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Old York Historical Society, York

#17 of 23 in Things to do in York
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Visit Old York Historical Society and explore nine historic museum buildings, a contemporary art gallery and wonderful gardens. Tour the properties, explore our collections, research your history or take part in our renowned education programs. Customize your visit by adding one or more of our living history experiences to your itinerary.

At Old York you will experience over 400 years of New England heritage while listening to tales of sea captains and their families, jailers, prisoners and others. You'll also see some of the most beautiful decorative objects and antiques preserved in America including the Bulman Bedhangings, the only complete set of 18th century American crewelwork bed curtains known to exist.

Your journey begins at the museum's Visitor Center, located at 3 Lindsay Road in the Remick Barn at the corner of Route 1A and Lindsay Road in York.
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  • As an attorney, I never pass up an opportunity to visit an old jail. The photo ops are just too good. But it turns out that my kids love it too. My 3 year old must have spent a solid 30 minutes...  more »
  • This is a little Gem. Well located and presented by knowledgeable and personable tour guides, but where were the other visitors. The place is not well advertised in passing through York and hardly...  more »
  • Great local museum! Was able to visit multiple historic buildings for one entrance price. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Wonderful way to spend an afternoon while visiting York.
  • It's a fairly interesting property for which really nice is the location and how quiet it is. It's also a good value as there are three properties they're they're all covered under one admission fee if you take the package which was $15 from recollection. The prison was no more interesting part to me and more unique part. the main house has a guided tour but I think they would do themselves well to add a guided tour to the prison as well.

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