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Costumed Demonstrators bring to life our settlers' world in this small village nestled on the edge of Route 8, just north of Pittsburgh, PA. Open Every Sunday 1-4pm May through October.
4743 S Pioneer Rd
Allison Park, PA
|Sunday||13:00 - 16:00|
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A Real Community Gem! Depreciation Lands Museum, Celebrating 46 years of Living History! “A Colonial Village Where History is Real Life"
We are a non-profit, all-volunteer Living History Museum located in Western Pennsylvania just north of Pittsburgh, at 4743 S Pioneer Road, in Allison Park, PA.
Created by Hampton Township in 1973, the Museum seeks to preserve and interpret the early years of European settlement in the Depreciation Lands and the development of Hampton Township. We are honored to be a Heinz History Center Affiliate.
In 1783, the state of Pennsylvania set aside roughly 134,800 acres of land in western Pennsylvania to compensate its Revolutionary War soldiers for their services, since Pennsylvania notes and Continental script had depreciated drastically during the war. Known as The Depreciation Lands, the area included all of the North Hills of Pittsburgh and north to a line 4 1/2 miles north of the city of Butler, extending over to the Ohio line, thereby encompassing parts of Butler, Beaver, Lawrence and Armstrong Counties.
The Museum's peaceful wooded grounds transport the visitor into an earlier time, with 18th century dressed volunteers interpreting local history every Sunday afternoon during the season, April - November. The site includes the Pine Creek Covenanter Church, built in 1837, and the associated cemetery, the Armstrong log house, built in 1803, an herb garden, a replica school, circa 1885, a working blacksmith shop, wagon house which houses a Conestoga wagon and displays, a replica 18th C mercantile, and the Deacon Tavern. In 1805, the area was named Talley Cavey after a village in Northern Ireland meaning “hill over the borough" in Gaelic.
Our dedicated volunteers, in 18th C clothing, offer a variety of family oriented activities through out the year. The year portrayed is 1792, the Era of the New Republic. Be sure to check our weekly hours and the calendar of special events. There are also special group activities for school, scout, and adult groups.
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