Street Address
80 Magnolia Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Mailing Address
80 Magnolia Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837
phone: 570-524-2245
e-mail: kbalistrieri@yahoo.com
web: www.sliferhouse.org
Hours
April 15 - December 31
The museum is currently closed for cleaning and reorganization of exhibits and will re-open in March 2010. Check the museum website for updates.
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Guided tours: 1pm to 4pm; The Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays.
January 1 - April 14
The museum is currently closed for cleaning and reorganization of exhibits and will re-open in March 2010. Check the museum website for updates.
Tuesday - Friday1 PM - 4 PM
Guided tours: 1pm to 4pm; Other hours by appointment. The Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays.
Staff
Gary Parks, Museum Coordinator
phone: 570-524-2271
Kathryn Balistrieri, Museum Director

Description

The Slifer House opened to the public as a Museum in 1976. Since that time the house has been furnished with appropriate decorative arts from the Victorian Era. Many family artifacts have been returned to the house from descendants and friends of the Slifer and Ross families.

The Slifer House is the site for a number of programs which evoke the sophisticated Victorian Era, including outdoor concerts, musicals, ice cream socials, Abraham Lincoln visits, fashion shows, and teas. It has also been the home of a children's history camp.

During the Christmas season, the Museum is attractively decorated with garlands of greenery wrapping the banister and a floor-to-ceiling Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments. It makes the perfect setting for holiday parties.

The Slifer House is also an ideal location for weddings or other special occasions.

History

The Slifer House Museum is a grand Victorian mansion built by Eli Slifer as a "country estate" for his family. With initial success as a manufacturer, Eli Slifer later achieved prominence as a politician, ultimately serving as the Secretary of Pennsylvania during the Civil War. Designed by Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan in 1860, the Slifer house cost $8,000 to complete.