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York County History Center

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Great Display in a Nice Location

First, get the tickets good for this place, the industrial history museum, and, when open, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave C
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Alexandria, Virginia
York County History Center

There’s a lot here, and certainly more than I bargained for in an afternoon. Firstly, there are... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
youthgoes
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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The York County History Center has three museums, four historic sites and a genealogy library and archives, all located in historic York, Pa. The Museums include the Agricultural & Industrial Museum, the Historical Society Museum, and the Fire...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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250 E Market St, York, PA 17403-2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, get the tickets good for this place, the industrial history museum, and, when open, the Colonial center. Well worth it. The history center is well-done with some very significant artifacts, including a huge display of case clocks, a lot of Colonial items, and some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

There’s a lot here, and certainly more than I bargained for in an afternoon. Firstly, there are several external historical buildings that can be toured on the premises, including the Golden Plough (an 18th century tavern). There is also (I believe) a Revolutionary War General’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I loved visiting the York County History Center. I am a genealogist and was in York doing research. What a delight it was to visit this History Center! I can't wait to go again... The kids ages 10-15 loved it also!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Debra R
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing where the Articles of Confederation were signed. Very brave men and women. Enjoyed the artifacts in the old tavern, summer kitchen , etc

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

If you get to the little shack across from the colonial homes, and the "Open" flag is out but the place is locked, come back in 20.minutes. They are under-staffed. Admission was high but then you realize it includes entry to multiple venues so not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jane W
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The York County History Center is filled with interesting exhibits about colonial America and its industrial base. The Articles of Confederation were signed in York, and the area played a major role throughout the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The museum also has a wealth of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, due to the nice bike weather, we were not interested in staying indoors for hours. This wonderful museum has lots of artifacts to see and study. We will make this a priority stopover on a rainy day.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank DWYPYWD
Reviewed 8 February 2018

After a morning sweep through York Central Market, a block from the main square, we walked a couple blocks east on Market Street to see the main York History Museum. As two of the few patrons exploring the well designed galleries, we had nobody blocking...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This place provides a perfect snapshot of the history of York’s industry and it does it in a kid-friendly and Dad-friendly way. Hands on stuff everywhere for the kids and really interesting factoids for the eager learners. The whole visit takes 1-2 hours and is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JoshKleinfeld
Reviewed 17 October 2017

There were several large rooms to tour. They housed many large interesting items. There were even cars, and a trolley. We go the impression that some of the stations we suppose to have people showing you things. That would have been and added plus.

Date of experience: October 2017
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