Berks History Center

940 Centre Ave.
Reading, PA 19601- Map It
Phone: (610) 375-4375

AAA Editor Notes

Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave., contains displays that depict local history, including fine arts, industry, transportation and Pennsylvania German arts and crafts. A museum displays changing art exhibits and an antique transportation collection including a Conestoga wagon, a 1902 Duryea automobile and a horse-drawn streetcar. Temporary exhibits also are offered. Across the street, the Berks History Center Research Library collection includes 30,000 photographs, almost 600 maps, newspapers dating to 1796 and other items relating to Berks County history and genealogy. Guided tours are available by appointment. Guided tours are available.
Museum $7; $5 (ages 65+); $4 (ages 4-17). Library $7. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hours: Museum Tues.-Fri. 10-3; Sat. 9-2, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Tues.-Fri. 10-3, Sat. 9-3, rest of year. Library Wed.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-4, year-round. Closed major holidays and holiday weekends. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.