History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture on a tour through the historic Diaspora by way of artifacts, photos, sculptures and much more. 701 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 215-574-0380. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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American Helicopter Museum and Education Center

1220 American Blvd., West Chester, PA 19380. 610-436-9600. Displays historic aircraft and chronicle the origin and development of Rotary Wing Aircraft. Fee.

Anthracite Heritage Museum

22 Bald Mountain Rd., McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18504. 570-963-4804. Tells the story of the people who came from Europe to work in the anthracite mining and textile industries. Fee.

Blairsville Underground Railroad History Center

See two exhibits on slavery that tell the story of abolitionists and enslaved children in America. 214 S East Lane, Blairsville, PA 15717. Tel: 724-459-5779. Cost: Fee.

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

85 S. Walnut St., Boyertown, PA 19512. 610-367-2090. Exhibits antique and classic motor and horse drawn vehicles built in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Fee.

David Library of the American Revolution

1201 River Rd., Washington Crossing, PA 18977. 215-493-6776. A privately endowed nonprofit foundation devoted to the study of American history circa 1750-1800. Free.

Drake Well Museum

202 Museum Lane, Titusville, PA 16354. 814-827-2797. Offers indoor and outdoor exhibits showcasing the birthplace of the modern petroleum industry. Fee.

Erie County History Center

419 State Street, Erie PA 16501. 814-454-1813. An organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the rich history of Erie and adjacent regions including Lake Erie and its maritime traditions. Venues include museums, library and a planetarium. Fee.

Erie Maritime Museum

150 E. Front St., Erie, PA 16507. 814-452-2744. Learn about the people and the events surrounding Lake Erie from the War of 1812 through the present day. Fee.

Frick Art & Historical Center

227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. 412-371-0600. Fine and decorative arts, vintage cars, carriages and greenhouse. Fee

Greenville Canal Museum

60 Alan Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125. 724-588-7540. Artifacts and historical information from the canal era, including a replica of the Rufus S. Reed -- a typical canal boat. Fee.

Haines Mill Museum

3600 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, PA 18104. 610-435-1074. Watch a water powered turbine and rolling equipment originally built in the 1800s and restored in 1909. Fee.

Heritage Center Museum

5 W. King St., Lancaster, PA 17603. 717-299-6440. Discover Lancaster County's history and art exhibits through a interactive museum. Free.

Heritage Discovery Center

201 6th Ave., Johnstown, PA 15906. 814-539-1889. Discover the story of Southern and Eastern European immigrants who settled in Johnstown around the turn of the century. Exhibit includes historical photographs, documents, and objects. Fee.

Historic Bethlehem Partnership

505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. 610-691-6055. Visit the Burnside Plantation and take a spin on the horse-powered wheel, or tour the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts. Fee.

John Brown Farm, Tannery & Museum

17620 John Brown Rd., Guy Mills, PA 16327-1452. 814-967-2099. Visit the Pre-Civil War museum of John Brown, an abolitionist, who freed over 2,500 slaves from the Underground Railroad. Free.