Berks History Center


Berks History Center Museum

Discover the essential stories of Berks County: from its native and immigrant roots to its agricultural and industrial legacy at the Berks History Center Museum.

The beautifully ornate folk art and lifeways of Pennsylvania’s Americana Region come to life in over a dozen carefully curated galleries and exhibits  featuring the diverse community and industrious past of Berks County. 

The Berks History Center Museum building is located at 940 Centre Ave. Off street parking is available across the street at 160 Spring Street next to the research library. 


Museum Hours by Appointment Only 

Wednesday through Saturday – 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Call 610-375-4375 to Make an Appointment to Visit the Museum

Museum Admission Prices for Non-Members

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

Call (610) 375-4375 for more information.

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Berks History Center has reopened three new galleries to the public. The Pennsylvania German Room and the Model Room featuring clocks and furniture from the estate of John J. Snyder, Jr. The Trades to Industry Room has also been completely renovated with new displays focused on agriculture, food, textiles, and iron. Thank you to our sponsors: the Fehr Family, the William F. Price Foundation, Barbara and Evans Goodling, and the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

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