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Up Coming  Events:

If the weather cooperates and there is snow in February, the museum invites snowmobilers and skiers to come to our SnowMobility Weekend: February 15-17, 2019. This weekend only, ride a snowmobile to the site! A pancake breakfast will be offered for purchase on Saturday 2-16-2019, from 9 Am until 2 Pm. There will also be a guided cross-country ski excursion starting at 9 Am on the 16th.

Pennsylvania Charter Day is March 10, 2019. Visit the Lumber Museum with FREE ADMISSION for Pennsylvania’s birthday. Guided tours of the site will be offered between 10 Am and 3 Pm. Many of the other Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission sites will be open with free admission on this day; check out PA’s Trails of History for more information.

Check out our 2019 Schedule of Events!

NEW Videos of the Saw Mill in Operation!

Webber Cabin Slated to Become a New Exhibit at the PA Lumber Museum

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Slide Show of images from the reconstruction of the Webber cabin at the PA Lumber Museum
A dedication ceremony for the cabin was held on July 7th 2018. A video of the dedication will be added to this page soon.


In the NEWS:


The results are in: here are your 2018 Grand Champion Woodhicks.


   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.

   The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is open to the public year-round, Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The museum is closed all Federal holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. Located in scenic Potter County along U.S. Route 6 at mile marker 188, between Galeton and Coudersport, the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is well-positioned relative to the history of the densely forested Allegheny high plateau. The museum is home to thousands of objects ranging from prehistoric stone tools, to a variety of twentieth century chain saws. Interactive exhibits allow visitors to practice activities such as swinging an ax, sawing a tree, piloting a log raft, and racing locomotives. Large outdoor exhibits are located throughout the 30-acre museum campus and include a re-created early 20th century logging camp, the museum’s popular 70-ton Shay geared-locomotive, and a 1910 Barnhart log loader. A rustic log cabin build by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 showcases the talents and craftsmanship of these dedicated citizens. Other exhibits include a steam-powered sawmill and log pond, a 1945 Brookville switch engine once used in a tannery, and a Sustainable Forestry Trail that loops through forty acres of forest surrounding Commissioner Run.

PA Lumber Museum_ Bark Peelers' 2016

   The museum’s Bark Peelers’ Festival, held annually over the July 4th holiday weekend, treats thousands of visitors to lively special events, contests, and demonstrations; all celebrating “woodhick” skills. Unique food and craft vendors provide guests with ample shopping and culinary opportunities. There is live music throughout the weekend, crafts and games at the Kids Korner, an operating steam-powered circular sawmill and birch still, blacksmithing, chainsaw carving, and door prizes. Visitors are encouraged to compete in the greased pole, log rolling, cross cut saw, and birling competitions to earn the title “Grand Champion Barkpeeler” and the associated cash prizes.