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Historic Sites & Tours

There are countless museums, guided tours, and historic sites to visit in the Central Pennsylvania area. Hear fascinating stories and view relics and artifacts of historical America. We offer many kid-friendly historic sites and tours that the whole family will love. Come explore the rich history of the State College area! Request a free Central PA Visitors Guide!

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133 N Allegheny St.
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: 814-355-9033

The Bellefonte Museum for Centre County AKA the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County is an "Imagination Celebration" with five galleries from International Art Shows to featured local artists to a hands-on Children's Creativity Centre. Always free including the 1 st Sunday which offers art classes, receptions and meet the...

320 W. High Street
Train Station
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: 814-355-1053

The Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society (BHRS) is an all-volunteer historical society dedicated to promoting, preserving, and fostering a public appreciation of the railroading heritage of Bellefonte and Centre County, Pennsylvania. BHRS currently hosts two annual excursion weekends: In Octobe r, the Fall Foliage Excursions allow passengers to enjoy the beauty...

304 E. Main Street
Boalsburg, PA 16827
Phone: 814-466-3035

A unique museum housing historical treasures in the charming Village of Boalsburg. Step back in time by touring the house and grounds; enjoy artists of today. Free admission.

P.O. Box 1135
State College, PA 16804-1135

Centre County Genealogical Society is genealogists serving members & public through meetings & workshops, quarterly newsletter & publications of various county records. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization offering free seminars Sept to June with special events & genealogy workshops throughout the year.

1001 E. College Ave.
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-234-4779

Tour the historic mansion, gardens and iron furnace site associated with the Centre Furnace, established in 1791. Here in 1855, owners James Irvin and Moses Thompson gifted 200 acres of Centre Furnace land to establish "Farmers High School" - today known as Penn State University. Now the HQ of the...

Business Rt. 322
163A Boal Estate Dr.
Boalsburg, PA 16827
Phone: (814) 466-9266

Internationally recognized. Centuries-old Christopher Columbus Chapel imported from Spain by his descendants in 1909. Boal Mansion dates back over 200 years and contains original art, furnishings, weapons and tools of 9 generations of this important Pennsylvania family. 'a glorious example of old Europe!' BBC-TV, England. 'A grand estate!' PBS-TV.

Eagles Mere Avenue Rte #42
104 Sullivan Ave.
Eagles Mere, PA 17731

The National Register of Historic Places recognizes this tiny old fashioned Resort "Town that Time Forgot" as historically significant. A great new Museum has been created by a world-class Museum Designer. Enjoy the Specialty Shops, Old Fashioned Sweet Shop, Summer Theatre & Concerts, Antique & Art shows, Incredible Fall Foliage,...

Historic Sinking Valley
383 Fort Roberdeau Road
Altoona, PA 16601
Phone: 814-946-0048

The Lead Mine Fort, a 45-acre National Historic Landmark in Blair Co. Revolutionary War Days, annual reenactment event & Heritage Education Programs for student groups.

State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-826-4178

Happy Valley Bike Tours offers full-day and half-day bicycling tours, complete cycling vacations, and custom cycling packages featuring beautiful routes, professional guides, gourmet lunches with beer or wine tastings, wine pairing dinners, and luxury hotels and accommodations.

Medlar Field at Lubrano Park
The Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-231-0141

Happy Valley tours is a State College based tourism company providing guided tours of the amazing Penn State Campus and beautiful State College area utilizing the technologically advanced and blast to ride Segway PT.

810 Nichols Place
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: 570-326-2500
Tollfree: 1-800-248-9287

Historic narrated Trolley Tours through Williamsport's areas of interest, featuring Millionaire's Row.

320 W. High Street
Train Station
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: 814-355-2917

Dedicated to revitalization and preservation of Bellefonte's Victorian heritage.

251 Curtin Village Rd.
Howard, PA 16841
Phone: 355-1982

Curtin Village at Eagle Ironworks is one of Central Pennsylvania's most unique and best preserved state-owned historical sites. Curtin Village was part of a large iron plantation operated by Roland Curtin and his family from 1810 to 1921. Today, the buildings and grounds are preserved to give visitors historical insights...

20 East 5th St.
Emporium, PA 15834
Phone: 814-486-0213

The Lumber Heritage Region is one of Pennsylvania's twelve Heritage Regions. A grassroots effort to tell the great stories of the lumbering era; to share the vast wealth of natural, cultural and historic resources in the 15 county Region and to educate visitors and residents alike about the importance of...

598 Green St.
Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Phone: 570-966-1355

Complex includes modern Visitor Center, only intact 19th century carriage factory, buggy maker's home and showroom.

2710 West Pine Grove Road, Gate K
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865
Phone: (814) 863-1383

See and touch tools and equipment used in early agriculture and rural life. Understand early technological developments in agriculture through the 1930

602 Boalsburg Pike
P.O. Box 160A
Boalsburg, PA 16827
Phone: 814-466-6263

Discover Pennsylvania connections to the organization of the armed forces in 20th century.

One Piper Way
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: 570-748-8283
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800 E. Park Ave
State College, PA. 16803

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Local: 814-231-1400
Toll Free: 800-358-5466
Fax: 814-231-8123

The Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau includes member businesses in State College, Bellefonte, Boalsburg, Philipsburg and all of Centre County. Find hotels, bed & breakfasts, restaurants, attractions, recreation, events, and information about Penn State University, as well as information for meeting & sports planners, group tour planners, and family vacations. Be sure to check our Calendar of Events to find out what's going on in Centre County when you Visit Penn State.

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