocal historywebsite
Old City HallPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoryPart of Independence National Historical Park, site of the first U.S. Supreme Court
Old Eagle SchoolTredyffrinChesterDelaware ValleyEducationOne room schoolhouse
Old Economy VillageAmbridgeBeaverPittsburgh Metro AreaReligiousLast of three settlements established by the Harmony Society, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Old Jail MuseumChambersburgFranklinCumberland ValleyLocal historyOperated by the Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny
Old Jail MuseumJim ThorpeCarbonLehigh ValleyJailLate-19th-century prison
Old Jail MuseumSmethportMcKeanNorthern TierPrisonwebsite, operated by the McKean County Historical Society
Old Line MuseumDeltaYorkPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite
Old Mauch Chunk Model Train DisplayJim ThorpeCarbonLehigh ValleyTransportation - Railroadwebsite
Olin Art GalleryWashingtonWashingtonPittsburgh Metro AreaArtPart of the Olin Fine Arts Center at Washington & Jefferson College
Oliver Miller HomesteadSouth ParkAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric houseFrontier stone house and spring house, reconstructed log house, blacksmith forge, barn, demonstration shed and gardens
Packwood House MuseumLewisburgUnionPennsylvania Dutch CountryDecorative artGlass, ceramics, textiles, furniture, paintings, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, and Oriental art
Palmer Museum of ArtState CollegeCentreCentral PAArtwebsite, part of Penn State University
Palmerton Area Heritage CenterState CollegeCentreCentral PALocal historywebsite, operated by the Palmerton Area Historical Society
Paper Mill House MuseumNewtown TownshipDelawareDelaware ValleyLocal historyOperated by the Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society, includes an 1850’s era general store
Parry MansionNew HopeBucksDelaware ValleyHistoric housewebsite, home of the New Hope Historical Society
Passavant HouseZelienopleButlerPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric houseOperated by the Zelienople Historical Society, early 19th-century house reflecting over 150 years of family ownership
Pasto Agricultural MuseumUniversity ParkCentreCentral PAAgricultureweb, part of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, open by appointment
Paul Robeson House (Philadelphia)PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyAfrican AmericanLegacy of Paul Robeson, community art exhibits
Paul R. Stuart MuseumWaynesburgGreenePittsburgh Metro AreaMultiplewebsite, part of Waynesburg University, geology, Native American artifacts, local history, pottery and glassware
Payne GalleryBethlehemLehighLehigh ValleyArtwebsite, part of Moravian College
Pennsbury ManorMorrisvilleBucksDelaware ValleyHistoric houseHome of William Penn, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Penn State All-Sports MuseumState CollegeCentreCentral PASportsPart of Pennsylvania State University, school sports history and memorabilia
Penns Valley Area Historical MuseumAaronsburgCentreCentral PALocal historywebsite
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine ArtsPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtOldest art museum and school in the nation, 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper
Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage MuseumScrantonLackawannaNortheastern PennsylvaniaIndustry - CoalAnthracite coal mining and industrial heritage of northeastern Pennsylvania, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania Fishing Museum at Pecks PondDingmans FerryPikeNortheastern PennsylvaniaSportswebsite, exhibits, creels, rods, reels, lures, fly fishing, ice fishing, motors, folk art and fishing art, decoys and other items
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage CenterKutztownBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryEthnicwebsite, part of Kutztown University, 42-acre (170,000 m2) farm with buildings which show the life of the Pennsylvania Germans in the 18th and 19th centuries
Pennsylvania Governor's MansionHarrisburgDauphinCumberland ValleyHistory house
Pennsylvania Lumber MuseumGaletonPotterNorthern TierIndustry - LumberDocuments the history and technology of the Commonwealth's forest industries, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania Military MuseumBoalsburgCentreCentral PAMilitaryRecounts the story of Commonwealth citizen's who served our country in defense of the nation, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania Military College MuseumChesterDelawareDelaware ValleyMilitarywebsite, part of Widener University
Pennsylvania National Fire MuseumHarrisburgDauphinCumberland ValleyFirefighting
Pennsylvania State CapitolHarrisburgDauphinCumberland ValleyHistory
Pennsylvania Trolley MuseumWashingtonWashingtonPittsburgh Metro AreaTransportation
Pennsylvania Veterans MuseumMediaDelawareDelaware ValleyMilitary
Pennypacker MillsSchwenksvilleMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric houseNational Historic site, 18th-century mansion and park
People's Place Quilt MuseumIntercourseLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryTextilewebsite
Peter Herdic Transportation MuseumWilliamsportLycomingCentral PATransportationwebsite, vehicles for river, rail and road
Peter J. McGovern Little League MuseumSouth WilliamsportLycomingCentral PASports
Peter Wentz FarmsteadWorcesterMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric housewebsite, 18th-century Pennsylvania German farmstead
Philadelphia Art AlliancePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtInstitution hosts art exhibits, theater and music workshops, poetry readings, lectures, concerts and recitals
Philadelphia Doll MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyToyAfrican, Europeans American Folk Art dolls, the renowned Roberta Bell Doll Collection, American and internationally manufactured dolls and more; emphasis on black dolls
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtEuropean, Asian and American fine art, furniture and decorative arts, arms & armor, period rooms
Philadelphia Museum of Jewish ArtPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtPart of Congregation Rodesh Shalom, exhibits contemporary art that illuminates the Jewish experience
Phillips Museum of ArtLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryArtwebsite, part of Franklin & Marshall College
Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic HistoryPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtwebsite
Piper Aviation MuseumLock HavenClintonCentral PATransportation - Aviationwebsite, photos, information
Pithole CityPitholeVenangoNorthwest RegionIndustryGhost town of former oil boomtown; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Drake Well Museum
Pittsburgh Center for the ArtsPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtCommunity arts campus that offers arts education programs and contemporary art exhibitions
Please Touch MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyChildren'sInteractive museum to promote learning of children
Pocono Indian MuseumBushkillPikeNortheastern PennsylvaniaNative Americanwebsite, history of the Delaware Indian
Police Heritage MuseumYorkYorkPennsylvania Dutch CountryLaw enforcementwebsite
Polish American Cultural Center MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyEthnic - Polishwebsite
Portage Station MuseumPortageCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Portage Area Historical Society, influences of coal mining, railroads, steel, forests, water, and recreation
Potter County Historical Society/MuseumCoudersportPotterNorthern TierLocal historywebsite
Pottsgrove ManorPottsgroveMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric houseHistoric Sites website
Powel HousePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, 18th-century Georgian townhouse mansion
P.P. Bliss Gospel Songwriters MuseumRomeBradfordNorthern TierBiographicalBradford County tourism information, scroll down to listing
The Print CenterPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtwebsite, contemporary printmaking and photography
Punxsutawney Weather Discovery CenterPunxsutawneyJeffersonCentral PASciencewebsite, weather lore stories, exhibits and demonstrations
Quaint Corner Children's MuseumAltoonaBlairLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesChildren'swebsite
Quiet Valley Living Historical FarmHamilton TownshipMonroeNortheastern PennsylvaniaOpen airHistoric working farm with period interpreters reflecting farm family life from 1760 to 1913
Rachel Carson HomesteadSpringdaleAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaBiographicalNational Historic home of environmental author Rachel Carson
Railroad Museum of PennsylvaniaStrasburgLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - RailroadAdministered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Railroaders Memorial MuseumAltoonaBlairLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesTransportation - Railroad
Reading Public MuseumReadingBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryMultipleArt, natural history, civilizations, planetarium, arboretum
Reading Railroad Heritage MuseumHamburgBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryTransportation - Railroadwebsite, operated by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society
Regina Gouger Miller GalleryPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtPart of Carnegie Mellon University
Renfrew Museum and ParkWaynesboroFranklinCumberland ValleyOpen airRestored early-19th-century farmstead and park
Richard Wall HouseElkins ParkMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric houseHouse dating back to the late 18th century, reflects two centuries of owners
RittenhouseTownPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyOpen airLocated in Germantown
Rivers of Steel (museum)HomesteadAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaIndustry - steelwebsite
Roadside AmericaShartlesvilleBerksDelaware ValleyTransportation - RailroadMiniature village and railway
Robert Fulton BirthplaceQuarryvilleLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryBiographical
Roberto Clemente MuseumPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaBiographicalLife of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente
Rock Ford PlantationLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric house1794 Georgian mansion of General Edward Hand
Rockhill Trolley MuseumRockhill FurnaceHuntingdonCentral PATransportationTrolleys
Rodin MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtLargest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin's works outside Paris
Romanian Folk Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyEthnic - Romaniawebsite, Romanian costumes, rugs, pottery, furniture and a full Transylvanian interior
Rosenbach Museum & LibraryPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArt, LibraryRare miniature portraits, 18th- and 19th-century British and American furniture and decorative art, rare books, manuscripts and illustrations, collection of works by Maurice Sendak
Rowley House MuseumWilliamsportLycomingCentral PAHistoric housewebsite, Victorian mansion operated by Preservation Williamsport
Ryerss Museum and LibraryPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseMansion with Asian and European decorative arts, located in Burholme Park
Saint Nicholas Chapel and MuseumBeaverBeaverPittsburgh Metro AreaReligiouswebsite, Greek Catholic church with museum of Greek Catholic Union, Greek Catholic, and Carpatho-Rusin histories
Sanderson MuseumChadds FordDelawareDelaware ValleyLocal history
Samek Art GalleryLewisburgUnionPennsylvania Dutch CountryArtwebsite, part of Bucknell University
Saylor Park Cement Industry MuseumCoplayLehighLehigh ValleyIndustryNine vertical cement kilns and exhibits about the American Portland Cement Industry, operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society
Sayre Historical Society MuseumSayreBradfordNorthern TierLocal historywebsite
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage CenterPennsburgMontgomeryDelaware ValleyReligiousMuseum collections include Schwenkfelder history and decorative arts including fraktur
Scranton Iron FurnacesScrantonLackawannaNortheastern PennsylvaniaIndustryHeritage of iron making in Pennsylvania
Second Bank of the United StatesPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtPart of Independence National Historical Park, art gallery exhibits of Colonial and Federal leaders, military officers, explorers and scientists, including many by Charles Willson Peale
Sewickley Heights History CenterSewickleyAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite
Shippensburg Historical SocietyShippensburgFranklinCumberland ValleyLocal historywebsite, includes Central Pennsylvania Indian arrowheads and tools, WPA educational aids made in Shippensburg, medical collections and Shippensburg area pottery
Shippensburg University Fashion Archives and MuseumShippensburgFranklinCumberland ValleyFashionwebsite
Shofuso Japanese House and GardenPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric housePart of Fairmount Park, traditional 17th-century–style Japanese house and garden
Shriver House MuseumGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric housewebsite, 1860s period home of George Washington Shriver, experience of civilians during the Battle of Gettysburg
Sigal MuseumEastonNorthamptonLehigh ValleyLocal historywebsite, operated by the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, county history and culture
Simpler Times MuseumTidiouteWarrenNorthwest RegionEphemerainformation, photos, oil and gas production equipment, gasoline pumps, signs and globes, tractors and farm equipment and engines, antique cars and turn-of-the-20th-century exhibits
Silver Eye Center for PhotographyPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtwebsite, hosts four photography exhibits each year
Sinking Spring Historical Society & Heritage ParkSinking SpringBerksPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historyinformation
Slate Belt Heritage CenterBangorNorthamptonLehigh ValleyLocal historywebsite
Slate Belt MuseumMt. BethelNorthamptonLehigh ValleyLocal historywebsite
Slifer House MuseumLewisburgUnionPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric housewebsite, owned by Albright Care Services
Smock Heritage MuseumSmockFayettePittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite, operated by the Smock Historical Society
Society for Contemporary CraftPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtwebsite, contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists
Soldiers and Sailors National Military Museum and MemorialPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaMilitaryLargest memorial in the United States dedicated solely to honoring all branches of military veterans and service personnel
Soldiers National MuseumGettysburgAdamsPennsylvania Dutch CountryMilitarywebsite, dioramas and artifacts of the American Civil War
Somerset Historical CenterSomersetSomersetPittsburgh Metro AreaOpen airRural heritage center, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Sones Farm & Home MuseumMuncyLycomingCentral PAAgriculturewebsite, includes farming equipment, displays from a veterinary clinic, general store, antique furnishings, washing machines, cobbler's shoe making area, meat packing display, local memorabilia
Sordoni Art GalleryWilkes-BarreLuzerneNortheastern PennsylvaniaArtwebsite, part of Wilkes University
Southern Alleghenies Museum of ArtAltoonaBlairLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesArtwebsite, quarterly art exhibitions and a collection of railroad photographic prints
Southern Alleghenies Museum of ArtLorettoCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesArtwebsite, headquarters to the complex of four nuseum facilities, permanent collection of works of American art
Southern Alleghenies Museum of ArtLigonierWestmorelandLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesArtwebsite, includes permanent paperweight collection
Southern Alleghenies Museum of ArtJohnstownCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesArtwebsite, housed in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Speaker's HouseTrappeMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric house18th-century home of Frederick August Muhlenberg, the First and Third Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Springfield Heritage MuseumSpringfieldDelawareDelaware ValleyLocal historywebsite, operated by the Springfield Historical Society
Spring-Ford Area Historical Society Museum ComplexRoyersfordMontgomeryDelaware ValleyLocal historywebsite, includes William Lewin Plantation House and Barn Museum
Springs MuseumSpringsSomersetPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite, operated by the Springs Historical Society
Square TavernNewtown TownshipDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoryOperated by the Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society, 18th-century-period tavern
State Museum of PennsylvaniaHarrisburgDauphinCumberland ValleyMultipleArchaeological artifacts, minerals, paintings, decorative arts, animal dioramas, industrial and technological innovations and military objects; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Steamtown National Historic SiteScrantonLackawannaNortheastern PennsylvaniaTransportation - RailroadInterprets the story of main line steam railroading between 1850 and 1950
StentonPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseEarly American Georgian architecture, operated by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
Stephen Foster Memorial MuseumPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaBiographicalCollection of composer Stephen Foster, also two music theaters
Stoy MuseumLebanonLebanonPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite, operated by the Lebanon County Historical Society, recreated rooms of doctor's office, barber shop, school room, parlor, beauty salon, kitchen, general store, Cold Spring Train Station, wood shop
Strasburg Heritage CenterStrasburgLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryLocal historywebsite
Stroud MansionStroudsburgMonroeNortheastern PennsylvaniaHistoryOperated by the Monroe County Historical Association, social, cultural, political and economic life of Monroe County
Sturgeon HouseFairviewButlerPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historyOperated by the Fairview Area Historical Society
Sullivan County Historical Society MuseumLaporteSullivanNorthern TierLocal historywebsite, also the Baldwin House, a historic house museum, is next door
SummerseatMorrisvilleBucksDelaware ValleyHistoric houseLate-18th-century house used as a headquarters by George Washington
Summit Hill Historical Society MuseumSummit HillCarbonLehigh ValleyTransportation - Railroadinformation, information
Sun Inn, PennsylvaniaBethlehemLehighLehigh ValleyHistoric innwebsite
Susquehanna Art MuseumHarrisburgDauphinCumberland ValleyArtContemporary art
Susquehanna County Historical SocietyMontroseSusquehannaNorthern TierLocal historywebsite
Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society MuseumSusquehanna DepotSusquehannaNorthern TierLocal historywebsite, museum currently closed while seeking new location
Sutton-Ditz House MuseumClarionClarionNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Clarion County Historical Society
Swedish Log CabinDrexel HillDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric house18th-century log cabin
Sweetbriar MansionPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseLocated in Fairmount Park, operated by the Modern Club Of Philadelphia, 18th-century-period mansion
Swigart MuseumHuntingdonHuntingdonCentral PAAutomobilewebsite, antique automobiles
Taylor Memorial MuseumBrockwayJeffersonCentral PALocal historywebsite, operated by the Brockway Area Historical Society, museum features glass from local industry, artifacts from the lumbering, mining, and farming communities
Temple Judea MuseumElkins ParkMontgomeryDelaware ValleyEthnicwebsite, Judaica from around the world, located at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Shoe MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyClothingwebsite, open by appointment, part of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National MemorialPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseHistoric house where wounded Polish freedom fighter Thaddeus Kosciuszko lived
Thomas Leiper EstateNether Providence TownshipDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric house18th-century house
Thomas Massey HouseBroomallDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric house18th-century house with 17th- and 18th-century furnishings
Thomas T. Taber MuseumWilliamsportLycomingCentral PALocal historywebsite, operated by the Lycoming County Historical Society, features Native American and fine and decorative arts galleries, 19th-century-period rooms, and over 300 toy trains
Tioga Point MuseumAthensBradfordNorthern TierMultipleIncludes Native American, Japanese, Turkish, Chinese, European and Middle Eastern art and cultural objects, local historical items
Tom Ridge Environmental CenterErieErieNorthwest RegionNatural historyLocated in Presque Isle State Park, local plants, animals, human and cultural history
ToonSeumPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtCartoon art
Tour-Ed Mine and MuseumTarentumAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaIndustry - Coalwebsite, coal mine and recreated home of a typical coal miner in the 1850s, general store items, tools and antiques
Toy & Nascar MuseumSciotaMonroeNortheastern PennsylvaniaMultipleinformation, toys and Nascar collectibles
Toy Robot MuseumAdamstownLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryToywebsite, located in Stoudtburg Village, toy robots
Trout GalleryCarlisleCumberlandCumberland ValleyArtwebsite, part of Dickinson College
Trout HallAllentownLehighLehigh ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, late-18th-century Colonial mansion
Troxell-Steckel HouseEgyptLehighLehigh ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, 1756 Pennsylvania-German farm house
Troy Farm MuseumTroyBradfordNorthern TierAgriculturewebsite
Tyrone History MuseumTyroneBlairLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Tyrone Area Historical Society
Union City Historical MuseumUnion CityErieNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite, unusual items of everyday use from the 18t-h and 19th-century rural and urban life
University Arts GalleryPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaArtPart of the University of Pittsburgh
University Museum of Indiana University of PennsylvaniaIndianaIndianaPittsburgh Metro AreaArtwebsite, also Kipp Gallery, part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthropologyPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArchaeology, AnthropologyArtifacts from Egypt, China, Mesopotamia, Greco-Roman antiquities, Buddhist art, African art, and Mayan and other Pre-Columbian artifacts
University of Pittsburgh Dental MuseumPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaMedicalHistoric dental artifacts and equipment
UpsalaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseLocated in Germantown
U.S. Army Heritage and Education CenterCarlisleCumberlandCumberland ValleyMilitaryIncludes Army Heritage Museum and Army Heritage Trail
Valley Forge National Historical ParkValley ForgeChesterDelaware ValleyHistoryIncludes Welcome Center with exhibits, Washington's Headquarters (Valley Forge), Washington Memorial Chapel, reconstructed works and buildings
Valley School MuseumAlbionErieNorthwest RegionSchoolinformation
Venango County Historical Society MuseumFranklinVenangoNorthwest RegionHistoric housewebsite, known as the Hoge-Osmer House
Vicary MansionFreedomBeaverPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric houseOperated by the Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation, early-19th-century mansion under restoration
Victorian Vandergrift Museum and Historical SocietyVandergriftWestmorelandPittsburgh Metro AreaLocal historywebsite
Vocal Group Hall of FameSharonMercerNorthwest RegionMusic
Wagner Free Institute of SciencePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyNatural historyVictorian cases and hand-labeled natural history specimens arranged in the 1880s
Wagner-Ritter HouseJohnstownCambriaLaurel Highlands/Southern AllegheniesHistoric housewebsite, 19th-century working-class family home
Walnutport Canal & Locktenders HouseWalnutportNorthamptonLehigh ValleyHistoric houseinformation
Washington Crossing Historic ParkWashington CrossingBucksDelaware ValleyOpen air13 historic buildings that mark the location where George Washington crossed the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Watson-Curtze MansionErieErieNorthwest RegionHistoric houseOperated by the Erie County Historical Society; 24 room mansion showing upper class lifestyle of the 1890s; the Erie Planetarium is located in the carriage house
Wattsburg MuseumWattsburgErieNorthwest RegionLocal historyinformation
Wayne County Historical Society MuseumHonesdaleWayneNortheastern PennsylvaniaLocal historywebsite
WaynesboroughPaoliChesterDelaware ValleyHistoric house18th-century home of Gen. Anthony Wayne, operated by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks
Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the History CenterPittsburghAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaSportsweb, located in the Smithsonian wing of the Heinz History Center; focuses on sports history in the Pittsburgh region
Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad MuseumGibsoniaAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaTransportation - RailroadHistory of railroads in western Pennsylvania through model railroading
Westmoreland Museum of American ArtGreensburgWestmorelandPittsburgh Metro AreaArtWorks by significant American artists, including Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer
West Overton MuseumsScottdaleWestmorelandPittsburgh Metro AreaOpen air19th-century rural industrial village
Wharton Esherick MuseumMalvernChesterDelaware ValleyArtStudio of wood sculptor Wharton Esherick
WheatlandLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric houseHome of President James Buchanan
Whitaker Center for Science and the ArtsHarrisburgDauphinCumberland ValleyScienceComplex includes Harsco Science Center, Sunoco Performance Theater and an IMAX theater
Widener University Art GalleryChesterDelawareDelaware ValleyArtwebsite, collection includes 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, 19th-century European paintings, 18th- and 19th-century Asian art
Wilbur Chocolate Factory & Candy Americana MuseumLititzLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryFoodHistory of chocolate and the Wilbur Chocolate Company
Wilder MuseumIrvineWarrenNorthwest RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Warren County Historical Society
William Brinton 1704 HouseWest ChesterDelawareDelaware ValleyHistoric houseStone Quaker home, National Historic Landmark
Williams Center Art GalleryEastonNorthamptonLehigh ValleyArtwebsite, part of Lafayette College
Williams House (Paupack, Pennsylvania)PaupackWayneNortheastern PennsylvaniaHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Wallenpaupack Historical Society
Windber Coal Heritage CenterWindberSomersetPittsburgh Metro AreaIndustry - Coalwebsite
Wings of Freedom Aviation MuseumWillow GroveMontgomeryDelaware ValleyTransportation - Aviation
Winters Heritage House MuseumElizabethtownLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric housewebsite
Wolf Museum of Music and ArtLancasterLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryMusic, Artwebsite
Woodford (mansion)PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric housePart of Fairmount Park, houses collection of antique household goods, including Colonial furniture, unusual clocks and English delftware
Woodmere Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtPaintings, prints, sculpture and photographs focusing on artists from the Delaware Valley
WoodmontGladwyneMontgomeryDelaware ValleyHistoric houseLate-19th-century mansion and estate, history of International Peace Mission movement and Father Divine
Wood Turning CenterPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyArtwebsite, international arts institution, gallery and resource center for lathe-turned art
Woodville PlantationBridgevilleAlleghenyPittsburgh Metro AreaHistoric houseLate-18th-century plantation house, depicts life from 1780 to 1820
World of Scouting MuseumValley ForgeChesterDelaware ValleyScoutingwebsite, Girl & Boy Scout memorabilia, open by appointment
Wright's Ferry MansionColumbiaLancasterPennsylvania Dutch CountryHistoric houseRestored 1750s period Quaker home with Philadelphia furniture, English ceramics, needlework, metals and glass
Wyalusing MuseumWyalusingBradfordNorthern TierLocal historywebsite
Wyck HousePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaDelaware ValleyHistoric houseOldest house in Germantown
Wyoming County Historical MuseumTunkhannockWyomingNorthern TierLocal historywebsite
York College Art GalleriesYorkYorkPennsylvania Dutch CountryArtwebsite, part of York College of Pennsylvania
York County Heritage TrustYorkYorkPennsylvania Dutch CountryMultiplewebsite, includes the Historical Society Museum and Library, Agricultural and Industrial Museum, Bonham House, Fire Museum, General Horatio Gates House and Golden Plough Tavern, Barnett Bobb House
Zane Grey MuseumLackawaxenPikeNortheastern PennsylvaniaBiographicalHome and works of author Zane Grey
Zeigler HouseDalmatiaNorthumberlandCentral PALocal historywebsite, library and museum of the Mahanoy & Mahantongo Historical & Preservation Society, open by appointment
Zoller GalleryUniversity ParkCentreCentral PAArtwebsite, part of Penn State

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  1. ^ Civil War Museum of Philadelphia; The Museum's Collection
  2. ^ http://www.rockwellsite.com/Pag_Aboutus.htm Rockwell Gallery Collection, About Us
  3. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/8115 Roadside America report about the museum being closed & site for lease
  4. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2003/TRAVEL/10/13/offbeat.pez.museum.ap/index.html 2003 article about museum
  5. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/blog/marx-toy-museum-to-close/ Marx Toy Museum Closing: Boomers Mourn, April 3, 2008
  6. ^ http://www.alderferauction.com/contents/2007%20Alderfer%20Auction%20Antique%20Doll%20Auction%20features%20Museum%20April%2025-26%202007%20RELEASE.pdf Alderfer’s Antique Doll Auction Features Mary Stolz Doll & Toy Museum, Several Collections