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LCHS Museum

Built 1893

Changing exhibitions emphasize the stories of people, places and events in Luzerne County, featuring objects, photographs and documents from the Society's collection.
Come visit the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum!

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Come Visit!

69 Rear South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Behind the Osterhout Library

There is a public restroom and a gift shop at the Museum.

Hours

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
2 to 6 p.m.

Saturday:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We are closed on some holiday weekends (New Year's, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve through January 1)

Cost

LCHS members: Free

Non-member Adults: $5

Non-Member Children: $3 (ages 5-17)

Children Under 5: Free

Parking

Parking is available at meters along South Franklin Street, or in one of the nearby parking garages or lots (the closest garage is at Boscov’s Department Store). The museum can be contacted at (570) 822-1727.

Accessibility

There is no handicapped parking available adjacent to the Museum.  There are steps up to the front door and up to the first and second floors, as well as down to the restroom.  There is no elevator.

Tours at the LCHS Museum

Self-guided.  Group and guided tours are available; fee depends on size of group.  Please call 570-823-6244 or email info@luzernehistory.org for more information.

LCHS Artifacts
LCHS Exhibtions interior

Upcoming Events at the Museum

Join us for these upcoming events at the Museum! For information on our current exhibitions, click the "Exhibitions" tab at top.

Welcome to

the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum

General Information

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Since its construction in 1893, this building has been in continuous use for the Luzerne County Historical Society. Originally, the building housed the exhibits, library, and main offices of the Society. Since the library, archives and main office moved down the street to #49 in 1972, the building has functioned solely as a Museum.

A long-term exhibition on the Native Americans of the Wyoming Valley includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

Changing exhibitions emphasize the stories of people, places and events in Luzerne County, featuring objects, photographs and documents from the Society's collection.

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