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Due to challenges associated with the museum being closed for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA Lumber Museum is currently operating on a limited schedule. We are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 AM through 4 PM, and closed Monday through Thursday. We anticipate this schedule will be in place through at least July 31, 2021. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work to fully re-open and return to our regular schedule!


It is with a heavy heart that the PA Lumber Museum would like to announce that there will not be a Bark Peelers’ Festival this year. Vendors and other participants will be receiving letters in the mail in the coming days with a refund of any deposits paid.

The museum will be OPEN on the July 4th weekend; Friday July 2 through Sunday July 4, from 10 AM to 4 PM. If you will be in the area we hope that you will visit.

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we persevere on the difficult journey of recovery from the effects of COVID-19. We are certainly planning for the return of Bark Peelers’ Festival in July 2022.


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 of operation through at least July 31, 2021 will be: Friday-Saturday-Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM; closed Monday through Thursday.

Outside of the pandemic, we are 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.


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