Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum
Housed in the former Robertsdale United Methodist Church,The Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum contains a large collection of mining memorabilia that focuses on the coal mining and steam railroading history and heritage of the tri-county Broad Top Region of south-central PA. Call 814-635-3807, weekends, April-Oct, or 814-907-1788 for special tours. 105 Church Street, Robertsdale, PA, just off PA Rt. 913. Contact for group tours and special activities. Adults $5, Children $3. Open Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 1-4. 105 Church Street,
Robertsdale, PA 16674. 814-907-1788.
Everett Railroad Station Museum
Learn about the history of Everett at the Everett Railroad Station Museum run by the Bloody Run Historical Society. Take Rt.30 to Everett exit. Turn N onto Rt.26 at the traffic light by Sheetz. Go ¼ mile. Turn left onto 4th St. At top of hill turn right into parking lot. Open Sat. 11-4 (May-Oct.) & the 3rd Sun. of each month 1-4 (May-Oct.) only. Display includes a 1909 Baldwin 262 (Prairie Type) Steam Engine. For more information call 814-623-8850.
Fort Bedford Museum
Fort Bedford was built by the British as part of their fortified supply road, Forbes Trail. The road was the instrument that helped the British eradicate the French presence at Fort Duquesne. The fort was a protector of that road. The museum was constructed near the site of the 1758 fort. Fort Bedford Museum is located in downtown Bedford, 110 Fort Bedford Dr. 814-623-8891 or 814-623-8192. Admission charged. Group rates available.
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The Fifties Place & Radio Display
Located along the Lincoln Highway 5 miles West of Bedford, The Fifties Place and Radio Display is a small museum open to the public. Displaying old signs, antique fuel pumps, automotive Americana, and antique radios and TVs. This museum is sure to take you back. Free Admission. 5719 Lincoln Highway Manns Choice, Pa. 15550. Phone 814-623-3887. Hours of operation: Monday- Saturday 8am-5pm. Sunday 1-5pm.
Fishertown Quaker Museum
Learn about the interesting history of the Quakers in western Pennsylvania and how they influenced the development of this region. Housed in the 1883 Quaker Meeting House, The Fishertown Quaker Museum has various displays, photographs, educational exhibits, and genealogical information for visitors and researchers alike. Generally open June-August, Sat. and Sun. 1-4. Please call 724-388-2924 or 814-839-2952 to plan your visit. 3140 Valley Rd, Fishertown, PA 15539.
Heritage Discovery Center
This center contains several attractions: the “America: Through Immigrant Eyes” exhibit; the Johnstown Children’s Museum; and the Iron & Steel Gallery. Take Rt. 56 to Johnstown. Rt. 56 will become Rt. 219. Take Rt. 56 Expressway exit off Rt. 219 N. After passing through downtown and the baseball stadium, watch to your left for 7th Ave. At 7th Ave., turn left into parking lot. 50 minutes from Bedford. Adults $8, seniors $7, kids $6 (This is a 3-for-one-ticket that includes admission to the Heritage Discovery Center, Johnstown Children’s Museum and the Johnstown Flood Museum). 814-539-1889.
Isett Heritage Museum
The Isett Heritage Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the rural heritage of 19th & 20th century America, with an emphasis on central PA, through interpretive exhibits & displays. Over 40,000 items on display in 3 buildings. Truly, something for everyone! Mon.-Sat. 8am-5pm; Sun 12-5pm. 11941 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon PA 16652. Give them a call at 814-643-9600.
Jimmy Stewart Museum
If you are a fan of Jimmy Stewart, this museum is for you. Stewart movies always playing and a great gift shop, especially “Wonderful Life” items. Open everyday except major holidays: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun 12-4 p.m. Adults $7, seniors & students $6, kids $5. Take Rt. 220 N toward Altoona, then take Rt. 22 W to Ebensburg. Then take Rt. 422 W to Indiana. Take the Oakland Ave./Rt. 286 exit. Follow Rt. 286 straight into Indiana. At Philadelphia St., museum building will be straight ahead (845 Philadelphia St.) 90 minutes from Bedford. 724-349-6112.
Johnstown Children’s Museum
This museum is located in the Heritage Discovery Center. Children can learn through play about Johnstown’s geography, history, culture, industry & more. See Heritage Discovery Center above for admission fee.
Johnstown Flood Museum
Preserving the story of the 1889 flood in which 2,209 people lost their lives & tens of thousands were left homeless. June-Aug open daily 10-5; 10-7 Fri and Sat.; Sep-May open daily 10-5. Take Rt. 56 to Johnstown. Rt. 56 will become Rt. 219. Take Rt. 56 Expressway exit off of Rt. 219 North. Go to first stop light. Turn right onto Walnut Street. Go straight through 4 lights Museum is on the right. 50 mins from Bedford. (For admission fee, see “Heritage Discovery Center, above) 814-539-1889
The Lincoln Hwy Experience Museum
Located about an hour west of Bedford along the Lincoln Highway in Latrobe, The Lincoln Hwy Experience Museum is a must for anyone traveling America’s first coast to coast road. Located at 3435 US Rt. 30 E, Latrobe. The Lincoln Highway Experience is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Scheduled in advance group tours can be accommodated on weekends. The $4 adult ticket includes a copy of the 60 page Lincoln Highway Driving Guide. 724-879-4241.
The National Museum of the American Coverlet
The first institution devoted solely to American woven coverlets, both figured and geometric. Open year round, Mon. – Sat. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. from noon – 4 p.m. Allow 45 minutes. Museum shop also on the premises offers reproduction textiles, reference materials and gifts. The National Museum of the American Coverlet is located in downtown Bedford on Juliana St. From the courthouse, go south on Juliana St. for 2 blocks. The museum is in the old Common School building on the right. Admission $10. Group rates available.
Portage Area Historical Society and Station Museum
The Portage Station Museum is a museum housed in a 1926 Railroad station. Exhibits include items about the Allegheny Portage Railroad, the Pennsylvania Railroad, local coal mining, And local history. We also proudly display the Mainline Miniature Railroad. You can watch our miniature trains travel around the Horseshoe Curve, through the Gallitzen Tunnels, and through local towns. The Museum has an observation platform from which you can watch the real trains go closely by on the ‘mainline’. The Portage Station Museum is open from noon until 4:00, Wednesday through Saturday, from April 1 through December 31. 400 Lee Street, PO Box 45, Portage, PA 814-736-9223.
Railroaders Museum & Horseshoe Curve (Altoona)
The Railroaders Museum is interactive with hands-on displays highlighting the railroad worker and railroad operation. Located 40 minutes north of Bedford. Take I-99 N to Altoona’s 17th St. Exit. Drive down 17th St. and turn left onto Ninth Ave. Travel Ninth Ave. two-tenths of a mile to museum. The Horseshoe Curve is a marvelous feat of engineering and a short drive from the museum. Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun 11-4. (April – May 2), Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun 11-5. (May 3 – Oct. 27), Fri.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 11-4. (Oct. 28-Dec. 22) Combo tickets $10 adults; $8 seniors; $7 kids. 814-946-0834.
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Bedford
Bedford is home to the newest satellite campus for the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. We are located in the historic Dr. John Anderson house right in the heart of town. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) is a community art museum founded in 1976. SAMA successfully operates the nation’s longest-running museum satellite system with five museum facilities in the central and southwestern Pennsylvania cities of Altoona, Johnstown, Ligonier, Loretto and, of course, Bedford. The Museum maintains a permanent collection of more than 4,500 works by local, regional, national and international artists. SAMA’s five museums offer award-winning education programs, special events, and approximately three dozen exhibitions annually.
137 E Pitt Street
Bedford, Pennsylvania. (814) 589-3020.
Swigart’s Auto Museum
Antique and unusual vehicles on display, including Pierce-Arrow, Packard, Marmon, Duesenberg, Cord, many pre-1914 cars and even two Tuckers. Herbie the Love Bug still lives here. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend-Oct. Take Rt. 26 N toward Huntingdon, then take Rt. 22E. The museum is on the left. 60 minutes from Breezewood. Adults $7 Seniors $6.50 Kids $3. 814-643-0885.
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