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The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Responds to COVID-19

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December, 2020

PHMC’s historic sites and museums, including the PA Lumber Museum, will remain closed until further notice. Please watch our website and social media for important updates. And, please see the “Events” tab on this page for information about virtual museum programming. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Please visit phmc.pa.gov for additional information.

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is a fun and educational experience for the entire family. Nestled in the wooded mountains of Potter County, the museum invites visitors to discover the courageous yet reckless spirit of Pennsylvania’s lumbering past while learning to care for the forests of the future. Interactive exhibits in our Visitor Center simulate activities such as swinging an ax, sawing a tree, piloting a log raft and racing locomotives for a hands-on experience with history (interactive exhibits are closed due to COVID-19). Outdoor exhibits located across our 10-acre campus include a re-created early 20th-century lumber camp, a 70-ton Shay geared-locomotive, and Barnhart log loader, and a log cabin built by the C.C.C. Our operable steam-powered sawmill is run three times a year at our Spring Show, Bark Peelers’ Festival, and Fall Show events. Check our EVENTS PAGE for a list of all special demonstrations, programs, and activities.

Hours

THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Outside of the pandemic, we are typically open Year-round – 9 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Sunday. We are closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and all holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

Address

5660 US Route 6 West
Ulysses, PA 16948

Contact

(814) 435-2652

palumbermuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Adult: $8.00
Seniors (65+) & Discount: $7.00
Youth (3-11): $5.00
Children under 3: Free
Active Military Duty & Immediate Family: Free

Discounted rates for group tours. Click here for rates.

Admission for Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates is free.

Our Mission

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum educates the public about the Commonwealth’s rich lumbering history and the ongoing care, management, and recreational use of its forests. Visitors are encouraged to explore the museum’s working historic saw mill, recreated lumber camp, exhibits, public programs and collections to discover the relevance of history in their lives. The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates which is a non-profit community-based organization.

Prepare for your visit to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum by watching this short orientation film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCyFn546wTs