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Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Surprisingly Interesting & Fun.

We stopped by to collect a pressed penny since we were there for stargazing and were very... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
Colie C
A Must See Local Attraction!!!

With PA being a state of over 60% of being covered in forests and wood lots it only makes sense to... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
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The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, tells the story of PA’s rich lumbering history and promotes the ongoing care, management, and recreational use of its forests. Museum exhibits, all-new...more
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5660 US Route 6 West, Ulysses Township, PA 16948, Galeton, PA 16922
+1 814-435-2652
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

We stopped by to collect a pressed penny since we were there for stargazing and were very pleasantly surprised!! The staff was very warm and welcoming and we got to watch a 10 minute intro video, with amazing facts and historical information and photos. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Colie C
Reviewed August 30, 2018

With PA being a state of over 60% of being covered in forests and wood lots it only makes sense to have such a museum on this very subject matter. It is a reasonable and nice drive from Galeton, PA on a good road. Signage...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We were very impressed by all the information, displays and tools formerly used in the lumber industry. There is a 10 minute introductory video that provides a great overview of the industry in northern PA. They also have multiple buildings that house an old locomotive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AdventuresomeCouple
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We had a great visit again during the festival! Full working saw mill, a blacksmith, food and drinks, a great museum, crafts and kids corner! A lot of other things to see and do!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We really enjoyed the excellent exhibits, both inside and out. The interpretive signage is very well done so you can do a self guided tour. Allow at least an hour to see everything. Be sure to watch the introductory video.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We really enjoyed the opportunity to step back in time to experience the logging industry. This museum has the right blend of information and participation.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Eleanor N
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Went there Oct 22. Nice place. The interior has that wonderful pine wood smell. Good displays. When you go outside the equipment is great to see. Things I had never seen before. Worth the price.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank dman457
Reviewed October 29, 2017

He liked it more than me, but we both found different aspects appealing. If you're even looking at these reviews, then you have an interest in PA, lumber, loggers, logging camps, or the CCC. So you are probably going to want to stop to see...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank netherholt
Reviewed October 11, 2017

was not on my Bucket List but much to my astonishment I was entranced by the history of our rural Pa. It was almost destroyed by the Lumber industry as in many countries as it provided jobs and wood to export. However we were smart...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank nickmac207
Reviewed August 8, 2017

While camping, our friends found this place while traveling Rt.6 on their way back from Gettysburg. They went the day before us and were impresses, so they took us. The main building was beautiful and they had lots of information about lumber in Pa. There...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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