The Conestoga Area Historical Society facility incorporates an ethnographic museum that features over three hundred years of life in the west-central area of Lancaster County. The focus is the townships of Conestoga, Martic, Manor and Pequea and the borough of Millersville.
The exhibits are displayed in authentic period buildings which have been carefully moved and restored to the society’s grounds replicating a rural hamlet of a by-gone era.
The society buildings include the 1733 Anglo-German Atkinson log home furnished with Chippendale and PA German style furniture. It also includes a German foursquare garden and a 1798 squirrel tail bake oven. Other outbuildings include the 1748 Harnish stone house and tavern, the 1880 Stehman blacksmith shop, the 1812 Myers tannery and the Hoak broom-making shop. There is a PA German Switzer bank barn full of large agricultural implements and three Conestoga wagons.
Conestoga Area Historical Society
51 Kendig Road (post office box #232)
Conestoga, PA 17516-0232
Open mid-April through mid-December, Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm.
Call for appointments for individual or group tours.
No admission is charged but donations are appreciated