York County History Center includes several properties on E. Market, W. Market and W. Princess sts. Exhibits at the Historical Society Museum depict life in York County up to the 20th century. A reproduction of the original York village square with a one-room cabin, print shop, apothecary and toy store can be viewed. Decorative arts, folk art and exhibits about York's role in the Revolutionary and Civil wars are displayed. The Library & Archives houses an extensive collection on a variety of topics, including genealogy, local history and military history.
The Agricultural & Industrial Museum highlights the Golden Age of industrial development from south central Pennsylvania's early years to the present. Exhibits showcase industrial equipment and the history of transportation and include a working three-story gristmill and a 72-ton giant A-frame ammonia compressor.
The Victorian-era Bonham House, occupied by the Bonham family 1875-1965, displays artwork by patriarch Horace Bonham as well as furnishing styles from the 1850s-1930s. The Fire Museum in the 1903 station showcases more than 200 years of local firefighting with photographs, uniforms, vintage vehicles and the original fire-horse stalls. The Colonial Complex focuses on the Revolutionary period.
Tickets may be purchased at any of the sites except Bonham House.
One-day ticket (includes Colonial Complex and all open sites and museums) $15; $7 (students ages 8-18 with ID).
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Hours: All museums except Bonham House open early Tues.-Sat.; times vary by museum. Agricultural & Industrial Museum and Fire Museum, 10-4. Historical Society Museum and Library & Archives 9-5. Bonham House third Sat. of the month 11-1, early Apr.-late Nov.; tours depart from the Historical Society Museum. Phone ahead to confirm tour schedule. Closed major holidays.