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EDUCATION CENTER

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HOURS OF OPERATION
Updated January 7

Come explore the history of Westmoreland County at the Westmoreland History Education Center! Enjoy our exhibit gallery, research library, and museum shop.

The Westmoreland History Education Center will reopen Thursday, January 7 and begin normal winter hours.

January - March
Thursday-Saturday  •  10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday-Wednesday •  Closed

Spring and summer hours of operation for 2021 to be announced.

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HISTORIC HANNA'S TOWN

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Please check back in early 2021 for updates about opening

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

June-October
Certain weekdays and Saturdays: tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m 
Sundays: tours at 1 p.m. and 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

Historic Hanna's Town is a Westmoreland County Park.

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

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

Christmas Memories: 1930-1959

Open January 7 - January 16, 2021

This special exhibition presents objects and vignettes that will bring back fond memories of Christmases from the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s.

Enjoy vintage Christmas decorations, ornaments, toys, a holiday kitchen scene, a mantel with vintage stockings and cards, and a large train display with a village, landscaping, and working mid-century Lionel trains.

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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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