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The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has joined other museums across the country in Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums and the Institute of Museum and Library Services aimed at encouraging families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. PHMC is committed to making sure everyone can experience the best that its state-operated museums have to offer at the most affordable prices.

This program enables low-income families to explore Pennsylvania’s rich history and culture by visiting participating state-owned museums such as The State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, the Erie Maritime Museum and Pennsbury Manor for a minimal fee of $2 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and identification. This offer is for general admission only and excludes special programs or events.

Museums for All, advances the goals of PHMC’s 21st-Century Task Force, an agency-wide effort to set in place policies and procedures that eliminate obstacles to participation by the diverse people who live and work in Pennsylvania. The task force’s goal is to foster a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in everything the agency does, from programs offered to the staff and volunteers who deliver them.

Participating Sites:

Anthracite Heritage Museum
Scranton, PA
(570) 963-4804

Brandywine Battlefield Park
Chadds Ford, PA
(610) 459-3342

Bushy Run Battlefield
Jeannette, PA
(724) 527-5584

Conrad Weiser Homestead
Womelsdorf, PA
(610) 589-2934

Cornwall Iron Furnace
Cornwall, PA
(717) 272-9711 

Drake Well Museum & Park
Titusville, PA
(814) 827-2797

Eckley Miners’ Village
Weatherly, PA
(570) 636-2070

Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara
Erie, PA
(814) 452-2744

Graeme Park
Horsham, PA
(215) 343-0965

Joseph Priestley House
Northumberland, PA
(570) 473-9474

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
Lancaster, PA
(717) 569-0401

Old Economy Village
Ambridge, PA
(724) 266-4500

Pennsbury Manor
Morrisville, PA
(215) 946-0400

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
Ulysses, PA
(814) 435-2652

Pennsylvania Military Museum
Boalsburg, PA
(814) 466-6263

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Strasburg, PA
(717) 687-8628

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
(717) 787-4980

Somerset Historical Center
Somerset, PA
(814) 445-6077

Find other sites and museums participating in the Museums for All initiative.