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Address: 10649 Somerset Pike, Somerset, PA 15501
Phone Number:
+1 814-445-6077
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Underappreciated Gem

There are good reasons to visit this part of Pennsylvania , the natural beauty, forests, streams, hiking trails, Fallingwater and more. In my opinion, visiting the Somerset... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are good reasons to visit this part of Pennsylvania , the natural beauty, forests, streams, hiking trails, Fallingwater and more. In my opinion, visiting the Somerset Historical Center is also a great reason to go to the area. It is dedicated to describing the local rural history and it does so extremely well. You find all the artifacts you... More 

Thank Jes K
Falls Church
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very professionally done with well preserved local area artifacts. And just a short distance from Quecreek Mine Rescue site.

Thank Mark D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Nicely done..., beginning with a movie then moving through exhibits, explaining the culture and history of the area and the hard working rural lifestyle of the farmers and how they progressed through time. It was not busy when we were there which was nice going at our own pace. There is also a nice gift shop. Glad we stopped.

Thank 02TravelBugs
Webster, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We came with a bus group and at first we thought the place was too small town to be interesting but the Historical Center was very well layed out and very interesting insite to the history of western PA. It showed how the area had to change with the times and keep adapting itself. Nice displays then we were lucky... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My family's roots began in this area and I've been coming to the town and surrounding area for over 50 years. My professional background is in non-profit museums but I had not been to this Historical Center until recently. As we chatted, I was impressed by the passion of the staff and purchased a membership on the spot. My family... More 

Thank Denise D
White Oak, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

It's a small place, nothing major but it's nice to visit nonetheless. It talks about the region's farming history and the like and it's interesting to see and hear about.

1 Thank Michael K
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I took my children here last June. We had a fun time learning about history. The people that volunteer here are great!! Affordable thing to do while visiting somerset pa

Thank ajwatkins141
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Just was there for a lecture about the Umberger murder back in the 1800's - interesting and descendants of both the people that were hung and the man murdered were in attendance. Very interesting

Thank ltroll
Stoystown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Somerset Historical Center provides tours and special events to highlight the history of this county. It is both educational and entertaining for all ages.

Thank Barbara K
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

10 years ago I spent a few days at the Somerset Historical Center Library and enjoyed the beauty of their facility and excellent resources. This trip I spent 3 whole days 9-5 and found an incredible amount of information on my ancestors. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, they brought resources for me to review which exceeded my expectations.... More 

Thank Marti L

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