COVID-19 Update on Reopening

As we prepare for reopening the York County History Center, we’ve made updates based on guidance from appropriate government agencies and health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the PA Dept of Health. These updates are designed to promote:

  • Cleanliness and comfort
  • Physical distancing
  • Reduced contact

Here’s what we’ll do to keep everyone healthy throughout the History Center sites:

  • We will limit visitor capacity based on the building site and programs offered.
  • We will alter our hours of operation and be open 10 am – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday to allow for extra cleaning and maintenance.
  • We will have  pre-purchase tickets/reservations with online ticketing
    • Library research will require pre-reservation due to capacity limits for proper social distancing
    • Museum admission pre-purchase ticketing is encouraged
    • Programs such as the Tannenberg concerts will issue reserved tickets due to limited seating. Concerts will also be live streamed.
  • We will clean and sanitize high-touch, high-traffic areas, with deep cleaning when the building is closed.
  • Staff will be required to wear fabric face coverings. We require visitors, volunteers, contractors and others to wear them while on site.
  • Contact-less temperature checks will also be administered to all staff, volunteers and guests upon arrival.
  • We will encourage frequent hand washing and will provide hand-sanitizing stations throughout the museum.
  • Visits will be self-guided (except for the Colonial Complex) and visitors will follow physical distancing practices.
  • We will continue to offer York History at Home, including online exhibitions, virtual programming, and Facebook live events as appropriate.
  • We encourage everyone to be aware of COVID-19 symptoms and ask anyone feeling unwell to stay home.

Thank you for supporting the York County History Center through the COVID-19 closure and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum.