The Centre County Historical Society is headquartered at the Centre Furnace Mansion, a restored and furnished ironmaster's home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This historic mansion and nearby iron furnace stack represent the 18th century beginnings of the charcoal iron industry in this area, and the 19th century beginnings of the Pennsylvania State University. Explore our website to learn more about our county's history and iron industry; the Centre Furnace Mansion, gardens and grounds; our collections, educational programs, events and exhibits; and about our efforts in historic preservation.
Facility Amenities: ADA-compliant, Free Admission, Gift Shop
General Information: Dates Closed: Thanksgiving, weekend; Week after Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 - Jan. 1., Distance from Airport: 4 mi, Hours: Museum Hours: Sun./Wed./Fri. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Office Hours Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Research by Appt.)