Welcome to Winters Heritage House Museum

Winters Heritage House Museum is a community driven effort to responsibly preserve and interpret several of Elizabethtown's earliest structures and provide a place for the community to learn about our local history, share this knowldege, and preserve it for future generations.

The museum consists of three original in-town log structures dating from 1750 to 1847, and a Victorian era brick house dating to 1877. They are excellent intact examples of Scots-Irish log building, PA German building and Nogging construction. The two preserved log houses provide a rustic setting for year-round educational programs, tours, and demonstrations of interpretive folk traditions. The volunteer staff runs the museum, supports various interpretive committees, organizes building care and gardens, and operates the Seibert Library and Resource Center.

Mission Statement

Winters Heritage House Museum seeks to preserve local history by: engaging community support to identify buildings of historical significance; developing educational experiences that recognize contributions of early cultural groups in the greater Elizabethtown, PA area; and acquiring artifacts, texts, and documents of historical value.

We are excited about this year’s events!

Each year, Winters Heritage House strives to provide the community with educational, fun, and historically insightful programs. In turn, these programs, along with our supportive community, enable us to preserve and maintain these valuable Colonial through Victorian era properties.

Please feel invited to join us in our enthusiasm for learning from and teaching others about these wonderful buildings, from a special era in time, located in a very unique town.