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Operating Hours & Tours

Archive Hours for Genealogy Research and Inquiries      

Year-round:  Wednesdays from 9:00 A.M. to Noon and from September through May:  On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, also from 9:00 A.M. to Noon.  The archives building is located across the street from the Robert Fulton Birthplace on Robert Fulton Highway (Route 222) near Swift Road in the red brick warehouse building.  The archives building is handicapped-accessible.  

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

Tours of the Robert Fulton Birthplace, Garden and Trail

An introductory video program is provided to visitors of the Robert Fulton Birthplace and follow-up information is provided by the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society's member volunteers.  Visitors can then browse the furnishings and exhibits inside the Birthplace and the adjacent kitchen garden to view plantings of the type found during the Colonial era (1620 to 1776) which were brought to the Colonies by English, Irish and Scottish settlers in the area.  Behind the Birthplace there is a 1-1/2 mile nature trail on the property for a walk through several habitats - woodland, meadow, and wetlands to view wildflowers, butterflies, birds and deer.    

Summer Tours 2021:  After Memorial Day, May 31st, the Robert Fulton Birthplace is open by appointment on Saturdays only.  Please call 717-548-2679 and leave a message, clearly stating your name and telephone number.  Your tour will be limited to your group only for Covid safety considerations.  We request that visitors who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 wear a mask while inside the Birthplace to protect themselves and others. 


      Admission Rates for Tours

Admission for summer tours is $5.00 per adult over 18 years old and $3.00 per youth 6 to 18 years old (or 2 children for $5.00). There is no charge for Southern Lancaster County Historical Society members and children 5 years old and under.


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