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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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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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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.