Museums & Organizations
Packwood House Museum
Packwood House Museum is among the oldest log-built structures of its kind in Pennsylvania, originally constructed as a two-story log cabin between 1796 and 1799. It initially served as a tavern and inn for river travelers along the Susquehanna. Guided tours of the Packwood House Museum begin in the Tour Center at 15 North Water Street, Lewisburg.
Lycoming County Historical Society
The Lycoming County Historical Society chronicles the history of our region from American Indian occupation through 20th century industry and life. Exhibits include an American Indian gallery, a Fine and Decorative Arts gallery, 19th century period rooms, and the Shempp Model Train exhibit, featuring over 300 toy trains.
The Improved Milton Experience is a community-based, non-profit organization that facilitates Milton’s Main Street Program. T.I.M.E’s purpose is to enact positive changes in the downtown business district.
Susquehanna Greenway Partnership
The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is dedicated to developing and sustaining the Susquehanna Greenway to connect communities and enrich lives through enhanced recreation, healthy living, economic prosperity and environmental stewardship.
National Canal Museum
The National Canal Museum is the only museum in the country dedicated to telling the story of America’s historic towpath canals. The museum features four galleries filled with hands-on exhibits that educate and entertain parents and children alike.
Pennsylvania Canal Society
Founded in 1966, the Pennsylvania Canal Society seeks to preserve the rich heritage of canaling in Pennsylvania; to promote the preservation and restoration of existing canal sites; to encourage canal research; and to make available to the public materials on canals, their operation and history.
The James V. Brown Library
The James V. Brown Library provides free services to more than 1,000 customers a day, seven days a week. The library has 50,000+ card holders locally, and as a state-designated district center offers resource sharing and advisory services for over 40 public libraries in an 11-county area of North Central Pennsylvania.
Lycoming County Genealogical Society
Lycoming County Genealogical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of research, publication, collection and preservation of genealogical materials. Our members work hard toward the improvement of genealogical research and publication. LCGS is located within the Lycoming County Historical Society.
Northcentral Chapter 8, Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology
Northcentral Chapter 8 was organized in 1929 to: Promote the study of the prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of Pennsylvania and neighboring states; Encourage scientific research and discourage exploration which is unscientific or irresponsible in intent or practice; Promote the conservation of archaeological sites, artifacts, and information; Encourage the establishment and maintenance of sources of archaeological information such as museums, societies, and educational programs; Promote the dissemination of archaeological knowledge by means of publications and forums; Foster the exchange of information between the professional and the avocational archaeologists.
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
The PHMC is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Created in 1945, it is responsible for the collection, conservation, and interpretation of Pennsylvania’s historic heritage.
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
The mission of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.
Tourism & Information
Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce
The Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber is a full service economic and business development organization dedicated to creating career sustaining jobs for the citizens of Williamsport, Pennsylvania and all of Lycoming County and to promoting a quality of life second to none.
Lycoming County Visitor’s Bureau
Plan an enjoyable vacation to Lycoming County by using the Williamsport-Lycoming County Visitors Guide.
Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau
The Susquehanna River Valley is a scenic collection of authentic destinations, where the Susquehanna River connects you to classic Pennsylvania heritage and outdoor discovery. When you visit, you’ll be reminded that life’s greatest joy is in the journey. You’ll follow winding rivers, roads, and pathways connecting you to one delight after another, inviting you to stop often, explore, discover, celebrate.
Colleges & Universities
Lycoming College is one of the 50 oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States.
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania College of Technology is a special mission affiliate of Penn State, committed to applied technology education. With more than 6,500 students enrolled in bachelor-degree, associate-degree, and certificate majors, Penn College has the second highest enrollment in the Penn State system.
Bucknellians enjoy a rich legacy of symbols and traditions. Convocation and candlelight in the Academic Quad. The Christy Mathewson Gateway. First Night. The Bison mascot. Chrysalis. The Orange and the Blue. The Alma Mater. Homecoming and Reunion. From its founding in the “wilds of Pennsylvania” in 1846 to its status today as one of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions, Bucknell’s history is marked with symbols and traditions that connect the first seven graduates in 1851 to more than 48,000 living alumni worldwide.
Penn State University
Penn State is a multi-campus public research university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research, and service. Penn State, founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, admitted its first class in 1859. The Pennsylvania legislature designated Penn State as the Commonwealth’s sole land-grant institution in 1863, which eventually broadened the University’s mission to include teaching, research, and public service in many academic disciplines.
A four-year, public university, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is one of 14 members of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1839 as the “Bloomsburg Literary Institute,” programs of study include the arts and humanities, sciences, education, health care and business.
Nestled in beautiful north central Pennsylvania, Mansfield University is in the middle of somewhere special. The University is surrounded by thousands of acres of state land, lakes, and spectacular mountain views – including the nearby Pine Creek Gorge – Pennsylvania’s “Grand Canyon.”
Lock Haven University
One of 14 public universities of the Pennsylvania State System of
Higher Education. Lock Haven is an affordable, comprehensive educational institution of modest size with an international dimension and a learning community profoundly dedicated to the positive development of students from diverse backgrounds.
Lodging & Meals
Creekview Country Cottages Bed & Breakfast
Creekview Country Cottages B&B is a romantic and interesting hideaway with a “Green” attitude. Located in eastern Lycoming County, North Central Pennsylvania, it is the perfect retreat for nature lovers and couples seeking privacy in a woodsy natural setting. There is a variety of birds, deer, turkey, fox, hawks and other wild creatures. Even with all this nature nearby, we are not far from many local attractions: Walking in the Town of Muncy, Muncy Historical Society, Ricketts Glen State Park, Lycoming County Fair.
Governor Shulze House Bed & Breakfast
Built by Pennsylvania Governor John A. Shulze in the 1830’s, the Governor Shulze House in Montoursville, PA, has been restored to its original splendor, and affords guests the beauty and charm of the Victorian era today.
Bodine House Bed & Breakfast
The Bodine House Bed and Breakfast is located on a tree-lined street in historic Muncy, Pennsylvania in the Susquehanna River Valley, about 10 minutes drive from Interstate 80 via Interstate 180. Built in 1805, The Bodine House has been authentically restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of the furnishings throughout the house are antiques.