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York County Heritage Trust

250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
717-848-1587
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in York
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... more » 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. « less
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 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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Pine Hill, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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York, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I've always enjoyed my visits to the YCHT. The building is kept in pristine condition, and the exhibits are always interesting. I love the gift shop too. It's a great place to find a gift for someone who likes local York and Pennsylvania books or crafts.

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York PA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Ever wonder how York County got started or how life was at that time? Visit the York County Heritage Trust for all the answers. If you are interested in your Genealogy, visiting their library/archives is a must. Be prepared to stay a while and be amazed about the information kept on York County residents.

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Penna.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We visited the Heritage Trust museum on the free admission day, as per a newspaper press release. Nothing in the newspaper, or on the website of the museum told us we had to print out a pass ahead of time. We were informed of that when we reached the museum. We asked if the museum employee could print the pass... More

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