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Our more than 20,000 artifacts tell many stories behind the development of the county and we are pleased to share some with you. In addition to the main floor that features exhibits of a particular theme in our Palmer & Meiser Galleries, we have an upper and lower level of displays that interpret our rich history from the Conestoga Wagon to the 1907 Duryea to toys, crafts, and fine arts, all related to our social history. Here you can truly find your past. The museum is fully accessible, a wheelchair is available upon request.

Duryea Automobile Old Courthouse Statue Violin

Gruber Organ Victrola Dieffenbach organ

Painting of Reading Shops Pioneer Bedroom

Model of Penn Square Area Cigar Store Statue Street Car




Museum Hours - Tuesday through Saturday - 9AM to 4PM

  Museum Admission for non-members

  • Age 18-64  - $7
  • Senior Citizens 65+ (with proof of age) - $5
  • Children 4-17 -  $4

Become a Member!

Call 610-375-4375 for more information.


Berks History Center  940 Centre Avenue  Reading,  Pennsylvania  19601  Phone 610-375-4375
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