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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Name Town/City County Region Type Summary
1719 Hans Herr House & Museum Willow Street Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Open air Mennonite history, colonial and Victorian era farm life
1803 House Emmaus Lehigh Lehigh Valley Historic house Also known as the Ehrenhardt House, lifestyle of the inhabitants of colonial Emmaus
1852 Herr Family Homestead Landisville Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house website, depicts life on a 19th-century Lancaster County farm
AACA Museum Hershey Dauphin Pennsylvania Dutch Country Automotive website, also known as Antique Automobile Club of America Museum vintage automobiles, buses, motorcycles and memorabilia
Abington Art Center Jenkintown Montgomery Delaware Valley Art Contemporary art museum and a sculpture park
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Natural history Nature dioramas, large mineral crystals, dinosaurs, live animals
ACES Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Military information, honors the heroes of World War II, whether veterans or at home, of all races and sex
Adams County Historical Society Museum Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website, located on the grounds of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
African American Museum in Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Ethnic Formerly known as Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
Air Heritage Museum Beaver Falls Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Transportation - Aviation website
Albany Township Historical Society Museum Trexler Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website
Allegheny-Kiski Heritage Museum Tarentum Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history website, story of the home front during WWII, aluminum and glass collections from area companies
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Gallitzin Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Transportation - Railroad Park with engine house, historic tavern, mid 19th century Samuel Lemon House
Allentown Art Museum Allentown Lehigh Lehigh Valley Art European and American paintings, textiles, prints and drawings
Allison-Antrim Museum Greencastle Franklin Cumberland Valley Local history web
America On Wheels Allentown Lehigh Lehigh Valley Automotive
American Civil War Museum Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country History website, life-size dioramas with wax figures to depict scenes from the American Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg
American Military Edged Weaponry Museum Intercourse Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Military information, collection of US military knives used by the American servicemen, military artifacts
American Golf Hall of Fame Foxburg Clarion Northwest Region Sports Historic golf clubs and artifacts
American Helicopter Museum & Education Center West Chester Chester Delaware Valley Aviation Over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertaplanes
American Jewish Museum Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Contemporary Jewish art
American Philosophical Society Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Multiple Changing exhibits on history, science and art drawn from its collections
American Swedish Historical Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Ethnic - Swedish American Focuses on Swedish contributions to history, art, architecture, music, science and technology
Americana Museum of Bird-in-Hand Bird-in-Hand Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Open air website, 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 Experience Bird-in-Hand Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house website, depicts modern Amish life in an Amish homestead and one room school
Amish Farm and House Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Farm website, working farm, historical and modern customs of Lancaster County's Amish
Amy B. Yerkes Museum Hatboro Montgomery Delaware Valley Local history website, operated by the Millbrook Society
Andalusia (Nicholas Biddle Estate) Andalusia Bucks Delaware Valley Historic house
Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Over 4,000 Warhol art works in all media - paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, installations, films
Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery Delaware Water Gap Monroe Northeastern Pennsylvania Multiple website, art gallery and museum of local history housed in an 1850 brick schoolhouse
Appalachian Trail Museum Gardners Cumberland Pennsylvania Dutch Country History Development of the Appalachian Trail
Art Association of Harrisburg Harrisburg Dauphin Cumberland Valley Art website, galleries located in the historic Governor Findlay Mansion
ArtGardens of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Outdoor displays of installation art using plants
Arthur Ross Gallery Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art website, part of the University of Pennsylvania
Asa Packer Mansion Jim Thorpe Carbon Lehigh Valley Historic house 19th-century Victorian period mansion
Athenaeum of Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art Museum of American fine and decorative arts, exhibits about architecture and design history
Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum Northampton Northampton Lehigh Valley Industry information, information
Aughinbaugh Gallery Grantham Cumberland Pennsylvania Dutch Country Art website, part of Messiah College Department of Visual Arts
August Wilson Center for African American Culture Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area African American Cultural center about African Americans in Western Pennsylvania and people of African descent around the world
Bachmann Publick House Easton Northampton Lehigh Valley Historic house Currently under renovation, 18th-century colonial inn and tavern
Bahr's Mill Gabelsville Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Mill Late 19th-century woodworking and grist mill
Baker-Dungan Museum Beaver Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history website, information, part of Penn State Beaver
Baker Mansion Altoona Blair Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Local history Museum of the Blair County Historical Society
Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum Meadville Crawford Northwest Region Historic house Owned by the Crawford County Historical Society, reflects three centuries of owners; Dr. J. R. Mosier Office on site
Barnes Foundation Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, American masters, Old Master paintings, African sculpture, Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles, American paintings and decorative arts and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia
Barns-Brinton House Chadds Ford Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Chadds Ford Historical Society, early-18th-century-period house
Barton Street School Lock Haven Clinton Central PA Local history website, operated by the Clinton County Historical Society, includes memorabilia from local fire companies and military artifacts
Bartram's Garden Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Botanical garden with a historic house to tour
Battles Museums of Rural Life Girard Erie Northwest Region Historic house website, 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 Museum O'Hara Township Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Music Automated musical instruments from the 19th and 20th centuries
Beaver Area Historical Museum Beaver Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history website
Beaver County Industrial Museum Darlington Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Industry - Steel website
Beaver Falls Historical Society Museum Beaver Falls Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history Housed in the Carnegie Free Library
Bell School (Monroe County, Pennsylvania) Hamilton Township Monroe Northeastern Pennsylvania School website, operated by the Monroe County Historical Association; Stormsville is part of Hamilton Township
Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County Bellefonte Centre Central PA Art website, local art in all media
Belmont Mansion Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley History Historic mansion with Underground Railroad museum
Berks County Heritage Center Reading Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Open air website, includes Gruber Wagon Works, the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center, Wertz's Covered Bridge, Melcher's Grist Mill, memorials and gardens, operated by the County
Berks History Center Reading Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history Operated by the Historical Society of Berks County
Berman Museum of Art Collegeville Montgomery Delaware Valley Art website, part of Ursinus College, houses over 4,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, decorative, and cultural objects
Betsy Ross House Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Possible home of Betsy Ross, who sewed flags for the U.S. Navy and may have sewn the first American flag.
Bible History Exhibits Ronks Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Religious website, operated by the Institute for Biblical and Scientific Studies, replica archaeological artifacts to illuminate the Bible
Bicycle Heaven Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Transportation website, bicycle store and museum
Big Mac Museum Restaurant North Huntingdon Westmoreland Pittsburgh Metro Area Food website, tribute to the Big Mac and its creator
Bill's Old Bike Barn Bloomsburg Columbia Central PA Transportation website, motorcycles, also Americana memorabilia from nautical, circus, Harley Davidson and other collections
Bishop White House Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Part of Independence National Historical Park, late-18th-century-period house
Blooming Grove Museum Blooming Grove Pike Northeastern Pennsylvania Local history website, operated by the Blooming Grove Historical Society
Boal Mansion Museum Boalsburg Centre Central PA Historic house Reflects original furnishings and single family ownership over 200 years
Boalsburg Heritage Museum Boalsburg Centre Central PA Local history website
Boyertown Area Historical Society Boyertown Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles Boyertown Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation - Automotive website, includes motorized, horse-drawn and man-powered road transportation from wagons and trucks to bicycles and cars
Braddock's Battlefield History Center North Braddock Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Military History of the Braddock Expedition and the French and Indian War
Bradford County Museum Towanda Bradford Northern Tier Local history Located in the Bradford County Jail
Brandywine Battlefield Park Chadds Ford Delaware Delaware Valley Open air Site of the Battle of Brandywine fought on September 11, 1777 during the American Revolution, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Brandywine River Museum Chadds Ford Delaware Delaware Valley Art American 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 Museum Robertsdale Huntingdon Central PA Industry - Coal Coal mining and railroad exhibits; Robertsdale is part of Wood Township
Brown's Mill School Greencastle Franklin Cumberland Valley Education Operated by the Franklin County Historical Society, historic schoolhouse
Buhl House Zelienople Butler Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house website, operated by the Zelienople Historical Society
Burnside Plantation Bethlehem Northampton Lehigh Valley Open air Property 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 House Natrona Heights Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house Early-19th-century farmhouse
Bushy Run Battlefield Penn Township Westmoreland Pittsburgh Metro Area Open air Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Butler County Historical Society Butler Butler Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history website, operates the 1828 Lowrie/Shaw House, the 1815 Cooper Cabin Pioneer Homestead, and the 1838 Little Red School House
Calder House Museum Equinunk Wayne Northeastern Pennsylvania Local history website, operated by the Equinunk Historical Society
Caleb Pusey House Upland Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Friends of the Caleb Pusey House, late-17th-century house
Cambria County Historical Society Library and Museum Ebensburg Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Local history
Carbondale Historical Society and Museum Carbondale Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Local history Located on the third floor of the historic Carbondale City Hall and Courthouse
Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Contemporary art, hosts the Carnegie International every few years, sculpture, architectural drawings, photography
Carnegie Museum of Natural History Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Natural history Dinosaurs, gems & minerals, Native American & Egyptian artifacts, nature dioramas, Powdermill Nature Reserve
Carnegie Science Center Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Science Hands-on exhibits, includes Miniature Railroad & Village of Western PA and the Highmark SportsWorks
Carpenter Log House Plum Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house website, operated by the Allegheny Foothills Historical Society, located in Boyce Park
Carpenters' Hall Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley History Part of Independence National Historical Park, colonial history of the carpenter's guild
Castanea Railroad Station Castanea Clinton Central PA Transportation - Railroad website, operated by the Clinton County Historical Society, includes railroad artifacts and model train layout
Catlin House Scranton Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Local history website, operated by the Lackawanna Historical Society, located on the campus of the University of Scranton
Cedar Grove Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house website, 18th-century stone house reflection five generations of owners
Center for Art in Wood Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art website, international arts institution, gallery and resource center for design of art in wood
Centre County Library & Historical Museum Bellefonte Centre Central PA Local history Centre County documents, photographs, family memorabilia and other genealogical items
Centre Furnace Mansion State College Centre Central PA Historic house Home of the Centre County Historical Society, restored and furnished mid-19th-century ironmaster's home
Central Pennsylvania African American Museum Reading Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country African American History of African Americans in Central Pennsylvania
Chadds Ford Historical Society Chadds Ford Delaware Delaware Valley Local history website, local history exhibits in the Barn Visitor Center, also operates tours of the Barns-Brinton House and the Chad House
Chambersburg Heritage Center Chambersburg Franklin Cumberland Valley Local history website
Chemical Heritage Foundation Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Science History of chemistry and the role science plays in the modern world
Chester County Historical Society Museum West Chester Chester Delaware Valley Local history website
The Children's Museum, Pennsylvania Bloomsburg Columbia Central PA Children's website
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Children's Exhibits include Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Waterplay, Art Studio, Garage, Curiosity Lab, Theater, Nursery, artwork you can play with
Christiana Underground Railroad Center at Historic Zercher’s Hotel Christiana Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country History website, site of Resistance at Christiana that led to the first nationally-covered challenge to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
Civil War Museum of Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Civil War Temporarily 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 Gallery Clarion Clarion Northwest Region Art website, part of Clarion University
Clearfield County Historical Society and Museum Clearfield Clearfield Central PA Local history website
Clifton House Fort Washington Montgomery Delaware Valley Local history Operated by the Historical Society of Fort Washington
Cliveden (Benjamin Chew House) Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Located in Germantown, operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Collen Brook Farm Upper Darby Township Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Upper Darby Historical Society, 18th-century farmhouse
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation Media Delaware Delaware Valley Living website, located at Ridley Creek State Park
Columns Museum Milford Pike Northeastern Pennsylvania Local history website, operated by the Pike County Historical Society
Compass Inn Museum Laughlintown Westmoreland Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Historic house Restored inn with costumed docents that tell the story of transportation and everyday life in the early 19th century
Concord School House Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Education Located in Germantown, 18th-century one-room schoolhouse
Conestoga Area Historical Society Museum Conestoga Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website, museum housed in a 19th-century tobacco barn
Congress Hall Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley History Part 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 Homestead Womelsdorf Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house Colonial 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 Museum Coolspring Jefferson Central PA Technology website, over 250 historic internal combustion stationary gas engines
Cooper's Shed Museum Mount Joy Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Industry - Beer Part of Bube’s Brewery complex
Cornwall Iron Furnace Cornwall Lebanon Pennsylvania Dutch Country Industry - Iron National Historic Landmark iron furnaces, support buildings and surrounding community, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Corry Area Historical Museum Corry Erie Northwest Region Local history website, artifacts from pioneer life to the first modern oil refinery up to present-day manufacturing
Crayola Experience Easton Northampton Lehigh Valley Children's Interactive creative stations, history of the Crayola company and its art products
Cresco Station Museum Mountainhome Monroe Northeastern Pennsylvania Local history website, operated by the Barrett Township Historical Society
Cumberland County Historical Society Museum Carlisle Cumberland Cumberland Valley Local history website, folk art, local pottery, Native American and local historic artifacts, fine art, furniture
Dale/Engle/Walker House Lewisburg Union Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house website, operated by the Union County Historical Society
Daniel Boone Homestead Birdsboro Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Open air Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Dave Mead Log Cabin Meadville Crawford Northwest Region Historic house information
David Bradford House Washington Washington Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house 18th-century-period house, home of David Bradford, a leader of the Whiskey Rebellion
David Wills House Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country History website, 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 Center Allentown Lehigh Lehigh Valley Science
DeBence Antique Music World Franklin Venango Northwest Region Music Antique mechanical musical instruments, including music boxes, calliopes, player pianos, and automated brass bands that date from the mid-19th century to the 1940s
Declaration House Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house website, part of Independence National Historical Park, 18th-century house where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence
Delaware County Institute of Science Media Delaware Delaware Valley Natural history website, natural history museum and natural science library, includes mounted birds and animals, an herbarium of Delaware County plants, fossils, shells, corals, animal skulls, bird nests and eggs, butterflies, spiders, insects
Demuth Museum Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Art Museum of paintings by Charles Demuth
Depreciation Lands Museum Allison Park Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Open air website
The Design Center Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art website, Facebook site, part of Philadelphia University
Dolley Todd House Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Part of Independence National Historical Park, 18th-century-period home of Dolley Todd Madison
Donora Smog Museum Donora Washington Pittsburgh Metro Area History History of the Donora Smog of 1948, an air inversion of smog containing fluoride that killed 20 people
Dorflinger Glass Museum White Mills Wayne Northeastern Pennsylvania Glass Cut glass crystal made in White Mills from 1852 to 1921, located at the 600-acre Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary
Doylestown Historical Society Doylestown Bucks Delaware Valley Local history website
Drake Well Museum Titusville Venango Northwest Region Industry - Oil Beginnings 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 Collection Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art website, part of Drexel University, painting, sculpture, decorative arts and porcelain, three galleries
Driebe Freight Station Art Gallery Stroudsburg Monroe Northeastern Pennsylvania Art website, operated by the Monroe County Historical Association
Duncan & Miller Glass Museum Washington Washington Pittsburgh Metro Area Glass website, 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 Museum Eagles Mere Sullivan Northern Tier Local history website, exhibits include the George Lewis Glassworks era 1804-1830, farming era 1830-1880, narrow gauge railroad 1892-1926, big hotels' era 1880-1960s
Eakins Gallery Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art website, part of Thomas Jefferson University, reproductions of three paintings by Thomas Eakins
Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery State College Centre Central PA Natural history website, part of Pennsylvania State University, rocks, minerals, fossils, mining and scientific equipment, archaeological artifacts, paintings and sculpture depicting mining and related industries
East Broad Top Railroad Rockhill Furnace Huntingdon Central PA Transportation - Railroad National Historic heritage railroad
Eastern Museum of Motor Racing York Springs Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation - Automotive website, collection of vintage race cars and artifacts and research library
Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Prison Tours and exhibits about the 19th century prison that was in use until 1971
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Victorian mansion and garden
Eckley Miners' Village Weatherly Luzerne Lehigh Valley Industry - Mining Anthracite coal mining patch town, operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Eddie's Toy Museum & Store Sciota Monroe Northeastern Pennsylvania Toy website, toys and NASCAR collectibles, toy tractors, motorcycles, Christmas rooms, Pez dispensers, carnival toys, toy trucks, cars, airplanes, pedal cars, dolls
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Home once rented by author Edgar Allan Poe, exhibits about his life and works
Edinboro Area Historical Society Edinboro Erie Northwest Region Local history website
Eisenhower National Historic Site Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Presidential home Home for the Eisenhowers after they left the White House in 1961
Eldred World War II Museum Eldred McKean Northern Tier Military Exhibits about World War II
Electric City Trolley Museum Scranton Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Transportation
Elfreth's Alley Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house website, only house on Elfreth's Alley that is accessible to the public
Elizabeth Township Historical Society Museum Boston Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history information
Elmer H. Grimm Sr. Pharmacy Museum Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Medical Historic pharmacy displays, part of the University of Pittsburgh
Endless Mountains War Memorial Museum Sonestown Sullivan Northern Tier Military website, honors America's veterans from all wars
Ephrata Cloister Ephrata Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Religious One of America's earliest religious communities, founded in 1732, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Erie Art Museum Erie Erie Northwest Region Art
Erie County History Center Erie Erie Northwest Region Local history website, 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 Museum Erie Erie Northwest Region Maritime Homeport of the U.S. Brig Niagara, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Evans-Mumbower Mill Upper Gwynedd Township Montgomery Delaware Valley Mill Restored 19th-century grist mill, operated by the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
Everhart Museum Scranton Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Multiple Art, natural history and ethnographic collections (Native American, Oceania, South American and Asian), ancient civilizations, local/regional history and decorative arts
expERIEnce Children's Museum Erie Erie Northwest Region Children's website
Explore & More Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Children's website
The Fabric Workshop and Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art Devoted to creating new work in new materials and new media
Fairmount Water Works Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Natural history Interpretive center houses interactive exhibits about water and the water works
Fallingwater Bear Run Fayette Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Federal School Haverford Delaware Delaware Valley Education Operated by the Haverford Historical Society, one room schoolhouse
Finley House (Wayne, Pennsylvania) Wayne Montgomery Delaware Valley Local history website, headquarters of the Radnor Historical Society, features period kitchen and bedroom, doll and clothing display, collection of wagons, sleighs, carriages
Firefighters Historical Museum Erie Erie Northwest Region Firefighting website
Firemen's Hall Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Firefighting website, history and heroic moments of Philadelphia firefighting
F. Julius Lemoyne House Washington Washington Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house National Historic Landmark of the underground railroad, operated by the Washington County Historical Society
Flatiron Building Heritage Center Brownsville Fayette Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history Also houses the Frank L. Melega Art Museum
Fleetwood Area Historical Society Museum Fleetwood Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website
Fonthill Doylestown Bucks Delaware Valley Historic house Poured concrete mansion with many Arts & Crafts decorative tiles
Forest County History Center Tionesta Forest Northwest Region Local history information
Fort Bedford Museum Bedford Bedford Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Military French and Indian War era British military fortification
Fort Hunter Mansion Harrisburg Dauphin Cumberland Valley Historic house 19th-century-period house and 40 acre park
Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society Museum Waterford Erie Northwest Region Local history Located on the upper floors of the Eagle Hotel, also operates tours of the Judson House
Fort Ligonier Ligonier Westmoreland Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Military Museum and recreated mid-18th-century British fort from the French and Indian War
Fort Mifflin Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Military Centerpiece of the British conquest of Philadelphia during the American Revolution, 18th- and 19th-century buildings
Fort Necessity National Battlefield Uniontown Fayette Pittsburgh Metro Area Fort Commemorates the first military engagement of the French and Indian War, includes reconstructed fort, visitor center and Mount Washington Tavern
Fort Pitt Museum Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Open air Fort 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 Roberdeau Altoona Blair Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Open air Reconstructed Revolutionary War stockade surrounding six log cabins, 1858 barn containing exhibits, education center, trails
Founder's Hall Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Decorative arts Part of Girard College, collection of furniture, silver, paintings, ceramics, textiles and archives of Stephen Girard, and school memorabilia
Franklin Court Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley History 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 Institute Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Science Many hands-on exhibits, also Ben Franklin's inventions
Frank L. Melega Art Museum Brownsville Fayette Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Coal country-related artworks of Frank L. Melega and changing exhibits of contemporary art
Freedman Gallery Reading Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Art website, part of Albright College
French Azilum Towanda Bradford Northern Tier Historic site Site of planned settlement along the Susquehanna River for refugees fleeing the French Revolution
Frick Art & Historical Center Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Multiple Includes 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 Museum Robertsdale Huntingdon Central PA Transportation - Railroad History and culture of the East Broad Top Railroad; Robertsdale is part of Wood Township
Friendship Hill National Historic Site Point Marion Fayette Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house 18th-century home of early American politician Albert Gallatin
Frost Entomological Museum University Park Centre Central PA Natural history website, part of Penn State, insects
Fulton County Historical Society Museum McConnellsburg Fulton Central PA Local history Located in a restored late-18th-century tavern
Galleries at Moore College Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art website, part of Moore College of Art and Design
Gallery at Penn College Williamsport Lycoming Central PA Art website, part of Pennsylvania College of Technology, located in Madigan Library
Gallitzin Tunnels Park & Museum Gallitzin Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Local history Focuses on community's railroad, industrial, social, and religious heritage, park exhibits a restored 1942 Pennsylvania Railroad N5C Caboose, history of the Gallitzin Tunnel
Gen. Frederick Von Steuben Headquarters Valley Forge Chester Delaware Valley Historic house
General Lee's Headquarters Museum Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Military website
George Taylor House Catasauqua Lehigh Lehigh Valley Historic house Home of George Taylor, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, operated by the Lehigh Valley Historical Society
Germantown Historical Society Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Local history website, furniture, decorative and historical exhibits
Germantown White House Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Located 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 Park Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Civil War Includes the Gettysburg Museum and 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 Station Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation - Railroad Railroad station with exhibits about President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Glencairn Museum Bryn Athyn Montgomery Delaware Valley Religious Religious art and history from many religions
Glen Foerd on the Delaware Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic site Philadelphia's only remaining Delaware riverfront estate open to the public, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Landscape Survey
Golden Age Air Museum Bethel Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation - Aviation website, birth of the barnstormer, airmail, flying circuses and the first airlines, also automobiles
Goschenhoppen Folklife Museum Green Lane Montgomery Delaware Valley Ethnic website, operated by the Goschenhoppen Historians, building also houses the Country Store Museum
Graeme Park Horsham Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house Only 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 Library Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Military Located in the John Ruan House
Grange Estate Havertown Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by Friends of the Grange, mid-19th-century mansion
Greater Hazleton Historical Society Museum Hazleton Luzerne Northeastern Pennsylvania Local history Facebook site, includes old-fashioned kitchen and school room displays
Greene County Historical Society Museum Waynesburg Greene Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history Period rooms, exhibits of local businesses and industries, Monongahela culture
Green Hills Farm Dublin Bucks Delaware Valley Historic house Home 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 Museum Greenville Mercer Northwest Region Local history website
Greersburg Academy Darlington Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history Also includes Native American artifacts
Grey Towers National Historic Site Dingman Township Pike Northeastern Pennsylvania Historic house Ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first director of the United States Forest Service and twice elected governor of Pennsylvania
Grove City Area Historical Society Museum Grove City Mercer Northwest Region Local history website
Grumblethorpe Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Mid-18th-century house in Germantown
Haas Gallery of Art Bloomsburg Columbia Central PA Art website, part of Bloomsburg University
Haines Mill Cetronia Lehigh Lehigh Valley Mill Operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, working grist mill
Haines Shoe House Hallam York Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house Shoe-shaped house
Hall of Presidents Exhibit Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Wax website, figures of American Presidents and First Ladies
Hands-on House Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Children's website, also known as Children's Museum of Lancaster
Hanna's Town Hannastown Westmoreland Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Open air Reconstructed 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 Museum Hanover York Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history Located in the 18th-century Neas House, also tours of the Warehime-Myers Mansion
Hanover Fire Museum Hanover York Pennsylvania Dutch Country Firefighting website, collection of fire memorabilia and apparatus
Hanover Junction Museum Hanover York Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation - Railroad
Harmony Museum Harmony Butler Pittsburgh Metro Area Religious Site of the first settlement established by the Harmony Society, a Christian theosophy and pietist society from 1805 to 1905
Harris Switch Tower Harrisburg Dauphin South Central Transportation - Railroad Former Pennsylvania Railroad interlocking tower
Harriton House Bryn Mawr Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house 18th-century house
Hartwood Mansion Hampton Township Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house 1929 Tudor mansion with antiques, public gardens, cottage, stable complex, and a gate lodge (erected in 1927)
Heinz History Center Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history History of Western Pennsylvania, includes Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum; center also operates Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Heisey House Museum Lock Haven Clinton Central PA Historic house Operated by the Clinton County Historical Society, 19th-century Victorian house
Helfrich's Springs Grist Mill Whitehall Lehigh Lehigh Valley Mill Operated by the Whitehall Historical Preservation Society, early 19th century grist mill
Henry Antes House Upper Frederick Township Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Goschenhoppen Historians, 18th-century Moravian settlement houses
Henry George School of Social Science and Birthplace Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Biographical website
Herbig Bakery Bradford McKean Northern Tier Local history website, headquarters of the Bradford Landmark Society
Heritage Discovery Center Johnstown Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Local history Immigrant experiences, also known as the Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center
Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society Museum Hershey Dauphin Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website, located in the barn at the old Milton Hershey School home and farm
Hershey Story Hershey Dauphin Pennsylvania Dutch Country Food History and legacy of Milton S. Hershey and the chocolate candy confections he invented
Hershey's Chocolate World Hershey Dauphin Pennsylvania Dutch Country Food Chocolate making
The Highlands Fort Washington Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house 44-acre (180,000 m2) site with a late-18th-century Georgian mansion and formal gardens
Hill-Keith-Physick House Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, 19th-century home of surgical pioneer Dr. Philip Syng Physick
Historic Fallsington Fallsington Bucks Delaware Valley Open air Tours of the village and interiors of Moon-Williamson Log House, Burges-Lippincott House and Stagecoach Tavern
Historic Langhorne Association Langhorne Bucks Delaware Valley Local history
Historic Schaefferstown Schaefferstown Lebanon Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house website, includes the Gemberling Rex House, Alexander Schaeffer Farm and the Brendle Museum with displays of folklore Pennsylvania German culture
Historic Strawberry Mansion Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house 18th-century house
Historic Wrightsville Museum Wrightsville York Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website
Historic Yellow Springs Chester Springs Chester Delaware Valley Open air website, thirteen structures, 142 acres (0.57 km2), and a collection of art, artifacts, and archives
Historical Society of Berks County Museum Reading Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history and culture
Historical Society of Frankford Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Local history History of Northeast Philadelphia
Historical Society of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley History Changing exhibits of the history of Pennsylvania and the founding of the United States
Hodge Gallery Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Contemporary glass gallery of the Pittsburgh Glass Center
Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Puppet website, includes museum with puppets from around the world and exhibits about John Durang
Home Textile Tool Museum Orwell Bradford Northern Tier Textile website, spinning wheels, looms and tools of early America
Honesdale Fire Museum Honesdale Wayne Northeastern Pennsylvania Firefighting website
Hope Horn Gallery Scranton Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Art website, part of the University of Scranton
Hope Lodge Fort Washington Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house 18th-century mansion
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Elverson Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Industry - Iron Living history presentations in the summer
Hornby School Museum North East Erie Northwest Region Education Turn-of-the-20th-century-period schoolhouse
Horse-drawn Carriage Museum New Tripoli Lehigh Lehigh Valley Transportation website
Horseshoe Curve Altoona Blair Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Transportation - Railroad Visitor center with displays and views of the railroad horseshoe curve
Houdini Museum Scranton Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Biographical Historic house with exhibits about Harry Houdini, also offers magic shows
Hoyt Center for the Arts New Castle Lawrence Pittsburgh Metro Area Art website, regional arts center and museum
HUB-Roberson Galleries State College Centre Central PA Art website, part of Pennsylvania State University
Hummelstown Area Historical Society Museum Hummelstown Dauphin Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website, 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 Museum Sunbury Northumberland Central PA Military Headquarters of the Northumberland County Historical Society, includes historical and archaeological artifacts dealing with Fort Augusta
Huntingdon County Transportation Museum Huntingdon Huntingdon Central PA Transportation - Railroad information, operated by the Huntingdon County Transportation Society, located in the Hunt Tower - may not exist anymore
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art website, part of Carnegie Mellon University, offers exhibits from its collections of botanical art
Hurry Hill Farm Maple Museum Edinboro Erie Northwest Region Agriculture website, process for collecting and making maple syrup
ImaginAIRium Spring City Chester Delaware Valley Art
Indenhofen Farm Skippack Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Skippack Historical Society in Evansburg State Park, 18th-century house
Independence Hall Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley History Part of Independence National Historical Park, location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted
Independence National Historical Park Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley History Includes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters' Hall, Visitor Center and National Constitution Center
Independence Seaport Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Maritime Maritime artifacts, ship models, permanent and interactive exhibits, including the warship USS Olympia (C-6) and the submarine USS Becuna (SS-319)
Indian Steps Museum Airville York Pennsylvania Dutch Country Native American Large collection of Susquehannock Indian artifacts, WPA models and dioramas, Holtwood Dam and other local history exhibits
Insectarium Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Natural history Thousands of live and mounted insects, interactive displays
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art Part of the University of Pennsylvania
Isett Acres Museum Huntingdon Huntingdon Central PA American History website, antiques and collectibles, tools, glassware, kitchen, laundry, schoolroom, toys, firearms, photos
James A. Michener Art Museum Doylestown Bucks Delaware Valley Art Art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region
James A. Michener Art Museum New Hope Bucks Delaware Valley Art Satellite facility, art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region
Jefferson County History Center Brookville Jefferson Central PA Local history website, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society
Jenny Wade House Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house website, home of Jenny Wade, the only Gettysburg citizen killed during the Battle of Gettysburg
Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum Pottsville Schuylkill Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation - Automotive website
Jewish Museum of Eastern Pennsylvania Pottsville Schuylkill Pennsylvania Dutch Country Ethnic - Jewish information, located in the Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, open by appointment
The Jimmy Stewart Museum Indiana Indiana Pittsburgh Metro Area Biographical Memorabilia about actor James Stewart
Joanna Furnace Complex Robeson Township Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Industry 19th-century charcoal iron furnace, life in the iron-making community
John A. Hermann Jr. Memorial Art Museum Bellevue Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art website, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Article about museum, April 17, 2002
John Brown House (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) Chambersburg Franklin Cumberland Valley Historic house Operated by the Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny, boarding house where abolitionist John Brown stayed
John Brown Farm, Tannery & Museum Richmond Township Crawford Northwest Region History Farm, tannery ruins and archaeological site, built by abolitionist John Brown in 1825
John Chads House Chadds Ford Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Chadds Ford Historical Society, early-18th-century-period house
John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion Harrisburg Dauphin Cumberland Valley Historic house Hhome of John Harris, Jr., operated by the Historical Society of Dauphin County, 19th-century mansion
John Johnson House Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Significant for its role in the antislavery movement and the Underground Railroad
John Joseph Henry House Nazareth Northampton Lehigh Valley Weaponry website, operated by the Jacobsburg Historical Society
John McFadden Model Railroad Museum Mercersburg Franklin Cumberland Valley Transportation - Railroad website
John Sebastian Goundie House Bethlehem Lehigh Lehigh Valley Historic house website, part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, 1810 brick residence with temporary exhibits of local history
Johannes Mueller House Lititz Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house website, operated by the Lititz Historical Foundation, 1792 house with costumed docents
Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum Meadville Crawford Northwest Region Photography website, repository for Keystone View Company stereoscopic products, documents and memorabilia
Johnstown Children's Museum Johnstown Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Children's Located in the Heritage Discovery Center, interactive displays about Johnstown's geography, history, culture and industry
Johnstown Flood Museum Johnstown Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies History History of the 1889 Johnstown Flood
Johnstown Flood National Memorial South Fork Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies History Commemorates the approximately 2,200 people who died in the Johnstown Flood of 1889
Joseph Priestley House Northumberland Northumberland Central PA Historic house Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 18th & early 19th-century home of Joseph Priestley
Juniata College Museum of Art Huntingdon Huntingdon Central PA Art website, collection includes Hudson River School, American portrait miniatures, Old Master paintings and prints
Kelso Bible Lands Museum Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Archaeology Operated by the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Bible archaeology, features collection of ancient Near Eastern and Palestinian pottery and artifacts
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts Bethlehem Lehigh Lehigh Valley Decorative arts website, part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, includes Bohemian glass, fine needlework, tall case clocks, dolls, cast-iron toys and landscape paintings
Kentuck Knob Stewart Township Fayette Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Kerr Memorial Museum Oakmont Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house Depicts upper middle class life between 1890–1910
Kutztown Area Historical Society Museum Kutztown Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history Located in a late 19th-century school building
Lacawac Lake Ariel Wayne Northeastern Pennsylvania Historic house Tours of the former estate house, 545-acre nature preserve, trails, public programs
Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour Scranton Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Industry - Coal Adjacent to Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
Lake Shore Railway Museum North East Erie Northwest Region Transportation - Railroad website, operated by the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society; depots, locomotives, passenger cars
Lancaster County Historical Society Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website, located at the Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Museum Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Religious website, exhibits about Mennonite and Amish life
Lancaster Museum of Art Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Art website, exhibitions of contemporary art by regional and national artists
Lancaster Science Factory Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Science website
Landis Valley Museum Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Living history Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania German material, culture, history and heritage from 1740 through 1940
La Salle University Art Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art Collections include European and American art from the Renaissance to the present
Laurel Hill Mansion Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house website, 18th-century Georgian house
Lawrence Cabin Havertown Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Haverford Township Historical Society, early-18th-century log cabin
Lawrence County Historical Society Museum New Castle Lawrence Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history website
Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society Leechburg Armstrong Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history website
Leesport Lock House Leesport Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation 19th-century lock house, open for events
Lehigh University Art Galleries Bethlehem Northampton Lehigh Valley Art website, includes two art galleries at the Zoellner Arts Center, several other galleries and outdoor sculptures around the Lehigh University campus
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum Allentown Lehigh Lehigh Valley Local history Operated 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 Mansion Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Located 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 House Cresson Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Historic house Part of the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, restored 1840s period house and tavern
LeRoy Heritage Museum Canton Bradford Northern Tier Local history website
Liberty Bell Center Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley History Part of Independence National Historical Park, includes the Liberty Bell and exhibits about its history and role as an international icon of freedom
Liberty Bell Museum Allentown Lehigh Lehigh Valley History Exhibits relating to the Liberty Bell, liberty, freedom, patriotism and local history
Library Company of Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Library Changing exhibits from its collections of American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries
Lincoln Train Museum Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation - Railroad website, model trains and dioramas illustrating the railroad’s role during the Civil War
Lititz Museum Lititz Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website, operated by the Lititz Historical Foundation
Little Buffalo State Park Newport Perry Central PA Historic house Includes the Blue Ball Tavern Museum and Shoaff's Mill
Living Loft Puppet Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Puppet Creations of the Spiral Q Puppet Theater, open by appointment
Little Beaver Museum Darlington Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history website
Little Museum Sterling Run Cameron Central PA Local history website, operated by the Cameron County Historical Society
Livingood Museum Womelsdorf Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website, operated by the Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society
Lock Ridge Furnace Museum Alburtis Lehigh Lehigh Valley Industry Operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, ruins of coal-burning iron furnace with displays about the anthracite iron industry
Lore Degenstein Gallery Selinsgrove Snyder Central PA Art website, part of Susquehanna University
Lower Saucon Township Historical Society Lower Saucon Township Northampton Lehigh Valley Education Former one-room school
Luzerne County Museum Wilkes-Barre Luzerne Northeastern Pennsylvania Local history Operated by the Luzerne County Historical Society
Mack Trucks Museum Allentown Lehigh Lehigh Valley Transportation - Automotive website, about Mack Trucks
Macungie Institute Macungie Lehigh Lehigh Valley Local history website, community center with headquarters and the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum of the Macungie Historical Society
Manheim Heritage Center Manheim Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website, operated by the Manheim Historical Society
Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum Bristol Bucks Delaware Valley Local history website
Mario Lanza Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Biographical website, memorabilia from the career of the legendary tenor Mario Lanza
Marian Anderson Museum and Birthplace Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Biographical Two sites operated by the Marion Anderson Historical Society
Martin Guitar Museum Nazareth Northampton Lehigh Valley Music Museum of the Martin Guitar Factory, factory tours
Marywood University Art Galleries Scranton Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Art website
Mascaro-Steiniger Turfgrass Museum University Park Centre Central PA Technology website, part of Penn State, open by appointment, lawn care equipment
Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Masonic Center of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania
Matson Museum of Anthropology State College Centre Central PA Anthropology website, part of Pennsylvania State University
Mattress Factory Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Exhibits room-sized installation art
Mauch Chunk Museum Jim Thorpe Carbon Lehigh Valley Local history website
McCarl Industrial & Agricultural Museum of Beaver County Darlington Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Industry website, information, operated by the Little Beaver Historical Society
McCoy House Museum Lewistown Mifflin Central PA Local history Operated by the Mifflin County Historical Society
McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center McKeesport Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history
McMurtrie House Museum Huntingdon Huntingdon Central PA Historic house website, operated by the Huntingdon County Historical Society
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life Avella Washington Pittsburgh Metro Area Archaeological site, open air Operated 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 Museum Mechanicsburg Cumberland Cumberland Valley Open air website, includes Passenger Station and Stationmaster's House, Frankeberger Tavern, Freight Station, and the Washington Street Station
Mennonite Heritage Center Harleysville Montgomery Delaware Valley Religious website, local Mennonite history and traditions
Mennonite Information Center Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Religious website, movie about the Amish, features full-sized Biblical Tabernacle reproduction in wax
Mercer County Historical Society Museum Mercer Mercer Northwest Region Local history website, located in the Anderson House, can also tour the Magoffin House with a guide
Mercer Museum Doylestown Bucks Delaware Valley History Collection of early American objects and artifacts
Merrick Art Gallery New Brighton Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Art 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 Museum Reading Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation - Aviation Historic war planes, classic airliners, rare civilian and military aircraft
Mifflinburg Buggy Museum Mifflinburg Union Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation website
Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Contemporary art gallery
Millersburg Museum Millersburg Dauphin Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website, operated by the Historical Society of Millersburg & Upper Paxton Township
Mill at Anselma Chester Springs Chester Delaware Valley Mill 18th-century grain mill
Mill Grove Audubon Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house Home of John James Audubon, art museum and Audubon wildlife sanctuary
Miniature Railroad & Village Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Model trains Located in the Carnegie Science Center
Minshall House Media Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house website
Mister Ed's Elephant Museum Orrtanna Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Commodity website, elephant memorabilia and collectibles and a candy store.
Mixsell House Museum Easton Northampton Lehigh Valley Historic house Operated by the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, open by appointment
Moland House Hartsville Bucks Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Warwick Township Historical Society, 18th-century farmhouse used by George Washington as a headquarters in 1777
Montgomery House Museum Danville Montour Northeastern Pennsylvania Local history website, operated by the Montour County Historical Society
Moravian Museum Bethlehem Lehigh Lehigh Valley Open air Tells the stories of the Moravian founders, includes 1741 Gemeinhaus, a five-story log structure, the 1752 Apothecary and the 1758 Nain-Schober House, part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
Moravian Historical Society Museum Nazareth Northampton Lehigh Valley Religious History of the Moravian Church and its contributions to American history and culture
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Doylestown Bucks Delaware Valley Industry "Working history" museum
Morgan Log House Lansdale Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house Eartly 18th-century log house, operated by the Welsh Valley Preservation Society
Morton Morton House Norwood Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Norwood Historical Society, 18th-century house
Mount Joy Historical Society Museum Mount Joy Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website
Mount Pleasant Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Colonial era mansion
Mummers Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art website, costumes from the Mummers Parade
Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History Muncy Lycoming Central PA Local history website, collection includes frakturs, a WPA-commissioned replica of Fort Muncy and military gallery, Native American artifacts, art, textiles
Munnell Run Farm Mercer Mercer Northwest Region Multiple website, 163-acre working farm, environmental education and local history programs, interactions of agriculture and ecology, mid-19th century Bigler House
Museum of Indian Culture Allentown Lehigh Lehigh Valley Native American Highlights the early history and culture of the Lenape and other American Indian tribes.
Museum of Mourning Art Drexel Hill Delaware Delaware Valley History Beliefs and rituals that surround the arts of dying and grieving
Museum of the History of Delaware County Chester Delaware Delaware Valley Local history website, operated by the Delaware County Historical Society
Mütter Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Medical Collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment
Nain-Schober House Bethlehem Lehigh Lehigh Valley Historic house website, 18th-century house, part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
National Canal Museum Easton Northampton Lehigh Valley Transportation History, science, and technology of canal construction and navigation, includes Emrick Technology Center with exhibits about the area's industrial history
National Centre for Padro Pio Barto Berks Delaware Valley Religious website, promotes life and teachings of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
National Civil War Museum Harrisburg Dauphin Cumberland Valley Civil War
National Constitution Center Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley History History and relevance of the United States Constitution
National Liberty Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley History 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 History Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Jewish Story of Jews in America
National Museum of the American Coverlet Bedford Bedford Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Textile website, woven coverlets
National Shrine of Saint John Neumann Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Religious Shrine with museum about John Neumann
National Toy Train Museum Strasburg Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation - Railroad Operated by the Train Collectors Association, interactive display of toy trains dating back to the early 1800s
National Watch and Clock Museum Columbia Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Horology
Nationality Rooms Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Culture Guided 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 Studio Chadds Ford Delaware Delaware Valley Art Tours operated by the Brandywine River Museum
Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Millersburg Dauphin Pennsylvania Dutch Country Art website, also a nature center
Nemacolin Castle Brownsville Fayette Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house Maintained by the Brownsville Historical Society, 19th-century mansion
New Berlin Heritage Museum New Berlin Union Central PA Local history Open on New Berlin Day or by appointment, also known as the Courthouse Museum
New Holland Band Museum New Holland Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Music website, band memorabilia, hundreds of musical instruments from 1620 to present day, uniforms, music and equipment
New Hall Military Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Military website, information, part of Independence National Historical Park, located in Carpenters' Hall
Newlin Mill Complex Concord Township Delaware Delaware Valley Mill Two historic houses, barn, water-powered grist mill, visitor center in a park
Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead Wyomissing Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house website, 18th-century house under restoration
Nitre Hall Havertown Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Haverford Historical Society
No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum Lansford Carbon Lehigh Valley Industry - Coal website
North East Museum North East Erie Northwest Region Local history website, operated by the North East Historical Society
North Museum of Natural History and Science Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Natural history, Science website
Oakes Museum Grantham Cumberland Pennsylvania Dutch Country Natural history website, part of Messiah College, dioramas of African and North American mammals, bird eggs, fish, seashells, minerals, insects & butterflies, fossils
Old Bedford Village Bedford Bedford Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Open air Includes buildings from the 18th to early 20th centuries, living history demonstrations
Old Caln Historical Society Museum Caln Township Chester Delaware Valley Local history Housed in part of a historic meeting house
Old City Hall Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley History Part of Independence National Historical Park, site of the first U.S. Supreme Court
Old Dry Road Farm Lower Heidelberg Township Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Farm 18th-century living history farm complex, open for school groups and special events
Old Eagle School Tredyffrin Chester Delaware Valley Education One room schoolhouse
Old Economy Village Ambridge Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Religious Last of three settlements established by the Harmony Society, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Old Jail Museum Chambersburg Franklin Cumberland Valley Local history Operated by the Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny
Old Jail Museum Jim Thorpe Carbon Lehigh Valley Jail Late-19th-century prison
Old Jail Museum Smethport McKean Northern Tier Prison information, Facebook site, operated by the McKean County Historical Society
Old Line Museum Delta York Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website
Old Mauch Chunk Model Train Display Jim Thorpe Carbon Lehigh Valley Transportation - Railroad Facebook site
Olin Art Gallery Washington Washington Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Part of the Olin Fine Arts Center at Washington & Jefferson College
Oliver Miller Homestead South Park Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house Frontier stone house and spring house, reconstructed log house, blacksmith forge, barn, demonstration shed and gardens
Packwood House Museum Lewisburg Union Pennsylvania Dutch Country Decorative art Glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture, paintings, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, and Oriental art
Palmer Museum of Art State College Centre Central PA Art Part of Penn State University, collection includes American and European art, contemporary European and Japanese studio ceramics, Asian art, objects from ancient European, African, and Near Eastern cultures
Palmerton Area Heritage Center State College Centre Central PA Local history website, operated by the Palmerton Area Historical Society
Paper Mill House Museum Newtown Township Delaware Delaware Valley Local history Operated by the Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society, includes an 1850’s era general store
Parry Mansion Museum New Hope Bucks Delaware Valley Historic house website, home of the New Hope Historical Society
Passavant House Zelienople Butler Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house Operated by the Zelienople Historical Society, early 19th-century house reflecting over 150 years of family ownership
Pasto Agricultural Museum University Park Centre Central PA Agriculture web, part of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, open by appointment
Paul Robeson House (Philadelphia) Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley African American Legacy of Paul Robeson, community art exhibits
Paul R. Stuart Museum Waynesburg Greene Pittsburgh Metro Area Multiple website, part of Waynesburg University, geology, Native American artifacts, local history, pottery and glassware
Payne Gallery Bethlehem Lehigh Lehigh Valley Art website, part of Moravian College
Pennsbury Manor Morrisville Bucks Delaware Valley Historic house Home of William Penn, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Penn State All-Sports Museum State College Centre Central PA Sports Part of Pennsylvania State University, school sports history and memorabilia
Penns Valley Area Historical Museum Aaronsburg Centre Central PA Local history website
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art Oldest art museum and school in the nation, 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper
Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum Scranton Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Industry - Coal Anthracite coal mining and industrial heritage of northeastern Pennsylvania, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Kutztown Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Ethnic website, 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 Mansion Harrisburg Dauphin Cumberland Valley History house
Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum Nazareth Northampton Lehigh Valley Weaponry website, at the Henry Homestead, operated by the Jacobsburg Historical Society
Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Galeton Potter Northern Tier Industry - Lumber Documents the history and technology of the Commonwealth's forest industries, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania Military Museum Boalsburg Centre Central PA Military Recounts 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 Museum Chester Delaware Delaware Valley Military website, Widener University's military history as the Pennsylvania Military Academy and Pennsylvania Military College
Pennsylvania National Fire Museum Harrisburg Dauphin Cumberland Valley Firefighting
Pennsylvania State Capitol Harrisburg Dauphin Cumberland Valley History
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Washington Washington Pittsburgh Metro Area Transportation
Pennsylvania Veterans Museum Media Delaware Delaware Valley Military
Pennypacker Mills Schwenksville Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house National Historic site, 18th-century mansion and park
Peter Herdic Transportation Museum Williamsport Lycoming Central PA Transportation website, vehicles for river, rail and road
Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum South Williamsport Lycoming Central PA Sports
Peter Wentz Farmstead Worcester Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house 18th-century Pennsylvania German farmstead
Philadelphia Art Alliance Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art Institution hosts art exhibits, theater and music workshops, poetry readings, lectures, concerts and recitals
Philadelphia Doll Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Toy African, Europeans American Folk Art dolls, the renowned Roberta Bell Doll Collection, American and internationally manufactured dolls and more; emphasis on black dolls
Philadelphia History Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Local history History museum for the City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art European, Asian and American fine art, furniture and decorative arts, arms & armor, period rooms
Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art Part of Congregation Rodesh Shalom, exhibits contemporary art that illuminates the Jewish experience
Phillips Museum of Art Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Art website, part of Franklin & Marshall College, collection includes decorative arts, Pennsylvania German material culture, ethnographic material
Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art website, history of photography, includes images, cameras and accessories
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train Ashland Schuylkill Pennsylvania Dutch Country Industry - Mining website, anthracite coal mine tour, narrow-gauge steam train ride, museum
Piper Aviation Museum Lock Haven Clinton Central PA Transportation - Aviation website, photos, information
Pithole City Pithole Venango Northwest Region Industry Ghost town of former oil boomtown; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Drake Well Museum
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Community arts campus that offers arts education programs and contemporary art exhibitions
Please Touch Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Children's Interactive museum to promote learning in children
Pocono Indian Museum Bushkill Pike Northeastern Pennsylvania Native American website, history of the Delaware Indian
Police Heritage Museum York York Pennsylvania Dutch Country Law enforcement website
Polish American Cultural Center Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Ethnic - Polish website
Portage Station Museum Portage Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Local history website, operated by the Portage Area Historical Society, influences of coal mining, railroads, steel, forests, water, and recreation
Potter County Historical Society/Museum Coudersport Potter Northern Tier Local history Facebook site, website
Pottsgrove Manor Pottsgrove Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house Mid 18th-century period mansion
Powel House Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Operated by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, 18th-century Georgian townhouse mansion
Philip P. Bliss Gospel Songwriters Museum Rome Bradford Northern Tier Biographical Home of 19th century gospel music composer Phillip Paul Bliss
The Print Center Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art website, contemporary printmaking and photography
Promised Land State Park Blooming Grove Pike Northeastern Pennsylvania History Includes the Masker Museum about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the park's natural history
Quaint Corner Children's Museum Altoona Blair Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Children's website
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm Hamilton Township Monroe Northeastern Pennsylvania Open air Historic working farm with period interpreters reflecting farm family life from 1760 to 1913
Rachel Carson Homestead Springdale Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Biographical National Historic home of environmental author Rachel Carson
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Strasburg Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation - Railroad Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Railroaders Memorial Museum Altoona Blair Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Transportation - Railroad
Reading Area Fire-Fighters Museum Reading Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Firefighting Historic fire station open by appointment
Reading Public Museum Reading Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Multiple Art, natural history, civilizations, planetarium, arboretum
Reading Railroad Heritage Museum Hamburg Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Transportation - Railroad website, operated by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Part of Carnegie Mellon University
Renfrew Museum and Park Waynesboro Franklin Cumberland Valley Open air Restored early-19th-century farmstead and park
Richard Wall House Elkins Park Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house House dating back to the late 18th century, reflects two centuries of owners
RittenhouseTown Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Open air Located in Germantown, early American industrial village for making paper, part of Fairmount Park
Rivers of Steel Homestead Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Industry - steel History of the area's steel, coal and related industries
Roadside America Shartlesville Berks Delaware Valley Transportation - Railroad Miniature village and railway
Robert Fulton Birthplace Quarryville Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Biographical
Roberto Clemente Museum Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Biographical Life of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente
Rock Ford Plantation Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house 1794 Georgian mansion of General Edward Hand
Rockhill Trolley Museum Rockhill Furnace Huntingdon Central PA Transportation Trolleys
Rodin Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art Largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin's works outside Paris
Romanian Folk Art Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Ethnic - Romania website, Romanian costumes, rugs, pottery, furniture and a full Transylvanian interior
Rosenbach Museum & Library Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art, Library Rare miniature portraits, 18th- and 19th-century British and American furniture and decorative art, rare books, manuscripts and illustrations, collection of works by Maurice Sendak
Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association Kinzers Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Agriculture Open seasonally, traction engines, antique farm implements and machinery, steam engines and stationary gas engines
Rowley House Museum Williamsport Lycoming Central PA Historic house website, Victorian mansion operated by Preservation Williamsport
Ryerss Museum and Library Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Mansion with Asian and European decorative arts, located in Burholme Park
Saint Nicholas Chapel and Museum Beaver Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Religious website, Greek Catholic church with museum of Greek Catholic Union, Greek Catholic, and Carpatho-Rusin histories
Sanderson Museum Chadds Ford Delaware Delaware Valley Local history
Samek Art Museum Lewisburg Union Pennsylvania Dutch Country Art website, part of Bucknell University, includes the Samek Gallery, the Downtown Gallery and locations around campus
Saylor Park Cement Industry Museum Coplay Lehigh Lehigh Valley Industry Nine vertical cement kilns and exhibits about the American Portland Cement Industry, operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society
Sayre Historical Society Museum Sayre Bradford Northern Tier Local history website
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center Pennsburg Montgomery Delaware Valley Religious Museum collections include Schwenkfelder history and decorative arts including fraktur
Schuylkill County Historical Society Pottsville Schuylkill Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website
Scranton Iron Furnaces Scranton Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Industry Heritage of iron making in Pennsylvania
Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour & Ice Harvest Museum Lakeville Wayne Northeastern Pennsylvania Industry website, ice harvesting and modern ice making and carving
Second Bank of the United States Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art Part of Independence National Historical Park, art gallery exhibits of Colonial and Federal leaders, military officers, explorers and scientists, including many by Charles Willson Peale
Seminary Ridge Museum Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Military Focus is the pivotal first day of the Battle of Gettysburg on Seminary Ridge, the hospital use of the building, and cultural debates of the Civil War era
Sewickley Heights History Center Sewickley Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history website
Shippensburg Historical Society Shippensburg Franklin Cumberland Valley Local history website, includes Central Pennsylvania Indian arrowheads and tools, WPA educational aids made in Shippensburg, medical collections and Shippensburg area pottery
Shippensburg University Fashion Archives and Museum Shippensburg Franklin Cumberland Valley Fashion website
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Part of Fairmount Park, traditional 17th-century–style Japanese house and garden
Shriver House Museum Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house website, 1860s period home of George Washington Shriver, experience of civilians during the Battle of Gettysburg
Sigal Museum Easton Northampton Lehigh Valley Local history website, operated by the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, county history and culture
Simpler Times Museum Tidioute Warren Northwest Region Ephemera information, 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, open by appointment
Silver Eye Center for Photography Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art website, hosts four photography exhibits each year
Sinking Spring Historical Society & Heritage Park Sinking Spring Berks Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history information
Slate Belt Heritage Center Bangor Northampton Lehigh Valley Local history website, exhibits include a fire museum, town clock, council room, period rooms reflecting local ethnic and industrial heritage
Slate Belt Museum Mt. Bethel Northampton Lehigh Valley Local history website
Slifer House Museum Lewisburg Union Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house website, owned by Albright Care Services, mid 19th-century Victorian period mansion
Smock Heritage Museum Smock Fayette Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history website, operated by the Smock Historical Society
Society for Contemporary Craft Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists
Soldiers and Sailors National Military Museum and Memorial Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Military Largest memorial in the United States dedicated solely to honoring all branches of military veterans and service personnel
Soldiers National Museum Gettysburg Adams Pennsylvania Dutch Country Military website, dioramas and artifacts of the American Civil War
Somerset Historical Center Somerset Somerset Pittsburgh Metro Area Open air Rural heritage center, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Sones Farm & Home Museum Muncy Lycoming Central PA Agriculture website, 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 Gallery Wilkes-Barre Luzerne Northeastern Pennsylvania Art website, part of Wilkes University
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Altoona Blair Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Art Quarterly art exhibitions and a collection of railroad photographic prints
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Loretto Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Art Headquarters to the complex of four nuseum facilities, permanent collection of works of American art, located on the campus of Saint Francis University
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Ligonier Westmoreland Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Art Includes permanent paperweight collection
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Johnstown Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Art Housed in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Speaker's House Trappe Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house 18th-century home of Frederick August Muhlenberg, the First and Third Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Springfield Heritage Museum Springfield Delaware Delaware Valley Local history information, located in the McLaughlin Education Center at Springfield High School
Spring-Ford Area Historical Society Museum Complex Royersford Montgomery Delaware Valley Local history website, includes William Lewin Plantation House and Barn Museum
Springfield Mills Erdenheim Montgomery Delaware Valley Mill Restored 19th-century grist mill, operated by the Morris Arboretum
Springs Museum Springs Somerset Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history website, operated by the Springs Historical Society
Square Tavern Newtown Township Delaware Delaware Valley History Operated by the Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society, 18th-century-period tavern
State Museum of Pennsylvania Harrisburg Dauphin Cumberland Valley Multiple Archaeological 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 Site Scranton Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Transportation - Railroad Interprets the story of main line steam railroading between 1850 and 1950
Stenton Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Early American Georgian architecture, operated by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
Stephen Foster Memorial Museum Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Biographical Collection of composer Stephen Foster, also two music theaters
Stover Mill Gallery Erwinna Bucks Delaware Valley Art Regional art gallery located in a 19th-century gristmill, operated by the Tinicum Civic Association
Stoy Museum Lebanon Lebanon Pennsylvania Dutch Country Local history website, 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
Stroud Mansion Stroudsburg Monroe Northeastern Pennsylvania History Operated by the Monroe County Historical Association, social, cultural, political and economic life of Monroe County
Sturgeon House Fairview Erie Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history Operated by the Fairview Area Historical Society
Sullivan County Historical Society Museum Laporte Sullivan Northern Tier Local history website, also the Baldwin House, a historic house museum, is next door
Summerseat Morrisville Bucks Delaware Valley Historic house Late-18th-century house used as a headquarters by George Washington
Summit Hill Historical Society Museum Summit Hill Carbon Lehigh Valley Transportation - Railroad information, Facebook site
Sun Inn, Pennsylvania Bethlehem Lehigh Lehigh Valley Historic inn website
Susquehanna Art Museum Harrisburg Dauphin Cumberland Valley Art Contemporary art
Susquehanna County Historical Society Montrose Susquehanna Northern Tier Local history website
Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society Museum Susquehanna Depot Susquehanna Northern Tier Local history information
Sutton-Ditz House Clarion Clarion Northwest Region Historic house Operated by the Clarion County Historical Society, late 19th-century mansion
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery Annville Lebanon Pennsylvania Dutch Country Art website, part of Lebanon Valley College
Swedish Log Cabin Drexel Hill Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house 18th-century log cabin
Sweetbriar Mansion Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Located in Fairmount Park, operated by the Modern Club Of Philadelphia, 18th-century-period mansion
Swetland Homestead Wyoming Luzerne Northeastern Pennsylvania Historic house 19th-century period house, open by appointment with the Luzerne County Historical Society
Tall Ship Gazela & Tug Jupiter Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Maritime 1883 tall sailing ship Gazela, the 1902 iron tugboat Jupiter and lighter barge Poplar open for tours
Taylor Memorial Museum Brockway Jefferson Central PA Local history website, operated by the Brockway Area Historical Society, museum features glass from local industry, artifacts from the lumbering, mining, and farming communities
Temple Judea Museum Elkins Park Montgomery Delaware Valley Ethnic website, Judaica from around the world, located at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Shoe Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Clothing website, open by appointment, part of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Historic house where wounded Polish freedom fighter Thaddeus Kosciuszko lived
Thomas Leiper Estate Nether Providence Township Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house 18th-century house
Thomas Massey House Broomall Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house 18th-century house with 17th- and 18th-century furnishings
Thomas T. Taber Museum Williamsport Lycoming Central PA Local history website, 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 Museum Athens Bradford Northern Tier Multiple Includes Native American, Japanese, Turkish, Chinese, European and Middle Eastern art and cultural objects, local historical items
Tom Ridge Environmental Center Erie Erie Northwest Region Natural history Located in Presque Isle State Park, local plants, animals, human and cultural history
ToonSeum Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Cartoon art
Tour-Ed Mine and Museum Tarentum Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Industry - Coal website, coal mine and recreated home of a typical coal miner in the 1850s, general store items, tools and antiques
Trout Gallery Carlisle Cumberland Cumberland Valley Art website, part of Dickinson College
Trout Hall Allentown Lehigh Lehigh Valley Historic house Operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, late-18th-century Colonial mansion
Troxell-Steckel House Egypt Lehigh Lehigh Valley Historic house Operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society, 1756 Pennsylvania-German farm house
Troy Farm Museum Troy Bradford Northern Tier Agriculture website, operated by the Bradford County Heritage Association & Farm Museum, feature rare farm implements, large and small farm machinery and tools, individual rooms showing a blacksmith shop, tin shop, winter workroom, general store, children’s games, Grange, game commission artifacts, farm kitchen, model tractors, Revolutionary war items
Tyrone History Museum Tyrone Blair Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Local history website, operated by the Tyrone Area Historical Society
Union City Historical Society Museum Union City Erie Northwest Region Local history website, unusual items of everyday use from the 18t-h and 19th-century rural and urban life
University Arts Gallery Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Part of the University of Pittsburgh
University Museum of Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana Indiana Pittsburgh Metro Area Art website, also Kipp Gallery, part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Archaeology, Anthropology Artifacts from Egypt, China, Mesopotamia, Greco-Roman antiquities, Buddhist art, African art, and Mayan and other Pre-Columbian artifacts
University of Pittsburgh Dental Museum Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Medical Historic dental artifacts and equipment
Upper Mill Milford Pike Northeastern Pennsylvania Mill Restored 19th-century grist mill
Upsala Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Located in Germantown
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Carlisle Cumberland Cumberland Valley Military Includes Army Heritage Museum and Army Heritage Trail
Valley Forge National Historical Park Valley Forge Chester Delaware Valley History Includes Welcome Center with exhibits, Washington's Headquarters (Valley Forge), Washington Memorial Chapel, reconstructed works and buildings
Valley School Museum Albion Erie Northwest Region School information
Venango County Historical Society Museum Franklin Venango Northwest Region Historic house website, known as the Hoge-Osmer House
Vicary Mansion Freedom Beaver Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house Operated by the Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation, early-19th-century mansion under restoration
Victorian Vandergrift Museum and Historical Society Vandergrift Westmoreland Pittsburgh Metro Area Local history website
Vocal Group Hall of Fame Sharon Mercer Northwest Region Music
Wagner Free Institute of Science Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Natural history Victorian cases and hand-labeled natural history specimens arranged in the 1880s
Wagner–Ritter House & Garden Johnstown Cambria Laurel Highlands/Southern Alleghenies Historic house 19th-century working-class family home
Wallace-Cross Mill East Hopewell Township York Pennsylvania Dutch Country Mill Restored 19th-century grist mill
Walnutport Canal & Locktenders House Walnutport Northampton Lehigh Valley Historic house website, information, restored early 19th-century locktender's house, part of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Washington Crossing Historic Park Washington Crossing Bucks Delaware Valley Open air 13 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 Mansion Erie Erie Northwest Region Historic house Operated 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 Historical Society Museum Wattsburg Erie Northwest Region Local history information
Wayne County Historical Society Museum Honesdale Wayne Northeastern Pennsylvania Local history website
Waynesborough Paoli Chester Delaware Valley Historic house 18th-century home of Gen. Anthony Wayne, operated by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks
Weather Discovery Center Punxsutawney Jefferson Central PA Science website, weather lore stories, exhibits and demonstrations
Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the History Center Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Sports Located in the Smithsonian wing of the Heinz History Center, focuses on sports history in the Pittsburgh region
Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum Gibsonia Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Transportation - Railroad History of railroads in western Pennsylvania through model railroading
Westmoreland Museum of American Art Greensburg Westmoreland Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Works by significant American artists, including Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer
West Overton Museums Scottdale Westmoreland Pittsburgh Metro Area Open air 19th-century rural industrial village
Wharton Esherick Museum Malvern Chester Delaware Valley Art Studio of wood sculptor Wharton Esherick
Wheatland Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house Home of President James Buchanan
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts Harrisburg Dauphin Cumberland Valley Science Complex includes Harsco Science Center, Sunoco Performance Theater and an IMAX theater
Widener University Art Gallery Chester Delaware Delaware Valley Art website, collection includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings, 19th-century European paintings, 18th and 19th-century Asian art
Wilbur Chocolate Factory & Candy Americana Museum Lititz Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Food History of chocolate and the Wilbur Chocolate Company
Wilder Museum Irvine Warren Northwest Region Local history website, operated by the Warren County Historical Society
William Brinton 1704 House West Chester Delaware Delaware Valley Historic house Stone Quaker home, National Historic Landmark
William E. Swigart, Jr. Antique Automobile Museum Huntingdon Huntingdon Central PA Automobile Features antique automobiles, artwork, bicycles, toys and automobile memorabilia
Williams Center Art Gallery Easton Northampton Lehigh Valley Art website, part of Lafayette College
Williams House (Paupack, Pennsylvania) Paupack Wayne Northeastern Pennsylvania Historic house website, operated by the Wallenpaupack Historical Society
Windber Coal Heritage Center Windber Somerset Pittsburgh Metro Area Industry - Coal website, operated by the Eureka Coal Heritage Foundation
Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum Willow Grove Montgomery Delaware Valley Transportation - Aviation
Winters Heritage House Museum Elizabethtown Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house website
Wolf Museum of Music and Art Lancaster Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Music, Art website, features 19th and early 20th century furniture, paintings by the Philadelphia Ten, recitals on two 1915 Knabe concert grand pianos
Wood Street Galleries Pittsburgh Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Art Contemporary art gallery featuring new media artists from around the globe
Woodford (mansion) Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Part of Fairmount Park, houses collection of antique household goods, including Colonial furniture, unusual clocks and English delftware
Woodmere Art Museum Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Art Paintings, prints, sculpture and photographs focusing on artists from the Delaware Valley
Woodmont Gladwyne Montgomery Delaware Valley Historic house Late-19th-century mansion and estate, history of International Peace Mission movement and Father Divine
Woodville Plantation Bridgeville Allegheny Pittsburgh Metro Area Historic house Late-18th-century plantation house, depicts life from 1780 to 1820
World of Scouting Museum Valley Forge Chester Delaware Valley Scouting website, Girl & Boy Scout memorabilia, open by appointment
Wright's Ferry Mansion Columbia Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historic house Restored 1750s period Quaker home with Philadelphia furniture, English ceramics, needlework, metals and glass
Wyalusing Valley Museum Wyalusing Bradford Northern Tier Local history website, operated by the Wyalusing Valley Museum Association
Wyck House Philadelphia Philadelphia Delaware Valley Historic house Oldest house in Germantown
Wyoming County Historical Museum Tunkhannock Wyoming Northern Tier Local history website, operated by the Wyoming County Historical Society
York College Art Galleries York York Pennsylvania Dutch Country Art website, part of York College of Pennsylvania
York County Heritage Trust York York Pennsylvania Dutch Country Multiple website, 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 Museum Lackawaxen Pike Northeastern Pennsylvania Biographical Home and works of author Zane Grey
Zeigler House (Dalmatia, Pennsylvania) Dalmatia Northumberland Central PA Local history website, library and museum of the Mahanoy & Mahantongo Historical & Preservation Society, open by appointment
Zoellner Arts Center Bethlehem Northampton Lehigh Valley Art Arts center for Lehigh University, includes an art gallery
Zoller Gallery University Park Centre Central PA Art website, part of Penn State

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  1. ^ Civil War Museum of Philadelphia; The Museum's Collection
  2. ^ "National veterinary museum on the move". DVM360 Magazine. March 27, 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "American Museum of Veterinary Medicine Collection". University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.rockwellsite.com/Pag_Aboutus.htm Rockwell Gallery Collection, About Us
  5. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/8115 Roadside America report about the museum being closed & site for lease
  6. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2003/TRAVEL/10/13/offbeat.pez.museum.ap/index.html 2003 article about museum
  7. ^ . Hazel Kibler Memorial Museum. November 29, 2013 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hazel-Kibler-Museum/134111706605966. Retrieved 30 September 2014. "The building that housed the Hazel Kibler Museum has been sold. The files have been moved to the Girard Borough Office and plans are to have available after the first of the year. The furniture is now in storage. The telephone number for the museum is working and messages may be left."  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Renovation to start at former Heritage Center Museum in Lancaster Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/817030_Renovation-to-start-at-former-Heritage-Center-Museum-in-Lancaster.html#ixzz2mMloKTOa". Lancaster Online. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "RM Auctions to Sell World-Class Auto Colelction of Industrialist John E. Morgan". RM Auctions. March 11, 2003. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum will fold". Lancaster Online. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/blog/marx-toy-museum-to-close/ Marx Toy Museum Closing: Boomers Mourn, April 3, 2008
  12. ^ 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
  13. ^ "Museum of Erie GE History - Closed". Roadside America. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Erie's GE museum damaged by fire". Go Erie.com. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Pecks Pond". Pocono Geographic. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Our History". The Old Country Store. Retrieved 30 September 2014. "In 1984, the property was acquired by Merle and Phyllis Good. They developed The Old Country Store and oversaw the creation of the People’s Place Quilt Museum, exhibiting on the second floor from 1986 until 2013 when the Goods closed the store." 
  17. ^ "Toy Robot Museum - Closed". Roadside America. Retrieved 3 December 2013.