PA Museums – Laurel Highlands Area

Visit PA museums in the Laurel Highlands and Southern Allegheny mountains region of Pennsylvania on a family vacation getaway.

The area has diverse museums including a coal, railroad, antique car and kids museum.

There’s definitely something for everyone in this area of the state.

The city of Johnstown has a museum and monument related to the flood that took place in the late 1800’s.

Bring your camera as you witness a sad part of Pennsylvania’s past.

The entire family can find a museum that caters to their interests.

We like the museums in this region of the state as they offer history, diversity and fun!


Bedford County PA

Fort Bedford Museum
110 Fort Bedford Drive
Bedford PA 15522
814-623-8891
http://www.fortbedfordmuseum.org

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April to 2nd Saturday of October – 11 AM-7 PM daily

  • French and Indian War era
  • Museum has a model of the original Fort
  • Native American artifacts
  • Antique household items, tools, clothing

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Old Bedford Village


220 Sawblade Rd
Bedford PA 15522
814-623-1156
http://www.oldbedfordvillage.com

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Memorial Day to Labor Day 9 AM-5 PM except closed Wednesdays
Day after Labor Day to end of October Thurs-Sun 9 AM-5 PM

  • Living history
  • One of the PA museums with educational programs
  • Activities
  • Events
  • Reenactments
  • Exhibits

Blair County PA

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site


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RD 3 Box 391
Altoona PA 16601
814-946-0048
http://www.fortroberdeau.org
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Tues-Sat 11 AM-5 PM, Sun-Mon 1-5 PM

  • Revolutionary War
  • Exhibits

Quaint Corner Children’s Museum
2000 Union Avenue
Altoona PA 16601
814-944-6830
http://www.quaintcorner.org

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Friday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM

  • Hands on learning in the areas of history, science and art
  • Events
  • Programs
  • Displays

Railroaders Memorial Museum

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1300 9th Avenue
Altoona PA 16602
814-946-0834
www.railroadcity.com

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May to November 1 Mon-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 11 AM-5 PM
November 2 to end of December Fri-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 11 AM-5 PM

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Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
1210 11th Avenue
Altoona PA 16601
814-946-4464
http://www.sama-art.org/ex_ev/altoona.htm

Tues-Fri 10 AM-5 PM, Sat 1-5 PM

  • Exhibits
  • Events
  • American art

Cambria County PA

Johnstown Children’s Museum
201 Sixth Avenue
Johnstown PA 15906
http://www.jaha.org/ChildrensMuseum/virtualtour.html
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On the 3rd floor of the Heritage Discovery Center

Open 10 AM-5 PM daily

Johnstown Flood Museum


304 Washington Street
Johnstown PA 15901
814-539-1889
http://www.jaha.org/FloodMuseum/oklahoma.html

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Open daily 10 AM-5 PM

  • 1889 flood
  • Exhibits
  • Artifacts
  • Film

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Johnstown PA 15904
814-269-7234
http://www.sama-art.org/ex_ev/johnstown.htm

Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

  • Exhibits in American art
  • Events

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Saint Francis University Mall
Loretto PA 15940
814-472-3920
http://www.sama-art.org/ex_ev/loretto.htm

  • Exhibits
  • Events
  • American art

Huntingdon County PA

Isett Acres Museum
Stone Creek Ridge Rd
Huntingdon PA 16652
814-643-9600
http://www.isettacresmuseum.com
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Mon-Sat 8 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • 35,000+ collectibles and antiques

Rockhill Trolley Museum
430 Meadow St
Rockhill Furnace PA 17249
814-447-9576
www.rockhilltrolley.org

June-October – Sat-Sun 11 AM-4 PM

  • Trolley rides
  • 21 trollies, about 1/2 are operational
  • Historical railroad equipment

William E Swigart Jr Automobile Museum
12031 William Penn Highway
Huntingdon PA 16652
814-643-0885
www.swigartmuseum.com


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Open Memorial Day weekend to end of October

  • American automobile history

Somerset County PA

Springs Museum
Springs PA
814-662-2625
http://www.springspa.org

Saturdays 8 AM-1 PM

  • Historical store, church, school room, farm
  • Historical tools, farm equipment

Windber Coal Heritage Center
501 15th Street
Windber PA 15963
814-467-6680
http://www.windbercoal.org


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  • Coal miners and families
  • Interactive exhibits
  • Presentations
  • Archives
  • History of coal mining technology

Enjoy visiting the PA museums of the Laurel Highlands region!


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