York Barbell Hall of Fame

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York Barbell Hall of Fame
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The Weightlifting Hall of Fame contains a diverse history of the strength sports, their evolution from mythology to early Olympic Games and from the 19th and 20th century amateur and professional strongmen to the current specialized sport of Olympic weightlifting, power lifting and bodybuilding. The Weightlifting Hall of Fame encompasses approximately 8,000 square feet of the space and is housed in the first floor of the York Barbell administrative building, adjacent to York's warehouse and distribution facility, 2 miles north of York at exit 24 on Interstate 83.
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Hatzlacha
Virginia787 contributions
Feb 2021
I really enjoyed walking about the museum. Looks like it was initially dedicated to a single man who was instrumental in nationalizing the sport. It expanded to include some really great and unique history of how the sport developed, including internationally and the Olympics. Mostly discusses the people, less so the associated equipment and venues. It is an absolute must-visit for anyone who has serious interest in bodybuilding and a good visit for those who want to see the passion behind a dedicated group.
Written February 24, 2021
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Paul K
Philadelphia, PA588 contributions
Jan 2020
If you're into weight lifting and you're a little older and you remember the hay day of weight lifting then this place is a cool stop. Lots of old pictures and some old school equipment. Nothing spectacular but worth a stop if you're in the area.
Written January 10, 2020
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JohnBCowgill
Washington DC, DC804 contributions
Feb 2020
I am not a follower of weightlifting, but I was in the area. Why not check it out. I was very impressed. There is great history here, and you do not have to be a weightlifting fan to appreciate it.
Written February 8, 2020
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NJM68462
Phoenix, AZ164 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
How many people do YOU know who have visited the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame? That was reason enough for our group to make the stop. Turns out, we're glad we did!

The 8,000 square foot facility covers the history of strength sports from the early Olympic games to the modern sports of weightlifting, powerlifting, and bodybuilding. One of the most interesting areas was the "Mighty Men of Old" which features historical strongmen.

You don't have to be a weightlifter to enjoy this attraction, but you do need to be willing to read the information that accompanies the pictures and artifacts.

There is no fee for this attraction, but making a donation at the end of your visit will allow the museum to update the exhibits.

We combined a visit to the US Weightlifting Hall of Fame along with a tour at Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations, and a visit to the Wolfgang Candy Company. They're all within a few miles of each other.
Written October 3, 2015
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BuckeyeBob44471
Struthers, Ohio, United States370 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Visited the museum at the York Barbell factory. Found it to be an interesting and an enjoyable 30 - 45 minutes of my time. The walk through is free and at your leisure. Would recommend it to fitness buffs or weightlifters (old and new).
Written September 7, 2014
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123ontheroadagain
Toronto, Canada26 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
On a recent road trip with my 13 year old son, we found this place on roadsideamerica.com (a great site for finding unusual attractions in some places). It was basically on our route, so we popped in. Weightlifting isn't everyone's bag, but if you don't take the museum too seriously, it can be a lot of fun. It's kind of in the back of a barbell store, and has some interesting facts and artifacts about weightlifting and weightlifters. If you're in the neighbourhood, it's worth a 1/2 an hour of your time [you'll even get to see a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger :) ]
Written September 27, 2012
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99cooks111
Hershey, PA771 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
My wife was a body builder for about 15 years, many years ago so she insisted we go. It was interesting but dated. But, it was deja vu for my wife.
Written March 7, 2018
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PamelaDeP
Cherry Hill, NJ159 contributions
Jul 2016
My (adult) son is a fan of weightlifting and exercise, so we stopped here on our way elsewhere. It is free to visit for a self-guided tour. The information on the York Barbell founder, Bob Hoffman, was presented in an attractive way. There were historical documents, such as letters from the White House. It was informative. If you read all the captions and signage, it might take an hour to walk through.
Written July 5, 2016
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kiss04bam
pa56 contributions
Jul 2011 • Family
My husband, step son and I took a walk thru the gym, it was close to closing, and the employees didnt even anounce they were closing and we got locked in the gym, but ended up finding a door in the audoturium and was able to leave.
Written June 29, 2012
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peter s
20 contributions
Feb 2012 • Couples
It was fascinating - I never knew this world existed! No silly toots, whistles or childish interactive displays here. This is a serious collection of well explained photographs, documents, and objects from this relatively unknown world wide sport. It is well worth the hour or so it takes to see it.
Written March 8, 2012
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York Barbell Hall of Fame is open:
  • Mon - Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM