Take a step back in time Sept. 16 to museums in the Raystown Lake Region 

Museums all over Huntingdon County and beyond are coming together to give visitors and community members the opportunity to take a step back in time and visit - or revisit - all the historical sites in the region. The best part? Admission is FREE! 

On Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, get your family and friends together for this fun and educational opportunity. Pre-registration for this event is not mandatory.



11941 Stone Creek Ridge Rd, Huntingdon, PA 16652

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Isett Heritage Museum is home to the area's largest collection of antiques and memorabilia. Explore themed displays on a fully guided tour or browse the multiple buildings and vast grounds at your leisure. 

Isett Heritage Museum
Isett Heritage Museum

550 Main St, Robertsdale, PA

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

In the heart of the coal-mining town of Robertsdale, the Friends of the East Broad Top operate a museum in the East Broad Top Railroad's former station, with artifacts, maps and volunteers eager to describe the history of the railroad and the Rockhill Coal Company.


700 Moore St, Huntingdon, PA 16652

12 p.m.-4 p.m.

The Juniata College Museum of Art (JCMA) contributes to the social and intellectual well-being of its campus and local communities by providing access to works of distinctive aesthetic quality in ways that inspire, provoke creative and critical thought, and refresh the spirit. Located at the corner of Moore and 17th Streets, the Juniata College Museum of Art occupies a 1907 Beaux-Arts brick building that once served as the College library. 



106 4th Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Huntingdon County Historical Society occupies the William McMurtrie House, which contains an active historical/genealogical research library and a Victorian House Museum. The popular 1887 Little House also sits on the grounds.


6993 Seven Points Road Hesston, PA 16647

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau can keep you informed of all there is to see and do in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania. Enjoy a stroll through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Exhibition area at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center to learn about the history of the lake. Bonus: The visitor center and exhibition area are open year round and always free to the public! 



430 Meadow Street, Rockhill Furnace, PA 17249

10 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Take a step back in time to when folks traveled by electric streetcar! Enjoy a leisurely ride through the scenic countryside. Visit the museum where you and your family or tour group can learn about trolleys and see historic cars being restored in the shops. Across the street, the East Broad Top Railroad offers a one-of-a-kind experience with their train and shop tours. EBT is not a free experience, but it's a National Treasure you won't want to miss!  



12031 William Penn Highway (Rt. 22), Huntingdon, PA 16652

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Swigart Automobile Museum is "America’s Oldest Automobile Museum," celebrating over 100 years! There are 30 to 35 cars on display at any given time, rotated from a larger collection. When visiting, you'll encounter two Tuckers, Herbie The Love Bug and a DeLorean! In addition to the automobiles, the museum displays bicycles, horns, lights, license plates from every state, name badges from numerous cars, trains, toys and more.

Antique cars at Swigart Automobile Museum
Swigart Automobile Museum

300 West Small Street, Mount Union, PA 17066

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mount Union, once known as the "Silica Brick Capital of the World," played a key role in Pennsylvania's 100-year reign over America's steel production. The Bricktown Museum celebrates the rich and storied history of the region's railroad and industrial industries. At the museum, guests will learn about the significance of the brick and railroad operations in Mount Union and the surrounding area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 


138 E. Main St., Allensville, PA 17002

Since its inception, this society has been collecting local artifacts from the Kish Valley region. Those items are on display in the nine rooms in the museum. Two featured artists’ work to look for are Isaac Peight and Samuel L. Plank. The 1830s bank barn houses, the genealogy room and agricultural artifacts are a must see while there.


4072 Spruce Creek Rd, Spruce Creek, PA 16683

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For over 100 years, the Colerain Forges were the center of a larger iron manufacturing community. Founded in 2022, the Colerain Center for Education, Preservation and the Arts strives to preserve the historic Colerain Forges Mansion and other historic and environmental resources on the estate.