Museum Tours

Generally, HSI sites are available for tours from April through October each year.

The Alexander Schaeffer House, a National Historic Landmark, on the Schaeffer farm is open only on farm festival days and by private appointment. To schedule a tour for your group, please call 717-949-2244.

The Gemberling Rex House (also on the Historic List) and the Brendle Museum are open for tours 1pm to 4pm every Tuesday and on the first Saturday of each month (June through early October). No appointment necessary.

When planning your visit, please be mindful that our museum buildings were constructed many years ago, and may not be fully accessible for individuals with physical challenges — there are stairs to ascend, uneven original floors, restroom limits, etc.

Admission Fees

  • HSI Members: Free (during regular museum hours)
  • Non-Members Age 12 or Older: $5.00 per museum
  • Supervised children under age 12 admitted free with paying adult or member.
    Additional donations appreciated. Thank you!