Street Address
1010 East Main Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Mailing Address
1010 East Main Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268
phone: 717-762-4723
e-mail: renfrew@innernet.net
web: www.renfrewmuseum.org/
Hours
Mid-April until mid-October
Tuesday - Friday12 PM - 4 PM
Sunday, Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Mondayclosed
Park open dawn until dusk -365 days
Admissions
Groups of 10 or more $4.00 per person
Adults: $5
Seniors: $4.50
Children (7+): $3.50
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Bonnie Iseminger, Administrator
phone: 717-762-4723

Description

Renfrew Museum is part of Renfrew Park, which contains 107-acres.The property is a Pennsylvania German farmstead.

The park features picnic tables, a small playground, and several miles of scenic hiking trails.

enfrew is a restored farmstead with many outbuildings to see and activities to participate in. Your tour begins at our Visitors Center with a DVD presentation, and an explanation of the nation's leading collection of John Bell and Bell family pottery. Paid admission takes you on a guided tour of the 1812 Renfrew Museum where you will see the kitchen, dining room, parlors and bedrooms with period furnishings throughout.

As an historical institution, Renfrew offers its visitors an intimate view of the past. Visit us in Waynesboro, and discover how the agriculture, industry and domestic life of nearly 200 years ago worked together to make a prosperous Pennsylvania German farmstead.

A special feature of the Renfrew Museum is the only permanent public display of artifacts from the Snow Hill Cloister, a 19th century monastical society located in nearby Quincy, Pennsylvania.

Mission

The Museum House was built in 1812, and the farmstead dates from 1794. The Museum and Park opened to the public in 1975.

Artifacts Collections

  • Pre-1870's period pieces.
  • The largest public John Bell pottery collection in the United States in the Visitors Center.

Educational Programs

On site elementary school (mostly environmental) produced by Renfrew Institute- a separate organization.

Renfrew Museum and Park also provides a traveling trunk program that visits organizations, etc.

Facilities

Performance Areas

Governance

Renfrew Committee, Incorporated is the governing body.

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

Newsletter- quarterly

  • 1=Der Wetterhahn

Services

Gift shop is open during Museum hours. Located in the Visitor Center, our quaint gift shop is full of an interesting array of items, many from local artisans.

Renfrew’s beautiful grounds and picnic pavilion are also available for rental. Have your wedding, class/family reunion or other event at Renfrew

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours