Pennsylvania Museums: 9 Unique Experiences You Don’t Want to Miss
There's nothing like spending the day wrapped in history, artifacts, art or automobiles. Some museums are small and quaint, providing a space of solitude to look inward while taking in what is on display. Others are grand, creating an environment where you can roam from room to room through a never-ending maze of wonder. Pennsylvania is also home to a vast array of home-town, big-city, quirky, fun and nostalgic museums. Here are just a few:
1. National Museum of Industrial History
Bethlehem, PA boasts the NMIH where you can learn about America's rich industrial heritage.
3. Mercer Museum
This museum, in Doylestown, PA, is a showcase of what life was like in America during the 18th and 19th centuries.
5. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
Right outside downtown Carlisle, PA, USAHEC provides indoor and outdoor exhibits detailing historic and present events.
7. Eastern State Penitentiary
Once a famous prison, its grand architecture now stands in ruins in Philadelphia, PA.
8. National Watch and Clock Museum
Located in Columbia, PA, this museum features clocks, watches, tools and other time-related objects.
9. The Hershey Story Museum
You'll learn the legacy of Milton S. Hershey and how Hershey has changed the world.
Don't forget! The 2018 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is September 22. Get your tickets today! There are plenty of museums to choose from.