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Private Parties

Come celebrate your day with us! From intimate to extravagant, elegant to industrial, the York County History Center can provide the dramatic backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. Offering two separate museums located in historic downtown York, the York County History Center can give you the perfect place for your special day. Good food, good friends, and good fun—wrapped up in history.

COMING SOON: Rent our new Museum!

We are now fielding inquiries for renting our new museum located at 121 North Pershing Avenue.

Set to open in late spring 2024, the venue features a two story lobby, large multipurpose room and amenities that will make any event an experience!  Contact Stephanie for availability and pricing.

Extravagant and Industrial

The Agricultural & Industrial Museum is located in downtown York at 217 West Princess Street and is housed in a complex of renovated factory buildings, some of which date back to 1874. The outdoor courtyard and lobby area allow for cocktail hour and affords guests the opportunity to marvel at the many inventions and products to engineering that played a key role in the growth that helped build York’s reputation as one of the country’s leading agricultural and industrial centers.


Intimate and Elegant

The Historical Society Museum, constructed in 1921 as an automobile dealership is located in downtown York at 250 East Market Street. The classical ambiance includes the original showroom’s black-and-white tile floor and the spacious two-story entrance Founder’s Hall provides a grand and elegant location for any occasion. The Meeting Hall, which provides a private garden entrance, will serve your needs for the most intimate occasion. Your guests will have the opportunity to explore galleries that span the generations, featuring decorative to fine arts and early American and Civil War periods.  PLEASE NOTE: Due to our impending move, the Historical Society Museum building is only available to rent until 12/1/2023.   Please contact us for potential alternatives.


The York County History Center has carefully selected a list of local catering companies to ensure that you can find one that fits your style and budget.
All rentals include tables and chairs, open galleries, and on-site History Center staff to ensure you and your guests have a memorable experience.

For inquiries, please contact Rentals Coordinator Stephanie Clement at or call  717-848-1587 x228