Transformation complete!

Our vision for the new York County History Center is to offer a campus that serves as a major cultural anchor and community space in downtown York. This former electricity-generating plant transformed York County 150 years ago. Our new museum is poised to do the same thing, starting in August!
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Historical Society Museum

Located at 250 East Market Street is the headquarters of the History Center. The museum features some of the History Center’s diverse exhibits housed in a building that is itself a historical artifact.

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Agricultural & Industrial Museum

Explore York County’s vast contributions to the progress of agricultural and industry at the History Center’s Agricultural & Industrial Museum. The museum highlights over 300 years of transportation and agriculture.

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Seasonal Sites

The Golden Plough Tavern, the General Horatio Gates House, the Colonial Courthouse, and the Fire Museum are all located along West Market Street and are open seasonally April through November.

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Library & Archives

The Library & Archives, located on East Market Street, houses an extensive collection, including genealogy and family history, decorative arts, community organizations, and more.

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Blog: History Uncovered

In our History Uncovered blog, we make the past come alive by telling stories about the people, places and things that shaped the York County of yesterday and help us understand who we are today..

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History Center Museum

Located at 121 N. Pershing Avenue is the headquarters of the History Center. The museum features some of the History Center’s diverse exhibits housed in a building that is itself a historical artifact.

More Info >

Agricultural & Industrial Museum

Explore York County’s vast contributions to the progress of agricultural and industry at the History Center’s Agricultural & Industrial Museum. The museum highlights over 300 years of transportation and agriculture.

More Info >

Seasonal Sites

The Golden Plough Tavern, the General Horatio Gates House, the Colonial Courthouse, and the Fire Museum are all located along West Market Street and are open seasonally April through November.

More Info >

Library & Archives

The Library & Archives, located on East Market Street, houses an extensive collection, including genealogy and family history, decorative arts, community organizations, and more.

More Info >

Blog: History Uncovered

In our History Uncovered blog, we make the past come alive by telling stories about the people, places and things that shaped the York County of yesterday and help us understand who we are today.

More Info >

The difference YOU make

The York County History Center is grateful for your support and commitment to this very special place. As a member, supporter or volunteer, you make history come alive.

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The difference YOU make

The York County History Center is grateful for your support and commitment to this very special place. As a member, supporter or volunteer, you make history come alive.

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Events & Programs


History Passport

08-31-2024

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am + 33 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This summer, we invite you to participate in Second Annual York County History Passport Program!

Through August 31st, students (18 and under) are encouraged to visit participating history sites throughout York County, collect stamps for their...

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This summer, we invite you to participate in Second Annual York County History Passport Program!

Through August 31st, students (18 and under) are encouraged to visit participating history sites throughout York County, collect stamps for their passports, and enter to win exciting prizes.

For rules and additional information please visit our website.

This program is funded through the Cultural Alliance Welcoming Communities grant program, we invite families to explore York County!

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Tags:   Free Events History & Heritage Kids & FamilyCommunity

Civil War Walking Tours

07-24-2024

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the role York County played in the American Civil War, the prominent people who impacted the fight for freedom and how York served as a stop in the Underground Railroad.

 

Meet at the ticket booth of the Colonial Complex to kick off your...

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Learn the role York County played in the American Civil War, the prominent people who impacted the fight for freedom and how York served as a stop in the Underground Railroad.

 

Meet at the ticket booth of the Colonial Complex to kick off your Civil War Walking Tour.

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Tags:   History & HeritageCommunity

History Passport

08-31-2024

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am + 33 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This summer, we invite you to participate in Second Annual York County History Passport Program!

Through August 31st, students (18 and under) are encouraged to visit participating history sites throughout York County, collect stamps for their...

[more+]

This summer, we invite you to participate in Second Annual York County History Passport Program!

Through August 31st, students (18 and under) are encouraged to visit participating history sites throughout York County, collect stamps for their passports, and enter to win exciting prizes.

For rules and additional information please visit our website.

This program is funded through the Cultural Alliance Welcoming Communities grant program, we invite families to explore York County!

[less-]
Tags:   Free Events History & Heritage Kids & FamilyCommunity

Civil War Walking Tours

07-24-2024

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the role York County played in the American Civil War, the prominent people who impacted the fight for freedom and how York served as a stop in the Underground Railroad.

 

Meet at the ticket booth of the Colonial Complex to kick off your...

[more+]

Learn the role York County played in the American Civil War, the prominent people who impacted the fight for freedom and how York served as a stop in the Underground Railroad.

 

Meet at the ticket booth of the Colonial Complex to kick off your Civil War Walking Tour.

[less-]
Tags:   History & HeritageCommunity

June 15, 2023

History Passport

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July 20, 2024

Civil War Day

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July 24, 2024

ALLVETS

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August 2, 2024

Grand Opening Community Celebration: Celebrate 275 of York County History August 2, 3 and 4!

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