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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

York County History Center

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 250 E Market St, York, PA 17403-2013
Phone Number:
+1 717-848-1587
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The York County History Center has three museums, four historic sites and a...

The York County History Center has three museums, four historic sites and a library and archives, all located in historic York, Pa. The Museums include the Agricultural & Industrial Museum, the Historical Society Museum, and the Fire Museum. Historic sites are the Colonial Complex, the Bonham House, and the Murals of York.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 76 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
Traveler or Resident will find all the sites fascinating and fun

I only moved here a year and a half ago and these museums provided many more reasons for me to want to call York County my new home. While all the museums and library are vastly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 75: English reviews
Level Contributor
56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I only moved here a year and a half ago and these museums provided many more reasons for me to want to call York County my new home. While all the museums and library are vastly informative the Agricultural and Industrial museum is my favorite and we take all our friends and relatives who visit us to that museum. All... More 

Thank 52725272
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Just happened to find this place while attending the Yorkfest Art show. This place details the industrial history of York. Lots of cars, steam engines and history. Really very interesting. Could have spend even more than the 3 hours that we did spend here.

Thank Babette1960
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We visited the YCHT to do some family history research and were VERY impressed with how well organized their research area is! The staff was extremely helpful. The cost was $8 per person, but once we realized how much they had to offer, we added the amount needed to have a membership. We'll definitely be back! Be aware of their... More 

Thank TrekkerPlus
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

As a family historian I have done research many times at the YCHT. There are times I still feel like a dear in the headlights there. There is just so much to look through it can be overwhelming especially to first timers. I would encourage them to do a little online review of sources available and bring as much information... More 

Thank Melissa F
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

The heritage trust is sort of library, museum, genealogical hunting place. When you walk in you see the beautiful architecture of the building. The inside is massive and holds tons of information. I was looking for genealogical information and they had more than I ever could have imaged finding. The resource person was very helpful and assisted me through the... More 

Thank Karin H
York, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

great to take the tour and look back in time. but if you have a. end for a business meeting it could be leased to host a large group and have it catered. Fun time and unique atmosphere. you need a good meeting planner and catering and you have a great place to entertain

Thank TombstoneJoe
York, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

I brought a visitor from Pittsburgh to see the history of my town, York PA. The museum at the Heritage Trust was great. Included in the price were tours of other attractions in York..the Bonham House, Golden Plough Tavern, General Gates house and the Colonial Court House. York played an important role in the American Revolution and not many people... More 

Thank Bill V
York, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

The Trust is a York landmark, steeped in 120 years of savoring York's heritage. In process of reinventing its approach, YCHT is Amazing!

Thank DutchieYork
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

I was a membership holder for several years, and never visited any of their sites. I was curious about the history of a place I worked downtown, so I went into the Trust to do some research. I attempted to find the information without asking anyone, but once I asked, they said that all of their information on the site... More 

1 Thank Drew L
Melanie H, Public Relations Manager at York County History Center, responded to this review

Dear Drew, Could you please let us know when you visited the Trust? We would like to discuss your visit further. Just as background, our collections are open to the public, and our mission is to inspire the exploration of York County History. If you were disappointed with your research, we would like to remedy the situation. Please email me... More 

Southampton, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We visited the York County Agricultural & Industrial Museum at 217 Princess Street in York, Pennsylvania. This was well worth a visit. The museum was well coordinated and clean. Within, one could re-live the booming industrial age of Pennsylvania.....the beginning of air conditioning, flight, automobiles, telephones, printing, pianos, modern coffins, weight lifting equipment, screen doors and locked safes. They have... More 

Thank Tetor22

Been to York County History Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from York County History Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?