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Joseph Priestley House

472 Priestley Ave, Northumberland, PA 17857-1226
+1 570-473-9474
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Excellent Winter Presentation

Over the holiday the group put on an amazing re-enactment of Joseph Priestley's experiments with... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Peter J
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Founder of modern chemistry and discoverer of oxygen

Easy to find with plenty of room for parking in their lot or on the street. Restrooms inside the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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472 Priestley Ave, Northumberland, PA 17857-1226
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Over the holiday the group put on an amazing re-enactment of Joseph Priestley's experiments with gases. Ones he conducted here in Pennsylvania. Very entertaining and accurate and exciting for the whole family.

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Easy to find with plenty of room for parking in their lot or on the street. Restrooms inside the Visitors Center. This was my first time there and they were celebrating Priestley's birthday so admission was free and there was a birthday cake. A retired...More

Thank joyceTL4
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Dedicated volunteers dressed in period give an informative presentation of life of Joseph Priestly and his family in early America.

Thank westie00
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Every school child has taken a school trip to the museum - now it's tome to come back as an adult and appreciate what the museum has to offer. -

Thank thecrowsnest2016
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I go at least once a year. If is fun to walk around and the Dr Priestly presentation is fun no matter how many times you see it

Thank maykathy338
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit! A hidden gem in the town of Northumberland. The volunteer staff is knowledgeable and friendly and make you feel like family. The house tour is informative and well worth the small admission charge. The small gift shop has great items to...More

Thank Harrisburg2000
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Joseph Priestly was a minister, teacher, writer and scientist. Unfortunately many of his accomplishments are little known. The tour which lasts about one hour covers history, architecture, mid 18th century science and the personal life of Joseph Priestly and his family. The volunteers are enthusiastic...More

1  Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This location should be a national monument to one of the greatest figures of all time. His contributions to humanity were too numerous to mention here. If you want to know more about him just google his name. Unfortunately, for some reason I do not...More

Thank Dr S
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Very interesting tour. Never heard of Joseph Priestly before visiting the house. The guide was very informative and pleasant. Well worth the stop.

Thank Lindagg425
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Jacob Priestley was an important figure in English and American history. Even more than his contributions to chemistry, he was an important religious philosopher. American democracy would not have been the same without his ideas. Here, on the banks of the Susquehanna, is his American...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
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