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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. Outdoor exhibits located across the 10-acre campus include a re-created early 20th-century lumber camp, a 70-ton Shay geared-locomotive and a Barnhart log loader, and two historic log cabins- one built by the C.C.C. in 1936 and the other constructed in 1961 by outdoor enthusiasts Bob & Dotty Webber. 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.

Go on a VIRTUAL TOUR of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum by clicking HERE.


The hours of operation for the museum change seasonally:

WINTER HOURS: (from December 1st through March 31st) Friday-Saturday-Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM

SUMMER HOURS: (from April 1st through November 30th) Wednesday through Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM

The museum is CLOSED on all State and Federal holidays, except for Independence Day/ July 4th (unless July 4th falls on a Monday or Tuesday).

Outside exhibits begin to close 30 minutes prior to the regular daily closing time. Please plan to arrive at least 90 minutes ahead of closing to allow enough time to fully experience all available exhibits. Thanks!


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


(814) 435-2652


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General Admission

Regular Admission: $8.00
Seniors (65+) & Discounted: $7.00
Youth (Ages 4-11): $5.00

Museums for All: $2.00 / person
Children 3 and under: Free
Active Military Duty & Immediate Family: Free

Discounted rates for students and group tours. Click here for rates.

Admission for Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates is free.

(Admission schedules for museum special events may be different from the general admission schedule posted above. Please see the events page for more details.)

A map of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum campus. A digital copy of our museum visitor guide is available HERE.

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