We try to keep this list of historic house museums for Pennsylvania current, but it is best to check directly with the museums for their hours and other information. If you know of a historic house museum in Pennsylvania that should be listed here, please use our submission form to let us know about it.

Allentown

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Lehigh County Historical Society

432 W. Walnut St.
Allentown, PA  18102
Phone: (610) 435-1074
Year Built: 1770
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Trout Hall and the Historic Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum are just two of the several properties maintained by th Lehigh County Historical Society.

Altoona

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Baker Mansion

3419 Oak Lane
Altoona, PA  16602
Phone: (814) 942-3916
Year Built: 1845
Admission Price: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Youth $5
Hours: 10am-5pm Fri-Sat, 12-5pm Sun

Baker Mansion was originally home to ironmaster Elias Baker and his family. Baker purchased the nearby Alleghany Furnace in 1836 in partnership with his cousin Roland Diller. Elias brought his wife, Hetty, and their two sons, David Woods and Sylvester, from Lancaster County to what was described as a “tolerable good mansion house” near the furnace.

Ambridge

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Old Economy Village

270 Sixteenth Street
Ambridge, PA  15003
Phone: (724) 266-4500
Year Built: 1826
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Old Economy Village interprets the history of the Harmony Society, a highly successful 19th century religious communal society, and preserves and interprets the unique material culture of the Society during its period of residence in Beaver County, Pennsylvania for citizens of and visitors to the Commonwealth.

Bethlehem

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Historic Bethlehem

505 Main St.
Bethlehem, PA  18018
Phone: (610) 882-0450
Year Built: 1810
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites proudly preserves 20 historic sites, working tirelessly to restore, educate, and learn all we can about these beautiful buildings and their storied pasts

Birdsboro

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Daniel Boone Homestead

400 Daniel Boone Road
Birdsboro, PA  19508
Phone: (610) 582-4900
Year Built: 1734
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The Daniel Boone Homestead (DBH) is a historical site in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania that tells the story of Daniel Boone’s youth in Pennsylvania’s Oley Valley and illuminates the daily lives of the region’s 18th-century settlers through the eyes of the Boone, Maugridge and DeTurk families who occupied the site.

Boalsburg

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Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum

300 Old Boalsburg Road
Boalsburg, PA  16827
Phone: (814) 466-6210
Year Built:
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See

An intriguing glimpse into our American identity awaits travelers in the picturesque village of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. Eight generations of the Boal family have lived the story of America, and even have a tangible family connection with our famous founding father, Christopher Columbus.

Bridgeville

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Woodville Plantation-The Neville House

1375 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA  15017
Phone: (412) 221-0348
Year Built: 1775
Admission Price: Adults $5, Children $3
Hours: 1-4 pm Sun

Woodville is the oldest house in Allegheny County that is open for tours. Built by John Neville in 1775, Woodville is interpreted to the period of 1780-1820 and preserves and interprets the Federal period of Pittburgh's history.

Bristol

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Grundy Museum

610 Radcliffe Street
Bristol, PA  19007
Phone: () -
Year Built: 1818
Admission Price: Free
Hours: See their website

When the Grundy family purchased this home in 1884, they set about turning the existing structure into a fashionable, modern house. The home was remodeled in the Queen-Anne-style that combined modern conveniences and technological innovations of the day with a nostalgic styling that recalled an earlier, less industrial time. The home's location along the banks of the scenic Delaware River provided the perfect place for the Grundy men to retreat to after long days directing operations at the Grundy Mill.

Broomall

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Thomas Massey House

Lawrence Rd. at Springhouse Rd
Broomall, PA  19008
Phone: (610) 353-3644
Year Built: 1696
Admission Price: Donations accepted
Hours: 1-4pm Sun, May thru Oct

The Thomas Massey House is a monument to the American dream – the home of an indentured servant who became a landowner, and like the American dream the house has endured over 300 years. The Thomas Massey House is one of the oldest English Quaker homes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is on the National Register of Historical Places, and the Historical American Building Survey.

Brownsville

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Nemacolin Castle

136 Front St.
Brownsville, PA 
Phone: (724) 785-6882
Year Built: 1790
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Originally built in 1790, the house was expanded and remodeled several times until it reached its current Victorian style.

Bryn Athyn

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Cairnwood Estate

1005 Cathedral Road
PO Box 691
Bryn Athyn, PA  19009
Phone: (215) 947-200
Year Built: 1895
Admission Price: Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students $6
Hours: Tours Daily at 11 am.

Designed by the renowned architectural firm of Carrére and Hastings to be a home for the industrialist John Pitcairn and his young family, Cairnwood is a National Historic Landmark that evokes the grandeur of the Gilded Age.

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Glencairn Museum

1001 Cathedral Road
Bryn Athyn, PA  19009
Phone: (267) 502-2600
Year Built: 1928
Admission Price: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8.
Hours: See their website

Glencairn, built between 1928 and 1939, was the home of the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family for forty years. Pitcairn designed Glencairn as a Romanesque-style “castle” for his outstanding collection of medieval objects, purchased as inspirational models for the artists working on Bryn Athyn Cathedral.

Bryn Mawr

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Harriton House

500 Harriton Road
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
Phone: (610) 525-0201
Year Built: 1704
Admission Price: Adults $6, Students free
Hours: 10am-4pm Wed-Sat by appt.

Charles Thomson, the first and only Secretary to the Continental and Confederation Congresses, was Harriton's most famous occupant. Yet the story of this house and estate encompasses more than 300 years, beginning with the settlement of "Merion" by Welsh Quakers. Today, the restored 1704 house and large park are open to the public as an historical and cultural resource providing students and the public a variety of programs.

Columbia

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Wright’s Ferry Mansion

Second & Cherry Streets
Columbia, PA  17512
Phone: (717) 684-4325
Year Built: 1738
Admission Price: Adults $5, Children $2.50
Hours: 10am-3pm Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat, May thru Oct

Built in 1738, Wright’s Ferry Mansion reflects the sophisticated tastes and panoply of interests of its original owner, Susanna Wright. A dynamic force in establishing colonial self-sufficiency, she encouraged industry, especially the production of silk and linen; implanted her Quaker beliefs; and stimulated a literary current through her poetry and correspondence.

Douglassville

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Old Morlatton Village

31 Old Philadelphia Pike
Douglassville, PA  19518
Phone: (610) 385-4762
Year Built: 1716
Admission Price: donations gratefully accepted
Hours: by appointment

Four early stone houses set on the Schuylkill River, the oldest structure in Berks County (Mouns Jones, ca. 1716), the George Douglass Mansion (ca. 1763, unrestored), the modest Bridge Keeper's House and the restored White Horse Tavern, ca. 1727/1762.

Doylestown

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Fonthill Castle

525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
Phone: (215) 348-9461
Year Built: 1908
Admission Price: Adults $14, Seniors $12, Youth $8
Hours: 10am-5pm, Mon-Sat, 12-5pm Sun

Built between 1908-1912, Fonthill was the home of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramist, scholar and antiquarian, Mercer built Fonthill both as his home and as a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints. The first of three Mercer buildings in Doylestown, Fonthill served as a showplace for Mercer’s famed Moravian tiles that were produced during the American Arts & Crafts Movement. Designed by Mercer, the building is an eclectic mix of Medieval, Gothic, and Byzantine architectural styles, and is significant as an early example of poured reinforced concrete.

Forty Fort

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Nathan Denison House

35 Denison Street
Forty Fort, PA  18704
Phone: (570) 823-6244
Year Built: 1790
Admission Price: Adults $5, Children $3
Hours: Sunday afternoons during the summer

In 1790, Nathan Denison built his house on the western bank of Abrams Creek in then Kingston Township (now Forty Fort). He lived here until his death in 1809. Although typical of the homes in Connecticut, it was built in a style unusual to Pennsylvania. As visitors can see, the rooms in this type of New England house are arranged around a great central chimney.

Franklin

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Hoge-Osmer House

301 South Park Street
Franklin, PA  16323
Phone: (814) 437-2275
Year Built: 1865
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The circa 1865 house has displays of local history.

Gettysburg

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David Wills House

8 Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA  17325
Phone: () -
Toll Free: (877) 874-2478
Year Built: 1816
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The David Wills House features five museum galleries and two recreated rooms, the David Wills Law Office and the Lincoln Bedroom. The museum will guide you through the days, weeks and months after the battle of Gettysburg. It illustrates President Lincoln’s historic visit to the devastated town, the immortal words of the Gettysburg Address and the legacy of hope and healing that they brought, and continue to bring, to our nation.

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Eisenhower National Historic Site

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 
Phone: () -
Year Built:
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The 231 acre farm includes the carefully preserved house of President Eisenhower.

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Jennie Wade House

548 Baltimore St
Gettysburg, PA  17325
Phone: (717) 334-4100
Year Built:
Admission Price: Adults $8, Children $5
Hours: 9am-7pm Daily, Jun-Jul

The Jennie Wade house was actually the home of Jennie's sister, Georgia McClellan. The dwelling lived through the Battle of Gettysburg and witnessed the tragic death of Gettysburg civilian Jennie Wade, as she was preparing bread for the Union soldiers. This brick house was not a good spot to be in during the fighting as it was between both armies and commonly referred to as "No Man's Land". Northern soldiers were setting up defenses South of town, while Confederate forces were occupying the North side of town. As both armies fired on each other, the house was struck repeatedly and riddled with bullets.

Glen Mills

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Newlin Grist Mill

219 South Cheyney Road
Glen Mills, PA  19342
Phone: (610) 459-2359
Year Built: 1739
Admission Price: $5
Hours: See their website

In addition to the grist mill, there is the miller’s house, dating from 1739 and furnished in period.

Jim Thorpe

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The Harry Packer Mansion

19 Packer Ave
Jim Thorpe, pa  18229
Phone: (570) 325-8566
Year Built: 1874
Admission Price: $5 adults, under 12 are free
Hours: daily 1PM to 5PM

Standing like a sentinel overlooking the Historic district, the Harry Packer Mansion reflects the opulence of the Victorian Age. In addition to tours, the mansion is also a B&B and specializes in Murder Mystery weekends. Newly opened is Libations Lounge a perfect stop to enjoy a glass of wine.

Lansdale

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Peter Wentz Farmstead

2030 Shearer Road
Lansdale, PA  19446
Phone: () -
Year Built: 1758
Admission Price: $2 Donation
Hours: 10am-4pm Tu-Sat, 1-4pm, Sun

The Peter Wentz Farmstead was established in 1744 by Peter and Rosanna Wentz. By 1758 they had completed the large Georgian style stone house with many architectural features that reflect their German heritage and social status.

Mill Run

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Fallingwater

1491 Mill Run Road
Mill Run, PA  15464
Phone: (724) 329-8501
Year Built: 1935
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house, designed in 1935 for Edgar Kaufmann. The house is situated over a waterfall on Bear Run.

Nazareth

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John Joseph Henry House Museum

PO Box 345
(402 Henry Road)
Nazareth, PA  18064
Phone: (610) 759-9029
Year Built: 1832
Admission Price: $3 per person, children under 12 free.
Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Third Sunday, May - Oct

Built by John Joseph Henry, a third generation member of the Henry family of gunsmiths, this elegant Federal style home is furnished entirely with family furnishing and remained in the family until it was bequeathed to the Jacobsburg Historical Society in 1989. The House, with accompanying summer kitchen and garden is open for tours during the summer season and by special appointment. The Jacobsburg Historical Society also sustains the Pennsylvania Long Rifle Museum and the historic Nicholas Hawk Gun Shop and is adjacent to Pennsylvania's Jacobsburg State Park.

Northumberland

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Joseph Priestley House

472 Priestley Avenue
Northumberland, PA  17857
Phone: (570) 473-9474
Year Built:
Admission Price: Adults $6, Seiors $5.50, Youth $4
Hours: See their website

When Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) is remembered today, it’s usually for his 1774 discovery, in England, of oxygen. Few know he was a noted theologian, political progressive, and prolific author whose scientific contributions include the development of the modern timeline, the carbonation process, the identification of carbon monoxide and other gases, early experiments in electricity and an early understanding of the inter-relationship of plants and animals mediated by gases: oxygen and carbon dioxide and the role of sunlight in photosynthesis.

Perkasie

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Pearl S. Buck House

520 Dublin Road
Perkasie, PA  18944
Phone: (215) 249-0100
Year Built: 1825
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Famous writer, Pearl S. Buck wrote daily in her Bucks County farmhouse in the suburbs of Philadelphia. This literary tourist site attracts writers, fans of Pearl Buck books and visitors who want to discover the legacy of a Pulitzer-prize winning writer, advocate and humanitarian. The national historic landmark home is open for guided tours which feature her Nobel and Pulitzer prizes on display; the desk where Ms. Buck penned her novel The Good Earth, gifts from luminaries like the Dali Lama and President Richard Nixon; photos of President John F. Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt; paintings from renowned artists, and so much more.

Philadelphia

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Betsy Ross House

239 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
Phone: (215) 629-4026
Year Built: 1740
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

By 1876 the building was generally recognized as the place where Betsy Ross lived when she made the first American Flag. Several of her surviving family members, including daughters, grandchildren and a niece said that this was the location of the legendary event.

Schwenksville

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Pennypacker Mills

5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA  19473
Phone: (610) 287-9349
Year Built: 1720
Admission Price: Free, suggested donation $2 per person
Hours: Tue - Sat, 10 am to 4 pm; Sun, 1 to 4 pm.

This 170-acre Colonial Revival home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker includes an exceptional original collection of furnishings and family memorabilia. Guided tours, seasonal events, education programs and changing exhibits are offered year-round. FREE tours & events.

Upland

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Caleb Pusey House

15 Race Street
Upland, PA  19015
Phone: (610) 874-5665
Year Built: 1683
Admission Price: Adults $1, Students $ .75
Hours: 1-4pm Sat-Sun, May thru Oct

Built in 1683 and occupied by Caleb Pusey, this is the only building still standing which can claim documented association with the Proprietor, William Penn, and which he is known to have visited on several occasions. This unique English Vernacular house stands beside Race Street, the small road once paralleling the millrace that brought water from Chester Creek to power the mills.

Wilkes-Barre

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The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion

304 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702
Phone: (570) 823-9372
Year Built: 1872
Admission Price: $10
Hours: year round by appointment

The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion has been meticulously restored to its former opulence by owner Joseph Matteo and operates today as an historic house museum, banquet facility and grand bed & breakfast.

Womelsdorf

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Conrad Weiser Homestead

28 Weiser Lane
Womelsdorf, PA  19567
Phone: (610) 589-2934
Year Built:
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The story of Conrad Weiser and the historic site is told through an exhibit which is located in three different buildings at the Conrad Weiser Homestead.