COVID-19 Update on Operations 6.1.21

The York County History Center continues to make 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

COVID-19 Update on our Operations 6/1/2021

All York County History Center sites are open for the 2021 season.  Due to limits on capacity, visitors are strongly encouraged to reserve tickets online to visit our museums and library/archives.


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

  • We limit visitor capacity based on the building site and programs offered.
  • We have altered our hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday to allow for extra cleaning and maintenance.
  • We encourage you to  pre-purchase tickets/reservations with online ticketing
    • Library research requires pre-reservation due to capacity limits for proper social distancing
    • Museum admission pre-purchase ticketing is strongly encouraged
    • Programs such as the Tannenberg concerts, AllVets and others will continue to issue reserved tickets for on site seating. Programs may also be live streamed.
  • We clean and sanitize high-touch, high-traffic areas, with deep cleaning when the building is closed.
  • Face coverings are encouraged but not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except areas of close contact such as the Library and Archives and on Guided Tours. Non vaccinated individuals must wear a mask.
  • We encourage frequent hand washing and have provided hand-sanitizing stations throughout the museum.
  • Visits are self-guided (except for the Colonial Complex) and encourage visitors to 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.

Welcome back! Thank you for supporting the York County History Center through the COVID-19 closure and beyond.