PHMC Sites

The Joseph Priestley House is under the ownership of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Below are a list of the other sites in Pennsylvania also owned by PHMC.

Military History

Erie Maritime Museum

Erie, PA

U.S. Brig Niagara

From the War of 1812 through the present, the Erie Maritime Museum and the U.S. Brig Niagara will carry you through the times, people and events that made Erie Harbor.

Fort Pitt Museum

Pittsburgh, PA

Fort Pitt Museum tells the story of Western Pennsylvania’s pivotal role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh.

Bushy Run Battlefield

Claridge, PA

Bushy Run Battlefield is Pennsylvania’s only recognized Native American battlefield.

PA Military Museum

Boalsburg, PA

Pennsylvania Military Museum honors Pennsylvania’s citizen soldiers.

Brandywine Battlefield Park

Chadds Ford, PA

Follow in the footsteps of George Washington at the revolutionary Brandywine Battlefield Park.

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Washington Crossing, PA

Visit Washington Crossing Historic Park to see where Washington’s army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Night, 1776.

Historic Homes

Conrad Weiser Homestead

Womelsdorf, PA

At Conrad Weiser Homestead, discover the Colonial diplomat who kept peace with the Iroquois Confederacy.

Daniel Boone Homestead

Birdsboro, PA

The Daniel Boone Homestead includes the Boone House, restored and furnished with period collections.

Graeme Park

Horsham, PA

Graeme Park is the only surviving home of a colonial governor.

Hope Lodge

Fort Washington, PA

Hope Lodge is an exquisite 18th-century Georgian home.

Pennsbury Manor

Morrisville, PA

Pennsbury Manor is the country estate of Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn.

Industrial Heritage

Drake Well Museum

Titusville, PA

At Drake Well Museum and Park discover the birthplace of the modern petroleum industry through operating oil field machinery and a replica of the original well house.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

Galeton, PA

At Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, walk into a re-created lumber camp and discover the life of 19th-century logger.

PA Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA

At Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, discover the people of Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region from the days when hard coal was king.

Scranton Iron Furnaces

Scranton, PA

See the remains of the blast furnaces of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company at Scranton Iron Furnaces.

Eckley Miners’ Village

Weatherly, PA

Eckley Miners’ Village is an authentic 19th-century coal patch town with miners’ houses, churches, a doctor’s office and general store.

Cornwall Iron Furnace

Cornwall, PA

Cornwall Iron Furnace is America’s most complete charcoal-fueled iron-making complex.

Railroad Museum of Pennslyvania

Ronks, PA

Explore more than 100 historic locomotives and vintage railroad cars at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

Rural Farm and Village

Old Economy Village

Ambridge, PA

The Harmonists, a Christian communal society, founded Old Economy Village in 1824.

Somerset Historical Center

Somerset, PA

Somerset Historical Center interprets the rural life of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum

Lancaster, PA

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum is the largest museum of early Pennsylvania German life in the country.

Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata, PA

Discover the religious community of Ephrata Cloister noted for its art and architecture.

History Hubs

The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA

The State Museum of Pennsylvania demonstrates that Pennsylvania’s story is America’s story.

Pennsylvania State Archives

Harrisburg, PA

Pennsylvania State Archives is the official repository for permanently valuable government records.