Pennsylvania Museums: 9 Unique Experiences You Don’t Want to Miss


There's nothing like spending the day wrapped in history, artifacts, art or automobiles. Some museums are small and quaint, providing a space of solitude to look inward while taking in what is on display. Others are grand, creating an environment where you can roam from room to room through a never-ending maze of wonder. Pennsylvania is also home to a vast array of home-town, big-city, quirky, fun and nostalgic museums. Here are just a few: 


1. National Museum of Industrial History

Bethlehem, PA boasts the NMIH where you can learn about America's rich industrial heritage.



2. World of Little League Museum

Located in Williamsburg, PA, this museum tells the story about the history and future of Little League Baseball and Softball.


3. Mercer Museum

This museum, in Doylestown, PA, is a showcase of what life was like in America during the 18th and 19th centuries.



4. Appalachian Trail Museum

Near Pine Grove State Park in Gardners, PA, this museum shares the story of the founding, creating, maintenance and protection of the Appalachian trail.


5. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center

Right outside downtown Carlisle, PA, USAHEC provides indoor and outdoor exhibits detailing historic and present events.



6. AACA Museum

The AACA Museum in Hershey, PA has innovative and interactive exhibits that share our motor vehicle history.


7. Eastern State Penitentiary

Once a famous prison, its grand architecture now stands in ruins in Philadelphia, PA.



8. National Watch and Clock Museum

Located in Columbia, PA, this museum features clocks, watches, tools and other time-related objects.


9. The Hershey Story Museum

You'll learn the legacy of Milton S. Hershey and how Hershey has changed the world.


Don't forget! The 2018 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is September 22. Get your tickets today! There are plenty of museums to choose from.

Looking for more museums? See the museums we’ve worked with or check out this list of museums in PA.