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.
Please note: The Museum will be closed from August 25 through September 3, 2019. We will resume regular hours on Wednesday, September 4. See you then!
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
2 to 6 p.m.
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)
LCHS members: Free
Non-member Adults: $5
Non-Member Children: $3 (ages 5-17)
Children Under 5: Free
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.
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.
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.
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.