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Hours of Operation will be limited until the end of 2021:

Over the past 15 months, the PA Lumber Museum (like the rest of the nation) has experienced a variety of challenges and setbacks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are actively in the process of hiring more staff and do not yet have the capacity to return to our pre-pandemic schedule. Current, limited hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday (closed Mon-Tue-Wed), 10 AM to 4 PM. We hope to be able to expand our hours in early 2022. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work to fully re-open and return to our regular schedule!


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.



Limited hours of operation are: Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM; closed Monday through Wednesday. This schedule will be in effect through December 31, 2021.

Prior to COVID-19, we were typically open Year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM. We are closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and all holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

The museum will be closed on Thursday November 11, 2021, for Veterans Day.

We will also be closed on Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26, 2021, for Thanksgiving.

Additionally, we will be closed on the 24th and 25th of December for Christmas, and December 31st and January 1st, 2022, for New Year’s Day.


5660 US Route 6 West
Ulysses (Township), PA 16948


(814) 435-2652



Adult: $8.00
Seniors (65+) & Discount: $7.00
Youth (3-11): $5.00

Museums for All: $2.00 / person
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 serves its diverse community by actively working to preserve and share the history of Pennsylvania’s forests, inspiring our audience to become better stewards of Pennsylvania’s forest resources and heritage.

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates, 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