Last updated: 5/20/2011
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Street Address
1261 Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323
Mailing Address
1261 Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323
April 1st. - October 31st.
Sunday12:30 PM - 4 PM
Tuesday - Saturday11 AM - 4 PM
Museum open by appointment November 1 to March 31
Adults --$8
Under 3 FREE
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Prescott Greene, Executive Director
phone: 814-432-8350
Mary N. Nicklin, Assistant to Director

The museum features over 100 antique pieces of Mechanical Music ranging from the 1850's until the 1960's. Located in an old G.C. Murphey building in Franklin, PA. We hav emany talented tour guides who are always happy to give you a tour. All of our machines work and we can play more machines upon request.

We have a one of a kind Gift Shop specializing in musical gifts!!

Guided tours with admission fee on mail floor taking about one hour. Free admission to self guided area on lower level where there are coin operated machines.


DeBence Antique Music World will provide education and enjoyment for the public by sustaining, preserving, exhibiting and demonstrating an extensive collection of mechanical music instruments and other music related items in an environment appropriate to the age of the instruments. The Museum will serve as a "see and Hear" experience for all visitors.


Founded in 1994 with the purchase of a collection started by Jake and Elizabeth DeBence in the 1940s.

Artifact Collections

Hammond organs, reed organs, phonographs, 78 rpm records, 8 track tapes, Edison records, Band Organs

  • Educational Programs

    We offer free music related mini-events each month, usually on the third Sundayat 1:30 PM. Programs range from technical to performing groups. Please call for details.



    Lecture Halls

    Performance Areas


    We are an independant 501c3 corporation governed by a 15 person Board of Directors


    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: No


    Spring and fall newsletters are posted on our website and mailed to those requesting them Annual report issued in Jan, available on request


    Wheelchair Accessible


    Gift Shop

    Group Tours

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