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The Somerset Historical Center is a 150-acre rural history museum located just outside of Somerset, Pennsylvania. The museum preserves the history of life in southwestern PA from the region's first farmers to the present day through exhibits, workshops, and educational programs. The SHC campus is a mix of beautiful woods, meadows, and historic buildings, plus a Visitors Center that houses a permanent local history exhibit as well as the Genealogical Research Library. Facilities also include an education center and outdoor pavilions which can be rented for workshops, corporate retreats or family occasions. 

The SHC serves as headquarters of the Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County

Don't miss Mountain Craft Days the first weekend after Labor Day! Over 125 craft artisans, musicians, and entertainers will be on hand to interpret the rich frontier heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania. Going strong for more than 50 years, this festival is widely known for its wonderful mix of historical demonstrations, music, and food available for visitors to enjoy through our woods, meadows, and historic buildings. Fee charged.



  • Adult Admission: $6.00
  • Discounts Available:
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  • Cash:
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  • Average Tour Time:
    The inside museum is a self-guided tour and can take as long as you would like; generally the average inside tour is 1 hour. The outside guided tour is approximately 1-2 hours.
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  • Length of Program or Time for Visit:
    2-3 Hours
  • Min # for Group: 20
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Sep 06

Mountain Craft Days