York County History Center

250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403 - United States





The York County History Center inspires the exploration of the history, people, and culture of our county, state and nation. As a non-profit organization it utilizes collections, historic sites and museums to help tell the American story. The History Center’s collection encompasses more than 90,000 artifacts highlighting nearly 300 years of York’s impressive history. These artifacts document the development, culture, and contributions of the York County community.

One of the ways that the History Center fulfills its mission is by telling the remarkable stories of York County’s different ethnic and socio-economic groups, businesses, inventions, and historic events. These stories are interpreted through creative and sometimes interactive displays of artifacts from the History Center’s diverse collection. Visitors are encouraged to visit all five of our impressive museums in order to gain a full appreciation for all of York County’s history.


FREE admission to all of our museum sites including the Historical Society Building (250 E. Market Street, York, PA) Agricultural & Industrial Museum (217 W. Princess Street, York, PA), the Colonial Complex (157 W. Market St., York, PA) and the Fire Museum (757 W. Market Street, York, PA).


Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.