Last updated: 8/2/2012
Smethport, Pennsylvania
Street Address
502 West King Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Mailing Address
500 West Main Street
The Courthouse
Smethport, PA 16749
Hours
April 1 - May 31
Tuesday, Thursday1 PM - 4 PM
June 1 - August 31
Monday - Friday1 PM - 4 PM
September 1 - October 31
Tuesday, Thursday1 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
General Admission: $4
Seniors: $2
Members: $2
Children (6-12): $2
Children under 6: Free
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Description

The McKean County Historical Society (MCHS) is a nonprofit organization based in the Old Jail Museum in Smethport, PA. We do accept donations, charge an admission fee for tours, and run a gift shop; these proceeds help support us when we present programs and other events. You can become a member of MCHS for a fee.

We also offer tours of the museum. These tours can be for a single person or for a group; they include two stories of the building. We are currently working on repairing and remodeling a section of the second floor and hope to have it available for touring soon.

The programs and events mentioned above take place either at the Old Jail Museum or the McKean County Courthouse. Our advertisements specify the location of the program/event.

Staff at the museum includes volunteers and individuals involved in the PathStone program. We sometimes offer internships and also allow students to complete their senior projects at the museum.

Mission

We provide a visual, educational and genealogical history of McKean County and also the services and assistance to further explore and understand our county's place in history.

History

We are located in the former McKean County Jail, which was built in 1875-76. The McKean County Historical Society was formed in 1902.

Facilities

Lecture Halls

ADA

Restrooms

Services

Gift Shop

Group Tours

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