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York County Heritage Trust

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Address: 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
Phone Number: 717-848-1587
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Description: The York County Heritage Trust has three museums, four historic sites and...
The York County Heritage Trust has three museums, four historic sites and a library and archives, all located in historic York, Pa. The Museums include the Agricultural & Industrial Museum, the Historical Society Museum, and the Fire Museum. Historic sites are the Colonial Complex, the Bonham House, and the Murals of York.
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Second Saturday is a treat

I've gotten into a routine of coming downtown to the second Saturday program here and it's a real treat. You never know what you're going to get but its always good fun. Then a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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York, Pennsylvania
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York, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews 122 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I've gotten into a routine of coming downtown to the second Saturday program here and it's a real treat. You never know what you're going to get but its always good fun. Then a spin around the exhibits to see what's new. A good few hours.

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Wilmington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great resource for searching ancestors from York county, PA. The staff were extremely helpful, the facilities were beautiful, and the documentation/system is well-organized. They have a cute gift shop and small bookstore. Parking can be provided if you ask at the desk.

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Bethlehem
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142 reviews 142 reviews
96 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very nice Museum with 2 floors of beautiful antiques and heritage items. Definitely a must for visitors of York,Pa. What was nice is clean rest rooms, a room to hang up your coats and an elevator/stairs choice. There is a lot to see and walk though. Very nice gift shops too on the main floor.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Always served a great meal. We try to make it here when we visit York, PA. The staff is "always" pleasant!

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York, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I often wonder how many York residents have never visited the historic sites? They are true gems. As a little girl I would visit with my dad from time to time and then as an adult I have been a volunteer, staff member and visitor. We took our friends from England to visit the museum and historic buildings when they... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
52 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What a wonderful complex of museums. Your admission gets you into multiple locations. We visited the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, the History Museum, the Colonial Complex and the Fire Museum. All were unique and interesting. The children’s favorites were the Agricultural/Industrial and the Fire Museum. The agricultural/industrial museum had a plethora of really cool industrial equipment from York’s history, as... More 

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Broadway, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The trust has four sites, we only had time for one. Wonderful Historical Society Museum. Especially good collection & presentation.

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York, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Discover the history of York County, Pennsylvania, at the York County Heritage Trust. One of the largest Genealogy Libraries in the area with staff to help you locate reference materials. A museum is located on premise. Other historical sites within walking distance.

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PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very crowded. No one to direct you for parking. Many displays block by vendors. Steamed shrimp were small and cold. Ray oysters tiny. Both overpriced. Will NEVER go back!

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Good view, pleasant place to meet for lunch. Food is pretty good, however, I think they are pricey. They do have an outdoor pit type place that is pleasant with a large outside fireplace. You have to walk steps to get there. Again, food pretty good - but pricey.

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