Oyster Festival returns Oct. 16!

Join us for a York County tradition, the 48th Annual Oyster Festival, a fundraiser for the York County History Center. The Oyster Festival includes amazing food -- and it's not just oysters -- and family focused activities, live music, children’s crafts and games and delectable baked goods. ADMISSION IS FREE, and food, drinks and baked goods are pay as you go. Bring your family and friends to this community event and explore the Agriculture and Industrial Museum.
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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 for tours 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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About Us

The History Center fulfills its mission by telling the remarkable stories of York County’s different ethnic and socio-economic groups, businesses, inventions, and historic events.

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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.

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 for tours 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.

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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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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


Homeschool Days - I Dig Archaeology

10-11-2022

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 11 @ 10:00 am

I Dig Archaeology
October 11, 10 am – 11am
Colonial Complex
Learn about Archaeology during PA Archaeology month.

Homeschool families love to learn at the museum! The History Center offers a unique opportunity for homeschooled students and...

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I Dig Archaeology
October 11, 10 am – 11am
Colonial Complex
Learn about Archaeology during PA Archaeology month.

Homeschool families love to learn at the museum! The History Center offers a unique opportunity for homeschooled students and their families to participate in thematic, hands-on STEAM experiences centered on the museum’s exhibits. Programs are designed for elementary school-age students but younger and older siblings are welcome to participate. The fee is $5/student and adults are free and must remain with their child during this activity.

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Tags:   Kids & FamilyHistory & Heritage

Oyster Festival

10-16-2022

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 16 @ 11:00 am

The inspiration for our longest running fundraiser began with the discovery of oyster shells during an archeological dig behind the Golden Plough Tavern in the 1960’s. Now, 48 years later, Oyster Festival not only includes amazing food, but...

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The inspiration for our longest running fundraiser began with the discovery of oyster shells during an archeological dig behind the Golden Plough Tavern in the 1960’s. Now, 48 years later, Oyster Festival not only includes amazing food, but features family focused activities, live music, children’s activities and delectable baked goods.  With free admission, attendees are encouraged to bring their family to this community oriented event and explore the Agriculture and Industrial Museum.

The 2022 Oyster Festival will take place on Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 11am-4pm at the History Center’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 West Princess Street.

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Tags:   Festivals Free Events History & HeritageCommunity

Homeschool Days - I Dig Archaeology

10-11-2022

Presented by York County History Center at Colonial Complex, York
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 11 @ 10:00 am

I Dig Archaeology
October 11, 10 am – 11am
Colonial Complex
Learn about Archaeology during PA Archaeology month.

Homeschool families love to learn at the museum! The History Center offers a unique opportunity for homeschooled students and...

[more+]

I Dig Archaeology
October 11, 10 am – 11am
Colonial Complex
Learn about Archaeology during PA Archaeology month.

Homeschool families love to learn at the museum! The History Center offers a unique opportunity for homeschooled students and their families to participate in thematic, hands-on STEAM experiences centered on the museum’s exhibits. Programs are designed for elementary school-age students but younger and older siblings are welcome to participate. The fee is $5/student and adults are free and must remain with their child during this activity.

[less-]
Tags:   Kids & FamilyHistory & Heritage

Oyster Festival

10-16-2022

Presented by York County History Center at Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 16 @ 11:00 am

The inspiration for our longest running fundraiser began with the discovery of oyster shells during an archeological dig behind the Golden Plough Tavern in the 1960’s. Now, 48 years later, Oyster Festival not only includes amazing food, but...

[more+]

The inspiration for our longest running fundraiser began with the discovery of oyster shells during an archeological dig behind the Golden Plough Tavern in the 1960’s. Now, 48 years later, Oyster Festival not only includes amazing food, but features family focused activities, live music, children’s activities and delectable baked goods.  With free admission, attendees are encouraged to bring their family to this community oriented event and explore the Agriculture and Industrial Museum.

The 2022 Oyster Festival will take place on Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 11am-4pm at the History Center’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 West Princess Street.

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Tags:   Festivals Free Events History & HeritageCommunity

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