Plan a Visit
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HOURS OF OPERATION
Updated May 1
Come explore the history of Westmoreland County at the Westmoreland History Education Center! Enjoy our research library and museum shop.
Beginning in May
Thursday-Saturday • 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday • 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. (library closed)
Monday-Wednesday • Closed
Exhibit gallery is currently closed as we change exhibits.
HISTORIC HANNA'S TOWN
Saturday • tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Sunday • tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday • tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Sunday • tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Advance registration for tours recommended, particularly for groups of 10+. Please call 724-836-1800 x210.
Off season • closed for guided tours.
For tours of Historic Hanna's Town access to the research library
Students (through high school): $6
Seniors (65+): $6
AAA Members: $6
Children 5 and Under: FREE
Blue Star Active military: FREE
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
Discover the history of Hanna's Town on a guided tour. Learn about the town's unique role as the first seat of government for Westmoreland County and life on the Pennsylvania frontier during the American Revolution.
- 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.
Space is limited and reservations requested in advance to reserve your spot. Please call 724-836-1800 x210 to book your tour!
Genealogy and Regional History Library
The Calvin E. Pollins Memorial Library is the premier resource for studying the history of Westmoreland County. Our non-circulating library includes over 5,000 historical reference books, genealogical records, and original documents of local interest.
The library is currently open Thursdays - Saturdays.
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.
Gardens and Grounds
Visit our grounds dawn to dusk and explore a variety of fascinating historical and natural points interest at Historic Hanna's Town.
- Read about the history of Hanna's Town on interpretive waysides located in front of Hanna's Tavern and the Fort.
- Enjoy our pollinator gardens along Forbes Trail Road and in the area between the Education Center and historic village.
- Walk along a trail through meadow and woodland areas developed by three Eagle Scouts to help restore native plants to our property.
- See what's growing in our 18th century kitchen garden behind Hanna's Tavern.
Gallery currently closed
Our exhibit gallery is closed as we prepare for a new exhibit in the coming months. Please an eye on our website and social media for updates. Thank you!