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EDUCATION CENTER

PLEASE NOTE OUR COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES

Please visit our COVID-19 Procedures page for details.

We are closed Labor Day 2020.

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Come explore the compelling stories of Westmoreland County and beyond. Our research library, exhibit gallery, and museum shop are open year-round.

HOURS OF OPERATION

January-April
Wednesday-Saturday  •  10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday-Tuesday  •  closed

May-December
Wednesday-Saturday  •  10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday  •  12:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Library closed)
Monday-Tuesday  •  closed

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Open Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

Historic Hanna's Town is a Westmoreland County Park.

Grounds are open during the day, year-round, and subject to Westmoreland County Park Policies.

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HISTORIC HANNA'S TOWN

ADJUSTED HOURS FOR COVID-19

The current guided tour schedule is as follows:

Fridays-Saturdays: tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m
Sundays: tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Tours offered Fridays-Sundays ONLY.

Due to limited group size, preregistration is recommended by calling 724-836-1800 x200.

Social distancing, hand sanitizing, face coverings, and temperature checks will be implemented.

Please visit our COVID-19 Procedures page for details.

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Tours begin on the hour; the last tour starts at 3 p.m. (Special programs may affect this schedule)

May
Saturday: first tour at 11 a.m., last tour at 3 p.m.
Sunday: first tour at 1 p.m., last tour at 3 p.m.

June-October
Wednesday-Saturday: first tour at 11 a.m., last tour at 3 p.m.
Sunday: first tour at 1 p.m., last tour at 3 p.m.

November-April
Off season - closed for tours.

ADMISSION

For tours of Historic Hanna's Town access to the research library

Members: FREE
Adults: $8
Students (through high school): $6
Seniors (65+): $6
AAA Members: $6
Children 5 and Under: FREE
Blue Star Active military: FREE

Groups of 10+ are requested to call ahead and make a reservation

Our current exhibit is FREE and open to the public

MAKE A DAY OF IT!

A short drive down the road and into the past.

When you spend a day at Hanna’s Town, you’ll travel through time and Westmoreland County’s eventful history. Take a guided tour of a reconstructed Revolutionary War-era fort, explore a frontier tavern, and see an authentic Conestoga Wagon.

Visit the region’s newest education center dedicated to local history. Discover local history at our programs and events, see a range of exciting exhibits, and dig into a library where you can trace your family history.

Bring home a piece of the past at our new gift shop, which features books on American and local history, toys and picture books for the kids, handmade crafts including Redware Pottery, jewelry, home decor, and so much more.

Guided Tours of Historic Hanna’s Town

On a guided tour, discover the history of Hanna's Town as the first seat of government for Westmoreland County and life on the Pennsylvania frontier during the American Revolution.

  • Tours begin on the hour and start at the Education Center.
  • Admissions is located in the shop of the Education Center.
  • Each tour is approximately 60 to 90 minutes and led by a trained guide.
  • A significant portion of the tour takes place outdoors, so please plan accordingly.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Exhibits

Gems of the Collection: Everything & the Kitchen Sink

Kendra Gallery, Westmoreland History Education Center

This exhibit tells stories of Westmoreland County history through a selection of artifacts, photographs, documents, and archaeological material from the Westmoreland Historical Society collection, most of which have never been exhibited before.

Since the 1950s, the Westmoreland Historical Society has actively collected and preserved important pieces of Westmoreland County history, spanning a variety of places, time periods, and stories from the past. Gems of the Collection features “gems” from history including documents, photographs, clothing, furniture, tools, glassware, archaeological material – and, yes, even a kitchen sink.

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Westmoreland History Shop

The Westmoreland History Shop offers a variety of carefully-selected, history-inspired gifts and keepsakes. Open during regular hours.

Browse books from local, regional, and national authors and publishers including the History Press and Arcadia Publishing. Find educational, vintage-style toys, games, and books for children. Enjoy collections of historically reproduced dishware, handmade jewelry, home decor, candles, teas, jams, and baking mixes. Merchandise changes with the seasons and various programs we offer throughout the year.

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