Indian Steps Cabin

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Indian Steps Cabin
Indian Steps Cabin, Front with walkway.JPG
Indian Steps Cabin is located in Pennsylvania
Indian Steps Cabin
Indian Steps Cabin is located in the United States
Indian Steps Cabin
LocationIndian Steps Rd., north of Airville, Lower Chanceford Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°51′48″N 76°22′33″W / 39.86333°N 76.37583°W / 39.86333; -76.37583Coordinates: 39°51′48″N 76°22′33″W / 39.86333°N 76.37583°W / 39.86333; -76.37583
Area9.6 acres (3.9 ha)
ArchitectKeyworth, Charles A.; Werner, Frank
Architectural styleBungalow/craftsman
NRHP reference #90000416[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 9, 1990

Indian Steps Cabin, also known as Indian Steps Museum, is a historic memorial and museum located at Lower Chanceford Township, York County, Pennsylvania. It was built between 1908 and 1912, and is an eclectic Bungalow / American Craftsman-style building. It is essentially "L"-shaped with two wings extending from a circular "Kiva." The foundation and first story is constructed of local, well-cut stone. The second story is stucco on frame. The house features a stone tower with observation deck. It also has numerous cement panels containing inscriptions and embedded Native American artifacts. Also on the property are a contributing summer kitchen and picnic shed. It was built by Judge John Edward Vandersloot, a prominent attorney from York, Pennsylvania, as a memorial and museum to Native American culture. Originally a private museum, in 1939, it became a museum generally open to the public.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Barry C. Kent (June 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Indian Steps Cabin" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-18.

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