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York County Heritage Trust

Address: 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
Phone Number: 717-848-1587
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in York
Type: Museums
Owner description: The York County Heritage Trust has three museums, four historic sites and a library and archives...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 helpful votes 19 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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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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Pine Hill, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This was one of our primary reasons to visit York. We were doing research on some of our ancestors who settled here in the 1700's. There was a Civil War display at the time of our visit. We found a number of valuable references to our ancestors in the archival library.

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Farmingdale, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The group of museums was included in a deal we had with our B&B and it was the best part of the trip. There was a colonial complex with houses and kitchens to tour. The main industrial museum had a lot of dedicated care put into the extensive displays and many interactive things to do as well, like "milking" a... More 

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New Holland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This museum complex exceeded our expectations. The staff is great and it is very well presented. Be sure to take a full day or two to see all the exhibits. There are few true colonial places left.

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