Jersey Shore Historical Society Samuel Moss House

200 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740 - United States




Free Everyday

The Samuel Moss House and museum has many different artifacts that tell the history of Jersey Shore, Pa. and the West Branch Valley, including how the name got it's name. Our Native American collection has items dating back thousands of years. The museum collection follows the history of the first settlers from the time of the American Revolution down thru the Lumber Boom Era, Railroad Era and present day. The Samuel Moss house dates back to the 1840's and is an excellent setting to travel thru time.

We will be open on Museum Day 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Our Native American exhibit features spearheads, arrowheads, tomahawk heads and scraping stones, to name a few. The 18th century exhibit features a handmade (circa 1774) grain bin, which was part of the "Great Runaway" if 1778, which was an evacuation of the West Branch Valley. The Service Room is a tribute to our veterans and volunteer firefighters. The room has Civil war battlefield correspondence, as well as field journals, WWI, WWII and current conflict uniforms, cannon ball and many more items including dress uniforms from the local fire company. The Railroad Room features maps of the rail yards, a working telegraph and photographs of the 2 railroad lines that ran thru town.

As well as a museum tour the Jersey Shore Historical Society gives walking tours of the Historic District. The Historic District is on the national register and features many Federalist Period homes built from the 1830's-1850's.


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