Museums

Indiana County was one of the major routes for the Underground Railroad in the early 1800’s. This time frame of the transporting slaves through to the region to gain their freedom is documented at the Underground Railroad of the Blairsville Area and the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County.

There is one item that you will only find in Indiana County, PA; the birthplace of the famous Hollywood actor, Jimmy Stewart, known for several classics including “Harvey”, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and the holiday classic – “It’s a Wonderful Life”. A museum, located in downtown Indiana, showcases his life and the many contributions he made in the film industry, his military career, Boy Scouts of America and his involvement with the ASPCA. Classic movies are shown in the museum’s theatre and the museum also houses a gift shop – perfect for taking home a unique treasure!

IUP University Museum

The University Museum is located in John Sutton Hall, a beautifully restored and nationally registered historic landmark built in 1875. The mission of the Museum is to bring the material history and arts of the region together in an environment…

Rebecca B. Hadden Stone House Museum/Saltsburg Area Historical Society

The Saltsburg Area Historical Society acquired this old stone house, built in 1830, and established it as a well-documented museum of local history, including period furnishings, artifacts, and historical records of the surrounding region. Expertly developed displays tell the story…

Jimmy Stewart Museum

The museum is dedicated to world renowned actor Jimmy Stewart. Located in Indiana, PA, his birthplace. Career and personal history and artifacts, 50 seat movie theatre, and Gift Shop. Call for hours and rates.

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center, where the science and folklore of weather come alive with fun interactive exhibits, a theater and a gift shop in an historic building! Visit www.weatherdiscovery.org for hours, admission, and directions.

Blairsville Area Underground Railroad

We are an 100% volunteer-based organization devoted to preserving and presenting the history of the Underground Railroad in Indiana County, PA and the surrounding region. Our UGRR Museum is open for visits by appointment only. Museum hours vary, but evenings…