We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blair County Historical Society

Review Highlights
A Must for History Buffs!

After a very abbreviated visit a couple of years ago, I took the whole 45 minute tour together with... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
State College
Lovely Historical Home

I was able to take a tour of Baker Mansion while at a wedding on the grounds. First, I want to say... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
State College, Pennsylvania
Read all 10 reviews
All photos (10)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“gift store”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
3419 Oak Ln, Altoona, PA 16602-1831
+1 814-942-3916
Improve This Listing
Reviews (10)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews carriage house gift store visitor center bakery ornate history
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Stopped here to do research Saturday afternoon. Had to call a phone number to be let in. It was suppose to be open between the hours of 11 and 4. The mansion was open for tours but that wasn't why we made the effort to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank milbillin2018
Reviewed 21 July 2018

After a very abbreviated visit a couple of years ago, I took the whole 45 minute tour together with my son and three visiting girlfriends, Our tour guide, Michael Scott, was not only very knowledgeable, but also helpful and considerate. He very patiently waited for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Reiselust1947
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Nice to see how "well kept" this local treasure is done. For Christmas the gardening club has decorated the rooms (excellent). I've been thru the mansion a few times over the years - the wall and trim paint colors are beautiful. Please stop at the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank joeisle17
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I was able to take a tour of Baker Mansion while at a wedding on the grounds. First, I want to say how wonderful all the staff is that works there. Very nice and accommodating. The house was a nice tour and good to get...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank hollytrea
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great tour, only $8 per person. Beautifully restored mansion with unbelievable original furnishings! Great way to spend an hour!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Colleen S
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I heard about the "Baker Mansion" about 3-4 years ago, but It was just as well that I waited with a visit. It seems that under the leadership of the new director a lot of necessary restoration and refurbishing has taken place. Our newspaper had...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Reiselust1947
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We were sure there wouldn't be anyone there but we wanted to see the old Mansion so we went... so glad we did - will try to go back to get the tour at some point but the old mansion is beautiful - the iron...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank DeeS9348
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Was able to see only the outside of this old mansion on a little hill in a nice neighborhood. Walked all around it and saw no one. Near some tennis courts and a small athletic field. There is a small placque at the bottom of...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank COGuest
Reviewed 30 September 2015

An amazing piece of Altoona history that is being worked on inside and out. Many special events happen here. Next to Altoona high school athletic field so if you are in town for sports this is a nice break in the action for a history...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank 123GO68
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is no longer where the records are kept, so don't go here to do family history. It is a cool mansion but very limited hours to see the inside.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank shspeari
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 nearby hotels
Quality Inn & Suites
510 reviews
.55 miles away
Econo Lodge Altoona I-99
86 reviews
.56 miles away
TownePlace Suites Altoona
25 reviews
.72 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Altoona
67 reviews
.73 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 185 nearby restaurants
The Athenian Cafe
82 reviews
.55 miles away
The Knickerbocker
162 reviews
.35 miles away
Olive Garden
171 reviews
.65 miles away
Al's Tavern
65 reviews
.60 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 35 nearby attractions
Peoples Natural Gas Field
162 reviews
1.29 miles away
Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum
271 reviews
1.72 miles away
Boyer Candy Factory Outlet
80 reviews
1.42 miles away
Benzel Pretzel Outlet
24 reviews
1.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Blair County Historical Society staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines