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Operating Hours


Archive Hours for Genealogy Research and Inquiries

Year-round:  Wednesdays from 9:00 A.M. to Noon  
From September through May:  On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00 A.M. to Noon 

(Also see the page "Collections - Family Research & Rates") 



Robert Fulton Birthplace Guided Tours

Birthplace tours are provided by the Society's member volunteers.

Summer Tours:  Guided tours of the Robert Fulton Birthplace are provided for individuals, families and small groups on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day in May through Labor Day in September. Open hours are Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Sundays from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Tours are provided on a first-come first-served basis.

Group Tours:  Tours for groups of 5 or more are provided by appointment year round, weather- and ground conditions- permitting. School groups, clubs, historical societies, railroad societies and other groups are encouraged to call for a group visit. To arrange a group tour, please call 717-548-2679 (do not use email). 


        Rates for Guided Tours:

Summer and Group Tours:  Admission during 2016 is $4.00 per individual over 12 years old, $2.00 per child 6 to 12 years old. There is no charge for Southern Lancaster County Historical Society members and children 5 years old and under.  Beginning in 2017, the admission rate will be $5.00 per adult over 16 yrs.; $3.00 per child 6 yrs. to 16; and 5 and under for free. There is no charge for members.  
 
Off-Season Tours (September to May):  Individual admission charge ($4.00 per individual over 12 years, $2.00 per child 6 to 12 years old), with a minimum of $20.00.  Beginning in January 2017, the admission rate will be $5.00 per adult over 16 yrs.; $3.00 per child 6 yrs. to 16; and 5 and under for free. There is no charge for members.  The minimum charge of $20.00 for off-season tours will remain the same in 2017.


Director Stan White provides a summertime
guided tour of the Robert Fulton Birthplace